When it comes to entertaining your children on a day off from school or any other time for that matter, there are two things parents can count on: one, kids find pizza irresistible; and two, they especially enjoy a fun party.
So why not give them the best of both worlds by arranging a fun-filled kids' pizza party?
Why a Kids' Pizza Party is Not an Ordinary Day off School
Most parents struggle with finding activities for their kids to keep them active during the day when they have a day off from school. Sometimes arts and craft projects, watching television and playing video games just doesn’t cut the mustard or occupy their time for the entire day. Rather than leaving your kids bored all day with the same old things to do, consider giving your kids a pizza party instead.
Since it’s customary for your child’s school to provide you with a calendar of scheduled off days, this makes it easy to plan ahead since you’re aware of the days your kids will be out of school. This offers you a little time to be creative with planning activities or sending out invitations when putting together a pizza party on a day a when the kids would normally be in school. Setting a date for a pizza party on one of those days is an excellent way to give your kids something fun to look forward to and another reason to socialize with their friends outside of normal school activities.
What really makes the idea of having a pizza party exciting for your kids is that you don’t need a special occasion to plan the party. This means you can make up just about any reason you like to throw a pizza party with the kids in mind. For example, you could decided to have a pizza party as an incentive for your child getting a good progress report or as an alternative to a traditional birthday party, or simmply because your pre-teen or teen has been keeping up with their chores. The point is you don’t need a holiday or special event in particular to give your kids a pizza party.
The good news about a pizza party is any age group and number of guest will have great time. From a few kids to a group of kids of all ages--preschoolers to high school teenager will undoubtedly enjoy playing chef and creating their favorite dish, especially when they have great tasting pizza recipes to help create whatever pizza style they like. No matter how simple or complex the pizza style from gourmet to pepperoni or just about any pizza their little hearts desire is what makes the pizza party a huge hit with any age group.
Aside from the ability to customize great-tasting pizza is the fact that you can monitor pizza ingredients and toppings to keep a watchful eye on your child's health and nutrition. This is a benefit if you want to make sure their kids are eating healthily, since you can ensure the toppings and pizza dough ingredients are fresh, nutritious and free of preservatives or other additives found in pizzas prepared at fast food restaurants. On the other hand parent’s can enjoy how economically feasible it is to have a pizza party at home instead of a party at restaurant. Even thought some pizza restaurants may offer video games and other activities there is always a fee to play the games and the number of guest invited determines the overall cost. This can really add up if your kids invite friends from school.
A great idea to give the kids' pizza party a little pizzazz is to make it a buffet pizza party. You can’t find that a pizza parlor, that’s for sure! A buffet style pizza party allows the kids to mix and match ingredients and really get creative. And, if you really want to be inventive you can prepare pre-made pizza dough in different sizes and shapes, which will really make the pizza party out of the ordinary and entertaining. Not to mention if you prepare the pizza dough a few days before the pizza party and freeze them, until the day of the party. That way you can avoid a messy kitchen, thus freeing up more time for you to
enjoy creating your own pizza and have just as much fun as the kids and not worry about a dirty kitchen on party day.
No matter what your reasons are for planning a pizza party for your kids, you can rest assure that the party will be a big hit among the kids, one slice at a time, if you put a little thought and creative planning into effect.