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Catering Poolside: Summer Drinks and Tasty Treats

Posted in: Raleigh Catering, Social Event Catering

The summer is heating up, and while you’re on your vacation or just trying to cool off for the day, poolside parties are a fashionable trend.

Whether you’re having a weekend party, after work social or just getting together with a few friends, refreshing signature drinks are fun, fancy and stylish.

Are you looking to cool off from the summer heat? Try these unique combinations:

• Mango champagne

Any fruit drink can be a crisp, cool down from the heat. This year, fruit wines or blends give a sweet taste, whether you’re mingling over hors d’oeuvres or having a full-seated meal!

• Chilled fruit soup

Most people think of soup as a warm, hearty meal for the winter, but many chilled soups can give just the right savory flavor to cool down your taste buds in the heat of the day.

• Fruit Parfait

After a scrumptious meal, a fruit dessert is the perfect way end the evening. Before you delight in dancing as the sun goes down, be sure to relish the delicacy of fresh fruit in a delightful parfait.

Just remember for that poolside event to use plastic plates, cups or wine glasses (you wouldn’t want to have glass around a swimming pool- just in case!). Here, at Catering by Design, we use high-end plastic ware to give you the finest experience; you’ll hardly notice the difference.


Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer for weddings, social occasions and corporate events, serving the full triangle and surrounding areas including Pinehurst and Rocky Mount, Pittsboro and Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest and Carrboro. We’ve even been known to cater a wedding on the coast every so often.

What’s your next poolside or outdoor event? Call us and find out how we can help you!
(919) 481-2366.