Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pizza Themed Party

Posted by Lori:
It's been a long time since I've posted about birthday parties, so when I came across these photos today, I knew it was a perfect party to share with you all!
Several years ago, one of our children wanted a pizza-themed birthday party. It turned out to be a lot of fun!
Because chef's hats weren't easy to find at that time (they are now!), I just made them myself.  I purchased cheap white material, cut out a wide strip, folded it in half and hot glued it to a round piece of material, making each hat chef-looking. (No sewing! Yay!)
The aprons were cut out of old, red, double knit material, so didn't require sewing and also didn't fray.  Each of my own children, plus other children in attendance, received the hat and apron as party favors.
Each child was given a ball of pizza dough, a small pizza pan, and went to work creating their own pizza.  The pizzas were baked, then eaten.  I ordered pizza for the adults (grandparents, aunts, and uncles).  It would have taken too long to bake so many individual pizzas.
A red-checked tablecloth served as a backdrop for the mini chef portraits.  The pictures were so cute!  My sister even has her three children's chef pictures hanging in her kitchen!  I used the top picture of my children for our Christmas card that year.

And what is a birthday party without a cake?  The pizza-themed party also had a pizza looking birthday cake.  It was super-easy to make and I served it out of a pizza box.  Too bad I can't locate the picture right now, but here is a link with lots of pizza cake photos, if you're interested:

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