Pizzas at a pizza party
Pizzas at a pizza party

A pizza party is a social gathering at which pizza is served.[1][2][3]

Typically, a pizza that is 10 to 14 inches wide will feed two people.[4] Since pizzas can include a very wide variety of toppings, one particular type of pizza party allows the guests to create their own custom-made pizza, using a selection of ingredients from among the toppings provided by the party's host.[4]

When a pizza party does not include any custom-made pizzas, and the particular preferences of the guests are unknown, it is common to include at least one plain cheese-only and/or vegetable-only pizza for people who are averse to meats or other available toppings.[5]

Notable pizza parties

On September 8, 2019, the world's largest pizza party was held at the Ippodromo Capannelle in Rome, where 1,146 people dined on pizza together.[6]

On September 18, 2020, Hormel Foods hosted the world's largest virtual pizza party, when more than 3,000 people joined a Zoom-hosted pizza party. In order to break the record, at least 500 photos of individuals needed to be uploaded during the one-hour event. The final tally was 907 photos.[7]

In August 2021, astronauts aboard the International Space Station held the first pizza party in space, following a cargo shipment that included pizza-making ingredients.[8]

References

  1. ^ "The pizza party". Teaching Children Mathematics. 22 (7): 398–400. March 2016. doi:10.5951/teacchilmath.22.7.0398. JSTOR 10.5951/teacchilmath.22.7.0398.
  2. ^ Saltiel, Jennifer (April 25, 2016). "How to Host a Make-Your-Own Pizza Party". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Chase, Chris (November 1, 2015). "Here's Roger Federer housing some pizza with ballkids". USA Today. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Knudson, Pamela. "How to throw an awesome personal pizza party", Grand Forks Herald (January 27, 2016).
  5. ^ Hulin, Belinda. The Everything Pizza Cookbook: 300 Crowd-Pleasing Slices of Heaven, p. 13 (Everything Books, 2007).
  6. ^ "Rome makes world record for biggest pizza party". Wanted In Rome. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  7. ^ "Hormel Foods Sets World Record With One Huge Pizza Party". PMQ Pizza Magazine. October 2020. Retrieved September 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Castrodale, Jelisa (August 30, 2021). "Astronauts Threw an Out of This World Pizza Party Onboard the International Space Station". Food & Wine. Retrieved September 27, 2021.