It's a Cooking Party

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Kids love to spend time in the kitchen, so time to plan a chef or cooking party with these great birthday kid party ideas!

The key to having a successful chef inspired party is organization.

You'll need to have activities planned to keep the kids occupied while their food is cooking.

You'll also want to have everything laid out and planned out to minimize mess!

Consider how many cooks will fit into your kitchen comfortably, and use that to determine the number of guests you can invite.

A little careful front-end planning can create a really memorable and fun party.


Cooking Party ideas and games

Easy Party Invitations

An easy and inexpensive idea is to use Recipe Cards for your invitation.

You could also make a mock recipe book, with the ingredient for a party: mix friends, laughter, food, etc.

What to cook?

Some fun ideas of what to cook or create might be:

  • Individual Lasagnas
  • Individual Pizzas
  • Make and/or Decorate Cookies
  • Make and/or Decorate Cupcakes
  • Make and/or Decorate Gingerbread Houses

Do you notice a trend?

Whatever you decide to prepare, it is best to plan to make something that can be assembled with minimal cooking.

The two items on this list (pizza and lasagna) are easily assembled and then put into the oven to bake.

Then it is game time!

Easy Cooking Party Activities and Games

You'll need to plan some other activities for the party, because you won't be actively cooking the entire time! You'll have some "down time" while you are waiting for all the guests to arrive, and then you'll have some time on your hands while you are actually waiting on the food to cook, and then again while waiting for it to cool. These activities will help keep your chefs very busy!

  • Have an apron and chef hat for each child to wear.
  • Decorate the aprons with fabric markers.
  • Decorate place mats
  • Use a plate or mug decorating kit so everyone will have a personalized plate (or mug!).
  • Play the Egg and Spoon Race
  • Try this fun game! Take turns throwing plastic pieces of fruit thru a hula hoop!
  • Create wooden spoon puppets (and then put on a puppet show with them!)
  • Plant some herbs in little flower pots.
  • Watch a fun cooking movie like Ratatouille Movie
  • Make pretend food out of playdoh, modeling clay or my personal favorite, Sculpey
  • Add your cooking party ideas to our list!
  • Dessert Decorating

    Cake Pop Decorating

    One great idea for kids to do while their dinner is cooking is to decorate a dessert. Decorating cookies and cupcakes is an easy option, providing the already made cookies or cupcakes and the supplies to decorate them.

    Be a little different and supply the kids with cake pops that they can decorate. With these it is also a good idea to have the pops already made, and ready for decoration! Dip them, drizzle them, or add features with fondant!

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