Pizza parties are a classic favorite for kids, but they can be great fun at any age! From party games to the perfect beverage and pizza pairings, there are so many ways that you can make your next pizza party memorable and fun!
In this blog post, we’ll give you ideas on how to plan an epic pizza party for adults – no kiddie birthday party supplies required. Keep reading to learn more!
Encourage Everyone to Bring Their Favorite Side Dishes
If you’re hosting a pizza party, it can be tempting to run out and buy all the food. However, there are many ways that guests can help with your cooking: one is by bringing their favorite side dish!
This not only saves on time and money but also encourages everyone to get involved in the festivities. Once people know about this rule, they’ll bring their own homemade guacamole or potato salad for friends to snack on before dinner-time rolls around.
Consider giving guests a theme to work around, such as classic Italian food. Or leave it open-ended and allow their creativity to flow! Whatever you do, you cannot go wrong with a potluck. However, if you want to take care of everything yourself and let your guests relax, our menu has several sides like pasta, garlic knots, and salads!
Stock up on Beer, Wine, Soda, and Other Beverages for Adults
One of the most important parts of a pizza party is the beverages. You’ll want something for everyone, so stock up on beer, wine, and soda as well as water or other non-alcoholic options.
Make sure you select a few local, seasonal beers to complement the flavors of the pizzas. Pale lager, for example, pairs well with pizzas with parmesan crusts and cheesy toppings. Pilsner and Margherita pizza with fresh basil are also perfect partners. And rich and hearty stouts and light veggie pizzas are a match made in heaven!
Offer some liquor options as well as mixers and garnishes. This will provide an opportunity for guests to mix things up when it comes time to refill their cups. You can even hold a “best cocktail creation” contest and let everyone’s imaginations run wild!
Order From the Best Pizza Event Catering From Your Area
When it comes to pizza party catering, the options are endless. Ordering in bulk will save you time and ensure that there is enough for everyone attending your pizza party.
Cheese and pepperoni are beloved classics, but be sure to order other varieties as well. You might want to offer a vegetarian option for the vegetarians in attendance, or you may want to try something new like a Buffalo chicken pizza or pesto pizza.
Play Games While Waiting for Your Delivery Pizza to Arrive
The most memorable parties will bring you back to your carefree younger days. Pizza party games are also a great way to keep the guests entertained and get their minds off when the pizza catering is going to arrive.
Play some fun games with your guests, laugh, smile, and spend time together. However, that doesn’t mean your pizza party must include a game of hide and seek, telephone, or tag. There are plenty of fun board and card games for adults. Here are a few:
- Cards Against Humanity
- Games of 20 questions
- Jenga Giant
- A game of Pong or air hockey
- Board games like Monopoly, Risk, and Scrabble
Stick with the classics or turn them into drinking games for an even wilder time. Be sure to ask your guests to bring their favorite game! Although these games may seem childish, they are a lot of fun if you don’t mind acting or looking silly. Plus, everything is more fun after a few beers.
Create a Fun and Laid-Back Ambience
A pizza party is all about good times and great food! But don’t let the fun end with dinner. Create a space where your guests are comfortable, happy, and free to be themselves. You can go all out with the pizza party decorations and keep with a theme if you want to, but simple touches will do the trick.
Provide blankets for outdoor seating or floor mats for inside spaces. Lighting is also an important detail to set the mood. If you’re outdoors, outdoor lighting like string lights in the backyard is perfect for entertaining!
Create a Killer Playlist
Music is a huge part of the pizza party experience. You can’t have everyone singing and dancing to silence! Play an upbeat song for your guests as they walk in, then change music styles depending on what you’re doing.
For example, play chill and laidback songs when people sit down to eat their dinner, so it’s more about conversation than movement (unless people want to get up). When dinner is over, and it’s back to mixing and mingling, put some fun dancing music back on rotation.
Be sure to ask your guests what kind of music they like and have a playlist(or a few) ready before the party starts. Whether it’s 90’s hits, R&B classics, or anything in between, you’ll be sure to have something your guests want to dance and mingle too.
Don’t Forget Dessert!
Once everyone has had a chance to fill up on pizza, it’s time for dessert! Whip up some of your favorite desserts and set them out at different stations around the house. A crowd-pleasing dessert idea is a sundae bar.
Offer traditional dessert toppings like sprinkles, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Be sure also to add adult toppings like boozy gummy bears, nuts, and dark chocolate shavings. Serving sweets is always an easy way to put people in a good mood since they’ll know their sweet tooths been taken care of too.
Throw an Amazing Pizza Party with These Ideas and Tips
From pizza options to party games and creating the perfect playlist, there is no shortage of inspiration on this list – so start planning that epic pizza party now! Have you been thinking about throwing an awesome pizza-themed bash?
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