Planning the kids’ party is never easy, but it is really fun. It is not easy because you need to make sure that they are safe and you need to make sure that they are entertained. As you might already know, these two things, sometimes, exclude each other. However, one of the most amazing and pretty much creative ways to entertain your kids and let them truly enjoy their time is to throw a cooking party. Don’t think about the heated ovens and boiling water, sharp knives and raw meat just yet. There are several perfectly safe ways to do this and have fun at the same time.
Make Your Own Pizza
In order to make this into a very interesting activity, you will need an adult to operate the oven and you will not want the kids to get near it and burn themselves. What you want to do is to make a lot of pizza dough and spread it around, cutting it into small pizza shapes or simple square cuts. You can even let the kids spread the dough in the way they want. On the separate surface, put several plates with all the stuff that can go on a pizza: tuna, pastrami, ham, ketchup, cheese, mushrooms, anchovies and the like. Hang several kids’ pizza recipes on the wall, so that kids can use them if they don’t know how to do it, or encourage them to make their own ideas. Once they make the pizza, bake it yourself in the oven and serve to your little chefs.
Follow the Recipe
For this, you will need to make sure that you have a simple recipe that doesn’t really involve a lot of cooking and thermal treating of the food. Also, avoid the knives if you can, or do the cutting yourself. First of all, use a big piece of paper and a lot of crayons and stickers and make the big recipe together with the kids. In that way, you will plan the activities and you will have the time to talk about each step before the kids do it. Use something simple, like a cake that doesn’t need baking or something similar.
Besides being delicious, there is nothing as fun as decorating the cupcakes. The kids will love this as well as their parents as this is among the safest things to do in the kitchen. Of course, this means that you have already made the cupcakes, but without the frosting. That is the task for your little chefs. Use whipped cream in color and give the kids injectors so that they can have fun putting on the icing. Every home with respectable and high quality kitchenware should have at least one whipped cream injector. You will need bowls with chocolate sprinkles, crushed almond and many other goodies that can be used to decorate the cupcakes. Also, the cupcake decorations don’t have to be edible. Fid some of the DIY cupcake decorations and prepare the ones that are suitable for kids.
If the kids are a bit older, you can even let them play with dough and make it into different shapes that you can bake later. However, making salads and mixing the pre-prepared ingredients makes it easy and fun for the kids and safe for you. Also, don’t forget to make chefs hats and aprons for everyone!