Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Make-Your-Own-Pizza Party!

This past weekend, my student ministry's girls 
had a sleepover and we had sooo much fun!

The first thing we did when we all arrived was to make personal sized pizzas.
I'm going to share what we did because it was awesome
AND it'd be so easy to replicate for 
birthday parties
or dinner parties
or really any kind of social gathering!

We had:
  • pizza dough
  • red sauce (the HEB brand in a can)
  • white sauce (alfredo sauce in a jar)
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pepperoni
  • bacon
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • olives
  • caramelized onions
  • sliced tomatoes
  • green bell pepper
  • pineapple 
  • grated Parmesan cheese
I used this recipe for the dough and made it the day before. 
It made enough for eight girls, 
and most of us didn't finish our pizzas.
(Although that may have been because we were 
scarfing down guacamole while they were in the oven.)
But if you have big appetites, adjust accordingly.
Or use naan instead and save yourself the trouble. 
Need gluten free? Use corn tortillas.
You can also forgo sauce and just brush with olive oil.
So much versatility!

The day before, I sliced the bell pepper, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
I caramelized the onions, baked the bacon and tore it into small pieces, 
and shredded some mozzarella cheese
Then I put everything in cute little containers .
It would have been even better if I'd made little matching labels
but that didn't happen. 

The girls loved it!

We sprinkled some olive oil on each pan before 
and let everyone roll out their own crust- thin, thick or stuffed crust 
and then create their own masterpiece.

Check out some of our pizza creations:

Jadzia's margherita pizza- it came out tasty!
 Yalani's was piled with pineapple!
 Bella and Mercedes made one monster pizza with everything on it.
 Olivia made a smiley face with olives.

Our host generously ran to Wal-Mart and bought several of these cute pizza baking sheets! I'm pretty sure they were under $2 each and were perfect for our project. They cool down really quickly out of the oven too!

We baked them at 400 for about fifteen-twenty minutes 
(thicker ones took longer).
I think next time I'd turn it up to 450 
and turn the broiler on for the last few minutes.

You could also throw them on the grill- 
perfect for summery get-togethers.

After baking:
the margherita pizza
 My half and half- one side white sauce with spinach, mushrooms and onions, 
one side red sauce with tomatoes, pepperoni, bacon and olives!

It was a fabulous night of:
movies and snuggling with puppies

experiments with nail polish

And fun facials
(photo cropped to protect green-faced students :) )


  1. Cute! I bet they just loved it. How cool to have a ministry with students like that! I'm sure they all had a blast and the pizza idea rocks!

  2. Sounds like you had an awesome night! What's not to love, really? Pizza. Manis. Face masks. I love a fun girl's night!
    happy happy


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