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Throw a DIY pizza party for National Pizza Party Day with these tips!
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this but since moving to Virginia I’ve had a really big problem to overcome…
No one delivers to my neighborhood.
No Chinese food. No grocery store. NO PIZZA DELIVERY.
Yes, you heard me right. NO PIZZA DELIVERY!
I am a pizza lover, so this is huge.
We can pick up the pizza and bring it home but it’s always lukewarm after a 15-minute car ride. I have heard that some of my neighbors purchased this secret weapon, though, to keep the pizzas hot on the way home.
What we have been doing is attempting to make our own pizzas. This is a good activity for the kids…it’s fun, it’s easy, and it takes care of dinner for me!
It’s also a fun thing to do when your kids have friends over. And did you know that National Pizza Party Day is the third Friday in May? THAT’S TODAY!
So round up some friends, pick up dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings, and throw a DIY pizza party tonight!
Here are my five tips for throwing a DIY pizza party…
5 Tips for Throwing a DIY Pizza Party
- Get the right tools. Curious Chef sent me its three-piece pizza set and a tomato-shaped cutting board for my kids to enjoy. This set made them feel like they were professional chefs in the kitchen! They especially loved using the pizza cutter, because I never let them use my sharp one. This one is perfect– it won’t cut them but it still cuts the pizza. Plus, all pieces are dishwasher-safe and BPA free. This would make a great gift for a child who is into cooking! Curious Chef products are also available on Amazon.
- Put the dough right onto the pan after you shape it.
- Chop the toppings into small pieces.
- Shape the dough yourself. I know, I know, playing with (and shaping) the dough is part of the fun for kids but really little ones may have trouble forming it into a flat circle shape. I shape it for them, let them add their toppings, and then give them a separate small ball of dough to play with and “shape” however they want.
- Label pizzas with flag toothpicks. Write each kid’s name on the flag and stick it into the uncooked pizza so you know whose is whose.
Another idea instead of the traditional sauce and cheese pizza is a dessert pizza. I admit, I was skeptical, but oh my goodness was this S’mores Pizza insanely good.
Both me and my kiddie testers labeled it the best dessert we’ve ever had.
I loosely followed this recipe for S’more Pizza from Guy Fieri, but left out the almonds, chili pepper, and cayenne pepper. (Oh and I used chocolate chips instead of a chocolate bar.)
But really, any pizza you decide to make will be delicious because…it’s pizza.
And your kids will have fun with the process because who doesn’t love to play with dough?
So get cooking and enjoy throwing a DIY pizza party!
Want to know what wine to drink with your DIY pizza? Check out this awesome wine & pizza pairing site…