Food makes the party, as everyone knows. For kids, especially, cake and ice cream is often a birthday highlight. Because of this, one great way to celebrate your little one’s birthday is to let the children get up close and personal with their meal. There will be far fewer complaints when they’re in the driver’s seat, plus you’re killing two birds with one stone by combining refreshments and entertainment. These five delicious Vancouver birthday party suggestions will let your kids create their own food or treats, and enjoy the fruits of their labour. Bon appetit!
Five tasty Vancouver birthday party suggestions
Clever Cupcakes in Coquitlam strives to create a healthier cupcake without compromising look or taste. They offer two hour party packages for between five and 15 kids in their shop. Parties include chef hats, a mini tour of the baking area, a cupcake box to decorate, and two decorated cupcakes (one to eat and one to take home), plus orange or apple juse and a mini lesson on making fondant decorations.
The Dizzy Whisk in Vancouver teaches kids to cook, bake and appreciate food. They offer birthday parties in your own home, and as kids learn to prepare a main course and/or dessert, both food and entertainment are included in the cost. Parties are designed for a maximum of 12 children. And don’t worry if you don’t have a fully-stocked kitchen – they’ll bring the ingredients and cooking utensils.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. is one of our favourite kid-friendly Vancouver restaurants, with locations on Main Street and in Kitsilano. Every kid loves a pizza party, which makes them a natural choice for a delicious Vancouver birthday party. Packages include chef hats, organic apple or orange juice, pizza making fun, and platters of warm double chocolate brownie with heaps of creamy vanilla ice cream, plus a birthday candle. You can also bring your own nut-free birthday cake.
SweetSalt on Fraser is a kid-friendly Vancouver favourite. In addition to fabulous baked goods and a fun playspace, they offer children’s baking classes and in-house birthday parties. Sounds like a truly delicious Vancouver birthday party idea to us!
Cupcakes’ cute retro-style bakery hosts a variety of celebrations, including kid birthdays. For kids 5 and up, they will play cupcake bingo and other fun games and cupcake-themed activities for up to two hours.
Heather Maxwell Hall is a Vancouver-born-and-raised writer and journalism school grad who loves the arts, her little family, and the Pacific Northwest. She cultivates good vibes by going on long walks, taking pictures, and discovering new things.