While some adults might consider baking to be a tedious chore, tweens can see it as a fun and delicious way to spend an afternoon. If you’re looking for some baking party ideas for your next get-together, here are a few suggestions.
First, make sure to have plenty of supplies on hand, including flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and chocolate chips. Next, choose some simple recipes that won’t take too long to make. Brownies, cupcakes and cookies are always popular choices. Once the baked goods are cooling, set up a decorating station with frosting, sprinkles, and other toppings. And don’t forget the drinks! Pink lemonade or milkshakes go well with just about any dessert. With a little planning, you can throw together a baking party that your tween guests will be sure to enjoy.
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Choose a Theme
The first thing you need to do is choose a theme for the party. This will help you decide what kind of decorations, food, and activities you’ll need. Some popular themes for baking parties include pop it, unicorn, emoji, and rainbow.
Decorate The Space
Once you have a theme, it’s time to start decorating! You can hang streamers and balloons, put up posters, and even make some crafts with your tween to help add to the festive atmosphere. Decorate the kitchen with streamers, balloons, and banners
Choose the Recipes
Baking is more fun when you get to choose what you make. Ask your tween guests what kind of baked goods they want to eat and help them pick out some easy recipes. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even let them help with the preparation. Just make sure to supervise any activities that involve the stove or oven.
Provide All the Ingredients and supplies they need to make cookies, brownies, or cake or whatever they have decided to bake.
Set Up a Decorating Station
Once the baked goods are out of the oven, it’s time to start decorating! Set up a table with frosting, sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts and other toppings. For an extra touch, you can even provide some pre-made decorations, like fondant flowers or candy letters.
Don’t Forget the Drinks!
No party is complete without refreshments. Serve up some pink lemonade, milkshakes, or iced tea to wash down all those delicious sweets. Serve cold drinks in Mason jars with straws and colorful paper umbrellas.
- Serve cake, ice cream, and other snacks after they finish baking.
- Play music in the background while they bake to keep them entertained.
- Let them eat their creations once they’re done or Let them take home their creations as party favors.
What’s a party without games? To keep the fun going, try setting up some baking-themed Minute to Win It games or have a themed scavenger hunt. This is also a great opportunity to teach your tween about kitchen safety if they’re not already familiar with it.
So, if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your tween’s birthday, or just want to have some family fun, consider throwing a baking party! Baking parties are a great way for tweens to bond with their friends and express their creativity. With these ideas in hand, a little planning, you can throw an unforgettable party that everyone will enjoy!