If you’re looking for the best pool party snacks for adults to serve or to bring to your next pool party then this post is for you!

pool party snacks for adults


Nothing beats jumping in a cool pool on a hot summer day and the only thing to make it even better is your friends or family and some delicious and easy pool party food!

Whether you’re the party host or a guest, I’ve got you covered with this collection of easy poolside snacks for a crowd. With 35 perfect snack ideas to choose from, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste buds.

From healthy pool snacks like fresh fruit salads, and fruit skewers to yummy summer dips to serve with tortilla chips, this list of pool day snacks and delicious treats will help you keep cool during the dog days of summer.


Easy Pool Party Snacks for a Crowd


35 Best Pool Party Snacks for Adults

When it comes to pool party snacks, the best kind of foods are finger foods that are easy to eat (even with wet hands!), refreshing, and won’t make a mess. Here are some easy finger food for a pool party ideas that will keep your guests satisfied and energized:


1. Charcuterie Cups

While a charcuterie board is a great appetizer for any kind of party you really don’t want wet hands all over the snack board. That is why these individual charcuterie cups are so perfect and one of the best pool snacks out there!


Recipe: Inspired By Charm


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2. Texas Caviar

Elevate your summer parties with the quick and easy Texas caviar dip. In just 5 minutes, you can whip up this filling and flavorful dip, loaded with beans, veggies, and zesty lime juice. Serve it alongside some nacho chips for a perfect snack or enjoy it as a satisfying lunchtime meal on those sunny days!


Recipe: OhClary


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3. Charcuterie Board

This simple charcuterie board offers a diverse range of flavors and textures, allowing guests to enjoy a personalized snacking experience. It’s also easy to manage and serve poolside, making it a convenient choice for relaxed, social gatherings.


Recipe: OhClary


3. Fruit on Skewers

Cut up your favorite fruit into bite-sized pieces and add them onto a skewer for a delicious summer snack.

It’s like a summer fruit salad but mess-free and perfect on a hot day!

fresh fruit skewers

Recipe: OhClary


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4. Finger Sandwiches

These light cream cheese and cucumber finger sandwiches with a super simple recipe are so easy to make! The best part about these sandwiches is that they only require 3 ingredients to make (white bread, cream cheese, and cucumber) but can be customized with various ingredients such as vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, curried eggs, and more to make them even better!


Recipe: J Cooking Odyssey


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5. Frozen Grapes On Skewers

Elevate the classic frozen-grape snack with this quick and easy recipe. Skewer grapes with toothpicks, dip them in Greek yogurt, coat them with sesame seeds, and freeze them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for at least an hour.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy snack straight from the freezer.


Recipe: OhClary


6. Pinwheels

These creamy chicken bacon ranch pinwheels are a quick and easy appetizer or a quick snack option that’s packed with savory bacon, creamy ranch, flavorful cheddar cheese, and tender chicken.

Skewer them with a toothpick for the perfect poolside snack!


Recipe: On My Kids Plate


7. Watermelon Popsicles

Beat the summer heat with these delightful watermelon & yogurt popsicles a healthier alternative to ice cream sandwiches. Made with Greek yogurt, crushed pistachios, and a drizzle of orange blossom honey, they offer a tasty and healthy treat for hot summer days. 

These popsicles provide a unique experience – they’re crunchy and salty at first bite, then juicy and sweet on the second. They’re the perfect snack to enjoy by the poolside and they won’t melt like ordinary popsicles!


Recipe: The Foodolic


8. Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip

Try this healthy dip made with Greek yogurt and generously loaded with caramelized onions. It’s a simple and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, cucumbers, carrot sticks, or chips. Dive in and enjoy this crowd pleaser dip!


Recipe: I Heart Vegetables


9. Cucumber Bites

Indulge in the refreshing taste of these cucumber hummus bites, a perfect summer day snack that’s ideal for BBQs and pool parties. This easy make-ahead appetizer can be served cold, making it a refreshing choice for the hot summer months.


Recipe: Drive Me Hungry


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10. Bruschetta

You can whip up this delicious bruschetta in just minutes using your air fryer, making it the perfect quick snack or summer appetizer for any party.

Air Fryer Bruschetta

Recipe: OhClary


11. 7-Layer Taco Dip

This fun snack is a definite favorite with its delicious combination of taco-seasoned refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, Mexican cheese, tomatoes, olives, and a final touch of chopped cilantro. It’s a flavor-packed and visually appealing dish that will surely impress your guests at the pool party.


Recipe: Amandas Cookin


12. Sour Cream and Chive Chip Dip

Whip up this easy peasy recipe for a delicious dip in just 5 minutes.

