Partying on the water is the best way to spend summer. Check out these easy and tasty recipes for your next boat party!
If you’re lucky enough to live by a lake or ocean, you’re probably familiar with the summer need for a friend with a boat—and snagging some invites for a day on the water. Finding a good boat friend is like someone giving you the key to the city. You get to step away from the crowded beaches and into the presence of all the beautiful people.
If you get on a boat you might be making a day of it, kicking off early in the morning and getting back after the sun goes down. If you’re going to make it through that day of fun, you need snacks! Snacks that are portable, durable and efficient in keeping hunger away.
You’re also going to want some fun boozy options. It is a boat party, after all!
I think it’s pretty clear why this will make you the boat favorite. The nautical theme. The awesome presentation. The booze.
Daiquiri-infused watermelon is a summer party favorite. You get all the good benefits of eating fruit and all the fun benefits of sipping on a cocktail… or in this case, eating on a cocktail. It’s especially appealing after a day on the water and under the sun.
One of my favorite things to bring on a boat is a bunch of granola bars. If you’re in a swimsuit chances are you’re not going to want anything heavy, and granola bars are a good energy boost. Plus, they’re convenient and easy to pack in your bag.
Doesn’t this sound refreshing? It can be difficult to do a punch on a boat with all the bumps and speed that come with the ride away from harbor. But what about serving this in individual drink bags? The kind you see at convenience stores everywhere. It’s like an adult juice box. And, yes, it is a great idea.
It doesn’t matter how many times you tell someone to come prepared, it’s likely that you’re going to have to share. So. Come prepared. This snack mix is beachy in theme and craveable in taste.
Why not provide a choice in Chex mix? Variety is always a good idea.
The best things to eat on boats are the foods you can graze on. I like a good wrap because you can eat just a little bit at a time. They also feel way lighter than a sandwich made with bread.
Swap out the crackers for cucumber slices in this super easy snack. I make these for guests almost every time I host a dinner party—they taste like a fresh twist on pizza.
These great grab-and-go bites will suit your friends with a gluten restriction. Plus, they’re good enough that everyone will love them!
Not everyone wants to booze it up, and let’s be honest, it’s a marathon not a race when it comes to a boat day. A batch of citrus sweet tea is a good cure for a hot excursion. Your boat friends will thank you!