It’s the middle of summer, and you’re having a family pool party. You and your little girl have matching swimsuits ready. But you still don’t know what food to prepare. It has to be something delicious that everyone will enjoy but not too complicated to prepare. You don’t want to tire yourself out before the fun even begins. So what are your options?
A Sundae Bar
One delicious option is to make a build-your-own sundae bar. This way, everyone can customize their own treat, and you don’t have to worry about making a bunch of different desserts. This is also perfect for the summer heat.
Among the ingredients you can serve are different flavors of ice cream and toppings like whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles. Have some soda on the side for those who want to make floats. Also, have a blender and milk ready for milkshakes.
If you want to make it healthier, switch the ice cream to frozen yogurt and serve a variety of fruit slices, nuts, and even granola for toppings.
A Slider Station
Another great idea is to set up a slider station with different kinds of mini burgers. This way, everyone can choose their favorite ingredients and create their own perfect burger.
You can have beef, chicken, or veggie burgers and an assortment of toppings like cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and sauces. Don’t forget the buns! You can also add some sides like french fries or potato chips.
Hot Dogs with Everything, or Not
If there are mini burgers, there must be hot dogs. Set up a station where everyone can create their own combination, from everything on it to a plain hot dog on a bun. Make it extra by also serving a selection of grilled sausages.
Just make sure you have a complete array of toppings and sauces. Apart from the usual mayo, mustard, and hot sauce, add some chili con carne, fresh salsa, grated cheese, and jalapenos. Add sliced green and black olives and sliced mushrooms. Everyone will come back for seconds and thirds just to try different combinations.
A Pizza Party
If you’re looking for something a little more classic, why not have a pizza party? This is always a hit with kids and adults alike. You can make your own pizzas or order them from a local pizzeria.
Toppings you can include are pepperoni, sausage, vegetables, olives, and onions. Don’t forget the cheese! You can also provide a variety of dipping sauces on the side.
A Build-Your-Own Taco Bar
You can set up a build-your-own taco bar for something fun and festive. This is perfect for summer parties by the pool.
Set out different tortillas, meats, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces. Then let everyone create their own perfect tacos. You can also serve chips and salsa on the side.
Kebabs are perfect for poolside eating because you won’t get your hands all greasy. You can make beef kebabs, chicken kebabs, and shrimp kebabs.
Just marinate the chunks of meat and peeled jumbo shrimp. Skewer them with vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, onions, and pieces of corn. Pop them in the oven, and you’re done.
Potato salad is always a crowd favorite. Finely mince some onions, celery, and carrots and mix them in. Make it heartier by adding shredded grilled chicken, corn kernels, and sliced hard boiled eggs.
For a seafood version, you can also replace the chicken with grilled peeled shrimp and grilled tuna chunks.
A Funfetti Cake
No party is complete without a cake, and what better cake for a pool party than a Funfetti cake? This colorful cake is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. It’s also perfect for those who have a sweet tooth.
The cake is made with vanilla extract, vegetable oil, eggs, and confetti sprinkles. Combining these ingredients results in a moist and fluffy cake that is absolutely delicious. So if you’re looking for a show-stopping dessert for your next party, be sure to give Funfetti cake a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Make sure you have enough drinks to get everyone hydrated. Water is always a good choice, but you can also add some flavor by adding slices of fruits like oranges, lemons, or limes. You can also serve iced tea, lemonade, or fruit punch.
For the adults, you can make a pitcher of margaritas or daiquiris. Just be sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic options as well.
Enjoy the Party!
So there you have it, some food ideas to consider for your family pool party. Whether you’re looking for something classic or something more unique, you have an option. No matter what food you decide to serve, your family pool party will be a hit. Just make sure to have plenty of sunscreen and swim diapers on hand. And don’t forget the pool toys! So get planning and enjoy the summer!