Kids Cooking Party
For a cookie decorating kids cooking party kids get a chance to get
a hands on experience, decorate the finished product and be
able to eat what they created. Another option for the party is to
make the dough ahead of time and just have the cooking party do the
rolling out the dough and decorating.
Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of
things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask
friends or family if you can borrow some items for your cookie
decorating kids cooking party.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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A cookie decorating party is a get-together where kids come together
to join in the fun and excitement of decorating sugar cookies!
5 Simple Steps to Hosting a Kid's Cookie Decorating Party
1. Pick a Party Date - pick your date, set up your
grocery list to make sure that you have all the ingredients in the
house to make sugar cookies. Make sure you have sprinkles,
frosting, and anything else that you might want to use to decorate
your cookies with. Head to the store and purchase anything
that you might need. Oh, and it is a bonus if you have extra
paper towels on hand for any messes that might occur!
2. Invitations - If this is a party for your kids
friends you might consider having them send/pass out some
invitations. Invitations always make kids excited and
filled with anticipation when they receive one. We have a few
invitations to choose from.
3. Plan a Few Games- it will make your cookie
decorating party a lot of fun if you have a couple of games
planned out for the kids to partake in! Here are some kids cooking party games.
4. Make the Cookie Dough- sometime before the
party - either the day of your cookie decorating party or a couple
days before - make your cookie dough. I've included a
freezable recipe for sugar cookie dough in my packet so maybe
you'll want to give that a try to minimize any stress on your part
on the day of the party. It's a plus if you can have the
cookie dough all made up before the children arrive because that
saves on one step. If you only want the kids to do the
actual decorating and not the rolling and cutting out of the
cookies, then you could also bake the cookies before the guests
arrive and have them cooled and ready to be decorated.
5.Set out Decorations-you can make separate bowls
and fill them with all the different cookie decorations that the
kids can use to spruce up the cookies. You'll want enough bowls to
hold each individual decoration. This will make it easier for the
kids to carry the bowls to their decorating station without too
much of a hassle.
Items Needed for a Cookie Decorating Kids Cooking Party:
- Cookie sheets 2-3
- Mixing Bowl and mixer or bowl and wooded spoon
- 1 set of teaspoons
- Set of tablespoons
- 1 set of cups
- Actual recipe ingredients
- Frosting and cake decorations/sprinkles
- Paper plates, cups and eating utensils
- Several rolling pins
- Extra flour for rolling out dough
Party Planning To Do List:
Two weeks ahead:
- Send out invitations
- Order/sew/buy aprons or chef hats
One week ahead:
- Make your shopping list for the party
- Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies
you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
- Prepare chef hats ahead of time
Several days ahead:
- Put your goody bags together
- Get a final number of how many children are coming to the
One to two days ahead:
- Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items
Morning of party:
- Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic
tablecloth or white butcher paper.
- Set table with ingredients
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kids. Also included with our Menu Party Plans are:
- Party to do lists
- Step by step directions
- Complete recipes
- Recipe cards
- A list of items needed for the party
- Party invitations
- Tips and ideas to help your kids cooking party run smoothly
- Filler ideas for parties
- Kids cooking party games
Cookie Decorating Recipe
We are going to follow the recipes from the following page- cookie
You can choose one of the three cut out cookie recipes on this
page- basic sugar cookie dough, simple sugar cookie recipe, or brown
sugar and spice cut out cookies. Any of these recipes will make a
great dough for the cookie decorating kids cooking party.
When preparing the recipe allow kids to take turns adding and
stirring ingredients in a large mixing bowl so everyone gets a turn.
You should be able to use the dough without chilling it for several
hours. When dough is complete give each child a portion of the dough
and allow them to roll out the dough on a floured surface. Cut out
cookies with cookie cutter and place on cookie sheet. Have an adult
bake and allow cookies to cool. While you are waiting for cookies to
cook and cool, prepare another recipe you have planned, decorate
aprons, chef hats or play cooking games.
Set table with frosting, table knives and sprinkles. Allow kids to
decorate and place on a paper plate or shallow box to take home.
Learn more about decorating sugar
12 Decorations to Use on Your Cookies
The following is a list of 12 fun decorations to use at the
cookie decorating party. And, if they inspire you I've created
little labels that you can cut out and set up around your bowls
that contain your decorations. You'll find my labels in the party
kit that I've created!
- Sprinkles - variety of different colors, shapes, etc.
- Pretzels cut into tiny pieces
- Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
- Andes Mint Pieces
- Marshmallows - you can cut these up with a scissors to get
- Mini M&Ms
- Oreo Cookies diced into fine pieces
- Licorice - cut this up into small pieces
- Red Hots
- Candy Bar cut up into small pieces
Cookie Decorating Kids Cooking Party- Cookie Pops
If you'd like to keep the cookie party simpler have the kids prep
cookie pops and decorate when they have cooled.
They are easy to make using the same cookie dough recipes suggested
above, cut circles out of the rolled dough. Place on a cookie sheet
leaving room for sucker sticks. Press a stick into each cookie and
bake. The cookie will rise over the stick and hold it in place.
Allow to cool and decorate. You can place the kids decorated cookies
in a sandwich baggie tied with ribbon to take home.
You can also make a cookie
with your cookies.
Kids Cooking Party Ideas:
~Kids cooking parties,
~Birthday Cooking Party, ~ Calzones,
your own pizzas,
~Mini cordon bleu,
with different fillings,
toast and homemade syrup,
pizza, ~ Cookie Swap,
sundaes with cookie cups,
and Meatballs cake, ~Kids Cooking Games
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