COOKING PARTIES are the latest type of FUN where the Birthday Chef and their special guests are all a part of the hands-on interactive cooking fun. This is a very UNIQUE party where each child is able to CREATE, EAT, AND ENJOY! Kids LOVE to cook, and they will be so excited to say they made their OWN party food! Cooking parties are BOYS AND GIRLS!
Birthday Parties include:
PARTY TIMES: Vary per location. View our calendar for dates/times available. If you would like additional time or a different date or time, please contact us for pricing and availability.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIME: The birthday child and guests may arrive NO earlier than 15 minutesbefore scheduled party time. The party is 90 minutes plus 15 minute set up time. Please plan to depart at the scheduled time unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time with Mix It Up! Party time extensions are available at $45 per 30 minutes but must be arranged ahead of time and depends on availability.
WHAT AGES DO YOU START COOKING PARTIES:
4 YEAR OLDS: We start at age 4 for birthday parties. We recommend the pizza party menu or creative baker menu for 4 year old age group; we also recommend keeping the guest list on the lower end of 12 participating guests because they need a little extra help with their cooking.
FOR AGES 5 to TEEN, please see party menu list below. Our most popular parties are the pizza party and cupcake wars parties.
PRICING: PRICES VARY BY LOCATION. View the description of parties on our calendar for prices. Prices listed are for the birthday chef plus 12 guests. $12/each additional guest (limit of 20 participating guests). Please give us advanced notice if you plan to have more than 12 guests. Parties must be booked with $150 deposit. The remaining balance is to be paid the day of the party using a exact cash or charge. (no checks accepted)
HOW TO RESERVE A PARTY: Reserve your birthday party by using our online registration system or call us at 985-868-3534 or 337-534-0202. When viewing the calendar, if the birthday party icon says 'waiting list', then that time slot is already booked. If it does not state 'waiting list', the date IS available. If you do not see a date or time that suits your needs, please call so we can arrange a date/time that will work for you if possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE PARTY: The Birthday Chef and their guests decorate their chef's hats at the beginning of the party. Each menu item is then prepared guided by our instructors. After all items are prepared and eaten, the Birthday Chef can blow out candles and open presents (if time permits) if they choose.
CAN I BRING A CAKE, DECORATIONS, OR FOOD? Parties are designed to be EASY for parents to enjoy. You do not have to go through all of the trouble of bringing food and drinks. Most people that bring food with them, end up bringing it home with them because the kids are entertained the entire time at Mix It Up; and they get to eat what they make.
CAKE OR FOOD: YES, you may bring a cake or SMALL snack items. However, no items can be served to the chefs until they have completed cooking all items. If food or cake is brought in, please bring your own plates and utensils.
DECORATIONS: We have 1 table (with a table cloth) that can be used as your cake and gift table. The party is cooking centered, and we have the room stocked with stainless steel tables for cooking and stools. Please do NOT bring any large decorations or additional tables or chairs.
You MAY bring a table cloth, balloons, or small decorations if you choose. We provide disposable colored plates, plastic cups, and white napkins. If you have a themed disposable dinner plate, cup or napkin that you would like to bring, you are welcome to do so, but please let your party host know at the beginning of the party.
CAN WE HAVE 2 BIRTHDAY CHEFS? Yes, you may have 2 birthday chefs. Please notify us ahead of time. Only additional cost of $15 and your guest count in package is 11 guests plus 2 birthday chefs (additional guests $12 per guest, max of 20 total).
BIRTHDAY THEMES: (see online calendar for prices)
Choose 1 Party Menu for you and your guests to prepare. Also see "Add-ons" below. We can work with you for additional themes or ideas! Let us know! Additional costs may apply depending on the theme.
Creative Baker Party
Homemade Mini Chocolate Cupcakes
Mini Sugar Cookies
The Birthday Chef prepares the cupcake batter for their guests. Guests help mix the batter and put into cupcake tins. Each guest hand cuts their own cookie shapes. Cupcakes and cookies are decorated with icing and sprinkles by each guest. GREAT FOR ALL AGES
Homemade Pizza Party (Most Popular!)
Fresh Pizza Dough (you roll it out!)
Topped with Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese, and Pepperoni
Fruit Kabob (2 seasonal fruits)
The Birthday Chef and their guests knead their dough, roll it out, and add pizza toppings to enjoy! While the pizza is cooking, party guests design their fruit kabob. Crowd pleaser to ALL ages!!!
Salsa Fiesta Party
Fresh Baked Tortilla Chips
Fresh Salsa (Kid tested, kid approved!)
Baked Cheese Quesadilla
Fruit Kabob (2 seasonal fruits)
The Birthday Chef is featured in making the Fresh Salsa for their guests. After the salsa is made, the birthday chef and their guests make chips and quesadilla and fruit kabob!
