One of my very favorite, tried-and-true party themes for kids is the classic pizza party. But it doesn’t have to be a boring, regular ol’ pizza party! Put your own twist on it with some new and fun decor, activities, favors and even a DIY pizza station. This party theme will please both girls and boys, young and old, and picky and adventurous eaters alike! It’s funny the way things work out—apparently PIZZA is the new BLACK, because everywhere I’ve gone lately, there have been a ton of pizza-themed things, just ripe for the picking for a perfect pizza party!
Let’s get this pizza party started! First off, you’ll need some delicious invitations to set the mood for your children’s friends. I love these pizza party invitations. You can choose from three different color combinations to match your party!
A DIY pizza station is a super fun activity for your party! Kids of all ages will love making their own pizzas, just how they want them! I used ready-made refrigerated pizza dough from Trader Joe’s and gave each child his or her own little ball of pizza dough to roll out for a personal size pizza.
You’ll need some basic supplies for your DIY pizza station, like multiple rolling pins, cutting boards, spoons for sauce, etc. I also set up small dishes filled with a bunch of different toppings for the kids to choose from, including cheese, olives, basil, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, etc.
If you have limited supplies or a ton of kids attending, try alternating half of the kids at the DIY pizza station while the other half does pizza crafts or other pizza-related games—think pin the pepperoni on the pizza.
If you have multiple ovens, it’s a huge help when it comes time to cook the pizzas—you can even make some of them in a toaster oven if you’re running out of room in your oven. The personal size pizzas are perfect because you can get quite a few in the oven at once. Serving the pizzas on traditional wooden pizza paddles is also tons of fun and makes the kids feel like real pizza chefs!
Speaking of making the kids feel like real chefs, check out these oh-so-cute chef hats! The white paper hats are fun, but the cuteness factor goes waaaaay up when you personalize them. I found these sweet pizza party name tag stickers and fell in love with them!
Setting the perfect table is an important part of planning your pizza party! I started with a red and white checkered tablecloth, typical in old school Italian restaurants. I borrowed the Melissa & Doug Pizza Seasonings Set from my kids’ play kitchen, and it made the perfect centerpiece! I sought out retro, red plastic cups (the ones I remember from Pizza Hut back in the day!) because I knew they would be the perfect accent. I found pizza slice plates and pepperoni pizza napkins that were just PERFECT! Name placecards are a great addition and can be used as food name cards on a buffet as well.
I created DIY embossed wooden utensils as a fun little DIY project for the pizza party. I found this pizza slice rubber stamp and then used red embossing powder and an embossing heat tool to set the stamp. Aren’t they so fun and unique? The kids went nuts for them, too!
I sprinkled this awesome pizza confetti all over my tables as well. I think I’m obsessed with anything “mini!”
And the finishing touch—the most adorable party favors on the planet! Why not send your party guests home with mini pizza cookies? They aren’t pizza flavored (I swear!), but they are delicious (mine were from Katie’s Creative Baking & Dessert Catering on Etsy, but here’s a similar option)! I put them inside mini pizza boxes (mine were from Dazzling Designs on Etsy—they’re not listed in the shop anymore, but here’s another similar option).
You could also display the cookies in a regular pizza box on your dessert table!
Have yourself an awesome pizza party!
- Kids Homemade Pizza Party
- Items Needed for a Kids Homemade Pizza Party
- Kids Homemade Pizza Party Planning To Do List:
- Homemade Pizza Dough
- Follow Kids Cooking Activities
- Pizza Party
- Pizza Party Invitation Ideas
- Pizza Party Decorations
- Pizza Party Food
- Pizza Party Costumes
- Pizza Party Prizes and Loot Bag
- Pizza Parties bring an extra slice of fun to Stonehouse celebrations
Kids Homemade Pizza Party
Home – Cooking Parties – Pizza Party
A kids homemade pizza party is fun for all ages. It is a great way to celebrate a birthday or any celebration by letting kids create their own pizza. For this kids cooking party, you will want to write down the homemade pizza recipe below. Create one for each child that will be at the party.
This will give them each a chance to follow the recipe while they are preparing the menu. It is also a good idea to include an extra one for them to take home, one that won’t get messy. They can impress their own family with what they learned at the cooking party.
It is also a good idea to write the menu on a sheet of paper hung on the wall or chalkboard. You can even make this look like a restaurant menu.
Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask friends or family if you can borrow some items for the kids homemade pizza party.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
~This post may contain affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them. There is no extra cost to you. This is how we help support our family and continue to bring you amazing content. To learn more see the affiliates disclosure here.~
Items Needed for a Kids Homemade Pizza Party
- Masking tape. To label kid chefs name on the pans.
- Several pizza pans or cookie sheets
- Spoons- one for each child for spreading and a few extras if needed
- 1 set of teaspoons
- 1 set of tablespoons
- 1 set of cups
- Actual recipe ingredients
- An assortment of pizza toppings
- Rolling pin(s), if desired
- Paper plates, cups and eating utensils
Try adding some educational pizza fun, while the guests’ pizza is cooking. Pizza Fractions worksheets
Pizza Fractions worksheets
Kids Homemade Pizza Party Planning To Do List:
Two weeks ahead:
- Send out invitations. We have several to choose from.
