Tips For Setting Up A Pizza Bar At A Special Event

Posted on: 8 August 2019

If you're hosting a special event and are trying to decide on one meal that will appeal to everyone on your guest list, you can't go wrong with pizza. The only thing better than pizza slices is a build-your-own-pizza bar, which will allow party-goers of all ages to customize their meals.

A build-your-own-pizza bar will be a fun, hands-on party experience for both kids and adults alike and will encourage your guests to mix and mingle as they create their perfect pies. Making pizzas can also double as a creative party activity for children, as it will allow them to use their imaginations and even math skills as they measure out ingredients. 

Another benefit of having a pizza bar at your next special event is that you'll be able to easily accommodate all of your guests' dietary restrictions and preferences. For instance, you can provide plenty of toppings to please the vegetarians in the group, and gluten-free crust options are also available. You can even include vegan cheese for party-goers with dairy allergies or aversions. 

When planning the party, you can either hire a catering company or a local pizza shop to provide the ingredients and set up the bar for or do it yourself by gathering all of the necessary ingredients before the big day. Set the bar up on a long, buffet-style table, which will give guests plenty of elbow room when creating their pies. 

Here are some additional build-your-own-pizza party tips.

1. Gather Your Tools

To make the pizza bar run smoothly, it's important to have the right tools on hand. Some essential items include individual pizza pans, parchment paper, pizza cutters, spatulas, pot holders, paper plates, and napkins. As a customized touch, you can also have small cardboard pizza boxes printed with the party details, such as the celebrant's name and birth date, made for the event.

You'll also need enough pizza ovens to accommodate all of your guests so that there isn't a hold-up at the end of the line. Have adults on hand to help youngsters make their pies. 

2. Provide Plenty of Toppings 

In addition to one-person pizza crusts, be sure to provide plenty of toppings to appeal to everyone's tastes. Set up bowls or platters filled with diced tomatoes, green peppers and red onions, black olives, pepperoni, cooked, crumbled Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Mix things up with gourmet goodies such as Gouda cheese, prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, and grilled chicken or shrimp. 

For more information on your pizza options, contact a restaurant like Original Italian Pizza PA.

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