Cupcake Wars 'n Kabobs Party
3 Cupcakes Per Guest to Decorate
Choice of icing, sprinkles, toppings
We supply the cupcakes, icing, supplies, and lots of topping choices. (No fondant will be used with this party, only the MEGA party). Each guest decorates 3 cupcakes. When time is up, each guest gets to show off their creations. Judging can be the best of each person's 3 cupcakes... everyone is a winner! (Birthday Chef can judge!). Great photo op of the group with their cupcakes!!!
Rock Star Party
Edible Cupcake Microphones
Confetti Pretzel Drumsticks
Your rock star chef and guests will make edible cupcake microphones, confetti pretzel drumsticks, and fruit kabobs. Get ready to ROCK! Fun idea to have your guests dress like 70's, 80's, 90's or their favorite rock star! (Great for all ages)
Cupcake Wars MEGA Fondant Party
(Great for ages 7 and up!)
3 Cupcakes Per Guest to Decorate
Choice of FONDANT Colors
Choice of icing, sprinkles, and toppings
Each child will make their own CUPCAKE STAND to decorate and bring home!
We supply the cupcakes, FONDANT icing (which can be shaped to create the most decorative cupcakes), and icing supplies. Each person decorates 3 cupcakes, and each person makes a CUPCAKE STAND. When time is up, each team gets to show off their creations. Great photo op!!!
New: "NAILED IT" DECORATING PARTY: (Party theme available starting 9/15/18)
Round 1: Each guest will decorate 1 cupcake to match the mystery picture design
Round 2: Each guest will decorate 1 cupcake to match a second mystery design
Round 3: Freestyle Anything Goes design!
Party includes 3 cupcakes per guest, fondant colors for the mystery designs, icing colors for the mystery designs, sprinkles, fruit kabobs, and lemonade! (Best for ages 7 and up - great choice for tweens!)
Cookies 'N' Cream Party
Baked Sugar Cookies
Icing and Sprinkles to decorate
Ice Cream Bar with Toppings
New: UNICORN PARTY: for a small additional fee, make this party a unicorn party! Kids will cut out unicorn shaped cookies and decorate them. They will make a unicorn cone for their ice cream!
ULTIMATE Cooking Party
(Best for ages 7 and up)
*2 HOUR PARTY
Pizza Dough the participants will make from SCRATCH
Topped pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni
Decorate 1 cupcake with icing piping bags and sprinkles
Science Balloon Experiment Demonstration
The birthday chef and their guests will begin by preparing their pizza dough at the beginning of the party. Chefs will decorate their chef hats at the dough rises. Each guest will prepare their own personal pizza. Chefs will also make fruit kabobs and decorate a cupcake with icing and sprinkles. You can use the cupcake as their birthday cake if you choose!
Ice Cream with Topping Bar: includes a scoop of vanilla ice cream with choice of 5 toppings. Add waffle bowls for additional fee.
Cupcake Decorating : includes 1 cupcake per guest, icing to spread, sprinkles. Can be used instead of a cake for birthday candle time. Add customized icing colors or piping bags for additional fee.
Edible Princess Wands or Light Sabers : includes pretzel rod, candymelt, and sprinkles.
Customized Menu Theme: some party menus may be customized as far as colors of icing, shapes of cookies or fondant.
Time Add On: Add 30 minutes time (must be scheduled in advance)
Please note these items are add-ons, not menu substitutes.
*Mix It Up! must be notified of any add-ons at least 48 hours prior to the party date.
*Please notify of us of the estimated number of party participants.
*If any of the add-ons are chosen, there is a possibility that the birthday child will not have time to open gifts at the party due to the time for preparing the additional items. Additional 30 minutes can be purchased for $45 if available.
*The charge for the add-ons will be added to the final balance at the party.
*Please pay FINAL balance in CASH OR CREDIT CARD at the end of your party. (NO CHECKS)
*When considering your party at Mix It Up, please keep in mind that your party includes food, drinks, chef hats, use of aprons, and entertainment for your guests. It's an easy party for busy moms and dads. We do all of the work. All you have to do is invite your friends and family... and we even provide invitations!!! If you are looking for something unique, different, and keeps your kids engaged, then Mix It Up is the place for you!
Special Request or Theme? Let us know so we can work on it. Additional charges may apply.
*Make sure you check out our CANCELLATION POLICY prior to booking your party.
Cancellation Policy for Birthday Parties:
When you reserve a kitchen for a birthday party, we require a $150 deposit on a valid credit card. If paid in cash, the party package must be paid in full upon booking. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable (meaning rescheduling the event) within 14 days of the party date. Cancellations are issued an account credit if parties are cancelled 15-20 days before the date of the party. Cancellations are issued a refund if parties are cancelled 21 days or more before the date of the party. Any refunds may be assessed a 10% processing fee. No processing fee if refund applied as a credit to account. Thank you for reading our cancellation policy.
127 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette, LA