Easy Entertaining with Tony’s Pizza

Easy Entertaining with Tony's Pizza by virginiasweetpea.com

I love to entertain but quite honestly don’t take time to do so nearly enough.  After a long work week, spending most of my Saturday preparing for a dinner party is the last thing I want to do on one of my precious days off.  Most of my friends play tennis and we love to get together on the weekend for doubles or mixed doubles.  Eating out afterwards is fun, but now that the weather is warm enough to eat outside, I thought it would be even more fun to host a simple dinner party on my patio.  Simple and dinner party – can they actually go together?  Yes!  Let me share my plan for easy entertaining with an outdoor casual dinner party for nine.

The main course for dinner was Tony’s Pizza that I purchased at Walmart for just $1.99 a box.  I purchased seven boxes which provided everyone with plenty to eat and leftovers for us to enjoy the next day.  I took advantage of a Coupons.com offer to SAVE 75¢ on any TWO (2) TONY’S® multi-serve pizzas.  (Print out your own coupon but note that the offer is only good while supplies last.)  A large salad and homemade chocolate chip cookies completed the casual dinner party menu.Tony's Supreme Pizza

 

We started our evening with some fun tennis.  The clay courts at our tennis club just opened for the season and we all enjoyed playing outside instead of indoors.

Keith in action

 

These ladies are both my favorite opponents and partners.

Tennis with Friends

 

After tennis we gathered on my patio for drinks and conversation.  I loved that I could sit and socialize and not be trapped in the kitchen since all I had to do was bake the Tony’s Pizza.

Tony's Pizza Party - Socializing before dinner

 

Before I left for tennis, I prepared the salad and cookies.  Flowers cut from my yard made a quick and easy centerpiece.

Tony's Pizza Party - Easy Entertaining

While the pizza baked, I set the table with plates, napkins, forks, the centerpiece, salad and dressing, and the cookies.  Sixteen minutes of baking yielded six ready to eat pizzas.  The pizzas cook directly on the oven rack which gives the crust a nice crunch.  I baked the seventh pizza while we ate but ended up not needing it.

Casual Dinner Party with Tony's Pizza

 

We gathered on the patio for our casual meal and then had a great time talking as the darkness fell.

Easy Casual Dinner Party

Preparing for this party was so easy!  In fact, it was so easy that I’m ready to do it again very soon.

Mr. SP and I liked the pizza so much that we now have four stockpiled in our freezer for an easy weeknight meal option.  We’ll add a salad or vegetable and dinner will be ready in no time at all.

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Comments

  1. Paula,
    What a great sport! I really need to take it up with my daughter playing! Tennis teams have such fun together and looks like you shared a wonderfully, simple get-together with them! I need to go get some Tony’s for the weekend! ~Christy

  2. I think these are the best kids of gatherings…less time in the kitchen and more time with friends!! So much fun! ~Sonya

  3. Can I come over? This looks like fun (and yummy!)

  4. I need some tennis lessons! My favorite part of pizza is a crunchy crust! Looks like you guys had a great time!
    Debbie

  5. What a fun time!! I love easy dinner!! 😉 Those are perfect for spending time with friends!!

    Nancy

  6. That sounds like a fun time with your friends! I agree with you, I hate getting stuck in the kitchen when I’m having a party. This would be an excellent way to avoid that. Glad you had a good time.

  7. I’ve always been afraid of frozen pizzas, but I had one a couple weeks ago that was very good (not Tony’s, sorry to say). I’ll have to look for Tony’s. It sure looks good in the pictures!

  8. I’ve never actually had Tony’s pizza before but it is definitely a good price! I’ll have to give it a shot! I’ll never turn down good pizza! Looks like you had a fun gathering. Also, your flowers are gorgeous!

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Since you are a vegetarian, the only one you would eat is the cheese. I tried that one and liked it. If I buy a cheese one again, I might add a few toppings to it. You can’t beat the price of a Tony’s pizza!

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