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Published August 19th 2017
What will you bake?
Do you ever get the feeling that you're forgetting something? Get used to that feeling if you book a party with Gourmet Kids: They cover so many of the details, that it will leave you feeling like you must be forgetting something!
My daughter celebrated her eighth birthday with Gourmet Kids, as she was seeking a baking party. Gourmet kids covered all of the details; even the cake! The girls had a great time making my daughter's choice of a baking item: Heart cookies.
While the space at the Malvern centre feels a bit tired at first glance, it makes up for it in personality and energy. Lovely setting, fabulous hosting, and great facilitation meant that the mums could sit down with a freshly made espresso coffee and chat in the extra space while the little bakers baked their hearts to their hearts' content.
Games were even facilitated; one at the request of the birthday girl, which we provided (pin the horn on the unicorn), but there are other games available upon request such as pass the parcel.
Children can be a chef for the day, making, baking and eating their own creation. Gourmet Kids runs a range of cooking classes from casual drop-ins and kinder sessions to school excursion sessions and holiday programs. There's something for everyone aged 5 to 15. "The children will discover educational benefits whilst cooking using math, science, reading, fine motor skills and social skills through hands on cooking classes," offers co-owner, Susan.
At the time of publication, the Basic Party (minimum package) has a special promotion of $350 (regular/standard price $400) for up to 12 children ($27.50 per extra child).
Package Includes: Cooking activities
Invitations Venue hire
Your choice of what you can cook on the day
Party Food ( Fairy bread, Popcorn, Potato crisps, Parker's pretzels, Seasonal Fresh fruit, Beverages)
Fun Party Games
Additional options are available for an additional cost, including an apron and chef hat for each guest, lolly bags, food trays for adult guests, additional hot food for party guests, and more.
We ordered a beautiful cake as well and we were not disappointed.
With 12 locations around Melbourne (Berwick, Box Hill South, Brookside/Caroline Springs, Brunswick, Hampton, Langwarren, Malvern, Montmorency, Seabrook, Spotswood, St Kilda East and Vermont South), plus a mobile party-comes-to-you option, you can't go wrong. Call Susan on 9824 5979 to discuss your requirements and location – she is happy to research more venues for you if the mobile party service is not an option for you.