Cooking party: Stavros is 3!


Today I’m featuring a cooking theme birthday party that was submitted by a very special customer, Brenda! She says, “My son Stavros’ favorite thing is cooking, so naturally that was the theme for his third birthday party! We held the party at a local restaurant, where the owner was incredibly accommodating.” The aqua and red party decor was creative and fun, and kids enjoyed cooking pizzas and decorating cupcakes (and wearing funny press-on mustaches!).

Cooking theme birthday party

To create Stavros’ party table, Brenda hung paper chef hats that she accented with color-coordinated ribbons. The backdrop is actually a re-purposed shower curtain from Urban Outfitters! The multi-colored bunting was made from digital paper by Lane and May Studio. The personalized printable banner is available here.

Cooking theme party invitation - delivered to guests on cutting boards

Brenda says, “The invitations were hand-delivered on cutting boards with a blank recipe card inside for the kids to bring to the party, filled out with their favorite recipe to share with Stavros!” A personalized sticker was used to seal each envelope, and a teal ribbon was the finishing touch.

Cooking theme party table

I love the mix of patterns used for the table, and the fresh red, aqua, and white color scheme!

Cooking theme party table

Cooking themed party - chevron treat bags and custom stickers

The chevron treat bags and twine were from Sofie’s Big Day, and the personalized stickers on the bags are from Chickabug.

Cooking themed party - water labels from Chickabug

Brenda took a special birthday picture of Stavros that she displayed at the party (on the left). In it, he’s wearing a personalized chef hat and chef coat from Sugarfoot Boutique. The personalized water labels (on the right) are from Chickabug.

Party food idea: Serve popcorn in cones made from pretty scrapbook papers

How cool are these treat cones! They’re homemade using patterned digital paper from Lane and May Studio. The fork, knife and spoon were stamped on the inside of each cone using a hand-carved stamp from Brown Pigeon.

Cooking theme party backdrop

Cooking theme party - custom printable sign from Chickabug

A personalized printable sign welcomes the little chefs to the birthday boy’s Café (actually the restaurant, of course)!

Cooking theme birthday party - kids in chef hats, aprons, and mustaches : )

These mustaches crack me up! They were purchased on Amazon. Stavros is also wearing a personalized birthday t-shirt from PersonaliTEE Shop, a personalized apron from SewByL, and his personalized chef hat from Sugarfoot Boutique.

Cooking theme birthday party - kids in chef hats, aprons, and mustaches : )

The stickers on the kids’ aprons are the large size sticker available at Chickabug.

Cooking theme party - custom printable sign from Chickabug

Brenda says, “I set up a pizza station where the kids rolled out their own pizza dough, then put on the sauce and their preferred toppings. I absolutely loved this part… and so did the kids! Later, when we sat down for our formal dinner, the kids thought we were eating the pizzas they ‘made,’ but they were actually from the restaurant. We felt it was best to leave the real cooking to the chefs in the kitchen!”

Cooking themed party activities

Cooking themed party activities

Cooking theme party - custom printable sign from Chickabug

“The kids also got to decorate their chef hats and aprons with fabric paint and fabric markers! I set up a station that was just for decorating and the kids were good to go!”

Cooking themed party - cupcake decorating

Brenda says, “After eating birthday cake, the kids decorated their cupcakes with Stavros’ favorite – M&M’s. Since they just had cake, the kids got to wrap up their cupcakes to take home and enjoy later. Stav’s favorite part of the evening was decorating his cupcake!”

Cooking themed party goodie bags

Brenda was very generous with her favors! She says, “The main party favor was the ‘Kids in the Kitchen Book and Kit’ by Micah Pulleyn and Sarah Bracken. The kids also got cookie cutters which were put in chevron treat bags, theme-coordinated candies inside personalized muslin bags, milk chocolate lollipop mustaches, white chocolate lollipop chef hats, a chocolate dipped marshmallow pop with a chef holder, a personalized ABC cook book with a personalized book plate inside, coloring pages and a personalized water bottle. A lot of details and a lot of fun!”

The fork, knife, and spoon prints shown in the backdrop were made using a free printable from The Graphics Fairy.

Cooking themed party favors - printable tags from Chickabug

Cooking themed party favors - printable tags from Chickabug

The personalized muslin bags are by Little Chicklets, and the favor tags are a personalized printable from Chickabug.

Cooking theme party lollipops

The chef hat and mustache pops were homemade using molds found on Amazon.

Cooking themed party childrens cookbook

The printable “ABC Cookbook for Kids” is from Family Time Designs on Etsy. The colors of the “ABC” were customized to match the theme.

Cooking themed party goodie bag

Cooking themed party

All of the little chefs – and their parents – had a wonderful time!

Cooking themed party birthday cake

Thank you so much for sharing, Brenda! Happy 3rd birthday to Stavros! : )

Hanging paper chef hats – Amazon
Chevron fabric (actually a shower curtain) – Urban Outfitters
Multi-patterned bunting: Digital paper from Lane and May Studio
Chevron Treat Bags and Twine – Sofie’s Big Day
Popcorn cones – Made with patterned digital paper from Lane and May Studio and a stamp from Brown Pigeon
Mustaches the kids are wearing – Amazon
Personalized chef hat shirt – PersonaliTEE Shop
Personalized apron – SewByL
Personalized chef hat and chef coat (worn in the framed birthday photo) – Sugarfoot Boutique
Fork, knife, and spoon prints – made using a free printable from The Graphics Fairy
Personalized muslin bags – Little Chicklets
Chocolate pops – homemade using molds purchased from Amazon
Printable ABC Cookbook for Kids – Family Time Designs 
Cooking theme invitation, water labels, stickers & party printables – Chickabug

PS. I featured Stavros’ birthday party last year, too – it was a country-western party!

Cooking theme paper goods and printables from Chickabug

Shop for personalized Cooking Theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Cooking Theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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  1. 1
    Monday, July 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    Kim says:
    where did you find the red whisk that is tied to the goodie bags?
    • 1.1
      Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 10:01 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Kim! I'm not sure where Brenda found that specific whisk.

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