Easy Summer Birthday Party Food and Drink Ideas
Since I had so much to share for my daughter’s birthday party I broke the posts into: Summer Birthday Party Sneak Peek, Summer Birthday Party Decorations, and today’s post Summer Birthday Party Food and Drink. Let’s get to it!
We had a hot dog bar complete with all the toppings, sauces, and recipe suggestions. You can use a crock pot to keep the hot dog warm throughout the party. Here are the Hot Dog Recipes I came up with:
- LA Mexican- Jalapenos and bacon
- Texas- BBQ, cheddar, onions
- New York- mustard and sauerkraut
- Coney Island- chili, mustard, onion
- Southern- ketchup, mustard, onions, pickles, chili
- Chicago- mustard, relish, tomatoes, onions, pickles, peppers, celery salt
- Hawaiian- ham, pineapple, onion, mayo
- Southwest- Corn, olives, cheese, onions, ranch
- Mia- EVERYTHING!
For sides I served individual cups of potato salad, fruit skewers, party mix, chips, pretzels, jello with whipped cream, and cookies.
I used a dresser to display the drinks with jugs I bought at Target. I also kept the extra hot dog buns and chips in the drawers for easy access. Next, I simply made lemonade with sliced lemons, and strawberry lemonade with sliced strawberries. I also have a jug of ice water on hand and a bottle of citrus vodka if the adults wanted to add a little kick to their drinks!
Decorate Your Own Cupcake
This station was a hit because it doubled as an activity for the kids. It also made it cheap and easy to get plain non decorated cupcakes. The topping I put out were chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, marshmallows, mini Oreos, gum drops, and chocolate balls. I also had caramel, chocolate, raspberry sauces and whipped cream.
The party was a blast! I couldn’t thank my friends and family enough for all the help!!