Tips for Throwing a Great Pizza Night
By now, you’re probably feeling the effects of a lackluster year. While 2020 has been a major disappointment for the entire world, it doesn’t have to end that way. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that family and close friends are more important than ever, so why not make the most of this year by hosting Pizza Night!
Pizza Nights are a great way to strengthen family bonds or bring friends closer together. Here at Theme Night Wines, we’ve compiled the best pizza party tips that will help you combine all of the ingredients to make the perfect night with friends and family.
Mastering the art of hosting Pizza Night is a cinch when you have the right ingredients. The best Pizza Night has 3 key ingredients: great pizza (duh!), good company, and a bottle of wine. Let’s take a look at how you can prepare with these Pizza Night ideas.
1. Great Pizza
As you well know, you will need to have a pizza for the party, but what kind of pizza? It can be tricky to figure out just what kind of pizza to get, but definitely forgo that frozen pizza sitting in your freezer! If you’ve had a busy week and just want to relax, consider ordering in a pizza. Ordering a pizza from your favorite restaurant is easier than making your own, and it tastes better than, even the best-frozen pizza. Not to mention, you can ditch dish duty by using paper plates, making clean up a breeze.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling like going all-in, why not make a pizza from scratch using grandma’s secret pizza recipe? Okay, maybe your grandma doesn’t have a secret pizza recipe, but that just means you and your family can work together to make a new family tradition! Assign roles to every family member to take part in the making of the pizza, being sure to include the kids for some of the easier steps, then sit back and dig in. The pizza will taste better knowing the amount of love and hard work that went into making it.
2. Good Company
Good company needs good entertainment. Whether you’re inviting friends or having a small, family gathering, you’ll want to prepare ahead of time so that the event runs smoothly. Popular Pizza Night ideas include interactive games, movies, and backyard fun, which we’ll go over in more detail below.
Games have a way of connecting people of all ages, making them a top pick for Pizza Night with your family. The possibilities are endless when it comes to games, making them a versatile way to include everyone. Try whipping out those old board games, a classic round of charades, or maybe even a new app game that keeps everyone engaged and entertained. For those with kids, you can even give them their own game to play while the adults have their fun.
Our Game Night Wine might just add the perfect, fun flavor to your pizza party
Great for hosting friends both old and new, movie night relieves the pressure of having to plan activities with your guests, making it an easy source of entertainment. If your partygoers share a common interest, pick a movie that fits your group’s personality for smooth-sailing while you enjoy your pizza and connect even further. To make a pizza movie night even more fun, consider asking guests to bring an appetizer to snack on during the movie. Dim the lights, maybe even light some candles to make for an inviting space, and be sure to have plenty of comfortable seating so that all guests feel included when it’s movie time.
While you’re at it, why not try out our Movie Night Wine for an added variety to your pizza party!
Who could forget having fun outdoors? It’s getting colder outside, so consider preparing for cooler weather ahead of time by adding a firepit, blankets, and maybe even a grill for making homemade pizza. You can also utilize yard space by putting soccer goals, bean-bag toss games, footballs, or even hula hoops out for guests to have many options for having fun. When the time comes for everyone to arrive, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the great outdoors with some of your closest friends and family without scrambling to come up with fun ideas.
3. The Perfect Bottle of Wine
The last, but arguably the most important, part of your pizza extravaganza is figuring out what wine to bring to Pizza Night. There’s always a little magic in the air when you open a bottle of wine that’s been tailored perfectly for the moment. The familiar click of a cap being unscrewed, followed by that sweet sound of wine cascading into glasses has its own excitement that can make even the most amazing party better.
Here at Theme Night Wines, we’ve curated affordable, high-quality wines perfect for every special moment of your Pizza Night. Imported from Northern Italy, you can easily find the best wine with pizza right here.
This tantalizing, red blend combines the ever-classy Merlot with the Corvina grape, giving the smooth, fruity wine a subtle hint of plum and cherry. Our red blend goes perfectly with any pizza, but it goes exceptionally well with margarita, pepperoni, sausage, and deep-dish pizzas.
Our Pinot Grigio has a light, crisp flavor that gives the impression of fine-dining without the cost. Its clean, intense aroma activates the senses, and that classic, dryness, followed by a green apple aftertaste makes it the perfect wine for a casual gathering. This wine is best chilled, and pairs perfectly with thin-crust pizzas, including margaritas, white truffle, fig and prosciutto, and shrimp scampi.
The party of a lifetime begins with thoughtful planning and ends with a great bottle of wine. Start planning your Pizza Party now to create memories that will last forever. And, of course, be sure to thank grandma if you do end up using her pizza recipe!