A pool owner is practically destined to entertain, since people will take one look at the sparkling blue water and want to jump right in. Summer pool parties are a perfect way to relax and have some fun with friends and family, cooling down from the hot sun rays by having a blast in the pool. To complement this summer staple activity, you need some refreshing, cool-down recipes that will please a crowd. Look no further, because we’re giving you some of the freshest and coolest recipes for your next summer bash. Check out these concoctions below.

Start off your guests with some drinks:

Piña Colada Mimosas

This simple twist on a classic mimosa will ring in the fruity taste of summer! Your guests will be laying out by the pool, imagining they’re on a tropical island.

Non-Alcoholic White Grape Spritzer

To cater to your younger crowd, or those who simply don’t drink alcohol, this pitcher drink cooled with frozen grapes is sure to satisfy their summery sweet cravings.

Let them pick on some finger food:

Caprese Bites

This quick and easy appetizer is a new take on classic tomato, mozzarella and basil, condensed into one simple bite for your guests to keep coming back for “just one more”.

Cheese Truffles

Another effortless recipe, these cheese bites makes a great addition to any table for a simple pop-it-in-your-mouth snack.

 Toss a couple salads to satisfy the masses:

Arugula, Watermelon and Feta Salad

A sweet surprise in this salad combined with the salty taste of feta makes for an unbeatable combo that’ll make even vegetable-haters happy.

Honey Vanilla Fruit Salad

This upgrade from a basic fruit salad adds a delectable dressing that will have your guests begging for the recipe.

Entrees to chow down on:

Grilled Corn

Add a little spice to your menu with this grilled corn recipe. Be prepared for it to become a summer BBQ must-have on your table.

BBQ Salmon

Your barbecue is calling for this glazed salmon to make an appearance! Keep the fish out of the water and make this recipe for the tired swimmers.

And who could ever forget dessert:

Grilled Pineapple and Ice Cream

The succulence of grilled pineapple never fails to please, and topped off with ice cream and a delicious rum sauce this dessert basically requires seconds.

Melon Sorbet

Instead of store bought ice-cream, try out this fresh melon sorbet. Frozen desserts are a summertime favorite for any pool party.

We know your home entertaining will be brought to the next level with these unique and refreshing recipes. Keep the summer fun going strong and have a blast at your next party!