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ennay
02-08-2007, 06:37 PM
I am having my daughter's birthday party saturday. I sent out evites and hardly anyone had rsvp'd, so I sent out reminder evites

EVERYONE is coming. I really didnt expect that. I just invited a few people here and there, most of whom have never been able to come to anything.

There will be 13 children, not including mine.

I am sicker than a dog and have done NO preparation. No goody bags, no paper plates. I have ordered the cake, but I dont think it is big enough (Oh well at least no leftovers)

WHAT WAS I THINKING??????

How many pizzas do you need for 13 kids and 15 adults? (and 3 infants :p )


L144S
02-08-2007, 06:42 PM
10 pizzas should do it, have them cut them in 10 slices.
You can get all of the supplies at the part store AND you can always pick up a small cake at the market or some ice cream, kids really don't like the cake anyway.

You can knock all this stuff out in an hour tomorrow!

alinnell
02-08-2007, 06:42 PM
Oh ennay, is there someone you can call to have them come and help you? Being sick is no fun, but being sick and having to do all that planning...heaven help you!

As for the pizza, it depends on the ages of the kids. Kids usually want 2 slices each, but you can always cut the slices in half before you dish it out--make it stretch farther.


ennay
02-08-2007, 06:50 PM
Its an icecream cake, but maybe I'll grab something extra. It just hit me since all of the rsvp's came today. This morning I was thinking "nice intimate party". Now I am thinking...zoo should have been the theme

Ilene
02-08-2007, 07:10 PM
:lol: I remember those days Anne!! Oh, sooooo stressful :crazy: why do we do that to ourselves....... I'm sure the adults will help you and hopefully your hubby too...get a good 10-15 pizzas and freeze the leftovers, I always err on the side of too much food than not enough... Get 2 cakes... Get hubby to go to the dollar store and fill up a bunch of bags for the kiddies with junk ...

Zoo is a great theme :rofl:

ennay
02-08-2007, 07:12 PM
I just realized...I was planning on take and bake pizza, but I cant BAKE that much pizza and none of the pizza places are open before the party. Sheesh

Newlifestyle
02-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Make something easy like hotdogs, I know it isn't good for you but the kids like it. You don't need to have a huge meal, I found any parties my ds' have gone to with hotdogs or lunch meat and buns, carrots, celery, more finger foods, seem to be quite the hit. I wouldn't serve it for a dinner but for a birthday party with that many kids it would work. Make pick plates. Apple slices orange slices juice boxes. Keep it simple, the have fun with the excitement.

Good luck.

EZMONEY
02-08-2007, 08:20 PM
I am having my daughter's birthday party saturday. I sent out evites and hardly anyone had rsvp'd, so I sent out reminder evites

EVERYONE is coming. I really didnt expect that. I just invited a few people here and there, most of whom have never been able to come to anything.

There will be 13 children, not including mine.

I am sicker than a dog and have done NO preparation. No goody bags, no paper plates. I have ordered the cake, but I dont think it is big enough (Oh well at least no leftovers)

WHAT WAS I THINKING??????

HELLLLLLLLL-OOOOOOOOOOOO You WEREN'T THINKING!

How many pizzas do you need for 13 kids and 15 adults? (and 3 infants :p )

WELL ENNAY, I "LIKE" to order 1 x-large pizza per person (big on leftover pizza here) but Angie usually figures 5 kids OR 3 adults to an x-large pizza, we always have plenty. There are cheaper ways to go though, as suggested hot dogs...hamburgers....no one really cares! PAR-TAY! on girl!!:carrot:

ennay
02-08-2007, 08:23 PM
Make something easy like hotdogs, I know it isn't good for you but the kids like it. You don't need to have a huge meal, I found any parties my ds' have gone to with hotdogs or lunch meat and buns, carrots, celery, more finger foods, seem to be quite the hit. I wouldn't serve it for a dinner but for a birthday party with that many kids it would work. Make pick plates. Apple slices orange slices juice boxes. Keep it simple, the have fun with the excitement.

Good luck.

I recalculated and that would be 4-5 pizzas, not 10-15. WHEW. Four large pizzas, one premade fruit tray, one premade veggie tray, apple juice and pop. And I'll pick up a little extra premade cake to go with the one I ordered.

Nope, my daughter wont eat a hotdog (or any other meat product) if she were starving to death and 6 of the guests are strict vegetarian.

Besides, if we run out of pizza, that just means everyone eats too damn much...call me the calorie controller. :p

EZMONEY
02-08-2007, 08:26 PM
P.S. Wait until parties when they start graduating high school ~ then college ~ then weddings ~ then you wonder how much alcohol you have to buy...are there enough designated drivers here? You have it easy now dear!! HA!!

EZMONEY
02-08-2007, 08:30 PM
I recalculated and that would be 4-5 pizzas, not 10-15. WHEW. Four large pizzas, one premade fruit tray, one premade veggie tray, apple juice and pop. And I'll pick up a little extra premade cake to go with the one I ordered.

Nope, my daughter wont eat a hotdog (or any other meat product) if she were starving to death and 6 of the guests are strict vegetarian.

