Kids

Pizza-Making Parties

FAQs

What is a Pizza Making Party?

It is a party for kids to make their own hand crafted pizza with their favourite toppings* and having a great time with friends. Pizza Making Parties are perfect for many occasions, such as birthdays, festive events or just for kids to have fun.

*Toppings include: ham, pepperoni, button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, black olives and mozzarella cheese. Other toppings are available at extra charge.  If you would like to order extra toppings, please discuss with your booked restaurant.

What do the kids do during the Party (Rundown)?

Children will be guided by an experienced party leader to make their own pizza by learning how to skillfully spread the San Marzano tomato sauce and put their own chosen toppings onto the pizza dough, which will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. While the pizzas are in the oven, children will be seated and enjoy their drinks. If it is a birthday party, children will then get together and sing “happy birthday”, cut the cake and share. At the end of the party children may bring their hand crafted pizzas home to share with the family.

Run-down

15:30 to 15:40 – Guests arrive / Welcoming refreshment

15:40 to 15:50 – Introduction / Clean hands / Distribute aprons and hats

15:50 to 16:20 – Pizza-making begins (hurray!)

16:20 to 16:35 – Presentation of birthday cake and candle-blowing

16:35 to 17:05 – Pizza is ready served with drinks

17:05 to 17:20 – Cake is dished out for dessert

17:20 to 17:30 – Wrap up / Wind down

What is included in a Pizza Making?

Each kid participating in the party will get:

  • a pre-formed 10-inch dough for making your own pizza
  • toppings include: ham, pepperoni, button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, black
  • olives and mozzarella cheese
  • a chef hat and an apron
  • a pack of juice
  • a balloon

We will also provide invitation cards for the party host.

Is there an age limit for joining the party?

Children from age 4-9 are most enjoyed with our pizza making party. Children aged 3 must be accompanied by an adult for the pizza making.

How long does a Party last?

A party will last for 2 hours – our parties normally run from 15:30 to 17:30.

Where can I host a Party?

You can choose from our 7 restaurants located in Kowloon or on Hong Kong Island. Please refer to our website for restaurant details.

How early should I arrive prior to my party?

We advise you arrive no earlier than 10 to 15 minutes before the Party is scheduled to begin.  We would love to have you sooner, but we also need all of our preparation time uninterrupted to set up for your Party.  Up until then our staff will be busy tidying up, moving tables and generally making sure the area is ready and safe to accommodate you and your guests.  Your cooperation and understanding is much appreciated.

What if I want to stay longer than two hours?

Unless you have notified us beforehand and booked out the restaurant for longer when the booking is made, we do need to enforce a strict policy of ending on time. We like to keep things fair and this ensures that we honour and respect the promises we’ve made to other customers arriving after you.  If your party is delayed beyond the agreed Party end time, extra charges will be applied.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Can adults attend the Party too?

Of course! Adults may accompany kids to the Party. There is no extra charge for being present and supervising. However, if they decide to order from our menu, normal prices will apply.

How many guests may I invite (Maximum Capacity)?

This depends on the Party Area, which varies by restaurant and is also stated on our website. Ideally though, and on average, 20 people are a good size.

While we love to throw big parties (the more the merrier, right?), we also take fire and safety regulations seriously. The maximum capacity per restaurant is there to help us maintain a hazard-free zone. We take this seriously and therefore reserve the right to limit the number of guests and/or refuse extra guests if the number of people present in the designated Party Area has reached full capacity.

Please note: no refunds will be made and we cannot be held responsible for cancellation of your booking or non-acceptance of your Party if the terms above have been breached. For avoidance of doubt, we recommend you to provide us with a final number of guests before the Party begins.

How many PizzaExpress staff will there be?

Two staff will be helping at the Party – one experienced party leader and a server. Our party leader will guide the children through the pizza making process and our server will provide support for the kids during the pizza making process, as well as serve drinks to the kids while their pizzas are in the oven.

Is there a minimum-spend requirement?

Minimum spend varies by restaurant.  Please contact us by filling in the Enquiry Form for more details.

How does the minimum spend requirement work?

