Plan a Pizza Party - The Budget and Checklist

In Part 1, we covered the decor. In Part 2, we talked all things menu and dessert. Now, it’s time for the nitty gritty part of party planning - the budget and checklist. At Events Uncorked, every party we share focuses on two things - affordability and simplicity. A beautiful party doesn’t have to break the bank and it shouldn’t consume all of your free time to pull it together. Below you’ll find both the planning checklist and budget for this party based on 12 guests.

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This checklist covers everything you need to do and when for your own pizza party. It assumes you’re hosting this pizza party in celebration of a birthday or shower that you know about well in advance. But, you don’t have to have two months to pull it together. All of the decor arrived in a week or less (all Amazon items were available on Prime) and since you don’t need time to prep the menu, you can pick it up the day before.

If you’re using this party as inspiration for your next get together with friends, you can skip certain elements like the big dessert display (including balloons and pizza paddle banner) meaning it can come together in 24 hours or less.



Should you recreate this party exactly as you see it in each part of this blog series, the total cost for 12 guests would come in at $226.16. Keep in mind that this does not include the cost of food as prices vary greatly based on brand, store and location. Since some items purchased, like your butcher paper and pizza boxes, will give you more than you need for one party, they can be used again keeping the cost of your next celebration even lower.

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  • Fresh Flowers

  • Terracotta Pots

  • Fresh Herbs

  • Dirt (for planting)


For pizza party decor, check out this post. If you’re looking for the menu including desserts, you can find that here. To download the complete Pizza Party Planning Guide right now, enter your information below.

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