TREE HUGGERS ;)

Besides, if we run out of pizza, that just means everyone eats too damn much...call me the calorie controller. :p

Did you not read my post? You HAVE to have a :jeno: for each person ~ it's the LAW!! :mad:

tikanique
02-08-2007, 08:43 PM
Do you have a Little Caesar's or Dominos where you get the pizzas for $5 bucks? And skip the party store, hit a dollar store. They have all the stuff you need for goody bags for only a dollar! Definitely get a parent that you are close with to come early and help out.

Tiki

ennay
02-08-2007, 09:16 PM
Lol Gary, come to my party and I'll get a meat lovers pizza JUST for you.

midwife
02-08-2007, 10:03 PM
Good luck! We're having a birthday party this weekend, too, but it is at a martial arts place. No cleaning for yours truly before or after.

Keep it simple and try to have a good time. : )

EZMONEY
02-08-2007, 10:20 PM
Do you have a Little Caesar's or Dominos where you get the pizzas for $5 bucks? And skip the party store, hit a dollar store. They have all the stuff you need for goody bags for only a dollar! Definitely get a parent that you are close with to come early and help out.

Tiki

Add a bottle of $2 Buck Chuck ($2 for my pal Allison and I anyway here in California) and that still leaves you $3 for a babysitter for those kids! Cheap wine ~ cheap pizza ~ no kids ~ PRICELESS! :D

Lol Gary, come to my party and I'll get a meat lovers pizza JUST for you.

DEAL! As long as there is extra cheese! My wife decided today to give up refined sugar for 2 weeks...e-mailed my daughter to talk her into it...could be he$$ around here! ;)

Good luck! We're having a birthday party this weekend, too, but it is at a martial arts place. No cleaning for yours truly before or after.

Does that include the blood?

Keep it simple and try to have a good time. : )

Simple? It ain't ever SIMPLE with kids!

almostheaven
02-08-2007, 10:59 PM
Good luck! We're having a birthday party this weekend, too, but it is at a martial arts place. No cleaning for yours truly before or after.

Keep it simple and try to have a good time. : )
That's how I always handled birthday parties with my daughter. I did once throw a sleepover party...nightmare on Elm St. was more like it. But I usually stuck to having the parties at Billy Bob's Pizza or Putt Putt. Even had one once at (gasp!) McDs. :D

For my son's first birthday, we did a 3-way party. His birthday was the 3rd, my daughter's the 5th, and dad's the 8th. So we had a theme cake for each of them.

NurseMichelle
02-09-2007, 08:54 AM
I just had to chime in there with ----> :jeno: made me laugh! (the little icon, not the concept)

Sometimes I just make a bunch of sloppy joe sauce and crock pot it?

midwife
02-09-2007, 09:04 AM
Add a bottle of $2 Buck Chuck ($2 for my pal Allison and I anyway here in California) and that still leaves you $3 for a babysitter for those kids! Cheap wine ~ cheap pizza ~ no kids ~ PRICELESS! :D



DEAL! As long as there is extra cheese! My wife decided today to give up refined sugar for 2 weeks...e-mailed my daughter to talk her into it...could be he$$ around here! ;)



Simple? It ain't ever SIMPLE with kids!

Yes! They take care of the blood, bandaids and ice! It is a great deal for me!

EZMONEY
02-09-2007, 04:27 PM
That's how I always handled birthday parties with my daughter. I did once throw a sleepover party...

For my son's first birthday, we did a 3-way party.

HAD ME GOIN' FOR A SECOND GIRL...;)


His birthday was the 3rd, my daughter's the 5th, and dad's the 8th. So we had a theme cake for each of them.

I like it when you can skip the cake, ice-cream and presents...and just giv'em cash! So much easier..maybe not as much fun :(

EZMONEY
02-09-2007, 04:30 PM
Yes! They take care of the blood, bandaids and ice! It is a great deal for me!

I assume the bandaids are for the kids and the ice for the parents drinks?

almostheaven
02-09-2007, 11:58 PM
HAD ME GOIN' FOR A SECOND GIRL...;)
I figured that'd get your attention. :D

RebaR
02-11-2007, 12:32 AM
so... how did the party go?

ennay
02-11-2007, 12:11 PM
It went really well, I ditched all the party game ideas, too many cats to herd and just let them play with toys and color. 4 large pizzas was way more than enough..we had over a whole pizza left. (although i got 4 kinds so each kind was attacked pretty well) and I definitely needed the second cake.

I was pretty thrilled with myself on friday - I left the kiddos with gramma and did all the party shopping plus physical therapy in 3 hours, including over an hour of driving and a lunch stop.

Oh and as far as goody bags, I hate the "junk" so I got them each a curious george paperback, although if I had planned ahead I would have ordered books from scholastic--that is cheaper.

Ilene
02-11-2007, 05:55 PM
Awesome job Ennay!!

alinnell
02-11-2007, 09:32 PM
ennay~the Curious George idea is Great!!!!!

Whenever my kids were invited to a birthday party I would insist that they give a book as a gift. They were free to give something else, but they had to pick out a book first. It is a heck of a lot better that what my Mother made me give as a birthday gift (socks?????).

EZMONEY
02-11-2007, 10:17 PM
One WHOLE pizza left Ennay? I'm comin' over! As far as Curious George goes, I used to read those books....in 1960...when I was 6! Talk about retro!!