I planned this party two months ahead since I really wanted to DIY everything (decorations, activities and food). Here are some things you can do to have a simple little chef party for your little one.
To set the mood for the entire event we need decorations. This was really easy to pull off because all you really need were lots of colorful papers, a few balloons on the ceiling and the cupcakes on the wall was a fun weekend project for Celeste.
Nothing will make some plain cupcakes look elegant and delicious than a cake stand. Each kid will get to decorate their very own cupcakes on a cake stand. How wonderful is that!
The materials used for the stands are round styrofoams ( 6 inch diameter and 2 inch high), yellow and green art paper or cartolina and 8 inch gold cake board.
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DIY Play Doughs / Play Doh — I used 9 Cups of flour since I was expecting around 9 to 10 kids. 1 Cup of of flour per color which yield around 8 ounces of play dough. Made these 3 weeks ahead. Don’t forget to provide cookie cutters and rolling pins!
I bought the felt mustaches at the bookstore / scrapbook area.
DIY Paper Chef Hat — So easy you can do this in less than 10 minutes! Don’t forget the felt mustaches!
DIY Butter cupcakes — Here’s my little secret, I used the recipe of Martha stewart many times without fail. I divided the batter into three equal parts then added a bit of food coloring, spoon them in the muffin cups then bake it for about 20minutes. Presto! Pretty colorful cupcakes!
DIY Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes — Here’s my go to chocolate cupcake recipe. I made a total of 48 cupcakes. 4 cupcakes per child plus extra for those kid at heart 🙂
DIY Yummy Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Kids are crazy for frosting so you need lots of it and of course candies, cookies and sprinkles to decorate.
1 Cup Salted Butter
4 Cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
about 4 Tablespoon of milk
Food coloring (optional)
Beat butter with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on low to incorporate sugar with the butter. Increase the speed to medium and add vanilla extract. Add in water to make it smooth. Add in the remaining sugar. Mix on high speed until light and smooth. Add in food coloring.
The best part is of course the blowing of the CAKE!
My little chef with her pet tigers!
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