Blue & Yellow Indoor Summer Party Ideas

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Is summer really almost over? The school year starts next week, but I am not quite ready to let go of the warm summer months, that blazing sun and the bright skies.  I have been thinking about planning a fun summer party outside, but honestly, the heat and humidity has been a scorcher lately.

Blue & Yellow Summer Party Ideas #DipYourWay

So I thought, why can’t we have a summer party indoors? I can bring in different aspects of the summer days and we can all keep cool inside away from the heat. I can do that. Then we have to plan on a time to host and have family and friends over. This isn’t always easy when things are super busy. Party planning can be time-consuming at times. I am always looking for ways to lighten the load and still host an awesome party.

The best way to ease the work on party day is to plan and prep as much as possible the night before. I like to come up with foods that fit together, use some of the same ingredients, and can be prepared ahead of time.

Kraft-Dips-Walmart

When we often have guests over, prepared dips are always a hit. They can be extremely versatile and used in different ways other than dipping. When I was shopping at Walmart, I noticed Kraft Dips had fresh new packaging and had to picked up a few. Kraft Dips: French Onion Dip, Green Onion Dip and Bacon Cheddar Dip are definitely crowd-pleasers.   I knew I could create a few different recipes for the food spread.

Pinwheels and Roll-ups for a Summer Party #DipYourWay

Easy Appetizer Recipe - Pinwheels #DipYourWay

The night before, Pinwheels can be made so they are ready to serve the next day.

Appetizer Pinwheels
 
A simple tasty appetizer for a crowd.
Author:
Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • Deli Meat (I typically use ham)
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Kraft Bacon and Cheddar Dip
  • Whole Wheat 10" Flour Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Generously spread a spoonful of Kraft Bacon and Cheddar Dip on a tortilla. (I leave about an inch uncovered at one end so the filling doesn't push out when rolled up)
  2. Top with 1 leaf of lettuce, then a slice or two of deli meat.
  3. Gently roll tightly so the non-covered end of the tortilla is on the outer part of the roll.
  4. Tightly roll plastic wrap around the tortilla.
  5. Repeat with desired number of tortillas.
  6. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 3 hours to allow it to get firm. This way the rolls stay intact.
  7. When ready to serve, remove the plastic wrap and slice to desired thickness.

Easy Way to Serve Veggies and Dip #DipYourWay

Instead of having a large vegetable tray, I placed some Kraft Dip into a small plastic cups and topped with raw baby carrots, celery sticks, and broccoli.

Cucumber Rolls with Dip in the Middle #DipYourWay

Thinly sliced cucumbers (sliced the long way) can also be rolled up with a small amount of your favorite dip (such as ranch or Kraft Green Onion Dip). It is a good appetizer to bring together the pinwheels and fresh vegetables.

Kraft Dips for a Summer Party #DipYourWay

No party is complete without chips and dip. I always serve at least 2 different dips for guests.

Summer Party Ideas for Indoors with a Yellow & Blue Theme #DipYourWay

For the party colors, I picked out some blue and yellow decor and serving items. I thought it was a nice way to bring in the colors of the summer. Think the sun and blue skies and water. It really brings everything together.

Summer Party Ideas #DipYourWay

Summer Party with Blue JELL-O in Plastic Cups #DipYourWay

For a dessert-like treat, I whipped up a package of Berry Blue Kraft JELL-O the night before and divided it into 8 plastic cups. When it was time to serve, a little Cool Whip on top is added.

Summer Party Guest Favors = Fun Sunglasses, Water Guns & Yellow Candies #DipYourWay

Of course, no party is complete without some favors for the guests.

Summer Party Favors #DipYourWay

I filled a utensil basket with fun sunglasses, water guns, small discs for guests to take home.

Summer Party Treats #DipYourWay

There was also yellow lollipops and candies to pair with them.

Planning a Summer Party Indoors #DipYourWay

Overall, the party has a fun summer feel with different treats and appetizers for guests. It is a great way to keep summer going! It’s not over yet!

Blue & Yellow Summer Party #DipYourWay

Be sure to check out more delicious recipes from Kraft. I’d love to hear your favorite!

One comment on Blue & Yellow Indoor Summer Party Ideas

  • Stephanie

    What a fun way to end the summer (or, keep it going)! Thanks for sharing your great party ideas, and that delicious pinwheel recipe! #client

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