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Kids in the Kitchen: Party Prep

kids in the kitchen

Last week I was having a HEXBUG party and needed major help getting ready because we had two hours to get things set up and it was just me and the three kids. It took one hour just to get the HEXBUG sets put up, so we lost an hour of kitchen time. I quickly put kids to different tasks. Buddy had to make sure everything was picked up and vacuumed and I set Little Man to help me in the kitchen. His job was to make grape caterpillars. Of course once the other kids saw what he was doing, they joined in as well. I only have a picture of Little Man doing his job, though, because I was too busy trying to cook to pull out the phone to snap another pic.

Making Caterpillars

Sandwiches and Caterpillars

The party turned out well and all the food was a hit. You can see the link above if you want to find out more about it.

Did you have fun in the “kitchen” this week?  Did you try a new food or a new kid friendly restaurant?  Did your little ones use their snacks to count to 10?  We invite you to share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen!

Come join me and my co-hosts, Melinda at Look What Mom FoundSara at Sensibly Sara,  Lisa of HooplaPaloooza and Sarah of Play2LearnWithSarah, each week by linking up a post, new or old, that features the theme Kids in the Kitchen.  It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together, enjoying it and learning something along the way.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Awww too cute! Some assembly required LOL

  2. Nothing new this week… Love your tray of snacks!

  3. I’ve been volunteering at my son’s school so much lately that I’ve not done anything fun in the kitchen lately. Love what you did!

  4. He is quite the little host now isn’t he 🙂

  5. I love your butterfly sandwiches, those are so cute!

  6. what a little cutie! M is loving all the new foods she’s trying – can’t wait to get creative with her food!

  7. Aw those butterflies sandwiches are adorable!!! What a fun party treat :-)!

  8. Those are too cute! &That’s awesome that everyone pitched in to help you get ready!

  9. Very cute. I need to start participating in this.

  10. What a fun segment. Nothing new going on this week but next week for Thanksgiving definitely.

  11. Those butterfly sandwiches are so cute!

  12. It’s so smart to have them help. I had the boys do the grapes, but I should have had them help with a lot more.

  13. The butterfly sandwiches are so cute.

  14. What cute ideas! My little ones would love those grape-kababs and butterfly sandwiches!

  15. It’s nice to have help in the kitchen, especially when you are pressed for time. Looks like the caterpillars turned out great!

  16. What a wonderful idea and your party food is extremely adorable!

  17. Well he is just a cutie!

  18. He looks like he was such a big help!