When it comes to fun and casual entertaining, nothing could be simpler than a pizza party! Pizza appeals to children and adults alike and so, of course, two party plans are in order.
Hosting a Pizza Themed Birthday Party for Your Child
A pizza themed party is great for boys or girls of just about any age – maybe just not the really little ones! Not too long ago, I hosted a birthday party for my daughter at a local pizza shop after learning that it didn’t take all that many guests to have the place to ourselves. But, this is also a terrific party to have at home! Either way, plan to carry the pizza theme throughout your whole celebration from invitations to favors!
Pizza Themed Party Invitations
Fill In the Blanks Invitations
- Shindigz – with a fresh out of the pizza box look, these unique pizza party invites have a sliding slice of pizza that covers the space to write all of your party information. (Pizza Party Invitations, pictured right)
- Birthday Express* – these colorful Pizza Party Invitations invite guests to “pile on the fun at a pizza party!” (pictured at top)
- Polka Dot Designs - this site has a fun, Pizza Box Invitation with a pizza insert, ready to be filled in with the party details! (pictured right)
- Birthday in a Box - This custom personalized pizza party invitation features a checked border and pizza slice/chef hat details. And I love the suggested wording: “Join Us for a Slice of Fun!” Matching thank you notes are also available.
- Invitation Consultants – This savory die cut pizza invitation is in the shape of a pizza box with sliced up pepperoni pizza.
- Amy*Adele – simple and cute Pizza Party Invitation
Personalized Sized Pizza Boxes
- Go ahead and think inside the box by purchasing personal sized pizza boxes and paste printed party details in the boxes. (template is available at Karen’s Cookies)
- Seal with clear strapping tape and send in the mail! What a fun surprise for the party goers to find this clever invitation in their mailbox!
Pizza Themed Party Supplies
- Pizza Party Basic Party Pack (pictured right)
- Red Checked Plastic Tablecloth
- Pizza Party Paper Cups
- Reusable Plastic Pizza Plates - these plates, sold in a set of 6 are especially appealing since they can be used long after the party is over!
- Pizza Slice Napkins
Pizza Party Activities
- Decorate a Pizza Party Hat – Using a kit from Birthday Express, Pizza Party Cone Hats, children can add “topping” stickers to a pizza “crust” hat!
- Make Your Own Pizza – Whether you use dough purchased from the local pizza shop or make your own, stretching the dough and topping it with sauce and a variety of toppings is an essential activity for this party! Plan to have small bowls of shredded mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, chopped peppers, onions, mushrooms and cooked sausage on hand. (Plan to use disposable foil pans for the pizzas.)
- Play with Your Food – There are lots of fun things to be done with pizza dough! In the spirit of real pizza chefs, host competitions for the best dough tossing into the or use balls of pizza dough for a new twist on a traditional egg toss.
- Pizza Box Assembly Race – Pick up unassembled pizza boxes from a pizza shop. Divide the children into teams and time them as they attempt to fold the boxes into shape! Depending on their ages, you can make the race more challenging by limiting them to using just one hand or by giving them more boxes.
- “Board” Games – Two fun games that will entertain at the party and still offer fun when it’s over: Poppa’s Pizza Pile-Up and Alfredo’s Food Fight Game. Both offer silly, Italian food themed amusement!
- Sticker Activity - Decorate a Pizza Flyer with topping stickers!
Pizza Themed Birthday Party Menu
Of course, “pizza” is necessary for each part of this menu! Plan to serve the pizzas that the children have made themselves for the main course and follow up with some pizza inspired desserts including:
- A Cookie Pizza made with cookie dough (chocolate chip or sugar) pressed and baked in a round pizza pan then garnished with icing and candy. For recipe, see Cookie Pizza.
- Sweet Pizza Dough – traditional pizza dough that is spread with jams, Nutella, fruits and more
- A Round Cake that is decorated to replicate a pizza (serve this in a pizza box for an extra fun touch!)
- Cupcakes that are decorated to look like pizzas.
Pizza Themed Party Favors
This party lends itself to all sorts of fun take home gifts!
- Pizza Crust to Go – This baking kit will let the children bring home their new culinary skills in pizza making!
- Candy Treats – Fill cellophane bags with Gumi Pizzas! (pictured right)
- Slice of Pizza Charm - This was the favor at my daughter’s pizza party. We bought the pizza charms and strung them on pretty ribbons!
- A Chef’s Apron – These aprons are offered at a fantastic price and may be personalized. The aprons could be worn during the celebration and then taken home!
Perfect for a birthday party or just for fun – Enjoy this delicious party plan with kids of all ages and look forward to five star “restaurant reviews!” For some adult fun, see “Friday Night Pizza Party for Friends!”
- Kid’s Mini Pizza Tray Kit (pictured right)
- Zyliss Palm-Held Pizza Slicer, Red
- Fisher-Price Mini Meal Set – Pizza
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Party
- 11 Pc. Perfect Pizza Play Set per Set(s)
- Cushy Cafe Play Food Set – Pizza Set
- Clearly Charming Pizza Italian Charm Bracelet Link
- Slice of Pizza Charm
- Just Like Home Pizza Decorator Playset
- The Pizza That We Made (Easy-to-Read, Puffin)
- I’m Going to Read (Level 4): Pizza and Other Stinky Poems (I’m Going to Read Series)
- Petes A Pizza…And More William Steig Stories DVD
- Smart Snacks Piece A Pizza Fractions
- Pizza Fraction Fun Game
- Fine Stationery
- Oriental Trading
- Birthday in a Box
- Celebrate Express
- Cool Party Favors
- Plum Party Party
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