Tips For A Planning Pizzeria-Themed Kids' Birthday Party

If you're looking for a fun theme for your child's next birthday party, you can't go wrong with a pizzeria-inspired celebration. Children of all ages will appreciate the food, as well as the decor and games, at a pizza-themed party. 

No matter what your party-planning budget is, you can throw a bash that is sure to delight your son or daughter. The good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to create an authentic pizzeria atmosphere, complete with the tasty pies and other nostalgic touches.

Depending on the size of the birthday party, you can either host the event at your home, either inside or out depending on the weather, or in a rented space. Some ideas include an actual pizzeria or other types of restaurant, a banquet room, or a reception hall if the guest list is large. 

You can either make the pizza yourself or have them catered by your favorite local pizzeria. If your party is taking place during a busy time of the year, place your order a few days or even a week in advance.

Here are some additional tips for planning a pizzeria-themed party for your child.


No matter where you're holding the celebration, the right decorations are key in providing a fun, playful vibe. Balloons are an inexpensive option, yet make a big visual impact. You can either go with basic red and white balloons or choose ones featuring whimsical pizza designs. 

You can welcome guests into the party venue with a balloon arch, or just simply let them float over the tables or around the room. They can also become props for balloon-popping games. 

Other kid-friendly decor ideas include red and white cloth or plastic tablecloths and matching napkins, printed pizza paper plates, pizza-inspired paper wall banners, and potted Italian herbs, including basil and oregano, as table centerpieces. 


The most important factor of any pizzeria-inspired party is the menu. Either have fresh pies brought in right as the party starts, or make them yourself prior to the celebration. You can make them a day in and advance and bake them during the party to save time. 

Keep kids entertained by setting up a build-your-own-pizza bar. Provide individual-sized crusts, and place bowls filled with toppings, such as shredded cheese and black olives, down a buffet-style table. Kids can create their own meals, and have adults bake them at the end of the line.

If the guests have any leftovers, send them home in customized pizza boxes,

Reach out to a pizzeria for more information.