What to Have for a Summer Party

12 easy and delicious recipes to serve when having a summer party.

Easy Recipes for a Summer Party

12 beautiful recipes to serve for a summer party or family get together

Click on any of the photos or links below to be taken directly to each of these delicious summer party recipes!

Vintage green bowl filled with creamy cucumbers - a wonderful summer party recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Good old-fashioned creamy cucumber salad made with fresh cucumbers, sour cream, vinegar, and a dash of milk. My mom's classic salad recipe. Cucumber salad with sour cream is a delicious and flavorful side dish. Perfect for a summer bbq or a family gathering made with simple ingredients.
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Vintage green bowl filled with creamy cucumbers - a wonderful summer party recipe

Overhead view of a bowl of delicious cherry tomatoes in a salad

Summer Tomato Salad

This easy Marinated Tomato Salad with cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar is a wonderful dish to celebrate the season. Cool and refreshing, it is perfect for picnics, barbecues, and parties.
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Overhead view of a bowl of delicious cherry tomatoes in a salad

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Plums

Meet your new favorite way to make Grilled Chicken Skewers! Simple chicken breasts are paired with sweet, summer plums making this grilled chicken recipe a summer dinner favorite! A fantastic plum recipe, too!
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This simple Red White & Blue Fruit Salad Recipe with Citrus Vinaigrette allows you to bring a little patriotic flair to your next get together without a lot of prep work.
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Red White and Blue Sugar Cookie Cake

Looking for the perfect 4th of July dessert? This Red White & Blue Sugar Cookie Cake is the perfect way to celebrate America! Made with Red White & Blue M&M candies and sprinkles, this sugar cookie cake recipe is a fantastic way to do 4th of July cookies!
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Tomato Bruschetta that is easy and quick to make!

he flavors of red ripe tomatoes mixed with fresh basil and mozzarella cheese on a French baguette is just so fresh and delicious!
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This Banana Split Smores Dip Recipe is a delicious twist on the campfire treat! Made in a cast iron skillet, layers of graham cracker, bananas, chocolate, strawberries, and toasted marshmallows come together for the ultimate dessert dip!
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Make a Summer Cheese Board for Easy Entertaining

This summer inspired cheese board is simple, but festive and full of amazing bites. It looks like you spent hours, but it really only takes 15 minutes to pull together.
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A beautiful mix of fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are drizzled with easy-to-make vanilla syrup to create this stunning and delicious Triple Berry Fruit Salad with Vanilla Simple Syrup. It's perfect for your 4th of July, breakfast, brunch, or any special occasion table.
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Bread and Butter Pickles from Fluster Buster

Roasted Chicken with Peaches and Tomatoes from Lou Lou Girls

Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad from Home Sweet Homestead

Chocolate Chunk Raspberry Ice Cream from Wanna Be Wonder Mom

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  1. Karins Kottage says:

    Hi Mary Beth! What a fabulous roundup of summer recipes! I pinned this to multiple boards! So many yummy recipes to try! Thanks so much for including my tomato bruschetta recipe! Now I just need to write out my grocery list! 😁


    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Karin!