Did you know that eating food high in sodium while drinking can make a hangover worse? If you’re planning a boat party, you might be planning what drinks you want to bring; but what about snacks?
While you don’t want to eat the wrong foods when drinking, you still want to be sure to eat. Are you ready to start planning boat snacks for your next party?
Keep reading, for boat food ideas your guests will love.
Veggies and Dip
Veggies and dip are a classic. If you’re looking for easy snacks for boating this needs to be on the top of your list.
You want to use veggies that don’t spoil easily like cucumber, broccoli, carrots, and celery. If you cut them into long strips it’s simple to dip them in your veggie dip and munch away. Even if the ride gets a little bumpy.
Under the sun you can get pretty hot and water is a great choice. However, if you want a snack that’s refreshing and can cool you down, consider frozen fruit.
Grapes, blueberries, and raspberries are great choices to freeze. You only need to toss them in a ziplock bag and put them in the freezer.
If you want some extra sweetness dust your fruit with white sugar before you freeze it. When you’re ready to head to your party put them in a cooler with ice to keep them frozen until you’re ready to snack away.
Cheese and Crackers
This is another classic snack, but be careful with this one if you’re drinking. Be sure to not allow yourself to get too dehydrated with sodium and alcohol.
Crackers are also great snacks for a boat in case you have guests who get a little queasy out on the water. Keep your crackers in the package until you’re ready to eat them so they don’t become soft.
Slice up your cheese and toss it in your cooler with your frozen fruit to keep it cool.
Cooler Corn on the Cob
Corn on the cob might sound a little strange when you’re heading out on the water; however, you can easily prepare this dish for your boat ride. Shuck your corn and toss it in an empty cooler with boiling water.
It will cook in a couple of hours and leave your guests in awe. You can also pack spray butter in your cold cooler for your guests who like buttery corn.
Caution: Be careful when you open the cooler. Heat will escape.
Thermos Hot Dogs
If you’re looking for boat party food with a little more sustenance consider hot dogs. You can use a cooler or a large thermos flask.
Place the hot dogs in your chosen receptacle with boiling water. They’ll be ready when your crew is ready to eat.
Don’t forget buns and condiments. In addition, around 20 minutes before it’s time to eat put your buns out in the sun. This will allow them to warm up before eating.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter than hot dogs, but still more than cheese and crackers, make tortilla pinwheels. These beautiful snacks will keep your guests energized and full.
For these, you can use a flour tortilla. However, ensure that you’re aware of guests with food sensitivities.
For example, if you have guests who can’t eat gluten there are great gluten-free tortilla options. If you have guests who can’t eat dairy make some dairy-free pinwheels.
You will start by spreading sour cream, grated cheese, and cream cheese on your tortilla. Then add olives, peppers, onion, and seasonings you like.
Wrap your ingredients up in the pinwheels and slice them so they can be picked up with a toothpick. Put them in a waterproof container and keep them in your cooler until you’re ready to eat.
You can get creative with your tortilla pinwheels too. Put in your favorite ingredients and snack happily.
Muffins are another great choice. You can easily make these and store them in a ziplock or waterproof container. Choose your favorite type of muffin and make enough for your guests.
Keep in mind that if you use muffin liners you want to ensure that a trash receptacle is easily accessible. You don’t want your trash to end up in the water.
If you have a cake pop maker you can make muffin bites that don’t require a wrapper and are the perfect snacking size.
If you’re looking for a healthy snack that your guests will love make salad cups. For this, you will need cups with lids.
You can toss in lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, nuts, grilled chicken, and nuts. Pack a bottle of dressing in your cooler and drizzle it on when you’re ready to eat.
This is another snack that’s easy to customize for your guests with food allergies.
If you’re looking for another easy snack consider making your own trail mix. You could easily buy a trail mix from the store; however, by making your own you can customize it.
Use pretzels, nuts, marshmallows, candy-coated chocolate, coconut, raisins, goldfish, or other trail mix items that appeal to you. This snack will be creative and easy to eat.
Book Your Boat Party and Start Cooking
There are many snacks you can make for your boat party. However, remember to keep in mind how much you will be drinking and guests with food allergies.
Are you looking for a party boat rental for your next event? Lagerhead Cycleboats has locations in Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West.
Book your party with us today and hit the water.