How to Throw a Homemade Pizza Party

I love entertaining, and pizza is guaranteed to make everyone happy … especially when they can pick their own toppings.

Today, I’m showing you how to throw a homemade pizza party!

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little Home

Pizza is one of my favorites foods. There are a million and one ways to top a pizza, and I’ll never get sick of attempting to try them all!

Throwing a homemade pizza party is one of the easiest ways to entertain a crowd. All you need to do is prep the ingredients. Then you can sit back and let your guests do the work!

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeI first shared this post about how to throw a homemade pizza party over at The Pinning Mama, but it was so fun that I wanted to share it here, too!

Here’s what you’ll need for your Homemade Pizza Party:

(Makes enough for 10 small pizzas.)

Pizza Sauce:

  •  1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt, to taste

Suggested Toppings:

  • 8 oz. white mushrooms
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 6 oz. baby spinach
  • 6 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • additional toppings of your choice
  • 24 oz. pizza dough

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt.

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeNext, prepare your toppings and arrange them in small bowls:

  • thinly slice the mushrooms, onion, bell pepper, and garlic
  • halve the grape tomatoes
  • pit and quarter the kalamata olives
  • julienne the basil

Arrange the ingredients on a table with the olive oil, pizza sauce, and cheese together on one end. You’ll want to encourage your guests to start with the sauce first, followed by a sprinkle of mozzarella, and then their favorite toppings.

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeOnce the toppings are arranged, divide the dough into 10 balls and carefully stretch each ball into a 6-inch round (don’t worry if it isn’t perfect). Let the dough rest for a few minutes if it won’t stretch out.

If you have enough room for everyone at your party to spread out, place the dough on individual parchment squares. Once they add their toppings you can transfer the parchment to a large baking sheet.

If space is a little more tight, place the dough rounds on a lightly greased cookie sheet before adding the toppings.

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeNow for the fun part … let everyone pick their favorite toppings!

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeBake the pizzas for 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned on the bottoms and sides. Remove from oven and let cool a minute before cutting. Serve hot and enjoy!

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeSome guests will appreciate a few toppings suggestions. Try writing your favorite combinations on a chalkboard. If you don’t have a chalkboard, type your topping suggestions up in Word, print the file on cardstock, and pop the printout into a cheap frame.

Here are some combinations that are sure to be a hit at a homemade pizza party:

  • Margherita: olive oil, garlic, mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil
  • Greek: tomato sauce, mozzarella, tomatoes, onions, peppers, kalamata olives, and feta
  • Tricolore: tomato sauce, mozzarella, peppers, onions, and spinach
  • White: olive oil, garlic, and mozzarella
  • Green: tomato sauce, mozzarella, spinach, basil, and feta

Learn how to throw a homemade pizza party! This easy party idea is guaranteed to make everyone happy. Perfect for kids birthday parties, but adults love pizza parties, too! | Hello Little HomeHow to throw a homemade pizza party successfully:

  • Prep everything ahead of time, so you can relax during the party.
  • Add cheese to your pizzas after topping the crust with sauce. The pizza will be less soggy, and the pretty toppings will stand out.
  • Cook the pizza in a hot oven for a crispy crust.
  • Get creative with the toppings! Try other sauces, such as  barbeque or pesto. Pick a theme like Mexican and top your table with beans, salsa, pepper jack, olives, cilantro, etc.!
  • People tend to add lots of toppings, so err on the side of prepping extra toppings (especially cheese) if you’re unsure.
  • Complete the meal with a simple salad, brownies, and a few drinks.

Now that you’ve learned how to throw a homemade pizza party, check some of my favorite pizza recipes!

All my favorite pizza recipes + get my tips for throwing a homemade pizza party! | Hello Little HomeTop row:

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What are your favorite pizza toppings?

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