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A summer party is a great way to get together with friends and family and enjoy the warm weather. If you’re looking for some no-fail recipes that everyone will love, look no further. These recipes are sure to be a hit at your next summer party!

I love summer. The weather is always perfect, there are plenty of activities to keep us busy all day long and late-night barbecues make for some delicious food! I have a bunch of recipes that will be sure to satisfy your appetite and allow you to use some of your garden’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

Summer Salad Recipes

Summer is here, and it’s time for light salads. There are always classic salads with lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite dressing. Then there’s also Pasta Salads and Fruit Salads that can often get forgotten, well not today!

Pasta Salads

Pasta salads are a summer classic. They’re perfect for potlucks and barbecues, and there are endless possibilities for flavors.

This Caprese Pasta Salad is a wonderful way to use up some of your fresh tomatoes and basil. This recipe calls for using farfalle (bowtie) pasta, but of course, you can use your family’s favorite pasta. This dish makes a perfect flavor-packed side or an exotic feeling main dish.

My all-time favorite salad is Cesar Salad, so when I discovered Chicken Cesar Pasta Salad, I got so excited! It marries the best of both worlds, salad, and pasta. This is another recipe where you can use whatever your family’s favorite pasta is, I prefer to go with penne noodles for this one. Use homemade croutons to take this dish to the NEXT level!

Fruit Salads

Most people think of fruit salads as a side dish, but they can be a delicious and healthy main course as well. There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating a fruit salad, and you can use whatever fruits are in season.

Enter the strawberry mint cucumber salad! This wonderful combination of flavors is a perfect summer main dish or side that will fill you up while also quenching your thirst. This dish has the flavors of a Caprese salad without cheese or oil. Look no farther for an easy method to stay cool in the summer heat!

This delicious fruit salad has a rainbow of colors and textures that will make anybody smile. Fruit salads can be healthy or decadent depending on what you include in the mix.

BBQ / Cookout

Summer is the perfect season for cookouts! There are so many fun recipes to try, and everyone loves gathering around the grill. Here are some of our favorite recipes for you to bring to your next barbecue.

How can you think about a backyard cookout and not have baked beans come to mind? Baked beans are as classic as potato salad for barbecues, but with all the convenient quick canned foods available it’s not often to have homemade baked beans. They’re even easier to make at home when you use an Instant Pot! Customize them by adding your favorite cuts of meat or fresh bell pepper from your garden. When you bring homemade baked beans to your next cookout your friends will certainly be impressed.

The ability to combine several ingredients in one pot makes one-pot meals simple and quick. This one-pot broccoli and rice is a delicious addition to any barbecue. It tastes so good that even the children will enjoy it, even though there’s broccoli in it.

WOW, this Air Fryer bang bang chicken is making my mouth water! This is the ideal dish to take to a gathering. If you stuff the chicken in a glass container like a Pyrex with a cover, it’s simple to transport.

What’s a party without a delectable buffalo chicken dip? I’d recommend doubling this recipe because one batch of this chicken dip is not enough.


Summer desserts are the best! There’s nothing like a sweet treat to cool you down on a hot day. I’m a big believer in making the most amazing sweets with the least amount of effort.

Did you know that you can use an Instant Pot to make cake too? Try this delicious Instant Pot pound cake. It will blow your mind!

Do you want a fruitier flavor? Try making a peach dump cake, guaranteed to add to your “must make”. Even better, you use your Air Fryer instead of your oven which helps keep the heat in the kitchen to a minimum this summer.

Cheesecake cups?! Yup, you read that right. Cheesecake cups are a perfect dessert to bring to a summer party, or not! This recipe is straightforward and cost-effective. Isn’t it all you need?

The melting ice cream cone cupcake recipe is a unique (and fun) way of making cupcakes that look like melting ice cream. You may customize the frosting and cake mix to your liking. This is a simple dessert that takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and only a few ingredients are required.

Summer Drinks

When it comes to summer drinks, there are endless possibilities. You can choose from fruity thirst-quenchers, alcoholic cocktails, or refreshing iced teas. No matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a cold beverage on a hot day. Here are some of our favorite summer drinks for any age.

Summer-time Drinks for Any Age

This blueberry pomegranate lemonade iced tea is a refreshing change to the traditional iced tea. This recipe features whole, fresh ingredients that burst in your mouth with flavor. It’s ideal for when the weather is hot and you want a cool drink. This drink is low in sugar and contains no artificial sweeteners, so it’s ideal for diabetic individuals or people on a calorie-restricted diet.

If you believe that nothing beats a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day, you’ll need to try out this cherry lemonade! This drink offers the sweetness you need to balance out the dehydration caused by being outside. This recipe uses fresh lemons and cherries, so it’s a little tart but still sweet.

Summer-time Adult Drinks

Don’t worry about drinking your calories with this large collection of delicious low-calorie alcoholic drinks. These refreshing drinks are perfect for summer days or any day for that matter.

Prosecco Pops are not only alcoholic but also quite refreshing. They’ll relax you as well as cool you down.

Whether you’re looking for a main dish or some tasty sides, these recipes are sure to please. So put on your favorite summer dress and sandals, invite over your closest friends and family, and get cooking! I guarantee that these recipes will have everyone asking for seconds. Don’t forget to Pin this post so you can come back to it later – the links to all of the recipes are included!

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