If you're looking for holiday pizza ideas, you're in the right spot. At Hungry Howie's®, every day is a special pizza celebration, but we know that a few key holidays are important to many of our customers. These include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, and New Year's Eve. As these are some of the people's favorite holidays, it's also an excellent opportunity to include your favorite foods — one of which is pizza!
When people think of pizza, the first thing that comes to mind is often fast casual evenings, game days, office parties, and late-night orders after being out on the town. While these are excellent times to order a pie, there are ways to incorporate this delicious dish into traditional holiday celebrations.
Use these five holiday pizza ideas to surprise your friends and family with a delicious and unique offering.
1. Create a Pizza Wreath
Creating a pizza wreath is a holiday pizza idea that's great for the entire winter season, but it's also a cute and fun way to present a pie as an appetizer at a Christmas party or dinner. The best part about this option is that it's super easy to make. Order a plain pie or one with pepperoni, and cut a hole right in the center. This automatically provides the wreath shape, and the pepperoni gives a dash of red–a classic Christmas color. Add green bell peppers to complete the color theme and red bell peppers at the top to create a perfect Christmas bow.
2. Cookie Cutter Pizza Bites
'Tis the season to be jolly, and there are cookie cutters to suit the holidays abound. You'll find cookie cutters shaped like snowmen, Christmas trees, candy canes, and more available online or at your local store for a low cost. One of the best ways to make a creative pizza appetizer is to use these holiday cookie cutters in the center of the pie, just as you would with cookie dough. Let the pizza cool for a little while before attempting this holiday pizza idea so that the toppings stay in place. Then, reheat in the oven for ten minutes at 350 degrees when you're ready to serve. Present on a platter or get the kids involved in creating their favorite Christmas-shaped "pizza cookies."
You can also find Thanksgiving-themed cookie cutters earlier in the season. Look for leaf shapes, footballs, pumpkins, and even turkeys.
3. Make a Pizza Snowman
Making a pizza snowman may sound complicated, but it can be quite straightforward. This holiday pizza idea is the one to follow if you're looking to feed a large group, and it's sure to draw lots of compliments and awe. First, order one large, medium, and small or personal-sized pizza. Place them in order, with the largest being the "base," the middle being the "body," and the small pie service as the "head."
Since it follows the season theme, this is the perfect appetizer to bring to a New Year's Eve party. Everyone can share in both the joy and the food.
4. Incorporate Into Rosh Hashana Dinner
Not everyone hosts or attends a grand Rosh Hashana dinner; some enjoy the holiday with immediate family and close friends. One writer reports that she thinks pizza is the perfect food for Rosh Hashana. Why? Because it's round, you can dip it in honey (trust us!), and it serves as a traditional New Year's food. Finally, the writer says, "It's just really good." For those looking for a low-maintenance dinner for Rosh Hashana, pizza may be the way to go. Best of all, you can order for delivery, so there's no hassle involved.
5. Make a Pizza Dessert for the New Year
Pizza doesn't have to stop with a perfect crust, sweet tomato sauce, and savory cheese. At Hungry Howie's®, we also have a dessert pizza, the Howie Cookie®. Big and round and sliced into eight pieces, it's the perfect dessert to share. Bring it to a New Year's party, or surprise your kids with this holiday pizza idea. You can use the cookie cutter theme above to create stars and the number of the year (2023 coming up!), or you can take matters into your own hands and decorate the pie to your delight. Frost it and add fireworks decorations, edible sparkle sprinkles, a message of joy heading into the New Year, and more. The possibilities are endless.
Order Hungry Howie's® for Take-Out or Delivery
If you're caught up in the holiday rush, prepping side dishes, setting the table, and decorating the house, going out to pick up a pizza may sound like too much of a hassle. Instead, order a Hungry Howie's pizza online by phone, and we'll bring your order directly to your door. Or, if you're already out and about getting last-minute preparations, swing by for pick-up.
And, don't forget that we have soft drinks, utensils, and plates, to make everything a little easier during the holiday chaos that everyone seems to endure.