How to Host a COVID-smart Pizza Party
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February 9 is National Pizza Day. After counting down the Top 10 pizzas of 2020, we’re ready for a pizza party! But it’s got to be COVID-smart. And so, here are our top tips to stay safe while you enjoy a slice or two… or three.
Limit your guest list
Though we don’t want to exclude anyone from the joys of National Pizza Day, we have to be smart. Keep your in-person gathering small and intimate. Then, arrange a delivery to another group and ask them to join you over Zoom to share a slice.
Spread the party out
Set up your food stations in different areas of your office, so there is less congregation in one central location, allowing for better social distancing. If you have a large organization, you could also celebrate in shifts. Try out having individual team parties or gathering in smaller groups during different times of the day.
Keep things clean
Be sure to wash your hands regularly and wipe down any high-contact surfaces throughout the party. Keep hand sanitizer bottles around for easy disinfecting and use individually wrapped, single-use silverware to minimize risk.
Designate a group server
Instead of letting everyone come up and grab their own food, have one person wearing a mask and gloves serve. This limits the time people spend around the food stations and keeps everyone from using the same serving tools.
Try a more COVID-safe pie
Order Papa John’s papadias or personal-sized pizzas for an individually packaged meal. That way, you’ll get the double benefit of avoiding germ sharing and getting your pizza all to yourself.
How much pizza to order
Make sure you order enough pizzas for your event. The average person eats 2-3 slices depending on hunger level. With about 10 slices per pie, that’s one large pizza for every 3-4 people. Want to get more precise? Use this pizza calculator to be sure you’re ordering the right amount. No one should miss a slice on #NationalPizzaDay!
Looking for the best pizza to kick off your celebration? Check out all the pizza catering options near you.