Planning a party with Pinterest
If you’re feeling a little party planning “writer’s block,” just check out these 13 fun ideas for party food and get out of that rut. Happy pinning!
Easy Italian skewer appetizer
Delicious and eye-catching party foods don’t have to be hard to make. These Italian skewer appetizers are as simple as they are showy.
Pinned by Kathy Hutton
Watermelon grill with fruit kabobs
Skip the fruit tray and opt for this adorable watermelon grill as a centerpiece for your appetizer table.
Pinned by Fonda Martin
Easy tea sandwiches for a party
Elegant and understated are the operative words for these tasty little sammies. Choose from cucumber cream cheese, apple chicken salad and pineapple, or make them all!
Pinned by Bonnie Chumney
Rhubarb and ginger mojito
This rhubarb and ginger mojito is beautiful cocktail with a bit of zing. The boys may think it looks a bit girlie, but a quick sip will change their minds.
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Pinned by Anne Hatinen
Adult vodka lemonade juice pouch
Feel like a kid again with these spiked juice pouches. If kids will be at the party, just leave out the alcohol to make an under-21 version. Dye the kid versions with a little food coloring or leave out the garnish so you can tell which is which.
Pinned by Judy Neese
Lavender lemonade recipe
Add a refreshing hint of floral to this nonalcoholic lemonade with culinary lavender. This is what pink lemonade was supposed to be!
Pinned by Kate LaQuay
Chipotle beer cheese dip
Spicy and smoky, this beer cheese dip will score you extra points for the use of a quality India Pale Ale. We recommend Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA, The Pupil or Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA.
Pinned by Claire
Cold pasta salad with asparagus, feta, blueberries & basil
This creative pasta salad has no mayo, so it’s perfect for summer picnics and barbecues. Not only is it easy, it’s packed with a unique combination of summer flavors.
Pinned by Michelle Hooton
Lemongrass shrimp skewers
If you want something a bit more substantial on the menu, grill up these lemongrass shrimp skewers with a gorgeous Vietnamese dipping sauce.
Pinned by Alexandra Conroy
Nothing says grilling season like a burger! These three recipes inspired by classic pub food put a gourmet spin on a classic American summer menu.
Pinned by Heather Barnett
Snacks under 150 calories
If you’d like something a little lighter, we’ve got four low-calorie snacks perfect for a poolside party. Try shrimp-stuffed sweet peppers, chicken skewers with light Thai peanut sauce, shrimp and avocado salad or grilled nectarines with goat cheese and honey.
Pinned by Heather Barnett
Cinco de Mayo piñata cookies
Cinco de Mayo may be behind us, but your guests will still get a kick out of these little piñata-shaped cookies with festive colors to match. Just like a real piñata, there’s a tasty candy treat inside!
Pinned by Mia Honaker
Grilled banana s’mores
As decadent as this sounds, with only 10 mini-marshmallows and 1 tablespoon of both chocolate chips and graham cracker cereal per banana, these grilled banana s’mores are actually a lower-cal way to satisfy your sweet tooth.