I have been invited to a cookie swap party. I'm looking forward to it. I have already RSVP'd. My husband has a nut allergy and so we have a nut free home.
One guest mentioned that she was planning on making something with nuts. Another guest nearly always brings nut-based cookies to playgroup.
There aren't that many people going. At least one other invitee (not sure if she's attending) has a child with a nut allergy.
Would it be very rude to email the hostess and ask that she make it a nut free party? I am afraid that if I go and 2 or 3 people bring nut cookies, I will not be able to participate in the swap.
I'm thinking of something along the lines of :
Would it be horrible to ask for a nut-free party? I don't want to be a pain in the butt, and I feel like I am being that just by asking. Mr K has a nut allergy and we have a nut-free household as a result.
I know Janet said she's bringing almond cookies, and Jodie frequently makes cookies with nuts in them for playgroup. But Mr K is allergic to nuts and we keep a nut free home. I'm a little worried that I'll get there and find half or more of the cookies will have nuts in them.
I'll make something other than the Rum Balls I was planning on, since I know Janet doesn't like Rum Balls (I'll probably do a batch of rum balls and a batch of sugar cookies so I have something to exchange)."
I kinda feel like my alternative would be to just change my mind and not go, but that's a really extreme reaction as these are all pretty close friends.
(At least, they are close to me, not actually close to Mr K, so there is no reasonable way to expect them to remember that he has a nut allergy.)