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Top Twenty Quick and Easy Dye Free Birthday Swaps and Treats on a Budget

Updated: Feb 27

Preparing for a dye free birthday can feel tricky, but it's totally doable with this list! Can I be honest with you? For me personally- finding dye free birthday foods was once an anxiety inducing chore. I want to save you from all the anxiety with this fun filled dye free cheat sheet. My list is filled with budget friendly dye free birthday swaps that skip the headache and leave the fun.


The synthetic dyes in colorful birthday treats are pretty obvious. They most often contain synthetic dyes like Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, and Red 3. (Complete list here: Synthetic Dyes List) So, what's a parent/ guardian of a dye free kiddo to do? To help, I've made a list of some of our families' favorite swaps and treats.

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20 Birthday Swaps and Treats

1- King Arthur Confetti Cake Mix

2- Unicorn Tracks & Rainbow Pop! Natural Sprinkle Set

3- Miss Jones Baking Birthday Buttercream Frosting

4- Watkins Assorted Food Coloring

5- Miss Jones Baking Monster Cookie Mix

6- Rainbow Softies Natural Sprinkles by Supernatural

7- Miss Jones Baking Cookie Mix

8- Must Love Dye Free Sprinkles

9- ColorKitchen Colored Frosting Mix with Sprinkles

10- Miss Jones Chocolate Organic Buttercream Frosting

11- Dinomite Natural Confetti Sprinkles by Supernatural

12. Organic Beet Root Powder

13- Annie's Confetti Cake Mix

14- Birthday Cake Gourmet Flavored Cotton Candy

15- Simply Variety Pack

16- Annie's Organic Birthday Cake Crispy

17- UNREAL Milk Chocolate Gems

18- YumEarth Organic Fruit Flavored Vitamin C Pops

19- Simple Mills Sandwich Cookies

20- DeeBee's Organics Classic SuperFruit Freezie


If you haven't heard, a growing body of research and evidence shows that sensitivities/allergies to additives in foods, like synthetic dyes, can lead to an array of neurological symptoms such as increased anxiety, aggression, and hyperactivity. These sensitivities can pose a negative impact on overall cognitive and physical health.

For help with the transition into a dye free lifestyle, read: Thirty Days Dye Free Six Step Plan.

Could you use a list of synthetic dyes? We got you! Here you go: Synthetic Dyes List

No material on this page or site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician.


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What did I miss? Leave a comment below with your favorite birthday swap or treat!

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