Pizza Party Ideas and Activities

These pizza party ideas and activities will help you throw a fun pizza party for kids. See some of the best pizza decorations, pizza party activities, pizza party games, and more!

Pizza parties are perfect for birthday parties, dinner parties, and fun celebrations for kids. You can even host a pizza party on National Pizza Day (February 9th) or other fun holidays that you celebrate.

Fun Pizza Party Ideas and Activities

Fun Pizza Party Ideas and Activities

Our family are huge fans of pizza and we eat it at least once a week for pizza night. It’s also an easy kids party theme that you can throw together quickly which is why we are sharing some great pizza party ideas and activities.

On nights we don’t have time to make our own pizzas or to wait for delivery, we like to make an easy pepperoni pizza casserole. It’s not the same as enjoying a hearty pizza, but it will satisfy our pizza craving!

The Ultimate Pizza Party Guide

If you are looking to host a pizza party in the near future, we want to help! This ultimate pizza party guide will go over everything you need to throw a fun pizza party and give you some great pizza party ideas and pizza party activities.

For this list of pizza party ideas and activities, we’ve included some different types of fun. For instance, you’ll find some fun pizza games, various fun pizza birthday party ideas and activities, tips, and more.

How to Throw a Fun Pizza Party: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether you are throwing a pizza party for adults or kids, there are a few ways that you can make it fun.

A fun pizza party with some great pizza party ideas and activities will help bring everyone together to have fun and enjoy some tasty food. Want a creative birthday cake? Don’t forget the fun pizza shaped cake.

Choose Delivery or Homemade

Do you want to order out pizza from your favorite pizzeria for the party or focus the party around having guests create their own pizza? If you have guests create their own pizzas, you can provide the different toppings, your favorite pizza crust, and a sauce. Adults can make their own unique gourmet pizzas or the kids can create their own unique topping pizzas.

If you don’t want to order out or make your own pizzas, you can always have a pizza potluck. Each guest can bring their own pizza and everyone can enjoy them.

Go All Out with the Decorations

Don’t forget the decorations! Go all out with the pizza decorations and create your own pizza space. You can find some cool pizza balloons, pizza décor, and other pizza themed items for the party. Here are a few of our favorite when it comes to decorating for your own pizza party.

What to Serve with Pizza at a Party

Wondering what to serve at a pizza party or what sides go with pizza at a party? When you think of some pizza party ideas, think about pairing your pizza up with some other foods and drinks. Pizza can always be the main course, then you have your sides, and even a dessert.

Juice and soda are probably the most common for kids. Beer and wine are popular choices for adults. Appetizers are always a good idea to have at a party, even a pizza party. Here are just a few ideas for your pizza party side dishes and sides that you can pair pizza with:

  • Wings
  • Caesar salad
  • Meatballs
  • Bruschetta
  • Mozzarella Sticks

How to Set Up Your Pizza Party

If you are ordering a pizza: Ordering from a local restaurant can be an easy way to set up the party so that you can focus on the other pizza party ideas and activities. In my opinion, the best way to set up a pizza party is banquet or potluck style. Set aside a table that has all of the pizza on it. This will allow party guests to easily get to the pizza and grab a slice or two.

If you are making your own pizzas: A homemade pizza party will be fun and will be a great way to celebrate! Setting up an area to make the crust (a pizza dough kit will be helpful here!) and a place where you can have different pizza toppings is a must.

A long banquet table will work great for this because each person can sit around the table rolling out the dough. Then, you can bring your own toppings out and let them add the pizza sauce and their favorite toppings.

Set up doesn’t have to be in a kitchen. If you don’t have enough room, designate a space somewhere else and have a couple of adults in charge of taking the pizzas from the pizza-making station to the oven.

Either way, you will want to place down tablecloths or something that will protect the table and the floor! Aprons will also help protect the clothing as you make your favorite pizza recipes.

Another option would be to check out any pizza party venues or a restaurant with an Italian theme to hold the party.

Pizza Games for the Party

When it comes to pizza party ideas, you need a pretty cool pizza game to go along with that delicious pizza you’ll be serving up. These fun pizza party games will make the party even more special and fun. These are games both kids and adults can play during the party.

Pizza Bingo – Bingo is always a fun game to play when it comes to parties. Grab this free printable and let the kids have fun during the party.

Pizza Trivia – Create a list of trivia questions that revolve around pizza for your guests. Everyone can answer the questions and whoever answers the most correctly wins a prize. If you are hosting a large party, you can put guests into groups for the game.

Minute to Win It Games: Fun and simple to set up, minute to win it games are perfect for parties.

