It’s summer! Time to break out the swimming suit and enjoy a relaxing day next to the pool. Whether you’re just looking for a fun way to keep the kids from getting bored or you’re gathering your friends and family for a get-together, a pool party is a fun way to stay cool while out in the hot sun.
Putting together the perfect pool party isn’t too hard. You just need a pool (of course), seating with shade for pooped swimmers, and food and drinks. If you want to take it to the next level, you can throw some floaties or inflatables in the pool too.
Poolside food is a great way to put the cherry on top of the perfect pool day, so long as you have enough and it’s customized to your guest’s tastes. Here are a few pool party food ideas for all ages that will convince your party goes that you know how to throw a pool party.
Swimming and being out in the hot sun can work up quite the appetite. No matter the age of your guests or the number of guests you’re expecting for your party, a simple meal to prepare in mass are brats and hot dogs. This summer classic is a great pool party food to make sure everyone has enough to eat and that everyone can customize their meal to suit their tastes.
A great way to give everyone options is to provide a spread of toppings for the brats. Set out a few variations of mustard, ketchup, sliced vegetables, and even sauerkraut for the traditionalists. CTL Foods sells two great options for sauerkraut: Sconnie Foods Squeezable Sauerkraut in Original or Spicy Mustard.
Apple Snicker Salad
Pool parties generally mean that the days are scorching, or at least warm. Help yourself and your guests cool down with a chilled salad. The Apple Snicker salad is a delicious and creamy option that appeals to the sweet tooth. Try our Apple Snicker Malt Salad recipe for a new twist on a classic recipe.
It’s a very simple recipe that only requires whipped cream, instant vanilla pudding, four apples, four snicker bars, and Soda Fountain Malted Milk Powder.
Tropical Ice Cream Malt
Is there a better way to cool down after a long day at the poolside than with a fruity malt? This pool party food is another great customizable way to make sure each of your guests are getting the kind of food they enjoy.
With just some ice cream, milk, Soda Fountain Malted Milk Powder, and a variety of ingredients, your guests can craft their own delicious dessert. A few fun ingredients to have are diced pineapple, coconut, banana, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and any other fruit that would work well with ice cream. There are several malt recipes available from CTL Foods, but here is a link to their Tropical Ice Cream Malt for reference.
There you have it! The perfect pool party menu. Keeping it simple allows you to enjoy yourself as a host and still satisfies your guests. Make a splash with your fun pool party food!