Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cooking Birthday Party

My oldest turned 6 this past week! To celebrate, she had her best girlfriends over for a cooking party! We had so much fun. Here's some of my crafty details:
The Invitation: I used my silhouette to cut out a recipe card for the invitation. The message reads like a recipe but we put in details about the party, like pre-heat your oven to 5-19, and cook from 1pm-3pm. I think they turned out super cute!
The School Treat: 31 M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies ready to go!
The Decor: We went with a pink/brown theme. I had these tissue balls already. We hung streamers, put vinyl "Happy Birthday" on the mirror, a cute table runner, and matching bunting! Pink Gerber Daisies finished off the look.
A Few Favorite Things: Besides the food they cooked, we served a few of my daughters favorite things- Whole Wheat Banana Muffins, Watermelon, Fishies.
Drinks: My daughters favorite drink is Sunny Delight (which I never buy. They only get it at Grandma's) She was so excited I got these for the party. I replaced the ugly wrapper with a custom label that said Happy Birthday Jayne!
Make Your Own Pizza: For the first activity, each girl got to make her own pizza. We had the dough already made. They got to roll out their dough and add their sauce and cheese.
Decorate Your Own Cupcake: For dessert and our next activity, each girl got to decorate her own cupcake. We had strawberry and chocolate frosting's (keeping with our pink/brown theme), and a medley of toppings. I put them in the center of the table on a lazy susan so they could spin it around and choose their topping.
Craft: For the craft, each girl got to put together and decorate her own cook book. I had pre-printed 5 recipes for them and a title page. They used markers, stickers, and puffy paints to decorate their books and pages. I also had a fun word search with cooking words/terms that they could do while waiting for other girls to finish.
Goodies: Instead of a goodie bag, each girl got their very own personalized apron! These were set out so as each girl arrived they put on their aprons for the party. They were so excited they go to take them home!
Add in a little sidewalk chalk, hula hoop, and chatting, and you've got yourself a fun party!! Thanks girls! You were adorable!


  1. What a fun party. Great idea for the recipe books. And the aprons are adorable! Love it all!

  2. Those tissue balls are so pretty and the aprons as well. Seems like the party was a hit and your little one was very happy with it. I just discovered your blog and I'm happy I did. I am now following you thanks to Wednesday Blog Hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
    Also don't forget to tune in today, because we have some super sweet surprises for everyone and it will only get better from there, I promise! So don't miss it out. See you there!
    Happy Thursday

  3. WOW! What a fun party! I love that last photo :)

  4. What an original party idea!! It looks like the girls had a blast. I'm your newest follower! :)


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