I had a great week visiting friends and family in cottage country last week. I shared my sister’s bedroom on Friday, and today I want to share a pizza party that we put together. My sister is the manager of a camp, and they offer a few really fun workshops to their guests each week. One of the workshops is a make your own pizza party, where guests make pizza on the bbq -perfect for the cottage. Since I was coming up, I thought I’d pick up a few things to make it even more fun.
We decided to go with a fun orange colour scheme, with some white and kraft paper brown. I wanted a fun patterned tablecloth, and this one from Target was perfect. Our other big pop of orange was the fun tissue paper tassels that we strung over the table.
The beach and forest background couldn’t have been prettier, but it did make taking pictures a little tricky.
I wanted to make a fun and re-useable centre piece for the table, so I collected some different letters to spell “Pizza”, and leaned them against a rustic wooden box. I really liked how we added a little orange to a couple letters by adding some orange yarn. On top of the box, I planted some basil in a little tomato paste tin, and some oregano in a peeled tomatoes tin -I liked that it was imported from Italy too.
On top of our pretty tablecloth we layered some simple brown kraft paper, it made clean up easy, and worked great for writing our labels. We chopped lots of fun toppings, put them in simple glass bowls, and then wrote what they were right on the paper runner.
On the table we also placed a fun chalkboard, made from a pretty old picture frame, and some instructions for the guests.
One other sweet element of the table were these little clear bottles, with orange zinnias in them.
Once the guests arrived we starting making our yummy pizza. My sister made the dough earlier in the day, and put individual portions in ziplock bags. She loves this recipe (just for the dough), if you’re looking for a good one. We used waxed paper plates to flatten our dough on, then coated both sides with oil and salt and pepper -no.1. Next you’re ready to grill the dough on the bbq -no.2, until it’s golden brown, like in no. 3. Next top your pizza with sauce, cheese, and anything else you like. Then, turn off one side of the bbq, and place the topped pizza -no. 4, on the other side with the burner turned off, put the lid of your bbq down and leave it until the cheese is melted and the pizza looks done.
It’s really delicious when it’s done, with a nice charred, grilled flavour from the bbq.
We had a great time enjoying our bbq pizza party, it was so much fun. We had a great time chatting and cooking together, while we waited for the different steps. I really recommend it as a fun backyard bbq party with friends.
With a make your own pizza buffet like this, life really is a party!