Homemade Pizza Party

Remember in grade school when Pizza Parties were really something special - a treat for the whole class if everyone got a 100% on the spelling test, a Friday night sleep over, a get-together after your first game.  College my have ruined my desire for mass made delivery pizzas (except I still LOVE Pizza Hut - one of the only chain restaurants we had in Lex, Mo), but I have a new love for gourmet style pizzas.

Here is the menu I created for a Homemade Pizza Party* - for grown-ups... well, sort of.
*This is also one of my $40 Dinner Party Ideas - get the shopping list below!

Shrimp Pesto Pizza

Pizza dough spread generously with homemade pesto, shrimp and parmesan cheese.

Shrimp Pesto Pizza Recipe >>

Margarita Pizza

A simple Italian classic - crushed tomato sauce topped with fresh mozzarella and fresh basil.

Margarita Pizza Recipe >>

Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza

Tangy goat cheese and sweet caramelized onions make this pizza sooo good.  I like to top it with field greens dressed in balsamic vinaigrette for some extra texture and flavor.

Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe >>

Pizza Party Menu :

Margarita Pizza
Shrimp Pesto Pizza
Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pizza
Italian Gelato

Not only is this party idea fun for guests to attend (and easy on the host) it is budget friendly.  Here is the shopping list of everything you'll need for a party for 6 for about $40!

$4  |  Pizza Dough - 2 portions of a large pizza size dough*
$1  |  1 14.5 oz. can of Crushed Tomatoes
$1  |  1 head of garlic
$4  |  parmesan cheese
$4  |  mozzarella cheese
$4  |  goat cheese
$4  |  fresh basil leaves
$5  |  1/2 pound of shrimp
$1  |  red onion
$3  |  field greens
$8  |  2 pints of italian gelato (maybe pistachio & chocolate?)

Pantry Items Needed :

- Olive Oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Dried Italian Herbs ($3 if you don't already have them)