When I was growing up, one birthday party I had we made our own personal pizzas. It was so much fun and I still remember the experience to this day. This week I am highlighting a baking/cooking birthday party for all the little chefs out there! Plus I love that this party theme could be used for a variety of ages and for either boys or girls. It's a win-win :)
The possibilities are endless! You can do a pizza party where the kids make their own pizzas (I love the brown butcher paper, rolling pins, and supplies in the pictures above) and they can even make dessert pizzas. Or you can do a bake shop where kids decorate cookies or cupcakes. The decor for the bake shop theme in the pictures above is so very cute! It can be made with chair legs or dowels and picture frames spray painted for the pedestals for the treats, a tablecloth with some cupcake liners strung on a banner, and a cute awning made. Of course it wouldn't be complete without a foam board sign that could be made with supplies from the Dollar Tree!
The guests can decorate their own aprons and get chef hats to use at the party and they can take them home (no need for additional party favors unless you want to do that). Also, I just love the rolling pin invites that are in the pictures above. They say "Come roll with us" and the invitation is actually rolled around a rolling pin that the guests can keep. They could also be instructed to bring the rolling pin with them to use at the party :)
Some game ideas would be having a present in saran wrap, many layers of it, and having the kids play "hot potato" with it. The catch is the item would be passed around until the music stops and the person who has the item when the music stops has to try to remove a layer of the saran wrap using spatulas or while wearing baking mitts. You could also do your own version of "Cake Boss" or "Top Chef" and judge the children's creations for prizes or certificates for the most creative, most colorful, best tasting, best design etc.
This is a party your guests would not soon forget and many would talk about long after the party is over. If you have a little one who just adores to cook or bake, please let me know if you would like me to put some of these ideas and more into action for you. I would love to plan a Chef-Extraordinaire party for your child!! Reach out to me in the comments or by going to my contact page.