Need a fun idea for your next party? Pick a date, invite your friends and prep our PIZZA PARTY IDEAS to host a get-together that really works. No matter how you top it, each make-your-own pizza is Insta-worthy and delicious too!
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So friends, are you ready for our PIZZA PARTY IDEAS? Let’s do this!
Back in the day, there was simply one type of pizza dough, made with yeast and white flour. Yep, that was it. Thankfully, times and tastes have changed and we can now make pizza using a slew of different doughs. Whether whole wheat, gluten-free, spelt flour, pre-made, homemade or another favourite, we suggest handing guests a disc of dough for this make-your-own pizza concept.
A good rule of thumb when using fresh dough is to allow a 6½-ounce portion of raw dough to create a 10-inch pizza. We also like using a perforated pan to bake these homemade pizzas, especially in a conventional oven. If you’d rather cook your pizza on a grill, check out our Amazon links at the bottom of the story and consider purchasing a pizza stone – a must for this method.
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We think much of the success of our sure-fire PIZZA PARTY IDEAS is the way we laid out all of the toppings for guests to use as they wish. Prepping the various toppings is easy enough, but placing complementary ingredients in matching bowls takes the guesswork out of making winning combinations.
Of course, there will always be those who’d rather craft something totally unique and original, and that’s OK too. With so many toppings being offered who knows, they might end up making the world’s next great pizza.
Here are four of our favourite pizzas, two of which are vegetarian. If there are any here you haven’t tried yet, give it a whirl – we promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Making pizza with an assortment of favourite vegetables works every time. We used readily available veggies, but feel free to change these up with more unusual add-ons like corn, peas, asparagus, zucchini and fresh greens like spinach or arugula.
Vegetarian pizzas are always nice to have on hand!
Including the Hawaiian is a nod to a fellow countryman. Greek-Canadian Sam Panopoulos from Chatham, Ontario is credited for creating the pizza back in 1962.
Seriously, what’s not to love about tangy tomato sauce topped with pineapple, smoked ham and mozzarella? Brilliant, I tell you!
This much-loved pizza is considered the pride of Italy. The pizza is divided into four quadrants, each one filled with different toppings to represent one of the four seasons. Artichokes for spring, black olives for summer, Portobello mushrooms for autumn and prosciutto for winter.
Topped with Parmesan this pizza has taste to boot!
Our final entry is a white pizza, with no tomato sauce in sight. Instead, a generous sprinkle of Mozzarella is topped with sliced pear, Gorgonzola and walnuts, but the last step, a drizzle of honey before it heads into the oven, is perhaps one of the most inspired moments in pizza history!
Once everyone has created their individual creations, the pizzas are baked in a hot 450°F oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the crust edges and bottoms are a rich golden brown. After that, we’re transferring the pizzas to dinner plates to be enjoyed. A party can’t get much simpler than that.
The final consideration with our PIZZA PARTY IDEAS is to serve them with a side of salad. We especially like offering a few salads for guests to choose from like our CAESAR SALAD, our very tasty KALE, CARROT AND PARMESAN SALAD and then finally our LAYERED SPINACH SALAD. They add the perfect finishing touches to this popular meal.
We just made pizza-making easy with these PIZZA PARTY IDEAS. Let’s make dinner delicious!