You know I love any excuse to throw a party and I think my boyfriend has caught the bug as well. The ink was barely dry on our lease before he was calling all his friends to tell him the news and announce "We're throwing an Emmy party!" Adorable. (And yes, everyone made fun of him, considering this announcement took place in July.)
We are BIG fans of TV in our house so I knew I wanted to do something extra fun. Someone suggested ordering pizza but that wasn't creative enough for me... if we were going to have pizza, we were going to make it ourselves. So we did!
Setting up a Make-Your-Own-Pizza party was way easier than I had expected. We bought individual Boboli pizza crusts - they come two to a package and bake for less than 10 minutes at 425 degrees in the oven. Super easy!
As for toppings - we went all out. I bought tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, pineapple, turkey pepperoni, pesto, olives, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, and of course, shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese and pizza sauce. About an hour before everyone arrived, I chopped everything up and put them in little bowls - I love getting to use my pretty dishes!
I also set out a big green salad made by my friend Blair with goat cheese, yellow tomatoes, and avocado, garlic bread, and my very favorite meatballs (Trader Joes Sun-dried Tomato & Basil). My friend Cary who is an incredible baker made a banana cream pie from scratch, and GB brought brownies. Quite the feast!
My oven is tiny so we could only get four in at a time, which was kind of a bummer, but no one seemed to mind as we were all engrossed in the show! Here are all the pizzas lined up ready to be cooked:
Speaking of the show... I thought it was good but I personally was DEVASTATED that Max Greenfield didn't win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Without a doubt I find him to be the funniest character on television and I was utterly convinced he was going to win. MAJOR BUMMER. Max, you're a winner in my heart!
And I'd be remiss to post about the Emmys if I didn't include a list of my personal "Best Dressed" - I thought Julianne Moore, Ginnifer Goodwin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelly Osbourne, and Leslie Mann killed it! Loved every single one of those dresses.
Until next year, Emmy's! Now I've got to start planning our OSCAR party!