End-of-Summer Party Recipes

A look at how to make your final days of summer count

Get ready to dish out these fantastic end of summer recipes.

The last weeks of summer are always bittersweet. We know that lovely fall weather filled with pumpkin recipes and autumn picnics is ahead, but we're not quite ready to leave behind our lazy days by the pool and delicious summer cocktails. All summer long we’ve been giving you great tips on how to make these sunny days and sultry nights count. And if you are thinking of ending summer with an bash, you have to serve the right food. Check out some of the best summer party recipes we had to offer this season:

Peach Perfect
Loads of peaches await you and your summer guests with these creative tips on how to use this seasonal fruit at your summer soirée. From cocktails to barbecue sauces, peaches can infiltrate any party to help you kiss the summer goodbye.

Hot Off the Grill
What is a summer party without a little grilling? We love the idea of serving guests alfresco and straight from the pit. Cooking from the grill doesn’t mean you just shower guests with hamburgers and hot dogs, though — we encourage you to serve favorite party foods like grilled pizza and summer fruit  to keep their palates entertained.

Sip Away
Whether you are gathering friends out back or up on the roof, the summer breeze always feels better with a cool drink in hand. Hang onto summer just a little longer with perfect summer cocktails that will keep guests more than happy.

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Sweet Summer
What is a party without a little dessert? Treat your guests to a sweet plum sundae that will make their hearts melt. Don’t forget that there are plenty of guilt-free options you can serve for guests who want to keep their summer figure going all winter long!