Teen Pizza Party

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Today my daughter turns 13. Not 13 months, but 13 years. I am the parent of a teen. I may or may not be freaking out about it. I may or may not be in denial. I may or may not continue to tell people she is only 12.

Not only does this mean she thinks she get’s to watch PG-13 movies, but she no longer fits under the kids eat free option. I think our dinner options are about to change! Although it’s not like we go out to restaurants often anyway.

We celebrated Frank’s birthday this past weekend by having a slumber party. Our friends offered up their home to host the tween/teen takeover party. They have a large basement that the girls designated as their space.

Early in the week I ran to Walmart to grab food for the party. I picked up a few Tony’s pizza’s  from the frozen section, to help save on the cost of feeding so many kids. I even took advantage of the Coupons.com $0.75 off coupon. You should snag one too while supplies last.

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The party started at 6:00pm which meant the girls were ready for dinner. I had Tony’s pizza’s in the oven while the guests started arrive. Frank set up a few ice breaker games for the girls to enjoy while waiting for all 10 tweens to show up.

We whipped up a quick salad to eat along with the pizza, I knew this would be my only chance to get anything nutritious into them. The rest of the night would include cady, chips, popcorn, cake, ice cream and soda. I may or may not have gobbled up all the leftover pizza. I am pleasantly surprised by their new crispier crunchier crust, the use of real cheese and sauce made with real tomatoes.

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rainbow birthday cake

The girls chose a few movies to watch and enjoyed a pre-planned craft.

DIY sharpie be-YOU-tiful canvas

I was actually able to enjoy the evening and remain sane because

  1. I had a friend to battle the tweens with!
  2. I saved money by buying frozen pizza’s instead of delivery
  3. I had less mess to clean up preparing frozen pizza, instead of cooking a big meal
  4. By using throw away dishes saved clean up time

How do you save money when feed a large amount of people? What tricks help you stay in the action and not in the kitchen?

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  1. Finger foods (fruit trays and veggie trays) for large groups…or pot luck. 🙂 LOL Although that might be a little challenging for tweens…but maybe a little bit interesting 😉 ha! What a fun party!!

  2. Yummy, looks fun to me!

  3. This sounds like a great party! I know that pizza parties were always my fav as a kid! I will def. recommend using this idea to my mom when she goes to throw my brother is bday party!

  4. makeupbylaurag says:

    OOO OOOO OOOOOOO Can I come? Fun party! Love the picture at the end!

  5. carlybrydon says:

    Man, a teen party seems so far away with our 5 month old! I love how easy the pizza made it!

  6. Looks like a blast! Great tips for hosting too! I’m all about easy peasy so I can actually enjoy the day with guests so this is right up my ally!

  7. This looks like an awesome night! I heart Tony’s pizza and we always have it in our freezer!

  8. Looks like SOOOOO much fun!!!

  9. Looks like a fun party!

  10. Great idea! I remember making our own mini pizzas when I was like 10 years old at a birthday party and I thought it was the BEST. Everyone likes pizza! And fun girls night, I love the craft 🙂

  11. Sounds like a fun girls night and we really like Tony’s pizza’s. If we are going to get frozen it’s Tony’s because they are cheap and well they taste really good too.

  12. my3monstersblog says:

    Great job on the party!! That’s one thing I have learned as my kids get older — doesn’t really matter what you serve, just have lots of it. I say the easier, the better. Way to go mom!

  13. Oh I loved those pizzas when I was a kid! They were super easy to make and quick! And happy birthday to your daughter! I hope she had a great day!

  14. Isn’t the kids getting older traumatic for us?! I am struggling with having two 14 yr old boys in the house! I have to say, teen girls are more of a handful though! At least I was haha!! Love the craft you created, and can’t beat an easy clean up meal!

  15. We turned 13 last fall and it was eye opening. Did a spa party and to tell the truth, I think it was my last big party for a birthday. Love the frozen pizza idea!

  16. frozen pizza is such a lifesaver around here!

  17. I’m a great believer in doing as little as possible when we have people over! Socialising and having fun is the most important thing, frozen pizzas are a great idea or preparing something in advance in the slow cooker.

  18. How in the world do you have a teen?! You don’t look nearly old enough!
    We love salad and pizza for a quick meals. I always try to have at least a few in the freezer.

  19. Sounds like a perfect night for the girls! Frozen pizza can be so tasty and easy!


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