Gluten Free Party Food and Easy Party Decor

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Here’s an easy guide to how to host a gluten-free birthday party, with delicious gluten free party food. From planning a super simple menu, making a delicious gluten-free dessert to decorating a birthday party!

We were thrilled to team up with Freschetta® to host a charming, yet simple gluten-free birthday party! Full of delicious gluten free party food. For this event, it was important to create a perfect gluten-free menu that addressed the guest of honor’s gluten-free diet, but was still a delisious meal that everyone could enjoy!

It can be difficult, and even stressful, to find tasty, gluten-free options that please everyone, but with crispy, delicious gluten-free pizza from Freschetta®, it was so easy to pull the menu together. 

I was able to spend more time making the get-together fun and festive! I started with effortless decor… a low table setting with comfortable throw pillows! You can’t go wrong there.

Read on for awesome gluten free party food and party ideas!

How To Host A Gluten Free Birthday Party – Step by Step

  • Decide on the theme and the date of the party.
  • Send out invitations 6-4 weeks prior to the event.
  • Plan the menu, in this case it’s a gluten free menu.
  • Purchase party decorations and make any DIY projects.
  • A week before the party, make sure you have ordered anything you need to purchase online.
  • A few days before the party, grocery shop and prepare.
  • The day before the party, make anything you can that is make-ahead.
  • Day of the party, decorate, cook and enjoy!
Flowers on a wooden table for a gluten free birthday party
Hand grabbing a slice of pizza

Birthday Party Deocrations

DIY Balloon Arch

We hosted this birthday party outside and made it a cozy atmosphere by creating an easy-to-make balloon arch for the backdrop for the party. Balloon arches are so fun to make and you can use any color of balloons to fit your theme.


Every party needs flowers! You can make your own simple arrangement or buy one from a local florist. Either way, flowers add instant decorations to a table and make the party festive. You can also enjoy them for the week after!

Colorful flowers on a wooden table.

Throw Pillows

Create an inviting party with a variety of throw pillows. Guests can use these to sit and relax.

Low Table

For the outdoor party, we used a low coffee table for seating. This was you don’t even need chairs, just the pillows.

Birthday Party Essentials

  • Plates
  • Napkins
  • Glasses and Silverware
  • Cakestand
Gluten free birthday cake with happy happy happy day sign

Gluten Free Party Food – Savory

For the menu, we served Freschetta’s® Gluten-Free, Thin & Crispy 4 Cheese Medley Pizza, that even my none gluten-free guests devoured! The crust is so crispy and delicious, it’s definitely the kind of thing you crave when it’s gone.

Paired the pizza with a garden salad and a tasty rosé sangria.

gluten free birthday cake with flowers on a wooden table

Gluten Free Party Food – Desserts

For dessert, I used this recipe to create a decadent chocolate gluten-free birthday cake! Here are more delicious gluten-free desserts you can make:

Gluten free chocolate brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Gluten Free

Gluten Free Funfetti Cake

Cheesecake Gluten Free

47 Gluten Free Desserts from Bon Appetit

Girls sitting around a table at a birthday party

Gluten Free Party Food – Punch Recipes

We served a rosé sangria, but there are so many delicious party punch recipes you can make!

Pineapple Party Punch

Blackberry Margarita Party Punch

Watermelon Punch

Lavender Gin and Tonic Punch

Rose in a glass with lid and straw

What does it mean to be gluten free?

If someone is on a gluten-free diet it’s because they have a sensitivity or allergy to gluten and need to manage symptoms of celiac disease. A gluten-free diet excludes gluten. Items like wheat, rye, barley, couscous and wheat germ all have gluten protein which needs to be avoided. You can read more about it here.

What food is gluten free?

Foods that do not have grain in them are usually gluten free. Things like vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, poultry, beans, dairy and legumes are all gluten free. Some whole grains are gluten free as well.

Girl at a gluten free birthday party

Does milk contain gluten?

Plain milk is dairy free and so it butter. There are things like a malted milkshake that would not be dairy free as it has barley.

Here is a gluten-free food list that will help you when choosing a menu for a gluten free birthday party.

Gluten free birthday party setting with cake, flowers and balloons.

How do you entertain guests at a birthday party?

  • Create a beautiful setting for guests to enjoy.
  • Have an activity or something special for guests to do.
  • Always have food and drinks!
  • Music should be playing to set the mood.
  • Talk to everyone at the party to make them feel welcome.
Balloon arch outside white fence.

More Parties!

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6 thoughts on “Gluten Free Party Food and Easy Party Decor”

    • Yay!! I’m so happy you like it Chandice!! I loved learning how tasty gluten free actually is! The pizza was AMAZING. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything and the dessert too!

  1. This all looks so good! Question about the cake….I see the recipe link is for cupcakes. What size pan did you use and how long did you bake it for? Also did you double the recipe for the cake? Thanks!

    • Thank you Krystal! I made 2 layers with a 6″ round pan and it worked perfectly! I didn’t have to double it! It was a smaller cake, so if you do an 8″ or 9″ maybe double it. So happy you liked it!!

  2. Such a lovely party & everything is so pretty! I’m gluten free so really appreciated the effort you put into it 🙂 I absolutely adore the glasses you served the sangria in. Where are they from if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Hi Kyranna!! Thanks for the sweet comment!! I bought the glasses at Urban Outfitters! They came with some random margarita mix, but I tossed that out 🙂


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