Summer in the pandemic era looks very different than years past, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fun—you just have to get creative! Whether you’re spending extra time with the family or hosting intimate gatherings with friends, a pizza party is the perfect way to put everyone in a good mood. Here, we share several items that will take your celebration to the next level.
Hosting a birthday party for one of your kiddos this summer? This pack of 10 plain pizza boxes will be a hit for all in attendance, as youngsters can grab their favorite colored markers and decorate their very own pizza box to make their leftovers even more exciting. // Kraft White Pizza Box, 10 Pieces, $16.99; Amazon
This gas-powered outdoor pizza oven is exactly what your outdoor patio needs this summer. Thanks to the innovative design, the oven can stone-bake any 16-inch or smaller pizza in just about 60 seconds, giving your family a fun new way to make dinner. Plus, if you’re not in the mood for a cheesy pie, the oven can also properly cook steaks, fish and veggies. // Ooni Koda 16 Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven, $499; Ooni
To host the ultimate pizza party, all chefs definitely need to invest in a pizza stone, peel and wheel. And, this kit from Williams Sonoma might just be the set you need, as the pizza stone tray is specially designed to produce crispy, golden crusts. // Emile Henry Ultimate Pizza Set with Peel & Pizza Wheel, $119.85; Williams Sonoma
While ordering a large pie for the whole group is fun, sometimes having your very own pizza to indulge in is even better. With this compact-size pizza oven, you can get just that and more, as it cooks mini pizzas in just five to 10 minutes through the dual, high-powered electrical heating elements. Plus, the kit comes with a few spatulas and an instruction booklet that will help turn you into a gourmet chef. // TableTop Chefs Pizzarette Classic 4 Person Indoor Countertop Mini Pizza Oven, $144.99; Target
Small but mighty, this wooden piece is an ideal bottle opener for all pizza lovers. Whether you’re gathering with friends or are simply having a pie for one with a beer in hand, you’ll definitely want to have this wallet-sized opener on hand. // Pizza Bottle Opener with Wood, Stainless Steel Credit Card Size, $14.99; Wooden Accessories Company
We’ve all tried a classic Margherita pizza and know it’s delicious. But this summer, why not get out of your comfort zone and try something new? Chef Julie Penderson’s Global Pizza Seasoning Kit is here to help, as it comes with 15 tins of spices, herbs and blends you need to make a wide variety of pizzas and flatbreads. Plus, all recipes are included, so you can taste everything from a Japanese okonomiyaki pizza to an Indian chickpea pie and pick some new favorites. // Global Pizza Seasoning Kit, $38; Julie Penderson
Having a pizza party outside in the backyard by the pool? This comfortable floating device is on theme, and will keep you entertained even when the gathering ends. // Swimline 90645 Pizza Slice Inflatable Giant Swimming Pool Float Raft Lounger, $34.59; Target
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