When you're planning a large party for a friend or loved one, you may not have the time to create a menu that will feed the big crowd. If you're looking for a food item that is sure to please most of the guest list, consider serving pizza—it's easy to customize and is a favorite of people of all ages.
To save time in the kitchen, have the pizza delivered or pick it up from your preferred local pizzeria. You can easily order just as much as you'll need to feed your hungry guests, and won't have to worry about running out of ingredients on the big day. Ordering the pizza rather than making it yourself will also free you up to mix and mingle with the party-goers.
Take any of your guests' dietary concerns into consideration when planning the pizza menu. For instance, provide a vegetarian or vegan option, as well as a pizza made with gluten-free dough if needed. If children will be in attendance, order a kid-friendly pie or two to appease picky eaters.
Pizza isn't just for casual get-togethers, since you can add more gourmet ingredients, such as sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto, and artichoke hearts to a plain cheese pizza when you get it home. A versatile party food, pizza can be served at everything from holiday and birthday parties to bridal and baby showers.
Here are some ideas for serving carry out or delivery pizza at your next special event.
1. Kids' Birthday Parties
Pizza is the ideal menu option for kids' birthday parties, and you can start by ordering just a few simple cheese pies. As an interactive party idea, set up a topping station and have each young guest personalize their pizza. They can make "funny faces" using healthy ingredients such as diced tomatoes and green peppers, or even get creative with pineapple and other adventurous toppings.
2. Baby and Bridal Showers
Ordering pizza for a baby or bridal shower will give allow you to focus on other fun party details, such as the desserts and decor. For a baby shower, top the slices with mini pacifiers or rattles as a whimsical touch, or have the pizzeria write "it's a boy" or "it's a girl" using toppings as a special request.
For a bridal shower, order customized heart-shaped pizzas, and top the slices with plastic "diamond" rings. As a special touch, have paper napkins printed with the bride- and groom-to-be's names, along with the wedding date.
For more information, reach out to a pizza carry out service.