Pizza parties are already a success, given that they’ve got pizza in them. It’s hard to mess up from this point. They’re ideal – you get to celebrate birthdays, job offers, anniversaries, or even just get-togethers with friends. Order a variety of pizzas – get experimental with the crust and toppings. Remember to look into vegetarian pizza options, vegan cheese and more, depending on your audience. But if you want to take your pizza parties to another level, here’s what we’d recommend.
Pizza party bar
Setting up a pizza bar is easy and brings a level of independence that might lead to some fun and crazy ideas. There’s enough room for creativity, and we can get conversations going. Set up a pizza bar with a variety of toppings to choose from and put out sauces as well. Guests can customise their pizzas, and this makes the party more interactive. One can choose a topping, add seasonings and even level out the cheese they’d like.
Pizza making game
Challenge your friends to make a pizza. The idea is largely straightforward and doesn’t require too much effort. Really, it’s about how creative you can get. See who can build the most unique pizza, and don’t shy away from making everyone try it! The best thing about parties is that a lousy pizza will just lead to laughter. It’s an easy way to get everyone involved in the party.
Everyone eats pizza, but does everyone know about pizza? You can have a trivia to test out how much your guests know about pizzas. You can find pizza trivia online – it’s fun, it’s informative and, more importantly, it gets everyone craving pizza!
Pizza movie night
This is a far more common idea. Switch popcorn for pizza. Merge your dinner and movie time together with a pizza movie night. Put on a pizza-themed movie – ratatouille, cloudy with a chance of meatballs, teenage mutant ninja turtles or Home Alone. It’s a great way to relax and unwind after a work week. It’s a fun idea for families or even friends.
Pizza karaoke night
Sing your heart out to lovely songs, and play some foodie songs if you’d like. The pizza is easy to heat (or re-heat) and can be eaten as you enjoy de-stressing with friends. It’s filling and goes along well while socialising.
Successful pizza party planning
Plan: an easy way to be successful is by planning. Planning ahead of time. Ensure you have enough room, move furniture around and keep more valuable things elsewhere. Find a place to order pizzas from and try their pizza before you order a few together. Ask your guests if they have favourite pizzas or any dietary restrictions you should know of. Remember to include variety in the kind of pizzas you’re ordering – switch things up.
Space: clearing up your space is very important. While pizza is not super messy to eat, maybe keep white rugs away. Move some furniture away so you can allow movement. Remember that if kids are invited, you might want a designated space and also – some smart childproofing. Set up a specific area for a pizza bar – let people know where things are so there isn’t any doubt.
Have drinks: In addition to pizza, you can offer guests something to drink. Smaller snacks like garlic bread, fries or hummus dips can help guests looking for a smaller snack. You can prepare iced teas, soft drinks and some fruit juices – anything to balance a blissful bite of pizza.
Perfect the vibe: a pizza party can be a calm, unwinding time or a party with upbeat songs that keep people on their toes. Play the right type of music, get some small decorations for your place, and maybe even buy a festive tablecloth to sell the whole idea!
Relax: once you’ve ordered the pizzas, arranged the pizza bar, sorted out the drinks and welcomed the guests – leave the worrying for later. A key ingredient of any party is how relaxed the host is. Let the guests ease and figure out the rest of it. With good company and pizzas – there’s very little room for error.
Throw pizza parties when you don’t feel like cooking extensive meals. They’re quick to make and order. They keep the fun alive, and everyone loves a good pizza. Pizza parties are easier and let you reconnect with people. They’re affordable and filling.
A food enthusiast and a blogger – someone who likes to eat and write about it. I’m passionate about exploring different cuisines and challenging my palette. I give into my food craving regularly and am often on the hunt to find my new favorite food place in town.