Celebrate the Final Days of Summer With This Spread

POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff

The final weeks of the Summer season shouldn't be a signal that it's time to end the party. Whip up some delicious seasonal eats, invite all your friends, and turn up the tunes for a festive end-of-Summer soiree. This menu can be tailored for a big block party but also works for five to seven of your close friends. Everything is cooked on the grill and finished with a nod to Mexican flavors for simple yet elegant easy-to-eat bites that burst with the tastes of Summer.

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Strawberry-Mint Water
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Strawberry-Mint Water

This flavored water couldn't be easier, and you can add fresh ice cubes to the drink during the party so it lasts and lasts.

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Grilled Polenta Avocado Rounds
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Grilled Polenta Avocado Rounds

This side is so simple and tastes so good. Slice and grill store-purchased polenta and top with fresh avocados and a sprinkling of cotija cheese for grilled rounds everyone will love.

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Spicy-Sweet Pickled Vegetables
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Spicy-Sweet Pickled Vegetables

Layer together colorful vegetables along with peppers for a really pretty small bite that makes for a tasty pickled garnish or side salad. The quick brine gives everything a spicy yet sweet pickled finish.

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Mason Jar Sundaes
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Mason Jar Sundaes

Layer these cute desserts together, then set in the freezer overnight for single-serving frozen sundaes. Using Chobani® Greek Yogurt creates a sweet center that won't melt all over the place in only a few minutes.

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Creamy Herbed Corn
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Creamy Herbed Corn

Roast corn on the grill, then top with fresh herbs and a lime-yogurt sauce that drips from your fingers while eating. Corn is at its best come the end of Summer, making this dish one that will disappear fast.

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Layered Mexican Salad
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Layered Mexican Salad

Made in mason jars so the Mexican salad is easy to grab and enjoy while mingling, this can even be made the day before the party, which cuts back on party prep time before the event.

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Chipotle-Honey-Lime Chicken Kebabs
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Chipotle-Honey-Lime Chicken Kebabs

Marinate chicken in a spicy yogurt combo that includes chipotle, honey, and lime for tender chicken kebabs — plus the marinade doubles as a dipping sauce!