Remember how awesome it was as a kid to go to a pizza party?
Yet, you never really see adults throwing pizza parties with other adults.
Well, we’re here to change that!
We asked around for some ideas on how to throw an epic pizza party for adults.
Check out the ideas we got for you below.
DIY Pizza Dinner Party
There are many ways to show your creativity when hosting a dinner party.
A pizza party is a great way to bond with family and friends.
It’s easy to prepare and does not require a whole lot of effort.
A fun way to spice up your pizza party is by letting your guests have the freehand to come up with their own pizza creations by coming up with DIY pizza.
All of us want different styles of pizza, different sauces, toppings, crust, and more, which is what makes this idea so great for everyone.
Just prepare the pizza dough and pizza tomato sauce that can be easily bought from the grocery, and just serve a wide variety of toppings for your guests to choose from.
Having a good selection of wine to choose from is also a great way to enhance the flavor of your pizza.
Then, everyone can cook their pizza on a Blackstone, if you have one.
Or, have your DIY ingredients be a bit on the unconventional side of things.
If you want to impress your guests and make your pizza party unforgettable, serve them pizza varieties that they’ve never had before.
You don’t have to make a new one as you can just recreate a simple recipe and give it a twist.
Aside from looking forward to a great experience, they are most likely expecting great food.
Pizza can be very boring if you only serve the usual ones so if you want to exceed their expectations and be extra, why not start from the recipe itself.
Recreating them will surely be fun and exciting. After all, it’s the food that makes a party better.
Potluck Pizza Party
Throwing a potluck pizza party for adults is a fun way to try out different flavors, crusts, and types of pizza.
The idea is quite simple: everyone invited brings a pizza or pie of their choice.
But make sure you have a hot brick oven on standby to bake any store-bought pizza.
Pizza is best eaten when sizzling hot.
Therefore, if someone wants to order it after reaching the venue, it should be allowed.
This will ensure there is hot pizza at all times and there are no leftovers.
Moreover, you can set a limit depending on the number of people coming.
The potluck can have dietary-specific pizza for friends and family that prefer gluten-free food.
80s Themed Pizza Party
Let’s throw an ’80s pizza party! Make it a retro night with you and your friends.
Order from Pizza Hut where many of us would hang out, Domino’s that delivered “free, fast, and hot,” or Little Caesar’s with their memorable “Pizza! Pizza!” slogan.
Wear ’80s costumes. Remember shoulder pads, leg warmers, popped collars, big hair? How about parachute pants, mullets (they’re back!), and Members Only jackets?
Watch Mystic Pizza, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (with pizza delivery to Mr. Hand’s class), Back to the Future Part 2 (the hydrator cooked a pizza in seconds), or Spaceballs (with Pizza the Hut).
After the movie, stream Wave80 (https://wave80radio.blogspot.com) or 80s on 8 on SiriusXM and play Ultimate Mix Tape, the retro music quiz book (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998702331). You know you and your friends would sing to the radio—or your cassettes—as you cruised home from pizza and a movie on Friday night!
Make It A Night Of Stargazing
If you’ve got a telescope and a place you can all gather with limited light pollution, then you can turn your pizza party into a stargazing party.
I’m a big fan of pairing a pizza party with a stargazing event because pizza is something that is very easy to eat while you’re out in the dark. Plus, everyone loves pizza.
The nice thing about a stargazing pizza party is that the adults can bring the kiddos along as well, if that’s cool with the host.
Serve Up A Pizza-Themed Charcuterie Board
America’s Test Kitchen has a unique idea for a fun pizza party – creating a pizza themed charcuterie board.
Starting with French Bread Pizza and loaded with different toppings and dipping sauces, this board is perfect for entertaining and easy to put together.
Other Fun Ideas
While these ideas are not overall pizza party ideas, they do offer up some great pizza party decor and food ideas.
Make up aprons with everybody’s name on them.
You can buy plain white or solid colored aprons and iron on vinyl letters to personalize each one.
In addition to being a fun takeaway gift, these aprons will act as name tags for your guests who don’t already know each other.
Special Diet Considerations
You should keep your guests’ dietary restrictions in mind.
Pizza doesn’t fit into everybody’s diet these days.
So make sure to make or order some salads for your guests on gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, low-calorie, and vegan diets.
Many pizzerias have gluten-free and cauliflower crust options available too.
A fun way to serve salads is to put the individual pieces on long wooden skewers.
So for a vegetable salad, you can use grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, olives, pickles, meat and chunks of cheese.
And you can put just about any kind of fruit on a stick.
Custom Drink Coozies
Order a can cooler (koozie) for each guest that is printed with a funny saying such as Good friends don’t let you do stupid things … alone.
Let your guests take them home at the end of the night.
The koozies will soon become the thing that binds your friendships together when used at future parties.
Our ideas are courtesy of:
- Emily Cooper, Oliver Wicks
- Melissa Collins, Perfect Brew
- Larry Bryant, Game Room Legends
- Emily Krill, Resolution Eats
- Shelley Grieshop, Totally Promotional
- Jeff Webster, Clicks Marketing
- Zane Landers, Telescopic Watch
- Cady Brown, Horses Arizona
- Mark Wilcox, Camping Forge
- Michelle Henry Outdoor Dog Fun
- Brian Franklin, America’s Test Kitchen
- Melissa Newton, Fruigees