Pool parties are meant to be fun, not stressful! Our reliable pool party menu features dishes that can be made ahead of time and sit out for a bit without diluting or melting. Plus, none of the items need silverware or plates, making them easy to grab and go before your next plunge. Cannonball!
Everything is more fun to eat from a skewer! Tajin is a slightly spicy, sour, and salty blend that complements the sweetness of fruits like watermelon, mango, and peach. Grilled Cheese Social recommends sprinkling your tajin on the watermelon after dousing the cubes in lime juice, which will help the spice stick!
This snack mix from How Sweet Eats is salty and savory, nearly guaranteeing it will hit the spot for all your sun-tired pool party guests. The key to this mix is avoiding all things melty—so while you’re welcome to go crazy with the addition of nuts and chips, leave out the chocolate at all costs!
Peach salsa is light, refreshing, and very easy to pull together a day or two in advance. Don’t be afraid to double this recipe from The Produce Moms, as leftover salsa can elevate grilled chicken or fish later in the week.
This pull-apart “cake” from Wilton is actually made up of individual cupcakes strategically placed in the shape of a pineapple. That means you won’t need to worry about messy cake-cutting when serving this dessert—simply set it and forget it!
Lemonade is a requirement at pool parties, so why not give it a boozy twist for your 21+ guests? In this four-ingredient recipe from Garnish with Lemon, floral and fragrant elderflower liqueur shines and takes your basic vodka lemonade to the next level! Best of all, this cocktail can sit in the sun all day without diluting. Just pour some over ice when you’re ready for your next glass.