Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pizza Party Checklist!

We are coming really close to Christmas, it is freaking me out! This month just flew by! I was really excited to start all sorts of new traditions this holiday season, but unfortunately we are still in the "spend Christmas with the in-laws" phase of our marriage which often means succumbing to their traditions instead of our own.. but I somehow managed to convince everyone to make our pizza for Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning I am bringing those sweet rolls I mentioned earlier. So the new traditions live on!

For today's post I thought I would explain how to make a pizza/throw a DIY Pizza Party since it has been on my mind as I plan for Christmas Eve.

host a pizza party! Making your own pizza is so fun & easy! Plus, you can add whatever toppings you want! This is a new family tradition for us!

Pizza Party Must Haves:


- dough (we use pre-made from Winco, I know Sprouts also sells pizza dough and I'm sure a few others do too)


- cornmeal to roll your dough out on (NOT flour; flour will make your crust tough)

- marinara sauce. We love using tomato paste because you can really control the water content so you don't end up with a soggy pizza--plus! the tomato flavor is very strong, which we love. We usually add olive oil til we get the desired consistency & season with basil, garlic, salt & oregano.

- toppings

  • meats: pepperoni, ham, sausage, chicken, bacon
  • veggies: mushrooms, olives, artichoke hearts, onions, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes, banana peppers, jalapenos
  • fruit: pineapple
  • cheese: mozzarella
- drinks! We are going with Martinelli's (it's our go-to drink for holidays/special occasions)
- dessert: try a pizookie to fit the theme!! We go with classic chocolate chip, but you could really do any cookie. In fact, a peanut butter pizookie with vanilla ice cream sounds AMAZING right now! (Not sure how to make one? Check out my easy step-by-step guide)

easy pizookie dessert for a pizza party


Even if you're not throwing a pizza party, here is a servings guide I made for large get togethers!

how much food to serve at a party





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