Welcome Summer in Style with a fun Gourmet Pizza Party and enter a #SummerGetaway

by Melanie Roberts

in Recipe, WorldMarket

Welcome Summer in Style with a fun Gourmet Pizza Party and enter a #SummerGetaway

I’m so excited that summer is finally on the way and we can spend lots of time in the pool and on our deck; I love to entertain and host Pizza parties all the time and this year to kick of Summer I have a few special recipes up my sleeve that I will be dishing up for some of our Summer Parties to entertain our friends. We love BBQ & Grilling and this year we will dish up a Gourmet Pizza along with Cherry Scones and a few special non alcoholic drinks for everyone to enjoy.

I spend a few hours at my favorite place in the World, World Market to see what fun things they have that I could use for my Pizza Party to say Goodbye to the School year and hello to Summertime. I always get lost at my World Market, there are SOOO many fun things hat I want, need to have or should get just in case I decide to throw another party. I could go hog wild, but thanks to my hubby who always goes with me, I stay within my budget, even though a blink blink and I have him wrapped around my finger and may get a few extra items that weren’t on my list. Smile

The first thing that came to mind was a Gourmet Pizza on the grill, a little ala German style without Tomato Sauce but rather a Cream Cheese & Cottage Cheese mixture, we call it “Schmand” in Germany and it’s delicious to use in cakes or on Pizzas. Since World Market has a lot of my favorite European products I knew exactly what to get to make this an amazing Pizza that everyone would rave about.

How to make a Gourmet Pizza on the Grill

Pizza on the grill

So simple, but fantastic outcome. The products we picked up at World Market were the MINASSO dried Tomatoes from Italy and the Daniele Italian Brand Spicy Gourmet Pack includes Hot Calabrese, Pepper Salami and Hot Capocollo. Love the Hot Calabrese, soo good on the Pizza.

Welcome Summer in Style with a fun Gourmet Pizza Party and enter a #SummerGetaway

I can’t have a Pizza party without some refreshing drinks to keep us cool and I had lots to choose from at World Market; they have so many different Sodas and Waters from all around the World. I did end up with an idea to make Raspberry Egg Cream Soda and you will be surprised that no Egg nor Cream was used and it is delicious and super simple. Still have no idea why my Mom calls it Egg Cream Soda. Oh well… Call it what you like but try it, you will love it.

Raspberry Egg Cream Soda #Recipe

World Market had a lot of different Syrup flavors to choose from, too many for me to decide. I stuck with my trusted Raspberry flavor and since I never had that particular Torani Raspberry Syrup, I only got a small bottle. Big Mistake… It was delicious and now I wished I had the big bottle, but you know what that means, YUP… another trip to World Market.

Welcome Summer in Style with a fun Gourmet Pizza Party and enter a #SummerGetaway

You have to have a delicious dessert for your Party and I wanted something that was simple to make, refreshing and not too sweet and I love the Pitted Sour Cherries in a jar from world Market. They are super affordable and remind me of home. We always had cherries in a jar and we used them for many delicious desserts and baking dishes. I love that I can grab a jar for under $4 and create some memories with my family. Have you seen my German Walnut & Cherry Coffee cake a few weeks back? I used the same cherries. SOO good!

Okay enough talk about Cherries, I grabbed a box of the original Scones mix and decided I would turn it into a Cherry Scones and dish them up for Dessert, maybe with a cherry Milk Shake or Cherry Soda.

Cherry Scones How to make it #Recipe

Welcome Summer in Style with a fun Gourmet Pizza Party and enter a #SummerGetaway

There you have my ideas for this years Pizza Party; I know it will be a hit and all the items I found at World Market make it possible for me to bring a little bit of Europe and my German heritage to our party in the middle of Florida and all my readers across the nation. If you have never been to World Market you are so missing out, check out some of my favorite Summer items that I have on my wish list to make over our Patio.

Isn’t all the stuff cool? Ahhh, while I keep dreaming be sure to check out the “Great Summer Getaway Sweepstakes” Cost Plus World Market has partnered up with Southwest Airlines to offer four Great Summer Getaways. Enter for a chance to win a trip for 4 on Southwest Airlines
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For more information about World Market and their amazing products, be sure to visit your nearest World Market or check them out online in their Web store, follow on Facebook, Tweet along on Twitter or even pin on Pinterest. You will fall in love quickly, so be prepared.

