Ask birthday kids what they'd like to eat at their parties, and you can bet that most of them will request pizza. And that's a good thing for your wallet. Many pizza chain restaurants offer discounts for high-volume orders.
You can also whip up a few homemade pies for minimal money. Some local pizzerias sell their dough for few bucks per pie, or you can purchase pre-made dough, flatbread or bagels at the grocery store. All you need after that is some sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Other low-cost toppings include chopped veggies, canned pineapple and sautéed ground beef or sausage. With some adult supervision, kids can also help make the pizzas as an entertaining activity. Now, that's a real two-for-one deal!