Have you considered having a pool party this summer? They are a great way to get together with family and friends and celebrate or just hang out. If you are struggling to come up with ideas for food, here are a few tips for the perfect pool party foods.
Think small, bite size treats. Carrot sticks, celery sticks and other cut veggies are perfect for setting out. Be careful with your dip, that it is not in direct sunlight, as it is the item that will go bad the quickest.
Hamburgers and hot dogs are a great poolside food, however consider getting children out of the pool about 5-10 minutes before serving food. Their wet hands often make the buns soggy, rendering them disgusting to a child. Allow them to dry off for a bit and they will be fine.
Chips, Pretzels and crackers are another great addition to a pool party. Again, their bite size nature makes them easier to grab on the go.
For desserts, think things like bite size brownies, smaller cookies, even small cupcakes. Anything that can be consumed quickly while pool time can be resumed is usually a big hit with the pool crowd.
What kinds of things do you serve at your pool parties?