My family LOVES pizza night! It’s the favorite dinner in our home. Well, maybe tied with Calzones. And that’s why I thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate my hubby’s birthday! This Build Your Own Pizza Night is perfect for a family night or a couples date night. Since it was my hubby’s birthday we opted to have some couples over to party. Well, party old married style. I’ve so excited to share some fun tips for making your own Pizza!
The first thing you need is your dough. You can make your own dough (recipe coming soon!) or you can buy some at Winco or Trader Joe’s. Or you can purchase the pre-made dough. My hubby is kind of a pizza snob and only wanted homemade dough, like we usually make. And it’s cheaper, so it’s a win-win!
Then you need your pizza toppings. I just love these white bowls from World Market (similar ones here). They are the perfect size for holding toppings for family dinners and BBQ’s. My kids are really picky, so they love when they can choose what to put on their dinner. Since we were inviting several other couples we invited them to bring their favorite toppings. We had friends bring mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and fresh tomatoes. You can make things as simple or elaborate as you want. You can also add different sauces, like pesto, BBQ, and white sauce. The beauty is everyone can choose what, and how much, they want.
Another great lifesaver was these awesome pans from the Dollar Tree. They are just simple cake pans, but they were the perfect size. We plan on doing this with our family next month. Being able to make your own personal pizza is so much fun. And it takes the pressure off the hostess. No stress about your dinner being served warm and on time. Everyone makes their own pizza. And because of the size of the pan you can fit a lot of pans in your oven at once, so you aren’t eating in shifts. I love seeing the creativity of my friends. You can do a cheese stuffed crust,make five layers of cheese, or throw vegetables all over it. I loved seeing the differences in everyone’s pizza when they came out. I was so happy I got the idea to run to the Dollar Store. We usually use Stoneware for pizza, but this might be the new favorite method of cooking pizza. Our pizzas turned out amazing. And they were the perfect size!
This was such an easy dinner party idea!!! I’m sure we will have this on repeat, especially during the summer. The best part of visiting with some of our favorite people (yay for adult conversations) and not rushing while we were eating. I’ve had friends who have lived in Italy, and I loved learning about the idea that dinner lasting a long time, as you socialize and enjoy your meal. We had such a great time on my hubby’s birthday. And cooking for this meal was so much fun!
Thanks for reading as we share a new family favorite dinner idea! You can subscribe and receive our Monthly Dinner Menu each month when you sign up for our email. I hope you give this easy dinner idea a chance in your home. It’s perfect for a couples date night or a Friday night with your family. My kids love creating their own creations. And you can check out last year’s Couples Dinner Party when I threw my husband a Ron Swanson Themed Breakfast Party.
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