What to serve at the ultimate backyard poolside party!

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There’s nothing more fun than a backyard pool party during the summer. While it’s tempting to provide the usual canned drinks and dogs and burgers on the grill, why not make the effort to make your party even more fun and memorable?

You want to keep food light, portable, and full of seasonal flavor. Here is a roundup of ideas for healthy appetizers, main courses from the grill and smoker, fun desserts and cool drinks!

Poolside salads

Salads take advantage of summer time fruits and vegetables and can be super portable if you serve them in beverage cups or small bowls.

Food on a stick

Nothing more portable than food on a stick, where it’s an appetizer, main course or dessert.

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Grilling and smoking

If it’s a backyard party, you have to get the grill or the smoker going, right?

Popsicles

Chilly desserts on sticks – what more could you want?

Drinks

Cool down with these party favorites.

What kind of food do you like to serve at backyard poolside bashes?

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