Are You Having a Pizza Party for Your Kids Birthday?
Is your child asking you for a pizza party? Do they want to have a birthday party with their friends and some of your family? I am going to give you some tips on what to include in your child’s pizza party.
What Are The Best Fun Places to Have A Pizza Party?
- Chuck E. Cheese
- Pizza Hut
- Red Robin
- Chili’s Grill & Bar
- Uno Chicago Grill
- Citi’s Pizza
Nobody knows your kid/s better than you do. Kids often like to eat their food and play games afterwards. However, the downfall of this could be that your child doesn’t eat their food because they are to interest in playing games.
The reason why a lot of parents like Chuck E. Cheese is because they set the entire party up and do cleanup afterwards. Your kids can enjoy the many fun games that there are as well.
The cost of the party will vary. It will be based on how many kids you are having and adults as well. For instance, a basic party for around 12 kids and 6 adults would be around $280.00. This means that your average price per person is going to be around $13.99. This is not so bad when you consider they are doing all the serving, cleaning up and food costs. You also get a birthday cake as well.
I can remember growing up having my birthday party in Chuck E. Cheese. It’s probably one of the most adventurous places for a kid to party in.
What Other Foods Can Be Included in Your Pizza Party?
- Fruit Drinks
- Hot Dogs
Should You Allow Your Child to Invite All of Their friends?
Your child will most likely want to invite all their friends from school, afterschool activities and neighborhood friends. It can get expensive if you are having a party in a restaurant. It’s best to limit your child’s friends to around 12 kids.
If you plan on allowing your child to have all their friends for the occasion, you may want to have the pizza party in your backyard. This will cut costs by nearly 50% if you are having 20+ kids attending with their parents.
Most local pizza restaurants can give you a place to have a party. You will find that your child has good memories. Kids and adults both love pizza. It the 2nd favorite food in America. The hamburger is #1.
What Else Should Your Pizza Party Include?
- Video Games
- Plastic Ball Indoor Playground
- Swimming Pools Are Fun If You Have One
- Party Hats
As you can see, parties are fun no matter where they are at. I find that parties that will give your child good memories are the best approach. Your child will have many pictures of their party to share with their friends and other family members.
Pizza parties first started to become more popular in the United States during the 1950’s. Parents started to find that it is easy to buy a few pizzas for those attending. The pizza was often delivered by the pizzeria and it saved the host from cooking. Pizza was believed to be a food loved by everyone.
How Many Pizzas Will You Need for Your Guests?
The average kid eats around 1 slice of pizza and the average adult eats 1.5 slices of pizza. If you are having a party of 18 people, you would need around 4 large pizzas that are cut with around eight slices. You want to always have a little bit extra in case your guests go beyond eating the average.
You also want to make sure that your guests have a variety of toppings. Today, pizza can have everything on it from pepperoni to ham and pineapples. Its good to have each pizza having a different topping. You don’t know which guests will enjoy what pizza.
The most popular pizza eaten today is cheese pizza. Second is veggie pizza (mushrooms, green peppers, onions). Lastly, the pepperoni pizza comes in as third.
Here Are Other Popular Types of Pizza:
- Meat Pizza (pepperoni, meatball)
- Margherita Pizza
- Pizza with Chicken on It
- Hawaiian Pizza
- Supreme Pizza
- Buffalo Pizza
- Everything Pizza (Meats, Vegetables, Fruits)
What If Your Child is a Vegan or Vegetarian?
If your child is a vegan or vegetarian, its important to have vegan pizza available with special types of crusts. Some vegans are raw vegan. This means that they only will eat raw living food. The crust must be made in a dehydrator that is 115 degrees. It an take several days for a raw pizza to be completed.
When to Open Presents?
It’s always best to open presents after you eat. In this way, your child can have enough time to eat their food and play games. When it comes to present opening time, kids often like to play with their gifts often they unwrap them.
You will find that most of the people attending the pizza party will bring a gift. Afterall, you invited them to a party and most people will have something to give to your child.
How to Set the Table?
If you are having your pizza party at home, its important to get the right tablecloth. Kids often like to see superhero’s or cartoon characters on their tablecloth. I usually look on Amazon.com for clues as to what are the top sellers. You will find that the right tablecloth will help your child and their friends think that it’s the “coolest” party in town.
Being a kid today has its advantages than it did 20 years ago. The internet age allows you to search for tablecloths on various websites. Make sure to put up plenty of balloons. I usually put up around 20 balloons for any pizza party that I have. I find that my guests appreciate a well decorated room.
What Are Some Good Pizza Toppings?
- Garlic Powder
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Pizza Seasoning
Best Times to Have a Pizza Party:
The best time to have a pizza party is between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. In this way, it doesn’t interfere with your child’s bedtime and it leaves parents at your party with plenty of time to get their kids home to take care of their daily routines.
How to Create Your Invitations for the Pizza Party
I usually create my own party invitations. I find that kids like to receive their invitation in school. When they see the pizza on the invitation card, they often get excited. You can even put on the invitation that snacks and drinks will be provided.
You can also offer a kid friendly surprise gift from a raffle. You may give each child a raffle ticket that they must take with them when attending the party. You can raffle off a toy or a present that will be good for a child attending the party. In this way, the kids can look forward to possibly receiving a surprise.
What Supplies Will You Need If you are Hosting the Party at Your Home?
- Plastic Forks and Knives
- Paper Plates
- Paper Cups
- Paper Napkins
- Cake Knife
- Birthday Candles
Hopefully, you have gotten a good idea on how to have your pizza party. Happy eating!