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Great Ideas — 22 Summer Party Food Ideas

It’s so nice when the weather is finally warm enough to be outside …

and it seems like it’s the perfect time to entertain, especially when the sun sets later in the evening.

And I love the flavors of summer!

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I loved the great ideas for summer entertaining in this week’s linkup — and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you!


Punch Bowl Cake @ Love of Family and Home


Pizza Kebabs @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

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Coco Pina Colada Cocktails/Mocktails @ Kleinworth & Co.


Make Your Own Coconut Water @ Nest of Posies


Homemade Rock Candy @ Gluesticks


Red, White, & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas @ Gluesticks


Raspberry Key Lime Italian Sodas @ Will Cook for Smiles


All-American Oreos @ Pint Sized Baker


Caprese Salad Skewer @ Here Comes the Sun


Mini Burger Cookies @ Balancing Home


Watermelon Pudding @ Sugar Swings! Serve Some


Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting @ A Pumpkin and a Princess


Three Ingredient Snowcones @ Hoosier Homemade


Red Velvet Brownie Stacks @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor


Frozen Lemon Pie @ A Mouse in my Kitchen


Summer Tablescape @ Balancing Home


Watermelon Shark @ Gluesticks


Skinny Rootbeer Floats @ Shaken Together Life


Red Velvet Magic Cake @ I Heart Eating


Toasted Coconut Donuts @ Lemons for Lulu

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Nutty Caramel Popcorn @ Kleinworth & Co.


Chocolate Mousse Brownies @ Mostly Homemade Mom

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Link up your ideas to the Wrap-Up and check out all the excellent projects this week!

And don’t miss out on the great giveaway this week!!

This week I’m giving away a Basic Grey Hipster Box of Goodies!

basic grey box of goodies from tatertots and jello

These craft supplies are perfect for scrapbooking or even fun projects like the luggage tags I made earlier this week!

(These might not be the exact same things you get in your prize box, but they’ll be from the new Hipster line and it will be a fantastic selection of crafting goodies (a $100+ value!))

Here’s how to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Link your ideas up to the party and enter to win!! 

Have a Beautiful Sunday!! 



  1. These food ideas are awesome. Even, I like the way food decorate here. In wedding or parties these kind of foods could be great.

  2. Thanks for featuring my Caprese Salad Skewers!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my punch bowl cake recipe Jen!!! Hope your weekend was great!!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home recently posted…Happily Ever Before & After Week 28: Master Bedroom Makeover via Living Beautifully

  4. My at-the-moment favorite is knee highs and bow ties!

  5. thanks so much for sharing the watermelon pudding!!!

  6. I love the Knee Highs and Bow Ties collection! Super cute stamps and paper.

  7. becca h says:

    I love the little black dress collection – so cute & classic!

  8. I really loved the Little Black Dress set!

  9. Thanks for featuring my lemon strawberry cupcakes! Have a great weekend, Jen! :)

  10. Thanks bunches for the feature, Jen! Loved the 24 challenge…that was AWESOME and you rocked it. Now to go check out those brownies…HOLY COW, they look like something I need to wrap my lips around.

  11. Hi Jen! Thank you so much for featuring 3 of our favorite summer food ideas! I’m also loving the All American Oreos you featured. Off to visit the link! Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Serendipity & Shine On… FAV!!!

  13. That’s a lovely group of ideas you’ve put together. I am in love with the burger cookies and infact of the ideas are so creative.

  14. What a great collection of summer party food! (thank you for the giveaway as well!)
    Lyuba@willcookforsmiles recently posted…July 4th Coconut Berry Popsicles

  15. Carla O says:

    My fav Basic Grey Collection is “True Love”.

  16. Thanks for featuring my All American Oreos! They’ll make any kids summer day!
    Karyn – Pint Sized Baker recently posted…4th of July Cake Pops

  17. What an awesome collection of party foods! Thanks so much for including my pizza kebabs!!

  18. Love all of these ideas! I’m going to share this on my facebook page! Hope you are having a great summer.
    dawn@joyfulscribblings recently posted…Celebrate Life

  19. Thank you so much Jen for the features!! You always start my weekend off with me being elated to be here.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend planned. Take care!!
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  20. What great ideas!! Thank you so much for including my red velvet magic cake!! Pinned!
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  21. What a fun round up! Love the ideas! Thanks for sharing our Homemade Snow Cones!
    Liz@HoosierHomemade recently posted…Homemade Snow Cones: 3 Ingredient Syrup Recipe

  22. What a fun and festive summer round up! Thanks SO much for including my skinny root beer floats, Jen! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    keri @ shaken together recently posted…{what’s shakin’} link party #66 ~ share your creativity & be inspired

  23. I really like the hello collection! Also! Thanks for the feature! The pie is super yummy & perfect for summer!
    Markell Corpus recently posted…Frozen Lemon Pie