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How to Throw a Cooking Party


Cooking Party Games
If your party starts to flag a little, a few games should pick things up nicely.
If your party starts to flag a little, a few games should pick things up nicely.
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Party games aren't just for children. Your adult guests will have a blast playing these fun cooking party games, especially if you offer prizes for the winners. Here are a few ideas:

Offer your guests different colored paints (make sure the paints you choose will withstand the dishwasher or washing machine), and let them create their own designs on a plate, glass, placemat or apron. You can also try a blind taste test, where youblindfold each guest and have them either smell or taste different foods to test their culinary senses.

You can play "guess the measurement," which involves guests measuring out what they think is a cup of flour or two tablespoons of butter without using any tools. Then compare their measurements to the real thing so they can see how they did. This game is not only enjoyable, but it also teaches non-chefs how to measure by eye. Another fun game involves table-setting: Each guest gets the same dishes, glasses and silverware. It's up to them to fold the napkin and place the silverware just right to make the perfect place setting. This is not only an entertaining game, but it also keeps you from having to set the table yourself.

Team challenges are another great cooking party game idea. Divide your guests into teams and give each team a set of ingredients and see what they can whip up in 30 minutes. The best tasting dish wins the prize. If you want a tougher challenge, you can switch this up by giving them a recipe and letting them figure out how to assemble the ingredients.

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