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Everything You Need to Know About Throwing a Pizza Party

Everything You Need to Know About Throwing a Pizza Party

What kid doesn't want a pizza party? This is one of the easiest parties that you can throw for your child. So, if you're busy, stressed, or just want to keep it simple this year, this is the theme for you. Let's get into it.

Pizza Party Theme – The Pizza Parlor

Cover the food table with a red and white checked tablecloth. Use small, aluminum pizza pans as plates. Make a centerpiece using a pizza pan, chef's hat, oven mitts, and wooden spoons. Put chef's hats on helium filled balloons. Later, the children can decorate their own pizza chef with markers. Make pizzas out of construction paper, and hang them around the party room. Make a sign for the front yard or front door that says “(Birthday child's name)'s Pizzeria”. Ask your favorite pizza parlor if you can buy a few empty pizza boxes. Hang them on the wall around the party room.

Pizza Party Theme – Pizza, Pizza Everywhere!

Obviously, you're going to be serving pizza at this party! You can order a bunch of pies from your favorite local pizza place, or you can let the guests make their own.

To have the guests make their own pizzas, buy some ready made, pre baked, individual sized pizza shells. Put out bowls with different toppings, meatballs, pepperoni, peppers, onions, etc. Give each child a scoop of sauce, and a small cup of cheese. Once they're done topping them, bake them off in your oven, and serve. Include other pizza parlor foods, like garlic knots, breadsticks, and salad. Make the cake look like a pizza. Using yellow frosting, to look like cheese, ice a round cake. Use light brown frosting around the edges for crust, and add the toppings of your choice- peppers, pepperoni, meatballs, etc. Use different colored icing to make the different toppings. Red for the pepperoni, green for the peppers, white for the onions, etc.

Other Food Ideas

If you want to do something other than a cake, try making individual-sized chocolate lava cakes! Many pizza places serve these as a dessert option. If you aren't familiar with it, essentially a chocolate lava cake is a chocolate cake-like shell with hot chocolate fudge in the center. It's called a lava cake because the fudge comes out like lava when the dessert is cut. You can either make these ahead of time, or have your guests each make their own!

Of course, no pizza party is complete without soda. Pick your child's favorite brand, and grab one additional kind in case a guest doesn't like the first option. Offer water as a third choice in case you have a guest that doesn't like soda. Another dessert option could be making root beer floats.

Whatever you decide, make sure that you inquire about any food restrictions ahead of time. Check with each parent and run through your menu to make sure there are no issues. Adjust as needed; you may need to offer an alternative for a particular guest, or you may need to alter your menu entirely. It always pays to be prepared!

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