Pizza party

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

Pizzas at a pizza party

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, one of the 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 then 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]


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