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Poolside Party Pleasers

As you celebrate independence indulgence near your favorite body of water, we present a few recipes to lend a festive vibe and keep everybody happily munching, crunching and imbibing.

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Tiffany Duncan
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Chelsi Fisher
Posted
June 28, 2018

As you celebrate independence indulgence near your favorite body of water, we present a few recipes to lend a festive vibe and keep everybody happily munching, crunching, and imbibing.

The month of July really means one thing to all of us here in Oklahoma: hot, hot, hot. But it’s also the month of long golden daylight hours, tank top tan lines from grilling in the sun, lazy sun-soaked mid-afternoon naps, and cookouts and pool parties lasting well into the evening.

With Independence Day and long stretches of time to fill with the kids out of school, July is the best month to get with your people by a body of water somewhere simply to talk, laugh, eat, drink, and stay cool. Here are a few poolside party pleasers to lend a festive vibe and keep everybody happily munching, crunching, and imbibing.

Poolside Dip

Few things are more satisfying after a long swim session than wiping your hands on a beach towel and dunking salty chips in a cool, creamy dip. And this highly addictive mix of sour cream, cream cheese, and other lip-smacking ingredients will not disappoint.

Poolside Dip (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
‍Poolside Dip (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Sparkling Pool Party Punch

The perfect combination of sweet, tart, and sparkly, this fruity punch is the perfect complement to a hot summer day (could also add rum or vodka for a 21 and up crowd).

Sparkling Pool Party Punch (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
‍Sparkling Pool Party Punch (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)

Fruit and Pretzel Flag

For a real patriotic treat that also perfectly balances sweet and healthy, this eye-catching centerpiece makes a great grab-n-snack option.

Fruit and Pretzel Flag (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
‍Fruit and Pretzel Flag (Photo: Chelsi Fisher)
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