It’s the ideal accompaniment for salty potato chips, tortilla chips, or fresh veggies. Creamy, full of oniony flavor, and incredibly addictive, this dip is a classic favorite. With only six simple ingredients, you can easily customize it based on what you have in your pantry. Make it ahead of time and enjoy this amazing dip at your pool party for a tasty snack option!


Recipe: Home Cooking Collective


13. Peanut Butter Energy Balls

After a long day of swimming, these peanut butter energy balls are the perfect snack to keep your energy levels up. Quick and easy to make, they provide nourishment and a burst of energy.

Made with oats, coconut, and flaxseed, and held together by natural peanut butter and coconut oil, these energy balls are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and mini chocolate chips. Enjoy this quick snack at your pool party and stay fueled throughout the day!


Recipe: Life Around The Table


14. Keto Cucumber Snacks

Looking for a delicious and healthy keto cucumber snack? Then you need to try these everything bagel cucumber bites! This cucumber bites snack recipe is so good and easy to make in under 5 minutes!

5-minute low-carb recipe-cucumber-snacks


15. Watermelon Fries

Watermelon fries are the latest TikTok food trend that makes the cutest watermelon strips that look just like french fries. They’re a fun way to serve the most popular summer fruit and a super healthy poolside snack that both adults and kids will love.


Recipe: The Soccer Mom Blog


16. Sour Patch Grapes

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that tastes just like candy but is way healthier, then give these 4 ingredient sour patch chilled grapes a try! They’re a refreshing summer snack that is so good that you won’t be able to stop at just one.


Recipe: Princess Pinky Girl


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17. Deviled Strawberries

A delicious sweet snack or an appetizer that’s so easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients.


Recipe: Recipes From A Pantry


18. Cucumber Boats With Chicken

This 10-minute cold snack recipe is so full of amazing flavors from teriyaki sauce, sriracha sauce and crunchy cucumbers.

chicken cucumber boats



19. Healthy Trail Mix

trail mix

Motions and Emotions


20. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Crackers


Homemade Interest


21. Corn Dip with Cream Cheese

This Mexican corn dip is cheesy, creamy, and a lil bit spicy and tastes great when served with some tortilla chips.


Midwestern Home Life


22. Easy Blueberry Watermelon Salad


My Diaspora Kitchen


23. Chicken Waffle Sliders


Food Folks and Fun


24. Ham Roll-Ups


Wholesome Yum


25. Pastrami Pinwheel Sandwiches


Make It Skinny Please


26. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels


On My Kids Plate


27. Fresh Spring Rolls


Make It Skinny Please


28. Herb and Cheese-Stuffed Snap Peas


Life as a Strawberry


29. Cheese Appetizer


Delicious Table


30. Zucchini Roll-Ups


Simple and Savory


31. Vegan Deviled Eggs


Vegan Dollhouse


32. Sushi Bake Cups




33. Cheese-Stuffed Mini Peppers


Like Hot Keto


34. Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich


Mikha Eats


35. Crab Ceviche 


Blackberry Babe


36. Rolo and Ritz Crackers

You won’t believe how easy these ritz rolo crackers are to make. With only 2 ingredients and 5 minutes total time, you are sure to make this easy treat recipe again and again!

ritz rolo treats

Recipe: OhClary


37. No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars

If you need a filling snack to serve to your pool party guests then this protein bar recipe is for you!

20 grams of protein per bar will keep everyone fueled throughout the full day of swimming and running around.

easy peanut butter protein bars

Recipe: OhClary


What to bring to a pool party as a guest?

As a guest to a pool party, you can bring refreshing beverages like iced tea or mocktails, a delicious snack platter with fruits, cheeses, and crackers, extra sunscreen and beach towels for everyone’s comfort, and perhaps a portable Bluetooth speaker for some upbeat tunes.

Confirm with your hosts beforehand to see if they have any specific requests. Your thoughtful contribution will be greatly appreciated, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable time by the pool for everyone!


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13 Best Pool Party Snacks for Adults

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Best pool party snacks for adults. These fun summer poolside snacks are perfect on a hot day and are all quick & easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Charcuterie Cups
  • Texas Caviar
  • Fruit on Skewers
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Frozen Grapes On Skewers
  • Pinwheels
  • Watermelon Popsicles
  • Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip
  • Cucumber Bites
  • Bruschetta
  • 7-Layer Taco Dip
  • Sour Cream and Chive Chip Dip
  • Peanut Butter Energy Balls


  1. Pick your favorite pool party snacks from the list above.
  2. Click through to find the recipes, make and enjoy on a hot summer day!


Which of these fool party food ideas for adults will you be making for your next summertime pool parties to beat the summer heat?

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