You can always rename things for the theme (Grape skewers are so much more interesting when you call them “Grape sabers” for Star Wars!) but you can also decorate the food itself to match the theme.
Cakes and cupcakes are easy canvases for themed decor, but we wanted to go one step further.
Max's 8th birthday party, which was “It's Great to BB-8” themed, was the perfect opportunity to take the flat surface of a flatbread and make it a BB-8 pizza, which happens to be an excellent inspired-by snack for everyone's new favorite droid.
We only had about a dozen kids for the party, so these were easy to do, and I just assembled and baked them at the time we needed them; the only prep we did in advance was cutting out the rings of cheese.
- Flat bread (I prefer Trader Joe's Mediterranean Flatbread, but pitas would work)
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella
- Sliced cheddar cheese
- Sliced black olives
- Large and small biscuit cutters (Affiliate)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Using the large biscuit cutter, make circles of cheddar cheese. You'll need 1.5 circles per pizza, so a quick calculation will tell you how many pieces you need to slice.
- Once all of your Circles are cut, use a smaller size biscuit cutter to make rings of cheddar.
- Cut 1/3 of your rings in half, and use some of the cheese scraps to get small 1/2″ square pieces of cheddar as well.
- Now you're ready to assemble your pizzas!
- Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the flatbread; the back of a spoon works great to get an even layer.
- Sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the whole pizza.
- Lay one and a half rings of cheddar so it looks like the second ring is running off the edge, to help gt the roundness of BB-8 himself.
- Place small scrap squares along the edges of the rings .
- Lay sliced black olives on the overlap sections of the cheddar.
- Bake in 350 oven for 11-13 minutes until everything is melty and delicious.
- Serve and enjoy, may the force be with you!