how to host a pizza party - euro 2024

Hosting the Perfect Euro 2024 Pizza Party

As Euro 2024 kicks off, it’s time to gather your friends and family for the ultimate celebration of football and food! There’s no better way to enjoy England’s run to the final (we hope!) than by hosting a pizza party that will have everyone cheering for more than just goals. With the right setup, delicious homemade pizzas, and a party atmosphere, you can turn your home into the go-to spot for every game.

In this guide, we’ll share tips and ideas to help you host the perfect Euro 2024 pizza party. Let’s dive in!

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Set Up Your Pizza Station

Your pizza oven is the star of the show, so make sure it’s clean and ready to preheat before your guest arrive. You really don’t want to be clearing out ash from the previous cook just as England score a screamer from outside the box.

Create a dedicated pizza-making station with all the essentials: pizza peels, a thermometer, and a selection of toppings. Having everything organised and within reach makes the process smooth and enjoyable for everyone. We think it’s a nice idea to get your guests involved with topping their own pizzas, so anything you can do to make the process as seamless as possible can only be a good thing!

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Choose Your Dough and Toppings

Opt for a variety of dough options to cater to different preferences. Store-bought dough balls can be a lifesaver when hosting a large crowd, but homemade dough can add a personal touch. Make sure to have enough dough for everyone, plus a few extra in case of mishaps.

As for toppings, offer a mix of classics like Margherita and Pepperoni, along with some more adventurous options like prosciutto and nduja, blue cheese and caramelised onions. Don’t forget vegetarian choices and perhaps even some dessert pizzas to offer up a sweet option if the football result leaves a bitter taste in the mouth!

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Match Day Decor and Atmosphere

Transform your outside space into a football fan’s paradise. Decorate with team flags, banners, and football-themed tableware. Arrange seating so everyone has a good view of the TV and can easily access the pizza station.

Play some lively music before the match starts to build excitement. You can’t go wrong with the classic Three Lions anthem by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner, and The Lightning Seeds. Of course, when the match starts, switch to the commentary to keep the energy high.

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Perfect Timing

Timing is crucial for a smooth pizza party. Whether you have a gas or wood-fired oven, start preheating halfway through the first half of the match so it reaches the ideal cooking temperature in time for halftime. This way, you can serve fresh, hot pizzas during the break, keeping the momentum going. Most pizza ovens take around 15 to 20 minutes to preheat, and once hot, they can cook a pizza in as little as 60 seconds.

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Complementary Snacks and Drinks

Besides pizza, offer a variety of snacks like garlic bread, baked cheese fondue, and dips such as hummus or guacamole. These not only complement the pizza but also keep guests satisfied throughout while they wait for the main event.

For drinks, have a selection of beers, wines, and non-alcoholic options. Consider setting up a self-serve bar where guests can mix their own cocktails or mocktails. This also makes less work for you! Win Win!

Enjoy the Match and Celebrate in Style

Finally, make sure to enjoy the party yourself. Watch the match, engage with your guests, and celebrate every goal with a slice of delicious pizza. Whether England wins or loses, a well-executed pizza party will be a victory for everyone. Although it’s bound to have a better vibe if we can actually go all the way to the final!

With these tips, your Euro 2024 pizza party is set to be a memorable hit. If you already own a pizza oven and think you’d benefit from adding a few more accessories into your set up, check out our range here. If you’re yet to take the plunge on a pizza oven, we’re here to help! If you’d like to talk to any of our expert team, they’re on hand to offer advice every step of the way. You can get in touch on 01423 608648 or email in a question on