Pizza Party, Grown up Style!

Hubby and I recently moved into our lovely new home in Toronto.  In order to properly acclimatize to our new surroundings, we decided to take the kitchen for a test drive, with a small, casual dinner party. It’s hard to think of anything that says “home” better than a pizza party! Between homemade pizza and Italian wine, we elevated our casual pizza party affair to adult status, and officially broke our new space in for entertaining.

The plan of attack

Table setting

Given the casual, laid back atmosphere of a pizza party we kept the table setting simple. I’ve been hauling a roll of table topper paper around for nearly four years (that’s two cities and four homes to be precise). This was finally the chance to pull it out! Candles were also a natural addition. This, of course, left lots of room for a plethora of pizza.


It’s hard to go wrong with charcuterie and cheese. I suggest buying a few good cheeses and meats and complimenting them with fresh bread and olives. One of my favourite parts about a charcuterie board is the presentation – have fun with it!


Drum roll please… time for the pizza! Given that the crust is the foundation of any good pizza I decided to make my own dough. Hint – it’s incredibly easy, and only sounds like a lot of work (especially if you have a Mixmaster). Once the dough was ready to go I settled on two pizza options; prosciutto arugula, and mediteranean vegetable


Italian wine and lots of it (enough said).


And the that was it! There is something to be said about keeping it simple – less work means more time left to spend with company. And that is the point after all!

Author: Ashley Barby

I believe that our biggest regrets are for the chances that we don’t take. Above all, I believe that people are intrinsically good and that we are the sum of the people we surround ourselves with.

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