Birthday Parties at the Co-op

We welcome children who are at least 3 years old, potty trained, able to follow simple directions, and who speak or sign clearly enough for us to understand them. Birthday Party Classes are limited to 12 students.

The cost of the Birthday Party Class includes instruction & supervision, all ingredients needed for the class, and reasonable cleanup. The experience lasts 1.5 hours, but an additional unstaffed hour is available for your own cake & present opening.

Parents are welcome to stay and observe, or leave once they have provided appropriate contact information. If parents stay, we ask that they keep conversation to a minimum so the children can focus on cooking.

Class difficulty is adjusted to the age group. With advance notice, almost all classes can accommodate allergies or food prohibitions at no extra charge. Without notice, we will do our best to accommodate allergies, but can’t guarantee performance.

The menu is customizable and up to you! Below are some examples of parties we have done in the past. If you don’t see what you want, let us know and we will work something out.

The Cost: $250 plus $5 per child up to 12 students for Co-op Owners ($275 base rate for non-Owners). A final count and payment is due one week before the class. No refunds will be offered for cancellations (including non-attendance of guests) within 48 hours of the class time. Additional students may be added up until the start time of class.

All classes can be vegetarian upon request. Gluten free and vegan options may not be available for all menus.

Pizza Party!

We’ll whip up a quick yeast dough, taste a variety of pizza toppings and make some yummy sauces. Everyone will assemble and bake their very own pizza to eat for lunch, just how they like it. (vegan available)

Mmmmmmmmmm, Cheese!

We’ll taste a half-dozen kid-friendly cheeses, then make mac & cheese (with butternut squash) and the very best cheesy crackers. (gluten free available)

A Mad, Mad Tea Party

Possibly our most popular class ever! We’ll make cream scones (with optional raisins) and lemon curd, magic tea sandwiches, tiny tea cookies and scrumptious tea (decaf of course, hot or iced).

Falafel and Pita

We will make our own puffy pita and crispy baked falafel. While they cook, we will mix up some mezze (appetizers): hummus, baba ganoush and tzatziki. (vegan available)

Tamales

Kids love making tamales! We will mix up a big batch of masa and some fillings and let the kids their very own tamales with as many (or as few) filling ingredients as they want. (gluten free, vegan available)

Bake your own Birthday Cake!

Nothing is more fun for a budding baker then baking the birthday cake of their dreams. We will mix and bake a cake of the birthday child’s choice, make some frosting and fillings and learn some basic decorating tips. Everyone will get a cupcake to practice on and take home. (This class is best for children 10 and up)