Having a relaxed intimate pizza date night at home with the person you love most is one of the best dates a couple can ask for. You’re at the stage in your relationship where there is no need to impress with fancy restaurant dining or extravagant gifts. You are best friends who simply enjoy each other’s company and both love pizza. Don’t get me wrong, doing a pizza date night properly will take some preparation, but it is not complicated. A little effort goes a long way. Especially for those you hold dearest to your heart.
Pizza Night Ideas
Since pizza is a fun food that everyone loves, ideas to support this type of date should also be fun and flow with the relaxed intimate vibe. There are many ways you can achieve this and won’t take much planning.
What is your comfort level regarding your culinary skills? Perhaps you are great at cooking, or your date is or both of you are. It’s good to know so you can manage your make your own pizza date night. This way your night stays happy, easy, and does not become stressful. This will determine if you should buy premade pizza dough or make your pizza from scratch.
If you are unsure how you want to make your pizza and have time to practice, try making a couple pizzas from scratch for a couple dinners leading up to your date night. Making your pizza from scratch is much better though, and here’s why.
- Creating pizza from scratch for a date will enhance the activity of making pizza which will in turn heighten the emotional journey of pizza date night since you are doing it together
- Premade pizza dough can be boring since it makes the experience too easy and less memorable
- With homemade pizza from scratch, you can customize its shape for fun or romance such as a heart shaped pizza
Don’t be discouraged from having a pizza date night if you want to use premade pizza dough. It will still be fun and memorable. In this case, you should add a little romantic emphasis on the cheese, sauce, and toppings. Nothing spells out “I love you” better than when it’s written out on your pizza in your favorite toppings. You can also use other creative ways of expressing yourself with your toppings, like cutting the pepperoni into heart shapes. Your pizza will be so cute.
There are so many ways to make pizza from vegetarian to deep dish, you can go for your favorite margarita pizza to a full-fledged meat lovers pizza. The choice is yours.
The beautiful thing about pizza date night is that you can have it anywhere you choose.
If you are having date night indoors, it is crucial to set the scene with a romantic ambience that plays to the style of your pizza date. Imagine what the décor and atmosphere is like in an authentic upscale Italian pizzeria. You will want to set a table preferably with a classic red and white checkered tablecloth, some flowers, wine, and candles. Turn on your favorite classic Italian music for a complete vibe that will take you well past dinner into dancing where you can appreciate the moments of the evening embraced together. You may want to have some board games to hang out with each other while enjoying some more wine after dinner, or think about snuggling up to a good romantic Italian classic romantic movie (preferably in Italian with English subtitles such as “Life is Beautiful”)
Hosting a pizza date night outdoors is not all that different, except you will have the added benefits of fresh air, natural aesthetics, and a few different activity options to choose from. You may want to setup a picnic style blanket with all the same accessories that will beautify your environment ever so elegantly. Being outdoors can enhance the intimacy of your date night as you can cozy up together around a fire or on a hammock, listen to music and dance, and stargaze. Prepare your environment for your date using streamer lights, candles, flowers, and comfy lounging accessories. If you want to play a romantic movie outdoors, that can really be a pleasing experience. You will need a projector if you choose this option but think about how awesome of an experience that would be relaxing outdoors to a movie while sitting in a hammock or lounging on a blanket and pillows. If you have a pool, or jacuzzi, you can graduate to the water after dinner with a topped off wine glass and continued relaxation.
Many people wonder about baking a pizza in the oven. Although it does work as a cooking method, I strongly encourage you to check out these portable pizza ovens that are a must have for anyone who loves pizza. Pizza ovens are specifically designed to cook pizza to perfection, plus they do have other cooking options to grill other types of foods. Your pizza will cook and taste more authentic because of the hardwood pellets and baking stone the oven uses to bake the pizza. And with temperatures reaching 950 degrees your pizza gets cooked the way pizza is intended to be cooked. Pizza ovens are easy to operate and can be used either indoors or outdoors. After use, they’re easy to clean and store.
Anyone who owns one will tell you that others are impressed with it and then proceed to buy one themselves. Available in stainless steel and black to match any style kitchen or backyard. You will leave a lasting impression with your date using one of these, that is guaranteed.
Portable pizza ovens can be used time and time again. Whether you’re alone, hosting a backyard BBQ, or making dinner for the kids, a pizza oven is efficient, pragmatic, and fun.
What will you need to create an amazing pizza date night at home?
- A date or partner who loves pizza
- Flowers or your dates favorite desserts
- Pizza recipes – there are tons of delicious pizza recipes available online
- Ingredients to make pizza and a variety of topping ingredients
- A Pizza Oven
- Proper table setting for a date
- Wine or beer (glassware recommended for beer, it is still a date, not a BBQ)
- Relaxing and romantic music – Italian music matches the vibe and perfect for intimate dancing
- Candles for aesthetics
- Activity – board games or cards
- After dinner movie to cozy up on the couch while under a blanket
- Activities – Music, dancing, backyard games, stargazing
- Firepit or bonfire to relax and bond, hammock to relax in and talk for hours, and picnic tablecloth
Having a pizza date night at home is about having fun, celebrating each other’s company, and satisfying your craving for pizza. I assure you that ordering pizza will diminish the substance and quality of your date night. It is much better to plan a do-it-yourself homemade pizza date night. Plus, it’s a really fun date. Taking a date to a cooking class is fun but doing it at home with something like pizza will create amazing memories.
Be creative, energetic, courageous, and share a “pizza” your heart with the one you love.