"The children loved doing proper cooking. The party was paced at just the right level to keep their concentration and our guests were so proud of what they had made."

Debbie - mother of Alex and Tom

Pattacakes Recipe for Loads of Cooking Fun (and Learning) For Your Little One


Serves     Preschool children, aged from 3 years. The number of children is dependent on the space available at the venue. We provide 2 food coaches. For safety reasons and to ensure everyone gets enough help where needed, when parties have more than 6 children we require.  One extra parent to stay for every 3 additional children who attend, to work alongside the children. (If this causes problems we can provide additional food coaches at extra cost but we have generally found parents are usually only to interested and willing to get involved!)    

Party Timing       A 1 hour focused cooking session which is a party in itself, or you are free to add other activities, games and a party tea if  you would like a longer party 

Costs           Up to 6 children £100 Additional children at £15 per child (please see note above regarding additional parental assistance for parties over 6) 10 children £150 Additional children in excess of 10 at £12 per child  


  • Reserve and book your party date, not forgetting the £50 deposit

  • Talk through the venue with us. This can be your home or a hall hired by you

  • Choose the dish to be cooked from our menu planner. We focus on both sweet and savoury recipes that need no heat or baking so no complicated cooking facilities are required. Each child will make one dish. Examples of dishes on offer included Happy Houmous with Cucumber Chips, Fabulous Fruity Mousse, Perfect Pizza Pate and Pitta Soldiers,

  • Noodle Caboodle, Chomping Chocolate Tiffin and many others

  • All we need is a table or worksurface that party goers can all sit around, access to hot water and a plug.

  • Check with your guests for food allergies or special dietary requirements - we can cater for most things if we know in advance

  • Send out the invitations provided by Pattacakes  

The Party

  • The young cooks decorate their party bags as the guests arrive

  • Guests sit around a table or similar workspace and follow our step by step instructions and spot demonstrations to make their own dish from scratch using our fresh ingredients. We provide lots of practical assistance and support to ensure everyone manages to produce a delicious dish with the focus very much being on the children doing it for themselves. We have developed and adapted all our recipes and techniques to make them child friendly

  • After all the cooking, if the little cooks aren't too worn out, there can be time for a party tea or other games if you wish whilst we clear up all the cooking equipment

  • The little cooks take home their creations in containers provided by us along with a specially designed easy to follow recipe

Pattacakes provide

  • Yummy, good quality, ingredients

  • A chat about hygiene and safety is always included along with discussions about where our food comes from and how it grows

  • Plenty of hands on cooking fun

  • Experienced and wonderfully organised Food Coaches

  • Food grade bags and other containers to take food home

  • Blank invitations

  • Aprons, to borrow and all equipment

  • The energy and hands to clear up, leaving you and the party goers to relax after all that work in the kitchen

 You simply provide

  • An appetite for fun

  • Chums to share the fun with and a venue

  • Additional parental support if necessary ( see note above)

  • A cake and party tea, if you wish, along with any other activities or games you wish to include to round off your celebration.

For more information or to book a party contact us

Prices correct as of June 2019