Merry pizza! The closer we get to the holidays, the more excited we get about planning a pizza party for the holidays. Maybe it's the weather, the time to spend with our family, or the decorations everywhere, but we love the holiday season. And the only way we know how to celebrate is with a pizza party.
So, today our gift to you is a step-by-step guide to plan a pizza party for the holidays, so you can gather, laugh, and celebrate with your friends and family.
Step 1: Chose the Menu
The menu is the easiest part of planning a pizza party, all you need is pizza, right? Well, at Hungry Howie’s® we have 10 specialty pizza selections, not to mention you can build your own pizza and you can mix-and-match all of our options with different Flavored Crusts®.
But in reality, your holiday pizza party should have much more than pizza. Here’s what we recommend:
Pizzas: Of course the star of the night should be pizza! Pick different flavors and styles to satisfy everyone’s cravings. Make sure to include options for meat lovers as well as your veggie lover friends, and check your list twice to see if anyone needs a gluten-free pizza pie. The more pizza options, the merrier. Don’t worry, we have plenty of leftover pizza recipes to help.
Fresh Salads: For those looking for side options, fresh salads are the perfect way to go. Piled with toppings, make sure you order different dressings to satisfy everyone’s preferences.
Howie Wings®: Pizza parties for the holidays are all about finger foods, and can you name a better finger food than chicken wings? Order crispy, juicy and ultra-flavorful Howie Wings® to go with your pizza order. Again, be generous with your selection, since we have options from original wings to BBQ and Sriracha, we’re sure you’ll have an option to satisfy everyone’s wants.
Desserts: Can you really have a party without dessert? We don’t think so. Do not forget to add our decadent Howie Cookie™.
Step 2: Get Creative with Décor
Once you have the menu all set, you can start thinking about decorating your pizza party. Of course, you can have festive décor and the expected glitter. But think of ways you can take your pizza party décor to the next level. Here are some tips to make your pizza order a little bit more festive:
- Using a knife, trim the edges of the pizza slices to make them look like Christmas trees. Here’s how to do it.
- Use cookie cutters to shape your toppings. For example, use stars or candy cane cookie cutters to shape pepperonis and make them look instantly festive.
- Use festive chocolate candy to decorate the dessert. Green and red chocolate is an easy way to make your dessert holiday-ready.
- Hang pizza holiday lights all over the main table or by the party room to instantly make the room look more festive.
Step 3: Set the Holiday Mood
Finally, you need to make sure you set the holiday mood. Hosting a holiday pizza party is not just about the food and the décor, but also about getting that festive feel. From the lights and décor to the music and attire, everything has to be holiday-worthy. Here are some ideas to make sure your pizza party master the holiday mood:
- Play holiday music
- Make it an ugly sweater party
- Set fake snow by the entrance
- Use red and green utensils and plates
- Hang holiday wreaths and décor around the room
Planning a pizza party for the holidays is about getting together with your friends and family, and enjoying the one thing everyone loves the most: pizza. If you still need some help, check out more Hungry Howie’s® pizza party planning tips.