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Girls Night In Pizza Party + Strawberry Basil Cocktails

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This Girls Night In Pizza Party contains a fantastic spread of snacks and treats alongside a bonus recipe for a pitcher full of sparkling Strawberry Basil Champagne Cocktails!

Girls Night In Pizza Party

This blog post is sponsored by Dr. Oetker. Thanks so much for supporting the brands I love and use – and don’t forget to follow the action on social media with #DrOPizzaParty!

Have I ever told you how much I love pizza? And some of the best parties this time of year are PIZZA PARTIES!!!

Okay, I know I seem more than a little excited here. But seriously, November is such a cold and dreary month that you don’t always want to go out, but you still need to have girl time.

My friends and I always make more of an effort to get together during the late fall months before the holidays make it too hectic. I don’t know about you and your friends, but I’m finding that even in our mid-twenties, it’s more difficult than ever to make time for each other!

Everybody’s got either grad school, full time jobs or commitments to family, serious partners and all of the daily life stuff in between. Sure it was easy in university to head on out on a Thursday night, but nowadays girls’ nights take a lot more effort and planning. The hardest part is seriously just coordinating a date that fits within everyone’s schedules, I swear!

Girls Night In Pizza Party

With my own crazy schedule (not to mention the fact that I’m practically a full time cook!), I really don’t want to have to throw together anything crazy for girls’ night on top of all the other planning that goes into it.

This, my friends, is where Dr. Oetker and pitchers full of yummy, easy sparkling Strawberry Basil cocktails comes in!

Girls Night In Pizza Party

Girls Night In Pizza Party

Even before Dr. Oetker contacted me about partnering with them for this post, I have been hosting mini pizza parties with their thin crust pizzas for years with my girlfriends.

And when I say pizza party, know that I sometimes mean a quiet little movie night with an abundance of authentically-Italian tasting thin crust pizza and wine, and other times I mean that there’s a giant party at my place and that this pizza is the saviour that saves me from a giant mess and from time planning a delicious menu.

It’s usually a no-brainer: head to the grocery store, fit all the Dr. Oetker pizzas I possibly can into my cart alongside some cheese, olives and a couple dips and bags of chips, pick up some wine (champagne if I’m feelin’ fancy!) and then boom, I’m all set for some fun – whether it’s low key, or whether it gets a little crazy.

Girls Night In Pizza Party

As a hostess, I love that there’s a variety of finger food for people to choose from, though my personal favourite from the new Dr. Oetker thin crust pizzas is a tie between the Oven Roasted Chicken & Peppers and the Mushroom and Garlic flavours – both to DIE for, and just the right amount of food for everyone.

I’m talking tons of pizza with thin, crispy crust and mouth-watering toppings like roasted peppers, goat cheese, spinach, mushrooms and chicken…

Do I have you hungry yet?

Girls Night In Pizza Party

Okay, so besides pizza, I’m also currently crushing on these Strawberry Basil Cocktails with rose champagne.

Yep, rose. You heard that right.

Could you imagine anything else for a girls’ night in?

Girls Night In Pizza Party

While your pizzas are cooking in the oven, you’ve got time to whip up this HUGE pitcher before guests arrive. Muddle some basil in strawberry puree, top it all off with some limeade, champagne and sparkling water, and you’re set to go!

Could girls’ night be any easier?

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Prep Time 15 minutes
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  1. Divide package of strawberries in half, de-stemming and slicing half the strawberries and pureeing the other half in a personal-sized blender with a bit of water.
  2. Strain strawberry puree twice through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of pulp. Muddle 10 basil leaves lightly in puree then set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add frozen limeade, sparkling water, champagne and vodka to pitcher, stirring to mix well. Add strawberry puree and muddled basil leaves.
  4. Add sliced strawberries and remaining basil leaves, along with ice. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Girls Night In Pizza Party

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Jaclyn
    November 17, 2016 at 12:06

    I hear ya about girls night! Its so hard to get everyone together these days. People are either busy with work, family or other commitments or they are out of town. However watching Gilmore Girls together next Friday seems non negotiable and I am looking forward to hosting! You punch sounds perfect for the get together and of course there will be pizza – in true Gilmore fashion 🙂

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      Taylor Stinson
      November 21, 2016 at 16:22

      Ugh I hate it!!! But it kind of makes me appreciate when everyone CAN get together because then it’s so special 🙂 I can’t wait to watch Gilmore Girls either!!! Perfect timing for the cold weather ehh?? Thanks for stopping by Jaclyn!

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    Derek | Dad With A Pan
    November 17, 2016 at 13:37

    Such delicious looking pizza!!!

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    Meg | Meg is Well
    November 17, 2016 at 13:42

    Nothing says girls night like pizza AND margaritas! I know exactly what you mean too-I swear you need to plan almost 6 months in advance just for one girls night in. Anyway, I love the pitcher margarita idea-more time hanging out with your friends rather than mixing cocktails. And I’ll be on the lookout for Dr. Oetker thin crust pizzas for my next night in-they look really good.

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      Taylor Stinson
      November 21, 2016 at 16:23

      Hahahaha yep, 6 months sounds about right, Meg! I’m seriously dying over the chicken and red pepper pizza, be sure to grab a couple (or three or four) of them! 😉

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    Tara
    November 17, 2016 at 14:06

    What a fun spread! That mushroom and garlic is calling my name. Sounds delicious with the Strawberry Basil Margaritas. Perfect for a girls night!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      November 21, 2016 at 16:24

      Thanks so much Tara!!! Oh yeah, the mushroom and garlic is sooooooo delish

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    Evi
    November 17, 2016 at 14:08

    This would make the perfect girls night! That pizza looks amazing!

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      Taylor Stinson
      November 21, 2016 at 16:25

      Thanks Evi! My thoughts exactly 😉

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      November 21, 2016 at 16:26

      Thanks so much Stephanie! 🙂

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