I was thrilled when mom, Danielle, sent me this cute party she planned for her son Colin!  A Pizzeria Party is a great idea for all ages- and I love the colors that Danielle used! 

The children were greeted with drawing paper and buckets of crayons as they arrived at the party…

The adorable invitation was made to resemble the adorable birthday boy!  So cute!

Even the water carafes were ready for the party…

The photo banner was a great touch to show how the birthday boy has grown! The letters spelling out COLIN were perfect to add the colors in to the decorations.

I love the colorful wrapped boxes and pin wheels- and the mini rolling pins!  Cute!

The snacks were healthy and yummy…and color-coordinated to match the party

Of course, the main activity was making pizzas!

Cupcakes for everyone after the pizza!

The party favors are super cute!  Mini pizza boxes filled with toys and treats!

What a fun party!  Colin’s Pizzeria served up a great birthday!!


Invitations, cupcake toppers, and bottle labelsTreasures from the 80’s
Stickers:   partyINK

Colin’s “4” shirtOnelovephoto8   

Number 4 artwork tutorialShe’s {kinda} Crafty

Picture garland tutorialI Should Be Folding Laundry

Pizza puzzles in favor boxes:  Michael’s $1 aisle

Other favors:  Target and Michael’s

Pizza boxes:  local pizza place
Pinwheels, Paper Lanterns, Galvanized Buckets:  Hobby Lobby

Chef’s hats and disposable aprons:  Growing Cooks

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