Cooking Parties

Kids Cooking Party

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You'll find here all the help you need to plan your kids cooking party including kids cooking ideas, menus, invitations and complete step by step directions.

If you are wondering how to celebrate your kids next birthday or if you are looking for a party idea, consider the fun of having a kids cooking party. These ideas work great for sleepovers, girl scout meetings, boy scout meeting, after school clubs, etc.

Kids love creating and eating their own creations. Whether they are boys or girls they will love the idea of being chefs for the day. Give them a hat and apron and allow kids to have a real hands on experience.


Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum

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Here is what you'll find on this page to help with your kids cooking party:
Tips and ideas for the party
Party Invitations
Goodie Bags
Party Planning Menus
Kids Party Cakes
Party Games

Tips and Ideas for the Party

  • Don't try to do too much- include one main dish and one dessert or no more than 3 dishes.

  • Depending on the number of children get an assistant or two to help with the party.

  • Have an adult cook the recipe in the oven or stove top and let the kids do the actual preparing. They may be old enough to use the oven or stove top but with all the party excitement you want to be extra cautious.

  • Make an easy chef hat for each child. This helps make the party atmosphere.

  • Buy a canvas apron that they can decorate with fabric paint. You can find plain or colored aprons in a package or if you are a sewer, sew an easy apron for each child.

  • While the party food is baking you can decorate aprons or play some kids cooking games. You will find some fun party games down below - cooking party games.

  • Prepare a recipe card with the recipe they are making. Make one for each child to look at while cooking or write the recipe out on a large chalkboard or paper hanging on the wall. You will need one for each child to take home but this is for looking at during the party.

Kids Cooking Party Invitation Ideas

  • Make your invitation on heavy paper shaped like a rolling pin, cooking pot or chefs hat and write down the party information.

  • kids cooking party invitation
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  • Give an actual mini rolling pin, mini whisk, wooden spoon or cookie cutter and tie a note with the party information.

Ideas for Goodie Bags

  • Include a copy of the recipe they are making so they can take it home and make it again.

  • Cookie cutters

  • Mini recipe album -use small photo albums. They make it easy to add a 4x6 paper or recipe card in the pockets.

  • Blank recipe cards. Download our free blank recipe cards. Print off as many as you would like on heavy paper or cardstock paper.

    Fruit and Vegetable recipe card
    blank recipe card

    Chef recipe card
    black and white chef recipe card blank

  • A kids apron and hat, either something they decorate themselves or buy already made. They can wear this at the party and take them home. This will be the kids favorite!

  • Decorative candy sprinkles for fun baking projects at home.

  • Muffin decorative baking cups/liners.

Get all of our Kids Cooking Parties in one ebook, free of ads and easier to use at parties and cooking activities with 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

Kids Cooking Party Planning Menu Ideas

Each Children's Cooking Party Menu Idea Includes:

  • A party to do list. This will help you know what to prepare two weeks, one week, two days before and a day before.

  • Step by step directions.

  • Complete recipes.

  • A list of items needed. You just need to evaluate the number of children coming and how many utensils you will need, bowls, cutting boards, etc.

Party Menus

little chefs Main Dish

Chicken pot pies
Chicken salad croissants
Homemade Pasta
Make your own pizzas
Mini cordon bleu
Mini meatloaf
Spaghetti pie

Breakfast or Brunch Recipes
Breakfast buffet

Crepes with different fillings
French toast and homemade syrup

Soft pretzels

Cake Decorating Party
Cone cakes
Cookie Decorating party
Cookie pizza
Cookie Swap Exchange party

Mini fruit pies
Supreme sundaes with cookie cups

More Menu Ideas

Cooking Birthday Party
Cook for the Dogs!
Cooking in a Cup
Homemade Spa Party
Italian Theme party
Kids Seasonal ideas
Paris Theme
Princess Tea Party
Sleepover Party Ideas
Theme Dinner Idea

Kids Cooking Party Cakes

spaghetti cakeTo complete your party you can prepare a fun cooking party cake ahead of time.

Spaghetti and meatballs cake

Learn about cake decorating here.

Kids Cooking Party Games

Kids Cooking Games

Games to play at your party

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