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Plan a Mad Men-inspired soiree, a faux pool party, and more with these inventive ideas for backyard bash menus

Faux pool party
Photo by Rachel Weill; written by Stephanie Dean

Faux pool party

Pull up a chair by the pool and enjoy some refreshing, fruity sippers alongside some grilled bites and a sweet-spicy fruit platter.

Drinks:

Margarita "Poptails"

Watermelon Daiquiri

Eats:

Caramelized Tomato Bruschetta  

Grilled Meatball, Halloumi, and Baby Squash Skewers

Fancy Fruit Platter (pictured)

 

 

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