Pizza lovers, rejoice! It’s National Pizza Day, and what better way to celebrate than with an ultra-nostalgic pizza party? Say goodbye to boring delivery and hello to a DIY Pizza Bar that will have your guests raving. To make sure your celebration is extra special, we’ve created a list of must-have crusts, toppings, and decor!
Set the Stage
First things first, you have to set the mood for your celebration. Create a cozy atmosphere with fun decorations, like a red and white checkered tablecloth, some pizza-themed napkins, and a few quirky pizza accessories. The final touch? Play a classic Italian playlist on Spotify that kicks off with Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore”.
The Crust Conundrum
The first station of the Pizza Bar will be for our foundation – the crust. Make sure to have practical choices for all your guests’ dietary preferences. Oggi makes amazing gluten-free options, including butternut squash and cauliflower crusts. Offer them alongside a classic flour crust, and you’ll be sure to have something delicious for everyone!
Creating the Perfect Slice
Now, on to the main event – the toppings. A DIY Pizza Bar lets your guests be creative and have plenty of fun while designing their perfect slice. The sky is truly the limit here! Include as many toppings as you like – we’ve just compiled some of our favorites to get you started:
- Sauces: Have a classic marinara, garlic-infused olive oil, and a pesto for a variety of bases.
- Cheeses: Offer a mix of mozzarella, parmesan, feta, and goat cheese for plenty of flavor.
- Veggies: Chop up colorful bell peppers, juicy tomatoes, red onions, mushrooms, and spinach for freshness.
- Protein: Prepare pepperoni, pancetta, and Italian sausage for those who love a hearty pizza. Be sure to include vegan options also, like Beyond Meat’s sausage crumbles!
- Herbs and toppings: Finish your pizza with fresh herbs like basil, oregano, or thyme, and offer drizzles of balsamic glaze or honey as well.
Lazy Chef’s Delight
For those who are too hungry (or let’s be honest, too lazy) to build their own pie, Oggi’s ready-made pizzas have you covered. Choose from a lineup of classics, including Margherita, Quattro Formaggi, and Siciliana.
Cheers to National Pizza Day!
As your guests savor their custom creations, you’ll see that these fun celebrations aren’t just about the food – it’s about creating memories together. So, this National Pizza Day, gather your friends and family, celebrate the love for pizza, and in the words of Oggi, “Eat well today.”