Great Poolside Party Recipes

When I think of pool party foods, the first thing I think of is finger foods. Quick easy to grab and easy on the stomach foods. Refreshing, tasty and easy to make foods. Life is complicated enough, we like to make things easy. So, I searched for some of the best recipes focusing on just those things. These are sure to make your party a hit!

Watermelon, Mozzarella, Basil Skewers – These are so easy to make and SOOO delicious and refreshing at the same time. Cut up some watermelon into squares, the best you can. Also, some fresh mozzarella, balls or cut into squares. Then rinse and tear off a few hands full of basil leaves. Keep these whole, we don’t want to cut them. You will also need some balsamic vinaigrette to top it all off.

  Now you can start to build your skewers. Please a piece of watermelon, mozzarella to follow, then fold a basil leaf and place on the skewer, then repeat over and over and continue onto additional skewer sticks. I like to do about two rotations per stick, but you decide what is best for your party.

Once all have been completed. Lay them down on a pretty plate and then drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over them all. Refrigerate until ready to be placed out when the party begins.

Popcorn Finger Chicken – Simple, healthy pop in your mouth finger food. Depending on how many guests you are having, I like to average about 5-6 per person. Ingredients you will need: chicken breasts, eggs, flour, panko crumbs, salt and pepper. Prepare by cutting your chicken into small bite sizes. Then crack a few eggs into a bowl and whisk the eggs until mixed. Brag another bowl and add some flour in it, and then another bowl for the panko crumbs. I like to add spices to the flour bowl to give the flavor a kick. My favorite mix is salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder and mustard powder. A few dashes of each should do the trick. Also, prepare your baking sheet with a nice layer of oil and set to the side. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Begin by grabbing one chicken bite, place it in the flour bowl and cover it completely with flour. Then move the chicken bite to the egg bowl and cover completely with the egg. Then you move it to the panko bowl and cover it with panko crumbs. Then place it on the pan. Continue with the rest of the chicken bites and place all evenly on the baking sheet. Place in over for about 15-20 or until internal heat is at 165 degrees. Be careful not to overcook.

Once done, put on a plate and add toothpicks to each chicken piece for easy grab and go.

This last recipe is actual quite genius. Who doesn’t love a 7 layer bean dip? But after a few bites, it starts to get mushy, messy and germs from multiple mouths start to add up. So THIS is the perfect solution given to us by For a complete recipe check out the link.

Individual Seven-Layer Dips

• 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
• 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
• 1 cup guacamole or make homemade guacamole
• 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
• 1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo; or make homemade pico de Gallo
• 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
• 2 Roma tomatoes , diced
• 1/2 bunch of green onions , sliced
• 1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
• 8 (9 ounce) plastic tumblers
• Tortilla chips

You won’t have the leave your pool float for this dip. You can eat it all in the pool. Enjoy!

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