How to Host a Pie Fight Party

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Who is ready to step up their Pie Day game?!

But really... Why limit the fun to just one day in March? For my wonderful Dad's birthday this year, we threw him a surprise party... but not just any surprise party, we decided to show our love for him by a good old fashioned PIE FIGHT! (He's such a good sport!) If you know us, we love getting messy and this was a perfect way to laugh and enjoy one another as well as celebrate someone we love dearly. We had a blast and now I want to share the process with you so you can have a shindig of your own!

How to Host a PIE FIGHT Party!



  • A ton, and I mean A TON of pudding mix
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Pie tins
  • Ponchos (optional)
  • Warm washcloths
  • Water hose
  • Table cloths

Tips and Tricks

  • The warmer the weather, the better. Because OBVIOUSLY you should do this outside. We got super lucky as you never know if it's going to rain, snow or be sunny in Utah this time of year.
  • We had TONS of makeshift pies made of pudding, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry on top!
  • What you dont see pictured is about 5 other tables filled with more pie/pudding. GO BIG OR GO HOME RIGHT?!
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Tips and Tricks (Cont.)

  • Little children are not the biggest fans of the pie fight chaos. _ Some really just enjoyed watching, some enjoyed participating and others didn't want to be there at all. Just something to keep in mind if you are thinking about getting a babysitter. My four year old took off and missed out on most of it, my two year old got nervous and pouted. My 11 month old loved getting pudding in the face. Jk jk! He sat and watched happily from afar.
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Tips and Tricks (Cont.)

  • Poncho's are a fantastic idea if you or your guests didn't bring extra clothes. It doesn't block all the mess, but greatly reduces it.
  • Wear clothes that you don't mind getting ruined. I was dumb and wore a shirt I kinda liked... Yeah it got stained. You'd think pudding would wash out, but it was a lost cause.
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Tips and Tricks (Cont.)

  • Have tubs/coolers full of (preferably warm) water and lots of wash cloths.
  • A hose comes in handy to help tidy up hands and stuff.
  • The pudding gets hard so hose it down quickly afterwards. We thought it'd be easy to wash away so we took our time. Do it quick or it'll take a couple times to disintegrate.
  • Have guests bring extra clothes, tarps, ponchos, whatever they think they made need to clean up before they leave. Most people went home to take showers afterwards, but some stuck around to eat real pie and visit with friends.
IMG_5284 All in all, it was a fantastic party and everyone had a complete blast. If I only had one word to describe how fun this pie fight was?....


edit6 For another messy party idea, see our Paint War Party here! Photo's by the talented Addie of Utah Alternative Photography.

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