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The Best Fresh Summer Dinner Party Menu

Prepare to wow your guests with this Lemon Pepper Grilled Shrimp recipe, the appetizer course for a delicious summer dinner party menu!

Is there anything better than the fresh flavors of summer?

Not to me!

Don’t get me wrong, I love some comfort food during the colder months.

Like this dessert recipe!


My favorite is all the fresh fruit and vegetables we get to enjoy during the summer!

Add in the wonderful flavors that grilling gives our food and I’m in food heaven.

Which is probably why summer is one of my favorite months to entertain!

Even though it gets crazy hot here in North Carolina, I still love preparing delicious grilled dishes paired with all types of salads, fruity desserts, and frozen cocktails.

This light and fruity raspberry cocktail would be perfect during the summer months!

And these Keto Mojitos are so refreshing.

We’re co-hosting a virtual progressive dinner with a summer-inspired menu that will have your taste buds singing!

You don’t wanna miss any of these delicious recipes.

Today, we’re serving our meal in AnnMarie’s home because it gets so hot here that we decided to treat you to some air conditioning!

You can get all the details and sources for her pretty, lemon-inspired summer tablescape plus get ideas for four other summer dining themes here.

Woman holding a platter of grilled shrimp next to a dining room table decorated for a summer dinner party with white dishes and lemons

I’m bringing the appetizer, delicious Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers.

And AnnMarie is pouring our favorite sauvignon blanc!

woman pouring glass of wine in dining room set for summer

If you’re visiting from our friend Rachel’s home at The Pond’s Farmhouse, or you’re new to our blog, welcome! Don’t her Frozen Peach Mojitos sound amazing?

We’re so glad you’re here!

AnnMarie and I live across the street from each other and love sharing simple ideas for home decorating, easy DIY projects, entertaining, healthy eating, and some tips for raising teens and beyond.

Summer Dinner Party Menu

So let’s take a look at our menu for this simple summer dinner party!


Your guests will love this refreshing Frozen Peach Mojito recipe when they arrive.

Glass of frozen peach mojito on top of a floral plate at a place setting on a table
Frozen Peach Mojito


These Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp Skewers are a wonderful appetizer!

And you can easily double the recipe and serve it as an entree too.

Table set for dinner with white dishes and lemons with a platter of grilled lemon pepper shrimp on a bed of lettuce
The Best Grilled Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Side Dish

Cucumber salads are one of our favorites!

Our friend Stacy’s recipe for a Cucumber Salad with Dill sounds so good, doesn’t it?

I don’t know why I’ve never thought to add dill to my cucumber salads before and can’t wait to give this a try!

You might also enjoy this cucumber salad with bright Asian flavors.

close up of creamy cucumber salad

Main Course

I’ll definitely be making Michele’s Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Peach Sauce too!

Peaches might be my favorite fruit of all time.

When I was growing up one of the highlights of summer was the local peach festival.

Have you ever gone to a fruit festival? What’s your favorite summer fruit? Tell me in the comments below!

Plate with sliced pork tenderloin topped with peach sauce next to mashed potatoes garnished with fresh rosemary sprig
Pork Tenderloin with Peach Sauce


Every summer dinner party menu needs a dessert, and can you get any more summery than an old fashioned fruit crisp topped with ice cream?

Jen’s Peach Strawberry Fruit Crisp is the perfect end to any summer meal.

And it might even be a yummy breakfast…

Plate of strawberry peach crisp topped with vanilla ice cream.
Strawberry Peach Crisp

Next up on our Summer Dinner Party Menu is our friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs with our main course of Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Peach Sauce.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this menu!

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If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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