Finding great food that looks appetizing and is delicious and perfect for the summer heat is never easy; especially if you want something unique and you're probably going to be cooking for a lot of people. Some of the best summer party food is stuff you eat everyday and that's really easy and inexpensive to make.
Ice cream is one popular summer party food but you can give things a fun twist and have popsicles instead. Instead of rounding out a million different flavors of ice cream, make popsicles at home in all sorts of flavors. They're easier to serve and eat (no spoon or bowl required).
Grill or fry something; make it meat or bake potatoes and add flavor using cheese and your favorite pizza spices. The meat is going to be a huge hit even if you don't fry or grill it right there in your backyard. You can always have burgers which are a popular party food and are really easy to make. The best way to add variety to your food table is to include lots of sauces and dips.
Salads and fresh fruit is also a must have at a summer party. After grilled meat, fried meat and possibly French fries, your guests will want to eat something that will help with all that heavy food. Salads are great and so is fruit. Don't serve fruit the same old way, there are lots of unique ways to serve it; you can get gourmet chocolate baskets filled with fruit or serve chocolate strawberries which is better than eating them with cream.