Summer Party Food Ideas For A Crowd

summer menu- baby back ribs, cape cod chips, drink, salad, dip

The warm weather is here, and we’re sharing summer party food ideas for a crowd. If you’re looking for outdoor recipes to serve at your upcoming summer BBQ, we put together a summer BBQ menu idea below. “This post has been sponsored by S-L Snacks National, LLC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

Summer Party Menu | Easy Outdoor Grill Recipe + Sides`

Summer Party Food Ideas For A Crowd

Summer is here, and we’re ready to party! We love to entertain during the summer months on our patio and over the last few weeks, we’ve been working hard to get it ready for summer. When it comes to summer entertainment, we put a lot of focus on serving good food.

When you come to a party at the Worthey house, we want you to leave with a full belly and a happy heart. We believe in serving our guests the best food and take our summertime grilling menu very seriously. 

Summer Grilling Food ideas

And this is where Cape Cod® chips come into play. You can’t have a party without chips. Chips and dip is an easy dish to add to any party, especially summer grilling parties. But of course, we can’t just serve any dip, so we’re sharing our recipe for a loaded avocado dip, which is a perfect pair for Cape Cod Waves®

Why Cape Cod® Waves?

Why Cape Cod Waves®?

This potato chip is a thick-sliced, wavy-cut potato chip—which is perfect to pair with a dip. And if you love chips with a crunch, Cape Cod Waves® offer precisely that, as well as being made with the highest quality ingredients.

Walmart deal on Synder/Lance products

You can find Cape Cod Waves® potato chips available in three flavors at your local Walmart. Plus, when you buy $15 worth of participating Cape Cod®, Kettle®, Late July®, Snack Factory®, and Snyder’s of Hanover® products between May 20, 2019 – June 30, 2019, you will get a $5 Walmart eGift Card. Just snap a picture of your receipt, ensuring all the items are in view and email the photo to by July 13. Once your purchase have been validated, you will receive a code. You can redeem that code at by July 27 to receive a $5 Walmart eGift Card.

Summer Grilling Menu

BBQ Party Menu Ideas:

  • Cape Cod Waves® Potato Chips
  • Loaded Avocado Dip
  • Baby Back Ribs {you can search our blog for a ribs recipe}
  • Warm Red Potatoes with Kale, Bacon & Parmesan
  • Fizzy Strawberry Mango Punch 

The Best Avocado Dip Ever

Our Loaded Avocado Dip pairs well with Cape Cod Waves® Potato Chips


  • 5 Avocados, seeds removed and skins removed
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 stalks green onion sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach, one small diced red onion
  • 1 small zucchini roughly peeled and diced
  • 2 medium jalapeños with seeds removed and the ribs removed ( one diced and the other sliced into thin slices)
  • 1 lime juiced
  • smoked sea salt to taste

Loaded Avocado Dip pairs well with Cape Cod® Waves Potato Chips


  1. Into a food processor add the five avocados, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, parsley, and smoked sea salt.
  2. Blend on high until the ingredients are smooth.
  3. Fold in half of the diced red onion and all of the diced jalapeño and mix well.
  4. Spoon the avocado into a serving dish and top with the diced zucchini, sliced green onion, green bell pepper, and the remaining diced red onion, and the jalapeño slices.
  5. And a pinch of smoked sea salt drizzle with extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Serve with Cape Cod Waves® potato chips.

Loaded Avocado Dip

Cape Cod Waves® potato chips can handle this loaded dip thanks to the thick-cut, wavy design. YUM! 

Warm Red Potatoes with Kale, Bacon & Parmesan

The Best Summer Salads


  • 12 red skin potatoes, washed and cut in half
  • 3 cups curly kale
  • 6- 8 strips of thick-cut bacon cooked until crispy then crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic minced fine
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon of coarse sea salt

Warm Red Potatoes with Kale, Bacon & Parmesan


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, arrange the bacon on a cookie sheet pan lined with aluminum foil, press a length of parchment paper over the bacon, and cook bacon on the center rack until the bacon is crispy—about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. When the olive oil is hot, add the red skin potatoes; stir often to keep the potatoes from sticking, and cook until slightly browned and tender.
  3. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and wipe the skillet clean. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and return it to heat. Add the kale and the garlic, and sauté until the kale is bright green and tender.
  4. Spoon the red potatoes and the kale into a serving bowl, and toss with the shredded Parmesan cheese. Add sea salt and freshly cracked black peppercorns to taste, and top with crumbled bacon.
  5. Serve.

Fizzy Strawberry Mango Punch

Fizzy Strawberry Mango Punch


  • 1 2-liter lemon-lime soda
  • 1 cup strawberry syrup
  • 1 33.8 ounces mango juice
  • 32 ounces white grape juice
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries sliced thin
  • Ice
  • Strawberry slush: fresh pineapple chunks, 2 cups of strawberries, juice of 1 lemon, and 1 cup of sugar.

Summer Grilling Menu ideas


  1. Mix lemon-lime soda, strawberry syrup, white grape juice, and mango juice in a large bowl.
  2. Fill glasses with ice and pour punch into glasses. 
  3. Top with the Strawberry Slush. 
  4. Garnish with fresh slices of strawberries. Serve.

Summer Grilling Menu

I put together a simple tablescape for our summer party. You can find summer items like decorative melamine plates, outdoor glassware, and flatware at Walmart to use for your table. For our outdoor parties, we keep the table simple and let the food be the star of the show. 

The party doesn’t start until Cape Cod Waves® potato chips show up, so be sure you have some on deck for your upcoming summer parties! Head to Walmart to purchase these chips—and when you buy $15 worth of participating Cape Cod®, Kettle®, Late July®, Snack Factory®, and Snyder’s of Hanover® products between May 20, 2019 – June 30, 2019, you will get a $5 Walmart eGift Card! 

Summer Party Ideas

So, what do you plan on serving at your BBQ party this summer? Let us know down below! 

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