Weekend entertaining typically means cooking on the grill, and grilling is a job I reserve for my husband. I can marinate like nobody’s business, but grilling- especially in 100 degree weather- is not my cup of tea.
With the men off one Saturday afternoon at a beer festival, us “girls” were left to entertain the kids on our own with nobody to run the grill.
So, what do you feed kids at the end of a swimming and play day? Sure, you could pick up some take-out… also not really my cup of tea.
I thought, “why not make something fun?” My girls love to cook almost as much as they love swimming.
A pizza party sounded like the thing- entertainment and dinner combined.
No, I didn’t make my pizza dough from scratch- I’m not trying to be a hero. Rather, I bought fresh pizza dough from Fresh n Easy (I’ve also found it at Trader’s Joe’s) and cut each pizza dough ball in half or thirds depending on the age of each kid.
Have your own pizza party!
Grocery Shopping List
- Fresh Pizza Dough- 1 packet per 2-3 kids
- Pizza Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Sliced Pepperoni
- Sliced Black Olives
“Big Girl Pizza”:
- Proscuitto- 1/8 pound
- Spinach Lettuce
- Sundried Tomatoes
- Olive Oil
Approximate cost for pizza party: $16.99
Approximate cost for take-out: $34.99
Approximate fun for pizza party: lots
Approximate fun for take-out: not so much, even with a free toy