Host a Summer Pizza Party + Giveaway

Aug 14

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Host a Summer Pizza Party | Tips and ideas from @cydconverse

Hosting a casual pizza party is one of my favorite ways to entertain. It helps that we love pizza, or really, that everyone loves pizza. It also helps that it’s one of the easiest ways to throw a dinner party on the fly. Today I’m sharing a few tips for hosting a fuss-free elegant summer pizza party and my friends at Dr. Oetker Ristorante are sweetening the deal with an amazing giveaway! We’re talking everything you need to host your own pizza party for you and your friends this summer. Keep reading to snag all the giveaway details and get yourself entered to win a prize pack valued at over $250!

The Ultimate Summer Salad by @cydconverse

The Ultimate Summer Salad by @cydconverse Host a Summer Pizza Party | Tips and ideas from @cydconverse

Let’s talk about salad! That might not sound super exciting, but trust me it is. If you start the evening by tossing your favorite Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza in the oven, all you really need is an amazing fresh salad and a good wine to set the stage for a casual but elegant dinner party. I made my salad to pair with the Pizza Mozarella flavor, which has quickly become one of my favorites. The mozzarella, spice and tomato flavors are so good, and we find that 14 minutes at 425° bakes the perfect crispy pizza. (We love a good crispy pizza in this house.) Prefer something a little different? With nine unique, gourmet flavors there’s something for every palate whether you be a meat-lover (check out their Pepperoni Pesto and Pollo varieties) or a veggie-lover like me. Check out the store locator to find where Ristorante pizzas are sold near you or put in a request with the manager at your favorite grocery store if they don’t already carry them!

The Ultimate Summer Salad by @cydconverse

Host a Summer Pizza Party | Tips and ideas from @cydconverse Host a Summer Pizza Party | Tips and ideas from @cydconverse

For this salad we’re talking a mix of fresh, delicious ingredients sure to take your salad game up a few notches. Green leaf lettuce, radicchio, scallions, fresh peaches, good parmesan, pistachios and a simple dressing made with your favorite olive oil, the juice of an orange and freshly cracked black pepper. The sweet lettuce paired with the more bitter radicchio, the saltiness of the cheese and pistachios paired with the peaches and orange juice, all come together to create a perfect complement to the mozzarella and spices of the pizza. So so good! I rounded everything out with a favorite pinot grigio, but a dry rosé would also be brilliant.

Host a Summer Pizza Party | Tips and ideas from @cydconverse

Host a Summer Pizza Party | Tips and ideas from @cydconverse The Ultimate Summer Salad by @cydconverse

Now onto the good stuff! One lucky reader is going to win a pizza party prize pack valued at over $250! You can enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. What are you going to win? Lots of really good stuff! Also known as everything you need to host the ultimate summer pizza party. We’re talking everything from the plates to the crystal wine glasses. All you’ll have to do is bake up a pizza or two, whip up a salad and pour the wine.

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WIN! A $250 Pizza Party Prize Pack from @cydconverse

[(4) Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzas | 1: (8) place mats and matching napkins from Crate & Barrel | 2: wine opener from Williams-Sonoma | 3: (8) crystal wine glasses from Pier 1 |4: (8) dinner plates from Crate & Barrel | 5: (1) pizza cutter from Williams-Sonoma.]

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[Photos + recipe by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]

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75 thoughts on “Host a Summer Pizza Party + Giveaway”

  1. I couldn’t love this idea more! My fave parties are the ones where we stay around the table for hours talking and laughing and sharing memories/stories. We’re usually outside and occasionally around a fire!

  2. I love when there’s a hands on food, like wrapping your own summer roll or making your own personal pizza with friends. It makes the eating more enjoyable.

  3. Our dinner party usually involves a fun potluck where we make the pizzas and our friends bring the appetizers and drinks. We like playing board games and chatting to the late hours!

  4. I love keeping it casual and having everyone bring their favorite dish – less stress on the host and there’s always something there that everyone can enjoy!

  5. My favorite way to host a summer party is with a make-your-own cocktail bar stocked with lots and lots of pretty mixers and cute glassware. Foods that you can eat with your hands are also a must (Pizza totally counts as a finger food, right?)

  6. My favorite way to host a dinner party is not too perfect. Food from the farmers market, bottles of wine and a delicious dessert to share with friends.

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