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Summer Party Recipes: 37 Easy Recipes Your Guests Will Love

Plan an unforgettable event with these easy summer recipes!

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Summer is a time to shake off the doldrums of winter and rainy days of spring by hosting casual get-togethers with family and friends. Although planning even the most casual party will involve a lengthy to-do list, you don't have to resort to ordering delivery for the event. The following summer party recipes will remove some of the guesswork when it comes to planning an event, as your menu is set and ready to go. And with a number of easy recipes for grilling, salads, and more at the ready, entertaining a crowd this summer couldn't be easier!

From selecting the best recipes for your annual pool party to finding just the right food to grill for a casual get-together with the neighbors, you'll want to make sure these Summer Party Recipes: 37 Easy Recipes Your Guests Will Love will be at your fingertips. Appetizers, main dishes, and even beverage ideas are included in this collection of recipes. These easy summer recipes will be the perfect addition to your next pool party, luau, picnic with the family — you name it!

Summer Party Recipes That are Perfect for the Pool

Heirloom Tomato and Summer Corn Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Your swimming pool is open for the season, and you're ready to splash out on a big party with your friends. Would you rather spend more time with your friends and less time deciding which summer party recipes you should include on the menu? We don't blame you! These recipes are easy to make and can be prepared in advance. All you need to do is set everything on your picnic table, and dinner is ready to serve. From appetizers and hearty salads to shareable sandwiches, these easy make-ahead recipes are perfect for a busy party planner who doesn't want to work up a sweat in the kitchen. These easy pool party menu ideas will quickly become part of your go-to recipes!

Get Cooking with These Easy Grilling Recipes

Grilled Vegetables

For many home cooks, summer is practically synonymous with firing up the grill and cooking a delicious barbecued feast for family and friends. If you feel your usual grilling recipes are a little too usual, then consider shaking things up a bit by taking a look at these delicious summer party recipes that will delight everyone at the table. From hearty beef burgers to delicious vegetables, these easy grilling recipes will have you eager to start cooking outdoors this summer.

Tip: Save a little bit of time when hosting a party and make these easy recipes even simpler by preparing some of your grilled items in advance. For example, many vegetables can be cut and seasoned several hours before you light that grill.

Fourth of July Menu Ideas for Celebrating in Style

BLT Ranch Burgers

With Independence Day just around the corner, it's time to think about how you'll impress your guests at your annual party. These delicious Fourth of July recipes include creative twists on standard recipes as well as classic dishes everyone will love. These recipes are also easy to make; if this is your first time hosting everyone at your home for the big holiday, then you'll want to put these recipes on your menu. When it comes to Fourth of July menu ideas, these easy recipes will be just what you need for an evening of festivities, fireworks, and fun. Wear your favorite red, white, and blue outfit, and then get cooking! 

Last-Minute Summer Party Recipes for Any Occasion

Baked Zucchini with Parmesan

Quick! You've invited a few neighbors over for a low-key get-together after work, and you need a few recipes for your party that won't take long to make. You don't need to order delivery to keep everyone fed. The next time you want to throw together an impromptu party or prepare a dish for a dinner enjoyed al fresco with the neighbors, keep these last-minute party foods in mind. Tasty, delicious, and easy to make, these 30-minute recipes will be the perfect addition to any event planned this summer — and will definitely be more interesting than a pre-made salad or packaged dip that you can pick up at the grocery store. Take your summer party recipes to the next level with these ideas!

Tropical Theme Recipes You'll Want to Try Today

Jerk Chicken with Cool Pineapple Salsa

After a long and cold winter, it's time to make full use of warm, sunny days by having a big party this summer. And what can be more fun than a luau complete with tropical theme recipes? Think pineapple, mango, and jerk seasoning, and you're on your way to throwing a themed party with Hawaiian and tropical recipes that will be the talk of the neighborhood for weeks to come. If you can't get to a warm and sunny beach this summer, then bring the beach to you with these tropical theme recipes!

Tip: Do you know how to select a ripe pineapple that will be perfect for these recipes? According to the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, you just need to smell the base of the fruit. If it smells sweet, then it's ready to eat.

What is your favorite summer party recipe?

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Hi everyone! My name is Megan Horst-Hatch, and I am the site editor of Cookstr.com. Let's get the conversation started! My favorite summer party recipe would be any kind of salad that I can make in advance. A crisp salad can really hit the spot on a hot summer's day! What is your favorite summer party recipe? Please share in the comments below.

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