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Make Your Own Pizza Party!

Make Your Own Pizza Party – perfect for entertaining, guests create their own pizza by choosing their toppings and cooking it on the outdoor bbq.

Make Your Own Pizza Party - perfect for entertaining, guests create their own pizza by choosing their toppings and cooking it on the outdoor bbq.

This make your own pizza party is perfect for entertaining.  Guest can choose their toppings and make their favourite pizza.  It’s grilled on the bbq so perfect for outdoors.

I had a great week visiting friends and family in cottage country last week. Today I want to share a make your own 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.

Make Your Own Pizza Party toppings table



Pizza Party Decorations

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.

pizza party decorations

The beach and forest background couldn’t have been prettier, but it did make taking pictures a little tricky.

Make Your Own Pizza Party table with toppings



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.

Make Your Own Pizza Party centre piece

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.

Pizza Party toppings with labels on brown Kraft paper

Make Your Own Pizza Party - perfect for entertaining, guests create their own pizza by choosing their toppings and cooking it on the outdoor bbq.

On the table we also placed a fun chalkboard, made from a pretty old picture frame, with some instructions for the guests.

Make Your Own Pizza Party instructions on a chalkboard for guests

One other sweet element of the table were these little clear bottles, with orange zinnias in them.



Pizza Party decorations

How To Make Pizza On The BBQ

  1.  Start with the dough.   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 of the dough with oil and salt and pepper.
  2. Next you’re ready to grill the dough on the bbq.
  3. Grill until it’s golden brown on both sides.
  4. 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 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.

how to make pizza on a bbq

It’s really delicious when it’s done, with a nice charred, grilled flavour from the bbq.

grilled pizza

grilled pizzas

We had a great time enjoying our make your own 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.

Make Your Own Pizza Party

With a make your own pizza buffet like this, life really is a party!

You might also like our Backyard Pizza Party here.

Backyard Pizza Party: A gas outdoor pizza oven and a pizza charcuterie board for nibbling and to make-your-own-pizza is perfect for summer entertaining.

Also check out our Valentine’s Day Pizza Party here.

You might also like our Butter Chicken Pizza recipe here.

Butter Chicken Pizza: use frozen naan bread and jarred butter chicken sauce from the grocery store, for this quick and easy butter chicken pizza recipe.

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6 Comments

  1. I love everything about that party … the letters, the tassels, the pizza idea. Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

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