Sophisticated entertaining with kids? Lauren Bank Deen proves that it is not only possible, but great fun, too! Filled with 70 delicious recipes, varied menus, and themed activities, Kitchen Playdates offers parents a new way to socialize with friends and family without resorting to pizza. This handy cookbook includes 'Kids in the Kitchen' notes with each recipe, providing age-appropriate tasks to keep children busy (and safe). And tons of creative all-ages craft ideas allow everyone to get involved when there are too many cooks in the kitchen. For easy, don't-miss house parties that are truly fun for the whole family, come on over for a Kitchen Playdate!