Pizza Relay Race: Set up an obstacle course in an outdoor space that includes pizza-related challenges. Challenges like having guests carry a pizza box through an obstacle course or racing to put toppings on a pizza would be fun.

Balloon Toss: As kids, balloon toss is always a fun game to play at parties. For the game, have the kids see who can keep the balloon in the air for the longest without it touching the ground.

Pizza Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger hunts are always fun to play. For a pizza scavenger hunt, you can hide pizza-related items around and have guests search for them. The first person or team to find all the items wins a prize.

Pizza Box Art Contest: This is probably one of our favorite pizza party ideas when it comes to activities. Have guests decorate their own pizza boxes with markers, stickers, paints, glitter, and other craft supplies. Whoever makes the most creative pizza box wins a prize.

Play a Board Game: These are always a fun option when it comes to pizza party activities. You can go with the most popular, have fun with geography board games. Either way, it’ll be fun!

Play Video Games. Set up a fun video game area that the kids can play during the party. This was always one of my son’s favorite pizza party ideas because he was so into video games and his friends were too. It worked out well because everyone had a good time.

Pizza Party Activities

These pizza party ideas and activities can be a fun addition for guests. Like the games, the activities will bring some entertainment to the party.

Pizza Placemat – Not so much a game, but a fun pizza activity for kids! Print out the placemat and let the kids complete the activities while they wait for their pizza.

Pizza Making Contest – For a pizza making contest, simply divide guests into teams and let them create their very best pizza. You can provide the dough, toppings, and sauce and they can get creative. You can go with savory pizzas, a fruit pizza selection, or even dessert pizzas.

Blind Pizza Tasting – Have each guest wear a blindfold and try different types of pizzas. Guests can rate them based on taste and quality. This is another one of our favorite pizza party ideas.

Pizza Movie Night – For the party, set up a selection of different pizzas and watch your favorite movies. You can also find movies that have a lot to do with pizza. Movies like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Pizza My Heart, “Mystic Pizza”, “30 Minutes or Less”, or “The Pizza Boy.”

Trivia Night: Trivia games are fun when it comes to pizza parties. Kids of all ages can play the trivia games. We have a fun and free printable pizza trivia game that you can grab for the birthday bash!

Ideas for Pizza Parties

The best thing about a pizza party is that it’s customizable. You can play any games you want, add in your favorite activities, and more.

Many of those factors will depend on the age of the guests and how you want to set up the party. Foodwise, you can serve a variety of different foods or just keep it simple and stick with pizza only.

Hopefully, these tips and pizza party ideas can get you started. If you have any other tips or ideas to share, please leave a comment so that we can check them out!

How to Throw a Fun Pizza Party


  1. We’d love to have a make your own pizza party! Our friends would have a blast too.

  2. Deborah Ackerman says:

    Love all of these! Great article!

  3. Amber Myers says:

    These are some fun ideas. I know my kids would be a huge fan of a pizza party!

  4. Pizza parties sure are the best. When my daughters have friends over, we usually do pizza parties. They’re a lot easier, and everyone always loves pizza.

  5. The “Pizza Making Contest” sounds fun and a great way to add more fun in the kitchen. I would try this with paper cutouts of each item too, and create a fun matching game.

  6. I would love to throw an actual pizza party. It would be cool to have a ton of crazy toppings.

  7. Beautiful Touches says:

    Making pizzas together would be such a fun party activity for a pizza party, I think!

  8. Pizza is always a favorite in our house! And pizza party is an awesome excuse to stay together!

  9. Hey there! Your Pizza Party Ideas and Activities post was fantastic! The creative pizza toppings and DIY pizza station were a hit at our party. The game ideas like “Pizza Pictionary” were so much fun. Thanks for making our pizza party a memorable one!

  10. Melanie E says:

    I love that sound of a pizza party that’s a bit different. That sounds like it would be really good fun. The activities would be a fun addition too. I might give blind tasting a go.

  11. The blind testing would be fun. We haven’t had a pizza party in awhile. Maybe we’re overdue. 🙂

    1. Richelle Milar says:

      Having a Pizza Party would be awesome and exciting as always! These are all really great ideas thanks for sharing this with us

  12. This is a fun idea; we love to make homemade pizza and it would be fun to have a tasting of pizza. It has been a long time since we had our pizza party too.

  13. while we have had pizza at parties many times, i don’t believe we have had one like this.. so saving these ideas to make our next one more fun

  14. Pizza is such a crowd favorite, we often find ourselves serving it at parties. It is nice to have some different ideas for entertaining with pizza.

  15. Wow, this is so timely! We have an upcoming celebration and this would be an awesome idea!

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