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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mini Pizza Party

Hello to my friends from Okanagan4Kids!  I hope you enjoyed the article on Greening Up Your Grocery Shopping!

Now, on to the PIZZA PARTY!

Recently my oldest son hosted his first sleepover!  His cousin came over last weekend for 24 hours of playing, running, eating and sleeping.  It was a huge success, the boys both had so much fun and our son was pretty exhausted by Sunday evening!

I wanted their Saturday night/sleepover dinner to be a fun time, after all, this was my son's first hosting gig and I wanted it to be extra special.  So I figured, "Hey, what kid doesn't like pizza?"  (Actually I must admit, my brother and I both didn't like pizza when we were kids, but we soon wised up!)  Anyways, I decided that we were going to have a "MAKE YOUR OWN MINI PIZZA NIGHT" for supper, and it was a huge hit!  Here is what we did:


Bakestone Brothers Multigrain Thin Bun (found at Costco)
Pizza Sauce (in the squeeze bottle = more fun!)
Red pepper
Green Pepper
Yellow Pepper
Orange Pepper
Fresh Pineapple
Fresh Tomatoes
Deli Meats (pack from Costco - Hot Capicolli, Pepper Salami and Hot Salami)
Mozzarella Cheese


Heat oven to 350F.

Split a thin bun to make two pizza "crusts".  Squeeze on some pizza sauce, spread with a spoon.  Add your toppings, as many as you'd like.  Top with cheese.  Place mini pizzas onto a large cookie sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 7 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

As my nephew would say, they were "deeelicious" and both boys gave the pizzas "thumbs up".  My husband and I both really enjoyed them too.  So easy to put together, lots of fresh vegetables, even a little fruit!  Lots of fun colour, and the best thing, the kids had FUN!

The mini pizzas were so popular that my boys asked that we have them for dinner the next night.  So we did.  I happened to have a mango on the counter which we added to our list of toppings, and both my husband and my son loved that addition!

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  1. Great post. These are a great idea for playdates. You got my vote! ;)

  2. Ah! Sounds so good! Two of my kids would love this. One of them doesn't care for pizza, and unfortunately we just found out he is allergic to mangos. Believe it or not, they are in the same family as poison oak! The oils in the skin give him a rash on his face and mouth. Bummer! But I love this recipe and you have a fun blog!

    1. I had no idea that mangoes and poison oak were in the same family. Weird how allergies work hey. Thanks for sharing! And thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Looks so good and like so much fun! I love that everyone can choose whatever toppings they want, and since the pizzas are small everyone can try different combos of toppings on different pizzas. Thanks for a great idea!

    1. The boys did have lots of fun, and it was nice because each pizza was their own personal creation, which meant they ate their dinners without any fuss :-) Though they are usually pretty good, this was like insurance! Thanks so much for stopping by...have a super night!

  4. I love make your own pizza nights, and pita is so great for this. It's so funny because I have a very clear memory of my first lunch play date with a friend at my house when I was probably around 5 or 6 and my mom made us English muffin pizza's. Funny the things you remember! Thanks for a great post!

    1. And thanks for a great story! I always love reading what you write. Thanks Kathy for stopping by, glad I triggered a nice memory :-) Have a great day!

  5. We did mini pizzas at my son's birthday party. Huge hit with the boys. :)

    1. For sure! I'm sure I will pull these out again for future sleepovers or birthday parties. So easy and fun! Thanks for stopping by Micki!

  6. You're welcome, and thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a great night Mikki!


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