Master Chef Junior Party
December 1, 2017

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Feature Friday: Master Chef Junior Party

Happy Friday my friends! Can you believe it’s the first day of December? I’m in a serious time warp. I feel like we started school just last week! But now we are most definitely into the holiday season and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I love all the family time around the holidays and cooking with my children has become a fun tradition. A Master Chef Junior Party is a great way to teach kids basic kitchen skills, have a great time, and produce a really tasty treat!

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Master Chef Junior Party Theme

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! This little chef has learned some mad knife safety skills! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

My friend Kim hosted this party for her son’s 5th birthday. {who happens to be my son’s best friend!} He is a big fan of the MasterChef™ Junior television show and since they started doing cooking lessons with their Dad once a month, all three boys have gotten pretty good in the kitchen. Garrett even showed off his newly acquired knife safety skills for the camera!

Master Chef Party Invitation

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! The cute apron invite was the perfect way to build excitement! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

This cute little chef’s apron invite was designed by Kim and cut by my Cricut Explore Air. Such a simple way to play up the theme and made it really fun for the kids to receive! *I now have the Chef invitation available in the SHOP! Message me for a custom logo.

 Welcome to the Party!

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Our "Daily Specials" welcome sign greeted guests. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Guests were greeted with a “daily special” sign to welcome them to Chef Garrett’s kitchen. It was simple to create using a chalkboard background and font, then printed at Costco photo.

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Get the party started with fun photos of each guest. Love the rolling pin and pizza pillow props! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Get the party started with fun photos of each guest after they don their chef hats and aprons! Love the rolling pin and pizza pillow props!

Master Chef Party Decor

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Fun chef related styling make this party at the more fun! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

I was able to style this party for our sweet friend. Gathering up wooden and red kitchen instruments was a fun and easy way to communicate the cooking theme. Classic red and white gingham check was the element that tied the party theme together from invites to favors.

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Take out boxes make a great food related favor. Filled with toy kitchen utensils, pizza erasers, and some candy treats. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Chinese take out box favors were displayed around a wooden toy oven in red and white. Editable Favor labels available in the SHOP.

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Loving the wooden cutlery chandelier inspired by an Anders Ruff party. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

And this chandelier, inspired by an Anders Ruff party, was the perfect way to create a focal point without a backdrop, on the kitchen island. What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! When the party is all about FOOD you better believe we're excited to EAT! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

The EAT marquee is a versatile sign and totally nailed the theme for this one! The Chef hat and apron banner is now also available in the SHOP and is quickly becoming a bestseller. And who doesn’t LOVE the empire red KitchenAid!? I’m not surprised that it’s also a best seller!

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Each guest received a personalized mystery cooking challenge box, apron, and chef hat. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

The simple table set up was perfect to give each guest their own space and allow for mess making….I mean cooking! Each guest received a chef hat and apron to wear for the duration of the party. Custom placemats also available in the SHOP, just send me a message.

Master Chef Menu

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Each child gets a pan for their "mystery cooking challenge" that covers the secret ingredients for each guest. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

You can’t have a Master Chef Junior party without a cooking challenge! For food the guests each had their own secret ingredients under a personalized baking pan. What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Here are the "secret ingredients" for the mystery cooking challenge. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Exotic “secret” ingredients such as:

  • Dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Olives
  • Pepperonis
  • Green peppers
  • Mushrooms

I wonder what they could make with all this?
What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Each guest was able to design their own pizza creation with 5 toppings to choose from. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

PIZZA! Having the ingredients pre-portioned was a great way to streamline the activity. Kids were able to choose which toppings they wanted, add as much or little sauce and cheese, and have a pizza lunch JUST the way they like it.What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! A finished masterpiece! A personal pizza created just for the birthday boy. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

The kids had a blast stretching out the dough. The birthday boy even designed a monster truck shaped pizza! What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! When the party is all about FOOD you better believe we're excited to EAT! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

While the pizzas were cooking it was time for gifts and then time to EAT! My son reported that it was best pizza he’s ever eaten. Hmmm….I think there might be something to this kids cooking thing.

Create a CakeWhat's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Vanilla and chocolate frosting accompanied 6 different candy topping for the "Create a cupcake" event. Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

After eating their pizza guests each chose a Funfetti™ cupcake to decorate. With a choice of vanilla or chocolate frosting and SIX different candy toppings the kids were able to get quite creative.

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! Vanilla and chocolate frosting accompanied 6 different candy topping for the "Create a cupcake" event. This one turned into a MONSTER cupcake! Check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Case in point, here is my son’s finished monster cupcake! It’s a good thing Kim snapped a photo because this bad boy did NOT make it home!

Lessons Learned

What's better than a birthday party? A party where you get to make your own pizza and decorate cupcakes of course! The only snafu? Dollar store chef hats that are WAY too big. See how we solved the problem and check out all the details of this Master Chef Junior Party at Halfpint Design. This is great for a cooking party, pizza birthday party, and chef party.

Kim is super organized and thorough so the party ran really smoothly. As mentioned previously, having everything portioned and ready for each guest was a great idea. Any time you are dealing with kid activities it’s a good idea to pre-cut or even partially assemble pieces to stay within the time frame and reduce frustration for smaller guests. And of course, the older they are the more independent they can usually be. The only party hiccough was the very large size of the chef hats! It was easily fixed by folding in the back and using paper clips to attach. After that simple solution, everything else was perfect!

Party Sources

If you’re interested in hosting a Master Chef Junior Party, pizza party, or just want to cook with the little ones, you can find everything you need to recreate the party here:

Amazon

Dollar Tree

Michaels

  • Pizza Pillow – usually up front in their impulse purchase bins!

Oriental Trading

World Market

  • Tall wooden salt and pepper shakers

Zurchers

Halfpint Design

Feature Summary

I love when a party can be fun and educational. The kids had a blast making the pizzas and decorating the cupcakes. I am inspired by the kitchen education going on Kim’s home. She mentioned in passing wanting her young boys to learn to cook so they could take turns helping at home, and later care for themselves in college. “When they get married there’s no guarantee their wife will know how to cook. Plus it’s nice to have their dad teach them these skills.” I love that the boys are getting several life lessons here. Cooking isn’t just for girls…or moms. To keep us alive, it’s a necessary skill for everyone. Now, I need to up MY mom game and start letting my kids “help” my husband and I more in the kitchen! How will you incorporate cooking into the holiday season and all throughout the year?

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Until next time,

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2 Comments

  1. like Sara...but with a d

    What a cool and unique party idea! I would never have thought of it, but my son would probably have loved something like this when he was younger!

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