How many pizzas do you require for 60 people?

Planning out parties is always fun; finalizing the guest list, décor, dress code, drinks, and menu for the party is more than the actual party; all the party lovers would agree to this. Choosing what to put on the menu can be tricky, keeping everyone’s preference in mind. This is when our favorite snack, pizzas, comes to play. Pizzas in any party, bash, or celebration can never go wrong as they are loved by most of us, including kids, middle-aged and even the boomers. If you are planning on ordering pizzas for your next gathering or a party and end up scratching your head thinking about the quantity to be ordered.

How many pizzas do you require for 60 people?

Check out the article below to calculate the number of pizzas required for 60 people:

If you are planning to order pizzas for a gathering of 60 people, the most important thing to keep in mind is the hunger level of your guests. If you are thinking of keeping other snacks, main course dishes, and desserts on the menu, order an optimum number of pizzas. In contrast, if the pizzas are going to be the main course of your party, it is better to collect more pizzas because a person will have up to 3-4 slices. Remember that having some leftovers is fine over leaving any of your guests starved.


A general rule of thumb to quickly calculate the number of required pizzas is multiplying the total number of people by 3/8, where 1/8 refers to one slice of the Pizza, and we assume that an average person can easily have up to 3 slices of a large pizza. If kids are also going to make it to the guestlist, you can do the same calculation, keeping in mind that children can have up to 1-2 slices.

Calculation For 60 Guests:

Scenario 1: All Adults.

60*3/8 = 22.5 or 23 Pizzas.

Total Pizzas Required = 23 for a party with 60 adults.

Scenario 2: 40 Adults and 20 Kids.

For Adults = 40*3/8 =15 + For Kids = 5

Total Pizzas Required = 20 for a party with 40 adults and 20 kids.

Other Factors

There are other factors, like the other dishes at your party, the time of the party, etc., to consider before finalizing the number of pizzas. So, order 20% extra if there is only Pizza at your party as the primary food item. Also, add 20% to your final calculation as a safeguard.


Things to keep in mind before ordering pizzas

1. The base of a pizza

Thin-crust pizzas are light, whereas pan and deep-dish pizzas fill the stomach. You can increase or decrease the number of pizzas by one or two, depending on the base you choose. Do keep your guests’ tastes and preferences in mind before ordering.

2. Toppings

Toppings play an essential part in determining whether a particular type of Pizza will be sufficient or not. Toppings like chicken, pepperoni, and salami can be more filling than veggie toppings like tomato, zucchini, bell pepper, and olives. You can look out for cheese similarly.

3. Size of the Pizza

Keep in mind the size of pizzas before ordering for a large group of people. Large pizzas (13-14 inches) will suffice for the adults, whereas it is wiser to call medium-sized (11-12 inches) pizza for the kids at the party. For example, Dominos’s large Pizza measures 14 inches, whereas medium Pizza measures 12 inches.

4. Appetite

Keep in mind the appetite of your guests before you dial your favorite café to order tonnes of pizzas to avoid wastage. If you have starters or other side dishes on the menu, your guests will not have too much of an appetite for pizzas. You can increase or decrease the number of pizzas accordingly.


We hope this article made your work easy by helping you calculate the number of pizzas required for your next party and be the best host. You can also ask your guests to take some of the food with them; if you end up with leftovers, make sure you do not waste food. Do let us know in the comment section how your party turned out.

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