A Backyard Pizza Party Is the Best Way to Celebrate Dad

And because dad deserves better than delivery, here's the stuff you need to make it happen.

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This story was produced in partnership with Kohl’s.

A lot of people turned to dough at the beginning of the pandemic last spring. But while sourdough was the trademark of our collective indoor days, homemade pizza — cooked to perfection in the backyard — should be the carbohydrate of choice this year. Why? It’s an endlessly customizable food that’s beloved by kids and adults that’s also inherently communal, making it the perfect thing to eat on Father’s Day, particularly when you might actually be able to have people over to celebrate this year.

Making great homemade pizza al fresco means investing in some great culinary equipment, of course. But great pizza does not a great pizza party make, so our guide also includes the electronics, outdoor gear, and even apparel that can elevate a simple get together into a celebration worthy of dad during what’s shaping up, after a year cooped up inside, to be a particularly epic summer.

And even if you can’t have a Father’s Day pizza party this year, all of these items from Kohl’s would make great gifts for dads who like pizza, the outdoors, grilling, and/or beer. So, basically, every dad you know.

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