Current Issue
Halloween food

6 Halloween-Themed Cooking Classes for Kids

Join a hands-on Halloween cooking class that is just perfect for little chefs in the making.

For kids who love to help out in the kitchen, a cooking class can be a fun way for them to learn new skills and try different foods. Many local cooking schools offer regular after-school and weekend classes for kids, as well as camps and holiday-themed classes. Some even let parents join in on the fun. Here are six festive cooking classes to get kids in the Halloween spirit.

Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids

Kids learn a variety of baking skills as they make one-eyed monster cookies, chocolate spider web cookies and witches fingers in this hands-on cooking class. Reservation required.

Location: Sur La Table Boulder, Centennial and Denver locations

Cost: $49 per child, ages 8 to 14

Date/Time: Dates and times vary by location

Contact: 800-243-0852,

Pumpkin Pancakes in the Teaching Kitchen

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class with your child and whip up a batch of delicious pumpkin pancakes to share.

Location: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver

Cost: Included with museum admission

Date/Time: Through Oct. 5, times vary by day

Contact: 303-433-7444,

Spooky Snacks in the Teaching Kitchen

The Children’s Museum is teaming up with Children’s Hospital Colorado for this Halloween-themed cooking class. Prepare healthy snacks inspired by the season and enjoy spooky treats that are both nutritious and delicious.

Location: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver

Cost: Included with museum admission

Date/Time: Mon., Oct. 10, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon

Contact: 303-433-7444,

After-School Cooking Class: Halloween Howl

Kids learn to expand their culinary palates and make new friends in this fun after-school cooking class. Cook up a ghoul-icious pumpkin chili and enjoy it with a chunky side of cornbread. Reservation required.

Location: For the Love of Food, 25918 Genesee Trail Road, Golden

Cost: $50 per child, ages 10 to 16

Date/Time: Wed., Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact: 303-317-7399,

Halloween Cookies

Spend the afternoon decorating a variety of freshly baked cookies and enjoy a chef-prepared lunch. Registration required.

Location: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 1937 Market St., Denver

Cost: $50 registration includes two seats in the class (NOTE: Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class)

Date/Time: Sat., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact: 303-308-9300,

Haunted Gingerbread

Kids can decorate and take home their own edible gingerbread house adorned with spooky Halloween decorations. Registration required.

Location: Stir It Up Cooking School, 1140 S. Lashley Ln., Boulder

Cost: $35 per child, ages 5 to 14

Date/Time: Sun., Oct. 30, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact: 303-494-2665,

Family Food

Newsletter Signup

Your weekly guide to Mile High family fun. Colorado Parent has a newsletter for every parent. Sign Up