Ideas For Hosting A Pizza Party

Ideas for hosting a pizza party

I’m sharing Ideas for Hosting a Pizza Party with International Flair, with decor, recipes, and tips. This is a fun casual dinner party idea that you can enjoy with friends or family.Today I’m hosting the perfect Pizza Party! This gourmet pizza party has an international twist as reflected in the decor, the pizza flavors, and the desserts. If you want a delicious and casual dinner party theme, I’ve got you covered!

3 pizza flavors

Pizza Making Tips

  • Start building your pizzas on top of flat bread or naan. It saves time by eliminating the extra step of making pizza dough.
  • When adding the sauce on the pizza dough or crust, make sure the layer is thin enough that you can see the dough through the sauce.
  • Stick with 3 toppings to keep it simple, not including the sauce and cheese.
  • Once the pizza is cooked, let it rest for a minute before cutting.
  • Top the cooked pizza with fresh arugula or basil.
  • Cheat by adding toppings to a high quality cheese pizza from the freezer section.
  • Get prepared pizza dough from Trader Joe’s or check with your favorite restaurant to see if they will sell it to you.
pizza party ideas


The scene is set with Autumn colors and patterns and travel related props. The menu represents 3 locations from around the world: Hawaiian pizza = USA, Italian pizza = Italy, & Mediterranean = Greece. You could make the pizzas yourself, have guests make them as part of the fun of the evening, or order from your favorite restaurant.

For this party design I used luggage tags as place card holders which also double as a favor for guests. Apple cider is served in flip top bottles and pizza is placed on the table family-style alleviating the need for a centerpiece. Themed labels for the pizza flavors were made using map graphics of each region. You can find my recipes for the Hawaiian pizza and Italian pizza previously posted; the Mediterranean was ordered from our favorite pizzeria and includes grilled chicken, spinach & artichokes on a white garlic sauce.

travel party decor


For an inviting dessert table I used small suitcases & mini globes for an interesting display. Once again the food reflects international tastes: French macarons, Italian tiramisu style dessert, and classic American {mini} pies. The pies are another great take-home favor since they are individually packaged.

mini mousse desserts

Ideas for Hosting a Pizza Party 

  • Turn your pizza party into an international travel theme by incorporating different flavors from around the world.
  • Use fun props like mini globes & suitcases, maps, luggage tags, etc. to reinforce the theme.
  • Make pizzas ahead of time and pop in the oven as guests arrive, OR have them make the pizzas as part of the fun. Order your favorite flavor from a restaurant for even easier planning.
  • No need for a centerpiece when you serve the pizzas family-style.
  • Serve desserts from around the world: pastries from France, creamy delights from Italy, all-American pies from the US.
  • Send guests home with themed favors like a luggage tag or boxed mini pie.

What do you think of these ideas for hosting a pizza party? It’s a great way to elevate the tradition don’t you think!

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  1. Where did you get the glasses you used to hold your beverage? I love them and would love a couple!

  2. Can you email me directions on how you made the pizza stands please? Love them! Wanting to do pizza party for classmate and her hubby.

    Greatly appreciated!



    1. Hi Tammy,
      All I did was put a black dish on top of a wide candle stick & use Glue Dots to hold the dish in place.
      Easy Peasy 🙂

  3. What a beautiful party! I love the international theme you tied in, and the luggage tags are a fabulous idea too. I think one of the greatest things about a pizza party is that it’s so great for all ages. What a fun party to share with family and friends!

  4. What a great idea for a casual party with friends. I just stumbled across your blog & have just spent the last half an hour enjoying myself reading through some old posts. I have just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back for some more inspiration!

  5. love the international twist, so fun! my favorite is the little pie takeaways – brilliant!

  6. Love the concept and the images, beautifully done darling. Can’t wait to share this on Thursday with everyone on the #HolidayHQ. All the best, Coryanne

  7. These are some of the best ideas serving pizza! How fun to walk in and see this on the table. Your entire presentation is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing all the information and the wonderful photos.

  8. Those pizzas look so yummy and what a great party idea! I am getting hungry looking at these great pizzas!

  9. This looks like SO much fun!! I love all of the little touches too!! I think it would be a perfect party for me daughter who’s turning 13 in April 🙂


  10. I could also see this working for a laid-back Super Bowl party (though it would need more dips…what’s a Super Bowl party without dips?). Thanks for the ideas!

    1. Justine, I was thinking that same thing. And the Greek pizza sounds delicious!

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