It is hard to imagine an adult or a kid around that does not adore pizza. For kids, the idea of making their own pizza is probably just as thrilling as eating one. Kids love to create and make a mess while doing so. If you are up for a little messy fun, then have a make your own pizza party for your child. Neither you nor they will be disappointed.
Getting in the Mood
When the kids first arrive, have them all grab a clean, new, white apron. You can purchase these in bulk either online or at many craft stores. Have your table set up with markers, pizza themed stencils, and stickers. Let them put their names on their aprons.
After they are done decorating their aprons and putting their names on them, the kids can then decorate their own paper chef’s hat.
This will get the kids in the mood for their pizza-making experience.
Preparing the Pizza Dough
If you are going to make fresh dough, make it advance and let the kids skip over that segment. Small children are not patient and you do not want to leave any room for mishaps should the dough not rise, etc.
Make certain to create miniature size chunks of dough so that the kids will make miniature pizzas. Otherwise, you will be waiting forever. If you are using frozen dough, make certain to have plenty extra servings as children can (and will) drop their pizza dough.
Have a rolling pin for each child and a small baking tray. You can buy these trays at craft stores, as well. If you buy in bulk, you will find it cheaper. This way, the children can take home their trays. It is best to put numbers on the bottom of the baking tray and assign each child a number. In this way, the children are eating what they are touching.
Let the kids grab their rolling pins and start rolling out their wad of dough. Have an adult walk around to check and see if the kids need a little extra flour. Once they have their dough rolled out in circular pizza shape, have an adult scoop out a ladle full of pizza sauce and let the kids use the back end of a tablespoon to spread it around the dough.
Have the table set with many different ingredients. Make sure that you let the parents know that this is a make your own pizza party in case of any allergies or concerns. Put things such as different kinds of cheese, pepperoni, or olives.
Let the kids go to town and create their own masterpiece. Get a large baking tray and place the mini trays with the miniature pizzas on the larger baking trays. In this way, you can cook many of the mini pizzas at the same time.
You can have a cake made to order in the design of a pizza or if you are feeling brave, you can have the kids decorate their own cupcakes to resemble pizzas, as well.
The kids will remember this birthday party for a long time to come, and you will be remembered, as well.