Delicious Poolside Snacks for Kids’ Birthday Parties

Kids with summer birthdays always throw the best parties, and there’s nothing like a pool party to have some great fun in the sun. Hickory Farms has compiled some suggestions for delicious poolside snack recipes your young ones will love.

summer sausage

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  • Party food doesn’t have to be full of sugar. Give your kids a boost of the natural energy they need with Quick Kebabs. Alternate pieces of fruit, cheese and sausage on wooden skewers and serve on a platter. Our Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket has plenty of fresh fruit, cheddar cheese and summer sausages to make this a hearty snack. You can also include some sweet treats from our Dried Fruit Collection to add some interesting textures.
garden vegetable cheese spread

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  • Easy-to-make Frogs on a Log is a delicious treat that balances healthfulness with savory flavors. All you have to do is split celery stalks and spread the center with Hickory Farms Garlic Mozzarella or Garden Vegetable Cheese Spreads. You can also place some sliced green olives with pimento on top of the spread for a nice contrast in flavor.
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  • Mini Rice-Cake Stacks are a yummy, crunchy creation that keeps kids’ energy levels high without a lot of empty calories. Simply spread apple cinnamon rice cakes with peanut butter or Nutella and add some banana slices. Top with another rice cake for a kid-size sandwich they can munch on when they climb out of the pool.
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  • During the summer months, it’s just too hot to fire up the oven. But you can make these No-Bake Cookies in just 10 minutes. Use finely ground graham crackers, raisins, honey, peanut butter and unsweetened coconut. This recipe makes 16, so you can double or triple as needed.

hickory farms ice cream truffles

Hickory Farms offers up plenty of fabulous birthday treats for kids of all ages, including our Italian Ice Cream Truffles, which come a dozen to a box and feature a variety of scrumptious flavors, including Tiramisu and Cookies & Cream. Call 800.753.8558 to place your order in time for all of your family’s summer birthday celebrations.

Birthday Gifts for Foodie Friends

Have you been racking your brain trying to think of the perfect birthday gift for a friend? For the foodie friend that seems to have it all, your personal touch and a little TLC will go a long way toward making their birthday gift extra special. Give the food enthusiasts in your life a wonderful gift they won’t forget with these fantastic food basket ideas.

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Decadent truffles are a truly special treat. Make your own by melting chocolate, amaretto,and vanilla in a double broiler. Cool the mixture before forming into small balls rolled in sugar and cocoa. Wrap your truffles in a festive box and present the lucky birthday person with your treats, accompanied by a box of Hickory Farms Italian Ice Cream Truffles. This decadent combination of sweets will be a perfect alternative to the classic birthday cake.

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Give your friends the gift of a great, homemade Italian meal. Make a fun pizza kit by wrapping homemade pizza dough, a cup of sauce and an assortment of toppings together. Include our Cheddar Flight with Salami for a great antipasti course.

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Spice it up by making homemade hot sauce. In a large pan, boil down vinegar, carrots, onion, lime, garlic, salt and your favorite type of peppers. Blend and strain the mixture. After it’s cooled, ladle the sauce into small bottles with cork tops and design your own custom label. Finish by placing the sauce in one of our gourmet food baskets for a truly unique touch.

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Everybody loves an evening spent outside by the fire. Treat your friend to homemade hot cocoa and marshmallows tucked into cute mugs. Add it to our Pack and Go Picnic Tote, so they’ll have everything they need for a great fireside meal.

 

Give the gift of an easy breakfast by combining pancake makings, including dry ingredients and an assortment of dried nuts and fruits, together in a cute bag. Pair the gift with our Farmstand Fruit Spreads, so the birthday person can find their favorite flavor combinations.

By combining these simple treats with our collection of Hickory Farms Birthday Gifts, you can create memorable presents for all your foodie friends.