Here is a quick example:

Minimum Spend: $5,500 (10% service charge inclusive)

Number of Children: 20

$198 x 20 children = $3,960 + 10% service charge = $4,356

$5,500 – $4,356 = $1,144

You can spend the amount of $1,144 on ordering additional food and drinks from our dine-in menu to meet the minimum spend.

How do I book a Party?

You can check availability by filling in the Enquiry Form.  Tentative bookings for Parties booked more than 4 weeks in advance will be held for 5 days. Parties booked within 4 weeks of the Party date will be held for 3 days. Parties not confirmed within this time may be offered for others to book.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

For a Party with minimum spending at HKD$5,000 or above, a HKD$2,000 deposit is required. For the minimum spending below HKD$5,000, a HKD$1,000 deposit is required.

How do I pay a deposit?

The deposit will need to be paid in person at your booked restaurant. A venue visit will be arranged for you to discuss your queries prior to your booking. The balance of the Party is due on the day of the Party. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and UnionPay.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation by the Client –

We understand things can happen. If you need to cancel your event for any reasons, please notify us at least 7 days in advance by emailing events@pizzaexpress.hk and we will refund you the full deposit amount in the form of the original payment.

In case of severe weather conditions (i.e. Black Rainstorm Signal and/or Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is still hoisted 2 hours before your party, we will do our best to reschedule your event.

Cancellation by PizzaExpress (Hong Kong) Limited –

We pride ourselves on the most reliable service. However, PizzaExpress (Hong Kong) Limited reserves the right to cancel the booking in case of unforeseen circumstances and upon such cancellation PizzaExpress (Hong Kong) Limited will offer you the option of re-scheduling or refund to you your deposit in respect of the booking but PizzaExpress (Hong Kong) Limited shall not be liable to pay any compensation whatsoever to the Client or any other person for any loss, damage or expenditure arising directly or indirectly from the cancellation.

Is there any way to get a discount on a Party?

We do not offer discounts for Pizza Making Parties. Nevertheless, you will be eligible to earn Dough when you book a Pizza Making Party or Pizza Jams at one of our restaurants, just show us your Club Card at the time of payment.

Can I bring my own cake?

Yes – the cake cutting fee is HKD$180 per cake. We would recommend you to order our yummy Chocolate Fudge Cake, which serves about 20 children (approx. 2.5 pounds, HK$380), and a cake sign will come with the cake with no extra charge.

Can I bring outside food or drinks?

Only cake and wine are allowed (cakeage and corkage fee* apply). No other outside food or drink should be brought into the restaurant.

*$180 per each cake or each bottle of wine.

Do you have party decorations? Can I bring my own?

We offer PizzaExpress branded colour helium balloons and a generic “happy birthday” banner.

You are welcome to bring in your own decorations if you would like something different as long as they do not need to be hung from our walls. Please let our Party Organizer know in advance so that we may work with you to make your child’s experience special.

Confetti, silly string, piñata and noise-making devices (e.g. horns, whistles) are not allowed.

Please note: We reserve the right to prohibit certain decorations for fire, safety, health and environmental concerns.

How much time will I have to decorate before the Party?

You are allotted 10 to 15 minutes prior to your Party starting time for decorating and set up.

Can I bring a private entertainer (magician, musician, princess, etc.)?

Yes, you can.  If you need recommendations, we can provide you with contacts of private entertainers.

What happens if my guests arrive late?

Due to time constrains, we will have to start the Party on time, so please tell your guests to come punctually. If your guests are really late for the Party, they may join the group at anytime but we will not start the pizza making process again.

Can I make any special requests?

We will try our best to help you throw a perfect party, but we would also reserve the right to reject any special requests, especially those related to changes in features of our Party packages. We will not provide refunds or substitutions on all entitlements, privileges and special discounts.

Are there any games for the kids?

Kids will be making pizzas and having the birthday cake, it’s the focus of the party – at the end of this activity, there will not be much time left for the kids to

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This “Kids Pizza-Making Parties FAQs” is written in English language and may be translated into other languages. In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the translated version of this FAQ, the English version shall prevail.