I love pizza and a make-your-own-pizza party is easy to put together. All you need is dough, sauce, toppings, fizzy drinks, and really cool people.
First, prepare your dough. I used the Smitten Kitchen recipe for leisurely pizza dough and made it the night before. Lesson learned: let it sit on your counter the morning of for a few hours to let it get back to room temperature. This will impact your end product.
Prepare your ingredients. It helps to have an idea of what kind of toppings will go together. Our toppings included: pepperoni, prosciutto, mushrooms, arugula, peaches, mozzarella, basil, tomatoes. We also had olive oil, pepper, and salt. For bigger parties, I would have added different kinds of cheeses, more veggies, and a white sauce.
Make some fizzy drink. Ashley found a delicious drink recipe on Pinterest. It’s ginger ale, frozen blueberries, limes and lemons.
Make your pizzas. Fire up your oven and then get to work. Roll out your dough, pour on the sauce and put on the toppings. When you are satisfied, pop them into the oven. I would recommend 450 degrees for 15 minutes for a personal size pizza but keep checking your pizza so it doesn’t overcook.
Eat a salad while you wait. It’s ok. It’s good for you and it complements pizza well.
And then take your pizza out and enjoy. Voila! It’s a party.
This make-your-own kind of party can be centered around a number of different foods. Here are some ideas:
- Cookies or cupcake decorating party: have the cookies or cupcakes ready with a variety of icings and candies for toppings
- Popcorn mixing party: have mix-ins like M&Ms, chocolate and caramel drizzle, nuts
- Nacho or taco party: have a variety of meats, quesos, veggies
- Mimosa bar: have different fresh fruit juices and plenty of champagne
What kind of make-your-own party have you hosted or thought about hosting?