It’s pool party season and we’ve gathered recipes and tips for your next poolside gathering. Remember peanut butter is a great outdoor companion—it needs no refrigeration and is an easy and popular walk-about party food.

Party Menu:

Dazzling Peanut Butter & Chocolate Dip. A tasty dip to go with along with fresh fruits and vegetables that kids and adults will enjoy.Dazzling Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip

Peanut, Chickpea and Vegetable Burgers. These burgers satisfy hunger and are delicious—perfect for vegetarian guests or those who enjoy a lighter burger. For traditional burgers with a peanut butter twist click here.

Shrimp and Pork Roll Ups with Peanut Sauce. These pretty roll ups combine the outdoor tastes of pork and shrimp with a tangy peanut sauce. If you’re serving outside, be sure to keep this dish over ice.

Peanut Pineapple Slaw. Pineapples add the fresh taste of summer to this classic slaw recipe.

Ultra Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-free). Everyone loves this classic comfort food. Our recipe is mindful of guests who want to enjoy this favorite and also want to stay away from gluten.

Party Tips:

  1. Keep the menu light and healthy. Finger food works well at a pool party. Visit your local farmer’s market and plan a menu with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  2. Provide plenty of beverages for guests as they play in the sun. A good idea is to make one refreshing melon or fruity drink to serve to your crowd. Mix up one for adults and one for kids. A splash of vodka or gin is a welcome addition to many fruity drinks. If you do mix up an adult version, be sure to label it clearly.
  3. Make a splash with poolside décor. Use bright beach towels as a runner over tablecloths. Convert children’s plastic sunglasses into napkin rings. Or, if you sit down for a meal, write names on the lenses for personalized place cards.