This past Saturday I was lucky enough to help plan a memorable 4th of July pool party at our family friend’s house. Everyone brought a dish and we enjoyed an afternoon of sun, warm water, delicious food and an amazing swan floatie… and of course some fireworks.
We kept it a more intimate group – 3o people or so, and we suggested dish types/recipes for everyone to bring. A few floral arrangements, some table setting and a little cocktail prep and our party was ready to kick-off!
Here was our menu:
- Basil & Serrano Wrapped Peach Wedges
- Hummus & Carrots
- Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
- Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
- Tequila infused Watermelon Wedges with Lime
- Macaroni Salad
- Potato Salad
- Tomato with Burrata
- Hot Dogs with all the Fixings
- Apple Pie ala mode
- Patriotic Cupcakes
With pool parties its critical to keep everyone hydrated… so I put together a refreshment station with two kinds of cocktail options (Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade and Grapefruit Ginger Vodka Spritzer), white wine and Strawberry, Cucumber & Mint infused water. Just be sure to have out plenty of ice nearby!
After 7 straight hours in the pool we threw on some cozy clothes and headed to my parent’s golf club to catch the best view of the fireworks in the city!
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!