When People Want To Host A Bridal Shower For You.... in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted December 21, 2009 · Report to Admin My Aunts hosted a bridal shower for me last year. It was brunch themed food. My sister made a gluten free quiche I could eat, I brought a coffee cake (recipe from Carol Fenster's cookbook....very good!), and they had fresh fruit I could eat. Everything else was just for the guests. It worked out alright. They were able to make what they are used to making (gluteny of course)...with me policing my food of course. I made sure they didn't get any crumbs on the gluten free food until I got my plate then I just didn't go back for seconds. I am usually under the weather for about a month when I eat something wrong, so I didn't want to risk it that close to the wedding. I figured it would be better than trying to explain all the rules to cooking gluten free (and dairy and soy free for me). Fresh fruit is a good idea. I was trying to think of a few simple little items I could suggest that would be gluten-free and would not require any preparation. Unfortunately, we don't have any gluten-free bakeries around here, so cake is out of the question unless I make it.