What ideas do you have for Summer Get Together or what if you win the Grand Prize where would you like to go? Don’t forget to Pin some of my recipes to remember them for your party this summer, or just to spoil your family.

This post is brought to you by World Market Brand Ambassador program, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) June 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

I love pizza on the grill! It adds a totally new flavor to the pizza and we love it in our house.
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Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids June 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

I have never made pizza on the grill but it is on my list to do this summer! Thanks for recipe!! I love entertaining during the summer, too!
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Becca June 3, 2014 at 10:11 am

Pizza on the grill is such a genius idea! We will definitely be trying it this summer.
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Daisy June 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

I’m craving one of those pizzas. I need to pick up some supplies and make some tonight!


Nancy June 3, 2014 at 11:05 am

I’ve always wanted to make pizza on the grill. Is it easy? It looks amazing though. YUM.


JenTemcio June 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

Thank you so much for giving me another reason to go to World Market!! I love these gourmet recipes and ideas for summer outside with friends.
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June 3, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Greta ideas. That pizza looks amazing.
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Angela S June 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I love how colorful everything is. I grilled a few pizzas last summer and it was a big hit.


Ellen Christian June 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I love grilled pizza! The flavor is so much better than in the oven.
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Emily June 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I’m heading out to South Dakota with the family this summer! I bet grilling pizza would be a huge hit for the little cousins!
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Grace Hodgin June 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

You have given me some great ideas for the grand kids next visit. I have a Worlds Market in Daytona (wish I had one closer to me such as located in The Villages or Ocala, FL but I’ll try and get some of these things when I pick them up and try this wonderful Raspberry Egg Cream Soda and the pizza on the grill would be such a great way to let them have a pizza without heating up the kitchen. We just may have a Germany Day and use some of your recipes.
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Amanda A June 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm
Pam June 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

That pizza looks delicious! I love the taste of grilled pizza. The toppings you put on yours sound Heavenly!


Ann Bacciaglia June 3, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I’ve never had pizza on the grill. What a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing.


Tammi June 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I’ve never grilled pizza before but it’s one of the things I want to do before the end of summer!
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June 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm

The pizza recipe looks great! I’m obsessed with World Market – love to get my aprons there for my TV appearances!
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Shauna June 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Oh my goodness, how have I never thought of pizza on the grill. It sounds and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing


Mama to 5 BLessings June 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Our family loves pizza, I am so going to have to try this on the grill — yummy!
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June 3, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I loved this whole post. Grilled pizza is such a treat and an awakening for your mouth. I loved your Raspberry drink also.I want to create the entire menu :) Yum
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Liz Mays June 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Your German pizza idea is totally intriguing me. I want to taste it. I’m also entering that sweepstakes. Wow to the prizing!
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June 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I can honestly say that I never even considered putting a pizza on the grill. I am going to have my husband try this eventually because the idea rocks!
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Sarah June 4, 2014 at 12:29 am

Mmmm, looks great. I’m going to give this a try. My Husband will absolutely love this!
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Sandra June 4, 2014 at 12:38 am

I love pizza on the grill, one of my favorite ways to prepare it. Thanks for sharing.
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Kristin June 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

That pizza looks incredible!!! I love those bright fun colors!
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Kayla June 4, 2014 at 1:36 am

Remind me to get on your party invite list ;) Everything from the pizza down to the drink and dessert look heavenly! I’ve seen a lot of pizza on the grill lately and I’m really interested in giving it a try.


Amy Desrosiers June 4, 2014 at 8:32 am

Awesome chance to work with World Market! I love grilled pizza too!! Yum!!
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June 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm

That pizza looks really good! I never thought about making one on a grill like that. What a great idea!
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June 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

i LOVE grilled pizza! it’s one of my fave flavors!
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June 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Grilled pizza is highly under rated. We make it from time to time s well and it is really good. Yours looks fantastic!
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Gabrielle Mader June 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I saw those plates too and fell for them….I didn’t get them, perfect print and color combo I did however have the Blue drink dispenser and I have the clear…I LOVE those things…I just think we need World Market to make some cool stands for them…..great post!
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Janet W. July 9, 2014 at 6:32 am

I’ve never actually grilled a pizza before! The end result looks delicious and I’ve heard that it tastes so good. I’ll have to get adventurous and try it soon!


Melanie Roberts July 10, 2014 at 12:47 pm

It is really simple and you will love it.. JUSt make sure you have all your ingredients right there with you, it will cook super fast!!!


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