Youíve even gone as far as taking a sandwich down to the pool to try and float on the water and have a little snack. Itís an unfortunate fact that bread and water donít mix so well, so here are a few ideas on what you can eat in and around the pool.
Popsicles are ideal on a warm day for cooling you down, and you can even make your own in the freezer. They have handles that make them easy to keep hold of around the pool, and should they get wet youíll likely only lose a small amount of the whole ñ unlike a sandwich which is easily ruined!
Ice cream and sorbets also work well but be careful if you eat them from a bowl ñ a big splash and your ice cream could be swimming in its own mini-pool!
Chips and Dips
Finger food is where itís at. Nothing too big, nothing too hard to handle, just a couple of bites and itís gone. Chips and dips are a great snack to eat around the pool (and occasionally in it), but it might be safer to keep the dips away from the pool. Thereís often a lot of oil in dips, and nobody needs a slick of guacamole floating on the surface of their swimming pool.
Just like popsicles, food on skewers has a handle to grip it with. A little splash of water shouldnít disturb it too much, and the selection of items on the skewers can be varied enough for anyoneís taste.
Tomatoes, meat chunks, peppers, mushroom, pieces of fruit, marshmallows ñ anything you feel like, although some combinations work better than others. If skewers on their own arenít quite what youíre looking for, maybe you should try making them as part of aÖ
If youíre holding a party or a family get-together, barbecue might be the answer. Setting up a table alongside the pool to serve the food buffet-style and providing seating to make it easy to eat works well. While BBQ food might not be ideal to eat actually in the pool, itís great for eating outdoors, and eating next to the pool will surely enhance the experience.