Kids Birthday Pizza Party

Part of being a personal chef is throwing parties. I know, I know. It’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it. I throw dinner parties, holiday parties, “just for fun” parties, engagement parties and my absolute favorite – the Birthday party. If you know me “in real life” I am a birthday party fanatic. Birthdays are the most important days of the year and I celebrate mine for the ENTIRE month of June!!

Just a few weeks ago my favorite 10 year old in the whole entire world turned 10! I’m lucky to have such fabulous clients to be a personal chef for, plus they have the best kids ever! It was a really big deal because she is amazing and I love her! And we threw her a kick ass party!!!! I’m counting down the 10 must have things for a killer birthday party!!

#1 – Always have a fabulous cake!

#2 – Birthday Bubbles are key!

#3 – Make sure everyone knows where the party is!!

#4 – Make it unique – personalized napkins are always a hit!

#5 – There has to be something fun – like a sparkly tattoo artist!!

#6 – Have a beautifully set table with lots of snacks

#7 – Prep as much as you can before! I did a make it yourself pizza party – so everything was ready by the time the kids arrived!

#8 – Keep it interactive and let the kids go wild! Don’t worry about the mess – there’s time to deal with it later!

#9 – Two words: Cotton Candy!!

#10 – last but certainly not least – make sure the Birthday Girl is always happy!!!

And there you have it!! The best 10th Birthday Party to date!

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  1. Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    how perfect! i bet those kids were in LOVE with that party πŸ™‚

  2. Deborah

    How fun! I’m throwing a party for my 2-year old this weekend, but I’m not as much of a fabulous party planner!

  3. Debbie Lane

    Oh, to be 10 years old … and Gaby’s favorite! Well done, well done!!

    • cloe

      I’m ten,and I’m sure this will be a breeze

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  5. marla

    Now that is a DREAMY b’day party!! Wish I could hire you to throw this kinda gig for me. Looks like the girls had a wonderful day! xo Love all the sparkles πŸ™‚

  6. Lisa

    Gaby – awesome job – the make your own pizza party idea is awesome – the kids look like they had a great time! Love the sparkles and the cake!

  7. Lucy Lean

    FUN – especially the sparkly tatoo artist – do you have the contact details PLEASE!

  8. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Awww, happy birthday to Allegra! What a lucky little girl. The party looks like it was great fun, and I love the idea of mini pizzas! You did a wonderful job, Gaby.

  9. Miri Leigh

    Such a fabulous party! I don’t think I had ANYTHING like this when I was 10. Allegra is a lucky girl to have you in her life.

  10. [email protected]

    One of the downside’s to not having girls – no sparkly tattoo artist!!!! This sounds like the perfect recipe for a “kick ass” birthday party and one Miss A. will remember forever!!!

  11. Rocky Mountain Woman

    I did a make your own pizza party for my grandkids a while back and they still talk about it/want to do it again.

    What a lovely party for a lovely little lady!

  12. Cathy/ShowFoodChef

    What a great idea; making the pizza. I bet she had a fantastic time. Lucky you, but really lucky them, too!

  13. Kristy

    Love it! I have an 11 yr old daughter and that party is right up her alley! Great job!!

  14. Heather Christo

    So Cute Gaby! I’m a total sucker for Birthday Parties too! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  16. Sarah

    How cool is this party!! I want one just like it for my birthday this year.

  17. Katherine @ Grass Stains

    Gaby, that looks like a WONDERFUL party! I’m sure she was totally in love with everything you did … she certainly LOOKED happy! I have three boys ages 8, 6 and almost-3. So I throw a LOT of birthday parties! I can use your ideas as a wonderful checklist. πŸ™‚

  18. Sherry Greek

    This is adorable and so fun looking! Your house is gorgeous and I wish I had a party like this when I was younger.

  19. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    my daughter is turning 4 next week…perfect timing and i love!!!! those sprinkles! omg!

  20. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life

    That looks amazing and gives me so many ideas for my daughter’s 5th birthday!

  21. cierra

    i wish my mom had enough money to throw me a birthday part on my b-day next month. πŸ™

    • amanda

      sorry bout that maybe she can have a friend or family member throw you one. Have a good day:)
      Sincerly,
      Amanda Britt Rippee

  22. charlotte

    awsome when i had mine it was just like that everybody at school the next day was all talking about it

  23. amanda

    I’m turning 10 on july 6 and i’m throwing a birthday party at a park. I love how you made that cake!!!!! it looks SO cool!!!!! I’m haveing a berry cake with white frosting with a berry filling ( or ice cream filling) and berrys on the top. hope she had a truly fun birthday! πŸ™‚
    Sincerly,
    Amanda Britt Rippee

  24. amanda

    we are having a chocolate cake intead just to say it’s in 6 days tomarrow!I can’t wait!!!!!! I GO PHYCO WHEN I”M THIS HAPPY SOMETIMES MOO! YOU HEESE COW MOO PERSON!!!!!. ………………………………………………………………………………………………..moo

  25. Amy Tee

    im turning 10 in 2 months thanks for putting this on the internet u r my hero ive been surfing the net for ages until i found this thanks

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  27. Tina

    I have to say Thank you so much, I have been stressing over my fiance’s daughters birthday party, She is turning 10 also so very important birthday, I am trying to make it special, I have 3 boys and its so fun when she is her for the summer “Girl Time” but she only gets to do fun things when she is with us, so I really want her to know we are proud of her,an awesome grades this year in school and this is a big deal, double digits:). She is the sweetest girl ever also, the only wish i have is a checklist on everything so i could just go down it n make sure i do not forget anything. or had a special person to help me make this right, I am disabled, lots pain n surgeries etc but i can do this, our kids are me world. Thank you again you are amazing!

  28. Shannon

    Please dear God tell me this sweet childs name is not Allegra! Allegra as you may well know is a type of allergy medicine and I could only imagine the teasing she would get. There should be a committee to approve baby names as more and more people are just making names up, and changing the spelling or pronunciation of names. It’s sad for the poor children that have to live with parents ridiculous choices. Sorry for tje rant I work in pediatrics and see this crap all too often.

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