There’s nothing better than a pizza party! Whether it’s game day, a birthday celebration, office gathering or moving day, pizza is always a welcome treat. And, P.Za Kitchen pizza delivery takes care of most of the work! Read on for our best tips to help you host any pizza party with ease. From planning your menu to figuring out how much pizza to order, relax and enjoy the time with friends instead of being sidelined to the kitchen.
TIPS TO PLAN AN EASY PIZZA PARTY
When thinking of your menu, go beyond chips, dips and wings. Everyone loves pizza! It’s a crowd pleaser. And, Roman style pizza is the latest craze to up the foodie factor of your menu. Your best bet for an easy party is pizza delivery. All you have to do is click here to order and then get back to the fun.
The key is to have a variety of items on the menu which can be easily served and left out for your guests to enjoy throughout the event. Follow these tips to plan your menu.
- Serve all food buffet style. It’s easier for guests to graze and enjoy at their leisure.
- Choose foods which can sit out for several hours without having to worry about spoilage.
- Have two to three appetizers and snacks ready when guests arrive. Chips and dips, pre-made party platters and buffalo wings are easy to buy ready-made from your grocery store.
- Midway through the party or at halftime if its a game day party, bring out a variety of pizzas and salads. Pizza delivery works great for this! Place your order before the party starts to allow plenty of time for delivery. Better yet, plan ahead and order in advance. Especially if you order more than 4 pizzas.
- Choose both meat-centric and meat-free options to please everyone.
- Bring out easy to eat desserts like brownies and chocolate chip cookies and coffee for the last hour of the event. If it’s a game day party, do so at the start of the third quarter and get ready to cheer the win!
HOW MUCH PIZZA TO ORDER FOR A PARTY?
There’s nothing worse than running out of food in the middle of the party. To calculate how many pizzas to order, first find out the size of the pizzas and how many slices they are cut into. On average you should plan for 2.5 to 3 slices per adult, 1-2 slices per child, and 4-6 slices for those with a big appetite.
P.Za Kitchen pizzas are 8” x 12” and technically personal size. However, they are cut into 6 squares and can feed 1 to 2 people depending on what other foods you are serving and how hungry your guests are.
If you have leftovers, don’t worry. Here’s 5 ways to take your pizza leftovers to the next level.
WHAT TYPES OF PIZZAS TO ORDER FOR A PARTY?
Trying to figure out what kind of pizza to order for a party can be tougher than choosing your Fantasy Football team. Everyone has a favorite pizza. You’ll have meat lovers and vegetarians. There are those happy with a classic cheese and those who are foodies and want gourmet toppings.
Everyone loves cheese and pepperoni pizza so those are always a safe option. Order a few cheese pizzas like P.Za Kitchen’s Formaggio topped with mozzarella, Parmesan and provolone cheese when you don’t know your guests preferences. You can also use these to create a pizza bar with gourmet toppings.
Don’t be afraid to be adventurous when deciding what types of pizza to get. Yes, cheese and pepperoni are classics but there are many more creative pizzas that people like. Think about the Amatriciana, because people go crazy for thick cut bacon! Or Meatball Ricotta because it tastes just like mom’s lasagna.
Here’s a pizza fun fact: did you know 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings while 38% prefer vegetables? Pepperoni comprises 38% and sausage 14% of the top preferred meat toppings. While mushrooms make up 11% of preferred vegetable toppings. With these stats in mind, order ¾ of your pizzas with meat and ¼ with cheese and veggies only.
If you still can’t decide, let our customers help narrow down the choices for you. Cheese and Pepperoni are always crowd pleasers but to really wow your guests the most popular P.Za Kitchen pizzas ordered for delivery across the USA are Meatball Ricotta and Italian Deluxe to satisfy the meat lovers while Bruschetta Rustica is our veg heads favorite.
CREATE AN EASY PIZZA BAR FOR YOUR PARTY
A build your own pizza bar is also a fun way to go. But instead of starting from scratch you can skip the part where you have to make your own pizza dough and start by ordering P.Za Kitchen Roman style Formaggio, Pepperoni and Funghi mushroom pizzas as a base. Then provide a gourmet toppings bar for your guests to customize their own.
Gourmet Toppings Ideas:
- Grilled onions
- Red and yellow bell
- Roasted zucchini
- Spicy peppers
- Roasted garlic cloves
- Sliced grape tomatoes
- Kalamata olives
- Chopped fresh basil
- Baby spinach
- Fresh mozzarella cheese
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Shaved Parmesan
- Spicy tomato sauce
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Fresh Tomato Sauce
Arrange all the ingredients on a table for your guests to get creative. Once the pizzas are topped, pop in the oven at 350F for 3 – 5 minutes (or until cheese is melted) and presto! Each person has their own pizza to love.
WHAT SIDES SHOULD YOU SERVE WITH PIZZA?
Don’t forget the salads. They will not only balance your nutritional intake but can be more than side dishes. A hearty P.Za Kitchen salad turns into a full meal for those who don’t want pizza. Order a few different kinds of salads as most guests like to pick a bit of each.
A classic Caprese Salad topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted heirloom tomato, roasted red pepper, basil leaves and creamy balsamic dressing is a crowd favorite.
Avocado Greens Salad with Tuscan blend topped with avocados, baby heirloom tomatoes, red onion, cucumber and tortilla strips, served with citrus dressing is a refreshing choice.
For a hearty salad, try the Panzanella with salami, feta, heirloom tomato, roasted red pepper and toasted bread, served with Asiago cracked pepper dressing.
WHAT DESSERTS TO SERVE AT YOUR PIZZA PARTY?
Keep it simple when it comes to desserts. Most people will fill up with pizza and salads and barely have any room left for dessert. But we all love a sweet bite at the end of a meal.
Who can resist freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip brownies? No one! If you want to get creative, try decorating your brownies with icing and candy pieces. Here’s an easy Halloween Party or Kids Party idea.
If you want to get fancy, order a Crème Cake because it’s not a party without cake. Indulge in three layers of rich lemon cake and mascarpone cheese filling, delivered with raspberry sauce & whipped cream.
THE BEST PARTY PLANNING TIP: ORDER PIZZA DELIVERY
Nothing makes party planning easier than letting someone else do the cooking and having it delivered. Pizza delivery always comes to the rescue of party planners short on time.
P.Za Kitchen is a delivery only restaurant bringing the flavors of Italy straight to your door. Look for P.Za Kitchen on your favorite third party delivery service. Enjoy our Roman-style pizzas, fresh salads and desserts delivered to your home or office. Check out our location page to see if we deliver to your area.
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Feeding a crowd? Take advantage of our Pizza Bundles when ordering for the office and larger groups and save. The P.Za Bundle with any two pizzas for $19.99 or the Deluxe Bundle with any three pizzas for $29.99 are available where serviceable by your prefered third party delivery app. Order now and have your pizza party delivered!