Solution: GO BIG! Without breaking the bank.
Jugno's Monster Pizza. I went with kid-friendly flavors but went the whole 20 and 36-inch goodness. The kids were all "Wow!", "That's huge!", "Awesome!"
A tip: Get them pre-sliced into squares for that no-hassle, easy distribution.
Of course, you want to be the bigger party planner for the teachers, too. So even with a shooting video game theme, you DO NOT put guns in your design; and you DO NOT serve soda with your pizza. Good, good mommy. :)
The best part is watching my boy, Miro, from afar --beaming like the sun as he munched on a cheese pizza alternating with a badge cupcake (He didn't have the heart to eat his favorite TF2 characters, lmao!) as his classmates went on thanking him and telling him how cool his little party is.
Hear that? That's MY birthday wish coming true. :)
Disclaimer: This blog does not aim to push TF2 to preteens. The point of this blog is to push party planning bigness without spending big. Feel free to theme your child's party to what he or she feels is 'big' for him or her.