What to Serve with Pizza at a Birthday Party?

Pizza has long been a popular choice for birthday parties. This delicious meal’s numerous toppings allow it to appeal to a wide range of palates. If you’re planning a birthday party, ordering pizza will make your life much easier and less expensive. If you are wondering what to serve with pizza at a birthday party here are some suggestions.

Serving a salad with pizza at a birthday party with kids alongside a dipping bar with garlic bread is an excellent choice. A mixed sampling of chicken wings, bright citrus salad, and mini fruit pizzas are excellent options for more sophisticated palates.

In this article, we’re going to go over exactly what you should serve with your pizza at a birthday party, whether it is for your youngins or for a more sophisticated setting!

Origin of Pizza

The term “pizza” originally appeared in a Latin book in the 10th century, from the Southern Italian city of Gaeta, on the border with Campania. Contemporary pizza was invented in Naples, and its popularity has spread worldwide. The dish has become a global sensation and popular fast food in Europe, North America, and Australia; it is available in pizzerias (specialty pizza restaurants), Mediterranean restaurants, and pizza delivery.

pizza with tomato and green leaves on white ceramic plate

After Italy requested it, Neapolitan pizza was given EU designation as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed dish in 2009. In 2017, the art of making it was included in UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural treasures.

Why is a Pizza Party Fun for Birthday Celebrations?

Everybody enjoys pizza. Yes, we recognize that making such sweeping statements is risky. However, numerous alternatives and favorite toppings of delicious pizza appeal to adults and children. People enjoy pizza even if they dislike cheese (although you can get a pizza without cheese if they despise it). White pizza, meat lover’s pizza, meat-free pizza, and gluten-free pizzas are just a few options. So a pizza birthday party will be an unforgettable birthday party with an unforgettable meal.

Need to know how much pizza to order? Check out this Guide to Ordering Pizza and use the pizza calculator.

What to Serve With Pizza at a Birthday Party?

The two main categories of side dishes to consider here are kid-friendly and sophisticated side dishes.

Kid-friendly Side Dishes

Dipping Bar

Another option is to use the slices to make a dipping bar. Toppings range from cheesy sauce to creamy sauce, such as ranch or sriracha, cream cheese, sour cream, or barbecue sauce, which guests may spoon over their dishes.

Veggie Platter or French Fries

Adding a raw vegetable platter, french fries, or even salted pretzels is an excellent way to increase the number of dippable meals you can prepare.

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread, cheesy bread, garlic cheese bread, french bread, and any bread are traditional pizza side dishes. Top your favorite bread with the dipping sauce and shredded cheese.

Garden Side Salad

This lovely salad bowl is made with an essential lettuce mix, fresh cucumber, and tomatoes. This simple salad is filling enough to serve as a side dish with almost any meal.

Fresh Fruits Salad

The most popular are fruits. Fortunately, they aren’t picky about fruit, so it makes an excellent pizza topping. If you think this fruit bowl is too simple, try it as an ice cream topping for a more filling dessert.

Veggie Pasta Salad

It’s just pasta, Italian dressing, and a few standard vegetables like tomato, cucumber, carrot, and broccoli to make one flavorful side dish your kids will love. Bread can also be added to pasta salad.

Greek Yogurt with Fruit & Nuts

Plain Greek yogurt can be used in a variety of dishes. I like combining ripe blueberries, strawberries, and almonds for protein to balance the sour taste.

Corn Chips & Salsa

Everybody enjoys chips and salsa. The flavors of pizza, chips, and salsa blend well, making the perfect hearty side dish.

More Sophisticated Delicious Side Dishes

Of course, you must also prepare food for the adult guests, such as uncles and aunts, the children’s parents, and everyone else who has been invited.

pizza with cheese and tomatoes on brown wooden round plate

Here are some ideas for more sophisticated side dishes that pair well with pizza.

Roasted Lemony Asparagus

A citrus twist on a pizza dinner could be ideal. Pizza can be a filling meal, thanks to its thick crust, sauce, cheese, and topping-filled body. It’s light, refreshing, sweet, and a great way to cap off a hearty meal.

The delicious taste of lemon brightens the dish’s bright appearance. We all know that we eat with our eyes before we eat with our lips, so the bright green and yellow complement each other well and help to lighten things up.

Spicy Bacon Roasted Broccoli

There’s nothing wrong with a crunchy side dish that highlights the nutritional value of broccoli and includes a hint of bacon fat. The broccoli complements the flavors in your pizza without overpowering them, making it a delectable side dish to accompany your pie.

Bright Citrus Salad

A citrus salad’s bright flavor complements the flavors in your pizza. This side dish can brighten your meal and complement your main course without overpowering it.

Salami and Olive Salad

This hearty, rustic salad transports you to ancient Italy. It provides a nice balance to the entire meal, making you wonder how you ever ate pizza without this kind of salad to accompany it.

Simple Roasted Summer Vegetables

A typical pizza night is a pleasurable occasion. So, when it comes to side dishes, keep it simple. Grilled summer leafy greens are perfect accompaniments to a delectable pizza.

Basic Arugula Salad With Parmesan

Arugula is a colorful, vibrant salad with green tones that complements most meals, but it pairs exceptionally well with pizza. This delectable dish is effortless to prepare, making it the ideal side dish for your pizza night dinner.

several sliced of vegetable pizza on round white platter

Mini Fruit Pizzas

Although these are more of a dessert than a side dish, the fruit adds a light note to meals, making them taste fresher.

Everyone loves these fruit pizzas, especially babies and toddlers. They provide something to do that does not make a huge mess, and you encourage them to eat fruits! For your next pizza night, it’s a win-win situation.

Chicken Wings

Pizza and wings are an iconic combination of classic comfort food, and chicken wings are an excellent side dish to serve alongside pizza when feeding a large group.


Pizzas taste delicious! The sides served with Pizzas at a Birthday Party add more spark to an already happy occasion. The crust is crispy on the outside but soft inside. Pizzas are available in many different flavors and styles depending on what toppings you like to put on them. If you prefer a thicker or thinner crust, try one of those styles instead. We hope this guide helps you choose a suitable side dish for your Pizza Birthday Party.

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