- Order/sew/buy aprons or chef hats
- Make your shopping list for the party
- Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
- Prepare chef hats ahead of time
- Put your goody bags together
- Get a final number of how many children are coming to the party
- Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items
- Shred cheese if not done already
- Prepare cooking party cake if you are having one
- Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic tablecloth or white butcher paper.
- Prepare pizza dough
- Prepare pizza toppings in bowls or trays
- Set up table with toppings and spoons, a bowl of sauce and pizza pans.
One week ahead:
Several days ahead:
One to two days ahead:
Morning of party:
Get all of our Kids Cooking Parties in one ebook, free of ads and easier to use at parties and cooking activities with kids. Also included with our Menu Party Plans are:
- Party to do lists
- Step by step directions
- Complete recipes
- Recipe cards
- A list of items needed for the party
- Party invitations
- Tips and ideas to help your kids cooking party run smoothly
- Filler ideas for parties
- Kids cooking party games
Homemade Pizza Dough
If you have more than 6 children double this recipe.
2 ½ Cups flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning or to taste, optional
1 Tablespoon oil
Pizza Topping Ideas:
mozzarella cheese, shredded
ham slices or Canadian bacon
Dissolve yeast in warm water and add a dash of sugar. Meanwhile, in mixing bowl add flour, salt, oil and Italian seasoning. When yeast is bubbly and ready pour into flour mixture and blend. Form into a ball and place in a oiled bowl. Let rise 30-60 minutes. Prepare pizza toppings and place in bowls on table.
To start this kids homemade pizza party divide dough into balls one for each child. Have each child roll with rolling pins or use their hands to shape their ball into a round circle. Place on cookie sheets or pizza pans. Several children can share a pan. Have each child put their name next to their pizza with masking tape. Prepare pizza by spreading sauce over their pizzas with a spoon, top with cheese and desired toppings. Have an adult bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Depending on the size of your oven you might have to bake the pizzas one pan at a time. While waiting for all the pizzas to cook, prepare a dessert or other recipe you have planned, decorate aprons, chef hats or play cooking games.
If you have an older group of kid chefs they might like to prepare the dough also. If doing this step, prepare dough in mixing bowl with children taking turns helping add and mix ingredients. While dough is rising do another scheduled activity.
Here are more pizza dough recipes and ideas of what you can create for a pizza party.
Related Kids Cooking Party Ideas:
~Kids cooking parties, ~Birthday Cooking Party, ~ Calzones, ~Chicken pot pies, ~Chicken salad crossiants, ~Homemade Pasta, ~ Make your own pizzas, ~ Manicotti, ~Mini cordon bleu, ~Mini meatloaf, ~ Spaghetti pie, ~ Breakfast buffet, ~Crepes with different fillings, ~ French toast and homemade syrup, ~Soft pretzels, ~Cake Decorating, ~Cone cakes, ~ Cookie Decorating party, ~ Cookie pizza, ~ Cookie Swap, ~ Mini fruit pies, ~ Supreme sundaes with cookie cups, ~ Spaghetti and Meatballs cake, ~Kids Cooking Games
Follow Kids Cooking Activities
Create a great pizza theme party for your child’s birthday. Use these ideas for pizza themed party invitations, decorations, food, games and prizes.
A Pizza Party is a great idea for your teenager, or pre-teen, who thinks they are too old for a traditional birthday party. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like, depending on how old your child is and what still rates as ‘cool’ in their mind. If you want to keep it simple, you can order in pizza and throw on a few good movies, but if you want to go all out, here are some great ideas to get you started.
Pizza Party Invitation Ideas
- Cut a circle out of coloured card, and turn one side of it into a pizza (by drawing on all the toppings with felt pens). Write the party details on the back, then cut the pizza up into slices, before putting them in an envelope to send. When your guests receive their invitations, they’ll have to put the pizza back together to find out what it’s all about.
- Make up an invitation inviting your guests to the grand opening of your Pizza Parlour. If you like, you could also add an Admit One ticket with all the party details.
- Buy some small pizza boxes (available from craft stores and packaging outlets), and decorate them in your very own ‘Pizza Parlour’ design. If you can, include all the party details in the design, or write them on the underside of the lid.
Pizza Party Decorations
There are two ways you can go with a Pizza Party theme – either decorate the party room to look like a pizzeria, or go all out and dress it up with everything Italian. Whichever you choose, make sure you have plenty of red and white chequered table cloths and Italian music playing in the background.
Give all the kids an empty pizza box, and ask them to carry it on one hand through an obstacle course. If they drop the box, they need to pick it up and run back to the start. To make it even more fun, get them to put on a chef’s hat, an apron, and a fake moustache before they start. The person who gets through the course in the fastest time wins!
Give everyone a different coloured balloon to blow up, but ask them to hold on to the neck rather than tie it in a knot. Place an open pizza box in the middle of the floor, and on the count of three, have everyone let go of their balloons. Whoever’s balloon lands the closest to the box gets 10 points, the second closest gets 5 points, and if anyone’s lands in the box, they get 25. After four or five rounds, the person with the most points wins.
