With summer winding down, now is the time to plan the ultimate pool party extravaganza! Sure, you could just grill hamburgers and hotdogs like everyone else does at their summer parties.
But why not use this opportunity to wow your guests with these amazing pool party food ideas full of fun and easy to eat finger foods, refreshing beverages and delicious and decorative desserts!
1. Beach Ball Ice Cream Sandwiches
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With just a little decorative touch of colored frosting to make the tops resemble beach balls, these adorable treats from Taste of Home can be easily made using 2 sugar cookies and your favorite ice cream in the middle.
2. Greek Salad Skewers
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We love the idea of taking all of the zesty flavors of a Greek salad and serving it on an easy-to-eat kabob. It’s a perfect pool party food idea because it is easy to make with just 5 ingredients and your guests can enjoy them poolside with no mess! Find the recipe at Food.com.
3. Popsicle Champagne
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Fruit flavored popsicles are yummy. Bubbly champagne is yummy. We can’t think of any reason why you shouldn’t combine those 2 things for the perfect refreshing poolside cocktail.
4. Grape Kabobs
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So simple and so beautiful. Simply placing grapes (frozen or not depending on what you prefer) on long wooden skewers and serving in a large glass vase full of ice makes for a pretty table display and an easy-to-eat yummy treat.
5. Watermelon Jello Bites
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Don’t lime rinds just make the most perfect mini-watermelons when filled with jell-o and sprinkled with seeds? We’ve been waiting for so long to make these adorable little things originally created by Victoria Belanger for her book Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets.
6. Mini Peppers Filled with Goat Cheese & Asparagus
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Mmmmmm, goat cheese. These little guys are another great pool party food idea because they are filled with rich flavors yet are so simple and easy to prepare. Find the directions at My Recipes.
7. Deviled Cucumber Cups
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These cuties require very specific tools such as a biscuit cutter and a melon baller but if you have those then these sophisticated treats can be made 1 day ahead of time and will be the hit of your pool party. Find the directions at My Recipes.
8. Beach Ball Fruit Pizza
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The great thing about this dessert is that it looks so much more complicated than it actually is. All you need to do is make a large sugar cookie using 1 tube of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough, lemon cheesecake mousse made from Philadelphia Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling, a jar of lemon curd, and some whipped topping, and colorful fruit. Find all of the details at Hungry Happenings.
9. Beach Ball Cake Pops
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Continuing with the fun beach ball theme for your pool party food, you absolutely must try making these beach ball cake pops.
10. Watermelon Shark
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If you really want to go all out for your party, make this very creative shark carved out of a watermelon. It may seem complicated but there are very specific instructions here and you know it’ll be the talk of the party.