How to throw a kids homemade pizza party

Kids birthday parties  can cost a fortune!  One way to save money whilst still creating a great birthday experience for your kids is to throw a homemade version of a party.  We have all four of our kids birthdays within one month so it is super expensive.  I try to do at least one of the parties at home so that we are not also shelling out for venue hire.  My girls love helping in the kitchen so we have decided to do a homemade pizza party for them.  These are my top tips for how to throw a homemade pizza party.  POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS

Top tips for planning a homemade pizza party

  • My top tip is to buy the dough pre made. 
    • You can make it yourself and when it is just us I often do as the kids like to get involved with mixing and weighing ingredients, but with a whole group of kids it just doesn’t work as the proving takes too long and the mess is immense!!
  • Divide the dough before the children arrive so that they each have an equal piece
  • Preheat the oven and get the trays ready
  • Pre-cut all of the vegetables and pre grate the cheese

homemade pizza party ingredients

  • Either buy or pre make the tomato sauce for the base.  I am using my hidden vegetable tomato sauce for our base
  • Have more than one bowl of each ingredient to avoid lots of passing around and spilling of ingredients and squabbling over who has what.
  • Have an activity prepared for the time when the pizzas are cooking so that they are occupied. 
    • We are giving each child a chef’s hat when they arrive and then when the pizzas are in the oven we will put out stickers and felt tips so they can decorate them
  • Get the kids to hand stretch the dough so you are not trying to find a dozen mini rolling pins!!
  • Give the kids aprons and ensure that you let the parents know what is planned so that no one comes wearing their best clothes as they are bound to get messy
  • Come up with a way of marking each pizza so you know who it belongs to.  I am just using little folded cards with names on and then as they go into the oven I will remove card and put it on the relevant plate 
  • Demonstrate each stage to them as you go along.
    • Short simple instructions and visuals seem to work best
  • Think about the ages of the kids when deciding how much dough to use.  My girls are only four so we are making small pizzas which also means that cooking time will be greatly reduced!
  • Finally keep it simple – most kids won’t like anchovies so stick to easy and simple ingredients. I will be using:
    • Peppers
    • Pepperoni
    • Ham
    • Cheddar
    • Mozzarella

Have fun with your own homemade pizza parties!!  I would love to know how you get on if you try this.

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30 thoughts on “How to throw a kids homemade pizza party

  1. This is such a good idea! What a fun party idea! #DreamTeam
    1. It was chaos but at least they were all sitting down
  2. OH, yes! Pizza is my family's love language!
    1. Us too!!
  3. This is a GREAT idea. I love it. I am going to suggest it to my grandson for his birthday party next month.
    1. It worked really well and was pretty cheap too
  4. Yes great idea! My son adores making pizzas so he would love a pizza making party. Just a small amount of friends though.
    1. We ended up with 11 kids total
  5. Fantastic tips! Kids love pizza making :) X #dreamteam
    1. They really do! #DreamTeam
  6. This is such a cute party idea! My little one would love a pizza party. And I think it’s really clever to have the kids stretch the dough instead of worrying about 10 rolling pins. #dreamteam
    1. They really loved playing with the dough... It was such a fun party. Great to have you join us on the #DreamTeam
  7. I love the chef hat decorating activity. They could decorate their own aprons if you bulk bought several plain ones and used fabric markers. Could be another fun activity within the theme. #DreamTeam
    1. You totally could. My sister made them all personalised aprons which was super cute. Thanks for joining the #DreamTeam
  8. And most kids like pizza. We have a birthday coming up. Thanks for the suggestion.
    1. I know right it makes it an easy party! #DreamTeam
  9. This is such a great idea for a kid's party, Kirsty! I love it, Perhaps my little will agree for hers in September? I hope all is well with you! I've missed the #dreamteam so much! xoxo
    1. Oh it is so good to see you back with us on the #DreamTeam We have missed you!
  10. This is such a good idea! You can never go wrong with pizza and kids love eating what they have made. We’ve not made pizza in a while - so I’ll definitely be doing this just for fun. #DreamTeam x
    1. That is so true. My fussy eater definitely eats more if he has made it himself #DreamTeam
  11. I never attempted this one but I love the idea of it. Plus you can't lose with pizza. I'm like Macauley Caulkin in Home Alone, a plain cheese pizza keeps me happy! #dreamteam
    1. It was definitely the easiest party I have done when I have organised it myself as the kids were sitting down for most of the time #DreamTeam
  12. I'm super impressed that you handle having all of your kids birthdays in the same month! That has to make budgeting a nightmare almost for that month, but I'm impressed that you came up with neat ways to make their birthday's fun and special. This sounds like a wonderful idea. I believe my kids would like doing this too. Thank you for sharing your idea with us. #Dreamteam
    1. It is a very stressful month I am not going to lie, but I guess we are used to it! #DreamTeam
  13. This is such a good idea! My boys love making pizza (and eating it) but I've never thought of it for a birthday party!! #DreamTeam
    1. It was one the easiest parties I have done. My husband had to work for much of it so I was on my own and could still do it as the kids were mostly sitting down!! I want to do it every year lol! #DreamTeam
  14. This is such a great idea! It's a money saver as far as food costs AND it provides a party activity for the kids. Brilliant! #DreamTeam
    1. It was a really fun party and easy for me as they were mostly sitting down! #DreamTeam
  15. Our 4 year old went to a pizza party a few weeks ago and absolutely loved it. The chef's hats are a great idea! #dreamteam
    1. The hats did work really well. #DreamTeam

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