Use an old tarpaulin to make a giant pizza themed twister mat. Simply choose four different pizza toppings (salami, tomato, cheese, onion, pineapple, mushroom…) and draw them randomly all over the tarpaulin.
On a chart, allocate a number between 1 and 4 to each topping and each body part (right hand, left hand, right foot, left foot) . Roll the dice for one guest at a time, and tell them what they need to do. For example if you throw a 1 and a 3, they would need to put the number 1 body part onto the number 3 topping. If you throw a 5 or 6, either throw again or let your guest have a free choice.
The game gets funnier and funnier as people have to stretch and twist to get themselves into the right place. If anyone falls down they are taken out of the game, and you continue until there is only one person left on the pizza.
Give each child an apron or a chef’s hat and let them decorate it with fabric paint. There are some great brands of fabric paint available from craft stores, which simply air dry or heat set with an iron or hair dryer. Fabric paints come in all sorts of colours and cost approximately $4 per tube.
Pizza Party Food
Food for a Pizza Party is obviously pizzas, but there are several ways you can dish it up:
- Make your own pizza from scratch, including the base.
- Make your own pizza on a store-bought base.
- Have the children create their own pizzas on store-bought bases.
- Heat up store-bought frozen pizzas.
- Have a pizza parlour deliver pizza to your door.
- Go out to a pizza parlour once all the games and activities have finished.
For great dough recipes, topping suggestions, and few out-of-the-ordinary ideas, check out the ‘Pizzas’ article in our Birthday Food section. Don’t forget to make a dessert pizza to round off the meal (excuse the pun!).
Pizza Party Costumes
Pizza parties are usually for older children, and by then they are often over the idea of dressing up. However, you could add some magic to the party by dressing up as an Italian chef, complete with chequered pants, a chef’s hat, an apron, a red bandana around the neck, and a fake moustache.
Pizza Party Prizes and Loot Bag
Teenage children generally don’t expect a loot bag at a party, but there are plenty of pizza themed prizes available if you choose to go that way. You can find magnets, jelly pizza sweets, key rings, and stickers for just a few dollars, or let them be all grown up with a pizza recipe book, a pizza slice, or a discount voucher for your local pizza parlour. A small pizza box or an empty chef’s hat makes a great loot bag.
Pizza Parties bring an extra slice of fun to Stonehouse celebrations
Stonehouse Pizza Parties cost £6.99 per child per party for a minimum of 5 guests. This includes party invitations, a dedicated party host, your pizza and ingredients, ice cream or orange segments, a Ribena Minis Blackcurrant, a chef’s hat, an apron, an activity sheet, a balloon and a goody bag for each child.
There is a minimum age of 4 years for party guests.
2. Payment Terms & Deposits
Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery operates a deposits policy of £3.50 per person per party for Stonehouse Pizza Parties bookings. Your booking is not confirmed until we have received your non-refundable deposit of £3.50 per head.
Deposits are taken by credit card, debit card or cash. We accept all major credit cards.
Through payment of this deposit, you are deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions. We reserve the right to decline any Stonehouse Pizza Parties booking request. Your party balance must be settled in full on the day of the party.
3. Minimum Number Policy
Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery operates a minimum number for a children’s party of 5 children. You may bring less than 5 children, but you will be charged for 5.
4. Cancellations Policy
Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery operates a cancellations policy for Stonehouse Pizza Parties bookings. This policy is as follows; A) You must confirm exact party numbers 72 hours before the party, and this number is the number of guests you will be charged for on the day, even if fewer guests turn up. B) Your £3.50 deposit for any guests confirmed 72 hours prior who are not present on the day will be redeemed off the final bill on the day of the party. C) If you cancel less than 72 hours before, or fail to turn up, you will lose your entire deposit.
Confirmation of party numbers or cancellation of the party must be done by emailing the restaurant manager on the same address from which you received your booking confirmation email or calling the restaurant manager on the number of the Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery you are booked at.
5. Parental Supervision
An appropriate level of adult supervision must be present at all Stonehouse Pizza Parties. This supervision is as follows; Ages 4-5 – 1 parent for every 4 children. Ages 6-7 – 1 parent for every 6 children. Ages 8-10 – 1 parent for every 10 children.
Whilst the dedicated party host will be on hand to entertain the children throughout the party, parents must be nearby at all times and must step in to help any children go to the toilet or wash their hands.
6. General Terms & Conditions
Special dietary requirements and any other pertinent information should be discussed with us at the time of booking or payment of your balance. We will endeavour to accommodate any special requirements which have been discussed with us, but there may be an additional charge.
Personal possessions left at the party are left at your own risk. We will not accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any personal possessions on our premises, or for any personal injury arising other than through our negligence or that of our staff.
Stonehouse Pizza Parties are not valid in conjunction with any other promotions. You cannot use vouchers to pay for Stonehouse Pizza Parties. Parties bookings availability differs by restaurant – please fill out the online enquiry form at www.stonehouserestaurants.co.uk/pizzaparties or ring the restaurant of your choice and the manager will advise of their availability.