January 19, 2012
Planning a kid's birthday party always seems like an easy feat 4 months before the big day. Then, before you know it, you're a few weeks out and actually have to come up with those new and fun ideas to keep everyone entertained. It can be daunting to say the least.
While I'm totally game for ordering a few pizzas and calling it a day, this Quilt Pizza is much more exciting, easy to make and a great way to get all your guests involved. It becomes an activity in and of itself.
First, get a ton -- I mean a TON -- of toppings: veggies, meats, even some pineapple if you like, and divide them between separate bowls. Next, buy a few packages of pre-made pizza dough from the grocery store or your local pizzeria and roll and stretch it to fit a sheet pan. Then place everything out on a table....and let the kids go crazy. Each child gets a square to design their own handmade patch of pizza. Once the pies are all baked up and bubbly, you won't believe how excited the kids will be to chow down on their personalized piece.
And you don't have to have a big party to enjoy this pizza. It easily scales down to accommodate smaller gatherings like slumber parties, get togethers or an intimate family dinner.
Sound like a plan?