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!
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.
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
Related: 17 Individual Appetizer Bites for a Party
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!
Related: 17 Make-Ahead Appetizers To Bring to a Party
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!
Related: 17 Easy Summer Snacks on a Skewer
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.
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
Related: 19 Make Ahead Summer Appetizers for Parties
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.
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!
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
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.
19. Healthy Trail Mix
Motions and Emotions
20. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Crackers
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
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
30. Zucchini Roll-Ups
Simple and Savory
31. Vegan Deviled Eggs
32. Sushi Bake Cups
33. Cheese-Stuffed Mini Peppers
Like Hot Keto
34. Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich
35. Crab Ceviche
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!
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.
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!
More Easy Snack Recipes You Will Love:
- Charcuterie Cups
- Texas Caviar
- Fruit on Skewers
- Finger Sandwiches
- Frozen Grapes On Skewers
- Watermelon Popsicles
- Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip
- Cucumber Bites
- 7-Layer Taco Dip
- Sour Cream and Chive Chip Dip
- Peanut Butter Energy Balls
- Pick your favorite pool party snacks from the list above.
- 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?