Many adults today are in a pinch when it comes to dining out. So the idea of potluck parties or taking turns at one another’s houses for meals on a Friday night is resurfacing once again. A great and fun way to breathe new life into that idea is by hosting a pizza party for adults to make and eat their pizza.

Invites

The best way to host an adult pizza-making party is to send out invitations. If you are thinking of going economical, you can use your email for invitations. Make sure to let everyone know that you need them to bring certain ingredients, as well.

Once everyone responds, ask each guest to volunteer or assign them a specific ingredient. You can supply the dough and the wine for the pizza-making party.

Ingredients

Since not everyone likes everything on their pizza, once your guests arrive, have your kitchen tables set up with everything on it and ask one or two guests to make a simple cheese pizza for those who like things plain.

Otherwise, have small sections of dough ready to go. Using smaller units of dough will make for miniature size pizzas, and you will be able to fit more of those in your oven. These also take up less time. 

If you have a neighbor or two attending the pizza party, ask them to let you use their stoves for the finished product.

While sipping wine and enjoying conversation, have your guests get creative with everything from pineapple to anchovies on their pizzas. Olives, anchovies, red and green peppers, and mushrooms are great toppings. You can even boil some chicken, cut it up the day of the party, and have your guests add that, as well.

Food and Drink

If your guests are the creative type, perhaps you might want to consider having them create different cocktails to go with their pizza creations. You may even want to consider having other wines and have a wine tasting/pizza-creating event. The possibilities are boundless.

Do not be afraid to get creative with this. Please do not make it about simple pizzas; try making a white pizza with fresh ricotta cheese or a Margherita pizza, pizza with salad on top, or pizza with pasta on it. You can make miniature pizzas or pizzettes, as well. Homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella, the pizza-making possibilities are endless.

However, it is essential to get a clear and definitive headcount before you host your pizza party. Only then should you sit down and make a list of ingredients that will be sufficient for you and your guests to enjoy your pizza-making experience to its fullest.

July 18, 2021 — Fernando Sciessere

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