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Customized Pizza Ideas For Parties

If there is one type of food that the majority of people can agree on, it's pizza. That's why it's the perfect party food when you're trying to please a large crowd, as it will appeal to guests of all ages. 

Rather than just serving traditional pizza at the special event, it can take the idea a step further by allowing guests to make their own customized pies. Not only will that ensure they're getting exactly what they want, but meal preparation can also serve as a creative party activity, especially for children.

You can make customized pizza the star of the menu for any type of special occasion or event, including kids' and adults' birthday parties, family and corporate holiday celebrations, bridal and baby showers, anniversary and graduation soirees, family reunions, and even wedding receptions. Pizza is versatile enough to work for both casual gatherings and the fanciest of affairs. 

Depending on the size of your guest list and your party-planning budget, you can either make or buy the crusts, as well as the individual toppings yourself, or hire a caterer to do it for you. As another option, order all of the ingredients from a local pizza restaurant and use their menu as inspiration.

Here are some additional tips for serving customized pizza at a special event:

1. Provide a Variety of Crust Options 

Give guests a variety of crust options from which to choose, such as traditional flour-based crust, a gluten-free option for those with dietary restrictions, sliced French bread, and even tortillas. Provide small crust options, including sliced English muffins and pita bread, for children and guests with smaller appetites. 

Other innovative crust ideas include waffles for breakfast-style pizzas featuring sausage and eggs, grilled eggplant slices as a low carbohydrate option, bagels, and even cornbread muffins. 

2. Provide a Mix of Gourmet and Traditional Toppings

Provide party-goers with all of the toppings that they need to create the pizza of their dreams. Start with all of the classic ingredients, such as shredded mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, cooked, crumbled Italian sausage, pepperoni, sliced black and green olives, red onions, diced tomatoes, and green peppers. 

For those that want to get more creative with their pies, more creative, gourmet toppings include prosciutto, sundried tomatoes, grilled eggplant and squash, feta and brie cheeses, and artichoke hearts. If you have vegans and vegetarians in attendance, provide soy-based pepperoni and Italian sausage.

For more information on customized pizza, contact a pizza restaurant near you.