Host An Epic Summer Party

We’ll be honest…as soon as the weather starts warming up we’re in EPIC SUMMER PARTY MODE.

What does an EPIC SUMMER entail, you might ask? Well for us it could be anything like: water gun fight races, sunset beach yoga, camping, hiking, running (of course) and LOTS of seafood and great summer beers and flavored waters. We love having gatherings and grilling and spending as much time outdoors as possible, but we also know that we’ll be in bikinis a lot more so we have to make a LITTLE bit smarter choices without sacrificing taste.

We thought we’d bust out a few menus using our favorite Pinterest recipes for you to host a summer party. Try some of these and let us (and the great recipe creators) know what you think!

Each menu has recipes that you can mix and match. Everything will pair very well together! 

(V) = Vegetarian

(VG) = Vegan

(P) = Paleo


host a summer party - Mexican Menu



Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip (V)

Margarita Chex Mix (V)

Main Course

Fish Tacos with Watermelon Salsa (can be P)

Chicken Fajitas with Texas Red Grapefruit Salsa (can be P)

Jalapeno Shrimp Cakes (P)

Crunchy Black Bean Tacos (V)

Side Dishes

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad
(without feta: V, VG and P)

Southwestern Black Bean Salad
(V, VG)

Warm Mexican Corn Salad (V)

Cool Down

Creamy Margarita Popsicles


Jalapeño Lemonade Cocktail
Grapefruit Margarita


host a summer party - Lighter Fare



Veggie Shooters (V)

Watermelon Feta Stacks (V)

Main Course

Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp

Turkey Burgers with Red Onion & Jalapeño

Side Dishes

Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad (V)

Strawberry Cucumber Salad
(V, VG)

Veggie Parmesan Spiral (V)

Cool Down

Skinny Key Lime Pie (V)


Skinny Girl Cocktail

Watermelon Breeze



host a summer party - For the BoysFOR THE BOYS


Poolside Dip (V)

Jalapeño Popper Dip (V)

Main Course

Oven Tacos

Grilled Shrimp and Bacon with Lemon (P)

Chili-Beef Skewers (P)

Side Dishes

Mom’s Pennsylvania Dutch Beans

Summer Squash Salad
(can be V, VG or P)

Cool Down

Ice Cream Grahamwiches (V)



Peach Moon

Big Batches of Cocktails

Be sure to check out other recipes from these great blogs and websites!

Which of these recipes are you going to try? What are your tips for hosting an EPIC summer party?

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