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.

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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
Goodie Bags
Planning Menus
Kids Cakes

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 Invitation Ideas

  • Make your invitation on heavy paper shaped like a rolling pin, cooking pot or chefs hat and write down the party information. Check out our Kids Cooking Party Bundle that includes 12 different party invitation designs.
  • kids cooking invitation

  • 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 and Chef recipe card
    blank 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 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

Main Dish

calzone chicken pies chicken salad party pasta pizza manicotti cordon bleu button meatloaf party spaghetti pie

Breakfast or Brunch Recipes

breakfast party crepes french toast soft pretzels


cake decorating party cone cakes cookie decorating cookie pizza cookie swap fruit pies sundae party

More Menu Ideas

birthday button dogs cooking in cup spa button italian theme seasonal paris tea party sleepover theme

Kids Cooking Cakes

To complete your party you can prepare a fun cake ahead of time.

Spaghetti and meatballs cake
spaghetti cake

Learn about cake decorating here.
cake decorating

Kids Cooking Party Games

Kids Cooking Games

Games to play at your party

Do you have a kids cooking party idea, game or recipe to share?

Share with others your kids cooking party ideas. Recipes, menu ideas, games or tips on having a successful party are welcome.

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