A Cooking Challenge Party Planning

To get our guests excited about the party, the invitations were hand-delivered. Each was a really cute, colorful whisk purchased at IKEA. A “recipe card” invitation was attached to each whisk, and it read something like this...

Prep time/cooking time - 2 hours - 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

1 totally excited birthday girl (our birthday girl’s name went here)
1 awesome party theme (Cook-off Competition)
1 really cool party location (Dacor - with address)
14 amazing friends

Place 1 birthday girl with 13 friends in party location
Divide into 3 teams
Add a basket of secret ingredients, and watch what unfolds!

To reserve your apron and place at the counter - RSVP by (date) to (our birthday girl’s mom’s name here)


The bags contained the following:

  1. 1 pound of ground beef
  2. 1 package of Pillsbury crescent rolls
  3. 1 package of chopped onions
  4. 1 packet of white pepper
  5. 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  6. 1 package of frozen peas
  7. 1 pound of shredded cheese
  8. 1 apple
  9. 1 pound of potatoes
  10. lettuce
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1 vegetable bullion cube

In addition to the bag of challenge items, I also supplied a pantry full of ingredients that all the guests could use; it included oils, spices, assorted pastas, rice, vegetables (like peppers, carrots, squash, zucchini, broccoli, celery, tomatoes, and jalapeno peppers), milk, cream, butter, eggs, lemons and limes, crackers, bread, tortillas, breadcrumbs, peanut butter, jelly, syrup, soy sauce, miso... pretty much everything I could steal from my own shelves at home!