a cooking party for a birthday

October 20, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts craft


Mark led a really fun cooking party for our neighbor’s 5th birthday party this weekend. He brought over already rolled slabs of cookie dough, a ton of mini-cookie cutters, sprinkles and confetti. The kids, all between the ages of 2-6, were so creative with their cookies and seemed to have a great time making little treats that then went into the oven marked with their name, and into goodie bags to take home after the party. Next activity had the kids assembling their own individual pizzas – bowls of sauce, cheese and toppings were passed around the table and yes, I think some of the kids weren’t really thinking that they’d be eating these as they piled on loads and loads of broccoli.

Mark did a lot of prep work at home, rolling and chilling the cookie dough, chopping and slicing all the toppings and pre-baking the pizza doughs so that the activities ran smoothly (we ARE talking about 12, hyped up party kids here), but the party was so lovely and the kids were so excited to make their own food. And the birthday cake? 3 very tall layers of dark chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and frosted with vanilla buttercream. OMG, this might be my favorite cake at the moment.









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  • alice October 20, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Such a nice idea. This could probably translate for adults too? I have been to pottery parties for both adults and children and it seems a little bit similar in ethos. The key with the adult version seemed to be lots of wine.

  • unha October 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    these look fantastic!!

  • Gayle October 20, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    How cute! I saw your etsy shop on the front page of etsy!

  • Lani October 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Is there no end to your creativity!!???? Beautiful.

  • cindi October 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    wow this looks like the best birthday party ever!

  • Sandy October 20, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    that’s so awesome! my son loves to cook and bake. this would be a great idea for his next party. thanks for the sharing such a wonderful idea.

  • Yvette October 21, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Not only is this an adorable party and great idea…the pictures are equally adorable and great!! What gorgeous photography.

  • Jennifer October 21, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I wish I was your neighbor!

  • melissa October 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Amazing. Brilliant to freeze the dough and the cookie cutters are precious. You’ll surely be seeing these ideas replicated at a party near you!

  • Meghann October 22, 2008 at 11:57 am

    You’re on ohdeedoh this week! http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/entertaining/cooking-theme-birthday-party-067085