Hosting a homemade pizza party? Here's 5 tips to make it simpler and more fun for everyone!
HOMEMADE PIZZA PARTY TIPS
Have you thought about how you might be able to host a successful pizza party at your home, or one of your man caves? I'm so excited to share our best tips and tricks to help you make your party a smashing success.
We hosted a big extended family party with over 20 people and this is what we did to make it manageable! And to keep it simple.
The best part is this is one party theme that doesn't require you to have all the cooking done before your guests arrive!
Just order all the ingredients that would be required and you would be good to go. But yes, one step that cannot be skipped is checking whether the oven can take up all load or not.
If you have invited a good number of people, then the last thing you would want is to see the oven break down. To avoid one such situation, it would be best to call an oven repair expert and get it checked, prior to the party, so that it doesn't deceive you at the last moment.
1. Plan your menu.
The first step is to decide what kind of pizzas you want to make. Do you want to have tons of toppings or keep the options limited? Knowing what you are going to make will help you make your shopping list and/or divide out topping assignments to your guests.
So Festive Tip: Look at your favorite pizzeria menus online for ideas!
2. Gather helpful supplies
Your pizza will turn out so much better if you have the right pizza party supplies. First of all, you must prepare your outdoor pizza oven. Then, make sure you have parchment paper to prepare your pizzas on.
Using a pizza peel will make transferring your pizzas in and out of the oven super easy. I can't tell you home many times we've dropped pizzas before. You can do it without, but it's much harder!
An inexpensive pizza stone will make the pizzas bake evenly and give it a nice brick oven taste.
And make sure you have a pizza cutter or two to slice all the yummy pizzas you'll be making.
RECOMMENDED HOME PIZZA SUPPLIES
3. Post all the pizza options
Make it easy for your party guests to know how to combine toppings by sharing some ideas for different pizza topping combinations.
If you have a giant chalkboard, use it! You could also use butcher paper, a white board, or smaller menu cards.
And forgive me for spelling Pizzerie wrong. I was in a hurry and didn't notice until after the party started! Oops!
4. Make prep quick and easy
Depending on the size of your crowd, you may want to forgo homemade pizza crust (as much as we love this homemade crust, when it comes to partying, simplifying is key!)
Inexpensive Pizza Crust Options
- Check your local grocery store for premade pizza dough. If you have a Winco or Trader Joe's nearby, they offer yummy dough in the refrigerator section.
Pre-cut the toppings
- Prepare the toppings in advance (like the day before or morning of) to avoid last minute stress.
Line the counter with butcher paper
- Line the counter and table with butcher paper to make the clean-up super quick!
Easy pizza sauce ideas
- Use this 3-minute homemade pizza sauce recipe- so cheap and so good!
- Store-bought alfredo sauce
- Your favorite BBQ sauce
5. Make thin crust pizzas
Plan to make thin crust pizzas. This will make your pizzas bake super fast!
Simply roll out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper. Then let your guests decorate them with their choice of toppings.
Set your oven to 450 degrees F and bake the pizzas for about 5 minutes each.