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Kid’s Party-Pizza Time!

Most kids love pizza, especially when they are making it themselves 🙂

It can be as easy or as hard as you like it, although I vote for easy…. The magic ingredient is “patience” combined with lot’s of fun.  Yes you will have some flour on your floor, yes you might get a little sauce on your dish towels.  But those little things will be replaced with big fun memories to last a life-time.

Shopping list;

  • Dough ball (4 mini pizzas per dough ball)
  • Flour
  • Non-stick spray
  • Shredded mozzarella (about 1/4 cup per pizza)
  • Pizza Sauce (about 1/4 cup per pizza)
  • Pepperoni
  • Variety of other favorite toppings like; mushrooms, ham, pineapple, peppers, onions, olives

The base;

You can roll pizza dough from scratch——have fun—-I have done it before with my daughter and son-n-law, I vote for the easier way to start off with….English muffins, bagels or store bought pizza dough are easy versions for your base.

I love the store bought pizza dough.  We rested it per the directions on the counter and then cut it into 4 for everyone to make an individual pizza.

Lucky for me, Ellie showed up early to help in the kitchen, so she rolled out the dough on a lightly floured counter. Another great tip, learn from the kids. I put way to much flour out, she said let’s try a little less and it worked. Not all kids will want to do everything when you are in the kitchen and that is okay.  The trick is finding something they want to do.  Believe me when you get to tossing the dough, everyone shows up. Now did they look perfectly round? No but who cares, they tasted great!

After rolling it out, Donna wanted to show everyone how to toss it…well that turned into a big hit so we took one piece of dough and made it the “practice and toss it away” piece.  They loved tossing it high in the air 🙂  

We then sprayed a baking sheet with non-stick spray and put them on there.  Another idea is to lay parchment paper on the pan and write their name on where “their” pizza is.  

The toppings;

What do they like?  Pickles? Use them?  M&M’s why not?  For this party we had the sauce, mozzarella shredded cheese and pepperoni really working and for the adults a little spinach (Emma who once only wanted cheese and sauce is now eating Spinach-yeah!), mushrooms, green peppers and onions.  

The assembly;

Every kids gets to make their own, this is the beauty.  Joey wanted more sauce, awesome, add more sauce.  Ellie wanted less sauce-easy.  Anderson wanted more pepperoni and smiley face-perfect.  Teddy wanted to toss the dough and Anna wanted to really cover every corner of her pizza with sauce. 

I originally planned on the kids making the adult pizzas too, however the mom’s (Donna & Debbie) were so excited to make their own, smiles for everyone!


Yikes, getting the baking times right on the mini-pizza’s is really the only challenging piece.  It depends on your oven & on how thin you rolled them.  I recommend 7 min, check and turn, 5 more min and then a few more minutes if you need it.  Let is cool for a minute once you pull it out and use a pizza cutter to cut pieces.  

Have fun making pizza memories with your loved ones, and don’t forget to take lots of pictures 🙂


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