Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cooking Birthday Party

Like I mentioned earlier my 2nd daughter turned 7 this past week, so on Saturday we had her birthday party.  We did a cooking party, I did this for my oldest daughter when she was in first grade 2 years ago. It was so fun that my 2nd daughter wanted to do it for her birthday party this year. I changed up a few things this time around, you know live and learn and all that.  So this is what we did this time...
This party works well with a smaller birthday group.  I let my kids invite as many kids as can fit at our dinner table.  So in our case she invited 7 friends. First thing I did was make Chefs hats for all of the girls, I used the directions from here.

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For the party
The first thing we did was make personal pizzas.  I gave each of the girls one or two Pillsbury Grand refrigerator biscuits.  They smashed them flat to form a crust

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then they added sauce and all the other toppings.

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While the personal pizzas were baking in the oven they used fabric markers to decorate their white aprons, they also made fruit salad to go with their pizza.

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Fruit Salad

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Once they were done eating and decorating their apron, we did the  presents.  Once presents were done they came back to the table and they finished up by decorating their own cupcake.  Then we sent them home with a fun party favor.

The Party Favor
First I get a bowl and fill it up with various kitchen items.  The first time I did a bowl, spoon, sugar cookie mix, cookie cutters, and pot holders.
This time I went with a cupcake theme.  So we did a bowl, potholders, cupcake pan, cake mix, icing and a spoon. Then I wrapped that all up in clear plastic wrapping paper.

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I just got it all from the dollar store, and some of the stuff comes in packages of more than one, like the potholders, bowls and spoons.  I think it works out to be around $ 3.75 per party favor. 
It’s always a lot of fun.  If anyone is inspired to try it for one of their kiddos, I would love to here about it. 

25 comments:

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

What a fun party. Adorable hats!

April said...

What a great idea!!! my almost 5 year old LOVES to cook with me. filing this idea away!

Shannon said...

OMG!! so inspired by your wonderful ideas!! I have a boy & this could work well for a boy party too!! how refreshing to have party favours that are going to be of good use - great idea! PLUS - I'm just going to be making an apron & chef hat for my nephew for his birthday ... kinda thought that was how to make one - but thanks for the link to the tutorial :)

Tracy said...

I was so impressed with this party! My daughter loved it too! The hats were my favourite. So cute!

Karen Tapahe said...

Very nice! My kitchen is the largest room in the house, so this would actually be better to do than other types of parties.

Jenny said...

My daughter would LOVE this party. You have given me some great ideas for when she turns 8 this fall.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

How darling and the goodie bags are so darn cute. I LOVE THIS IDEA! winks-jen

Natalie said...

So adorable! I love a good party theme! Great job!

Sharon@thisthriftyhouse said...

Oh Jaime!! Everything turned out SO cute!! You must have been one busy gal! It looks like it was all worth it!!

Dacia said...

Cute idea for a party!

Rachel said...

Great party idea. Love the giveaways :) I am wondering if I can make this masculine for one of my boys birthdays?

Followed your link from This and That!
~Rachel @ cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a fun idea. I have a son who wants to own his own Brownie Shop someday, so wouldn't this be a great birthday party idea? Wow. Thanks for sharing.

I would love it if you would enter your link at our Shindig Saturday linky party here:
http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/03/shindig-saturday-linky-party-week-2.html

Anji* said...

Fun party! The chef hats are super cute!

Ani said...

That is such a sweet/yummy idea! It turned out really cute! I'll have to keep these things in mind. :)

Sue said...

This looked like so much fun. I am sure they all had a blast. Nice job.

Naturally Me Creations said...

What a super cute party! :D

And a cute idea for the gifts as well... :)

Sophia said...

What an adorable party! Both of my kids (boy and girl) would love a party like this.

Your chef's hats caught my eye because I found a thrifted sheet set in that *exact* print a few months ago. I loved it so much that I cut it up to make a quilt, aprons, and then matching outfits for my daughter and me. All I have left are scraps! :)

Stephanie Smith said...

Cute Party! I recently did a tangled party for my daughter.

Brandy and Fam said...

I'm new to your blog and your newest follower. This is such a clever idea. I just threw my son a red themed party, but I'll definitely keep this in mind for when he is older. This would even be fun for adults! Thanks for the inspiration.

Melissa said...

I found your blog from Crazy Domestic! I am bookmarking this for my Food Network Junkie daughter's next birthday! BRILLIANT

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

What a fun party idea! I love the hats and those party favors are awesome! Thanks for joining my link party. :)

Kristi Flanagan said...

What a great idea for a party! My girls would love it - that hats are so cute! Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

Hugs,

Kristi

Krafty Kat said...

Love the little hats & aprons! The favors were a great idea too. My little girl would love this! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It this week!

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Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I LOVE this! I think I will be stealing it for my Princess' Birthday party this year! THANK YOU!

;) Kirsten