Coming up for air after a beautiful and hectic Tishrei, I share with you our Pizza Party in the Sukkah!
A beautiful and fun idea that can be used for so many other events and programs too! Consider this for a teen event, a social, or even an upshernish or other simcha!
Or simply, keep this in mind for next sukkos and you’ll feel so good that you are ahead of the game!
I have divided the details into categories as there were a lot of parts to this event.
You will need for the Menu:
- Pizza Dough (my favorite recipe HERE)
- Parchment paper cut in circles to fit your pizza boxes
- Tomato paste / Marinara Sauce / Basil garlic oil sauce /other sauces you’d like (look up basil sauce online or other Pizza base ideas).
- Sliced scallions, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, green and black olives/tomatoes etc.
- Grated cheese (I used large blocks of mozzarella and grated it)
- I also served french fries (baked in oven) and placed in mini craft take out containers, set on a warmer to keep warm outside. (Take out containers are 1/2 pint – click HERE)
- I served a caesar salad and a cole slaw salad, beverages, wine, and chocolate milkshakes , corn flake clusters and cookies for dessert.
At the Pizza Bar you will need:
- Pizza oven or two or more depending on size of crowd. (Click HERE to see the one I love)
- Pizza server (click HERE)
- Olive oil in a squeeze bottle (I like to drizzle this on top of the toppings to get them a bit crispy when baking)
- Oven gloves if you think you’ll need
- Extra stack of pizza boxes and circle cut outs of parchment paper
At the Topping Bar:
- Rolling Pins to roll your dough
- Parchment paper to roll the dough on *this helps keep the dough to the right size that will fit into boxes)
- Pizza boxes (Click HERE to order 12″ x 12″ x2″
- Pizza box labels were from evermine.com “Watercolor Spring Large Labels” 3.25″ x 4″
- Some extra flour if needed
- Marker to write names on sides of box to keep track of guests pizzas
- Pizza Spice blend from Whole Spice (click HERE to order), the label I used was the same one as for the pizza boxes, just trimmed with scissors to fit jar better.
Decor and Extras:
- I made a beverage table which had my milkshake maker on it and chocolate and strawberry syrup, milk, almond milk and straws and cups. (Click HERE for milkshake maker – mine is similar but a cheaper brand)
- Wood style straws that were a fun addition to the Sukkah theme (Click HERE to purchase…you can search for cheaper options, mine were found in a local store)
- Mini Wooden rolling pins in glasses to decorate topping bar. (These do not roll and were just used for decor. Click HERE to order)
- There was another table for the warmer, salads and french fries, ketchup,mustard, cutlery , paper goods etc. (I did make some larger pizzas to get people started in case they didn’t want to make their own. These stayed on the warmer, cut into slices.)
- I ordered the Pizza Spice blend in bulk and re- packaged it with a mini label to give away as a favor. (Labels for this were from evermine.com “Watercolor Spring Circle labels” 1.5″circle)
- I moved my outdoor furniture into my sukkah and it was AMAZING! Created the perfect setting for socializing, schmoozing and enjoying!
- I set out mini votives in mason jars which I tied twine to to be able to hang from Sukkah, above seating, nears walls.
- I also tied twine around more mason jars to hang over the ‘coffee table’ with fresh flowers in them. This was a most beautiful welcome to guests.
Wood Craft Sukkah Making Table:
- Wood scraps and pieces donated from hardware lumber store
- Wood glue
- Lightweight hammers and nails
- fabric pieces, popsicle sticks, green leaves etc.
- (mention is your PR that Parental assistance is necessary)