I’ve gathered 60+ ideas for party appetizers. These are perfect for a crowd or just a small gathering. I’ve made sure to include something for everyone on your party guest list.
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Ideas For Party Appetizers
Are you hosting friends and family for a get together? I've found the perfect appetizers ideas for your next party. You're going to want to bookmark this party appetizers post!
Baked Loaded Sweet Potato Skins Recipe
These are a great addition to any party!
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Phyllo Cup Appetizers
We love making roasted red pepper hummus. I love how this appetizer uses a phyllo cup to create the perfect bite.
Pistachio, Feta and Pomegranate Crostini Recipe
These just scream the Holidays with its colorful display. Love the flavor combination of the pistachios, feta and pomegranates.
Fig and Goat Cheese Appetizer Pizza – Gluten Free
There is absolutely no shortage of goat cheese appetizers on this list and that's because they are all so very good!
Strawberry Santas – Dairy Free and Vegan
This is the only sweet treat on the list but I couldn't resist due to it's cuteness.
How to Make the Best Cranberry Jalapeño Jam Appetizer
Another pretty appetizer that is festive and tasty.
Pulled Pork Deviled Eggs - A Delicious, Winning Appetizer!
This is a new to me combo but one I'll be trying. Perfect for Thanksgiving day fun.
Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Bites Appetizer
Bite-size appetizers are always the goal and this Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry bite does not disappoint.
Kielbasa Pineapple Appetizer Skewers
So incredibly easy to make. Perfect when you need a last-minute addition to your menu.
Holiday Meatball Wreath Appetizer
Because we all love focal appetizers on our table and wreaths are a fun go-to for the holidays.
Mini Honey Roasted Almond Cheese Balls
I've yet to meet a cheese ball I didn't like and adding honey roasted almonds sounds like the perfect addition to this traditional appetizer.
Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites
Yes, please! This sounds like a great pairing and would be pretty low in Weight Watchers points for those that follow the plan.
Chicken, Onion and Fig Puff Pastry Tarts
Figs and puff pastry never disappoint.
Instant Pot Cajun Shrimp Dip
Anytime I can bring a little Cajun to the party I do. This easy to make dip is one way to do it.
Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas
Another great bite for your next party.
Spicy Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts
I like having bowls of roasted nuts set around the house for parties. This is especially nice if there are cocktails being served. Roasted nuts just seem to pair well with most drinks.
Spicy Crab Appetizer Recipe on Sourdough English Muffins
This appetizer brings a little heat to the table. Perfect for friends and family that like spicier dishes.
Ham and Brie Bites - Appetizer for Holiday Entertaining
Another simple recipe that takes a quick minute to put together.
Delicious and Easy Mini Tomato Tart (Puff Pastry) Recipe
A favorite for the bursts of flavor and how easy they are to make.
Why This Sweet and Spicy Apple Flatbread Is My Most Requested Appetizer
A little bit of nice with a little bit of spice makes this the perfect party appetizer.
Best Spinach Appetizer Recipe | Mom's Spinach Crescents
A great appetizer for your vegetarian guests.
Homemade Eggrolls (free printables)
These might be a little time consuming to make but they are oh so good. This is a great recipe to have older kids help put together.
Sweet and Savory Sausage Appetizer aka Meat candy • Really, Are You Serious?
Yes, you're going to want to make this for your next party.
Best Recipe Deviled Eggs
Because it's not a party until the deviled eggs show up 🙂
Easy Jalapeño Popper Bites
These seem to be a party favorite. I, personally, dont like jalapenos but these are usually the first to disappear off the table.
Herb Cream Cheese, Fall Fruit & Honey Crostini Recipe
This is another appetizer that has a pretty presentation.
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar + White Cheddar
Love brussel sprouts with bacon and the ratio of each in this appetizer is perfect.
Easy Chicken Parmesan Sausage Bites Recipe
Another quick and easy appetizer for those on a time crunch (Hey, no judgment here, I'm usually THAT person that pulls things together last second. These are my favorite kinds of recipes.)
Gluten-free Chip and Guacamole Bites
It's guac and chips in one. Love it.
Roast Beef Crostini
Buy roast beef at the deli to make this an easy to make appetizer.
Baba Ghanoush Hummus
Hummus is another appetizer that is a fan favorite at get-togethers.
Cold Spinach Dip
Serving this cold makes menu planning so much easier.
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Ball
Another twist on the classic cheese ball.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich Sliders
Did someone say bacon?
Honey Apple Pecan Crostini Recipe - The Perfect Appetizer
Use local honey if you can to make this a tastier bite.
Dark Cherry and Brie Phyllo Bites
Living in northern Michigan cherries are kind of our thing. I'd be remiss not to include at least one cherry recipe in this roundup.
Olive Christmas Tree Appetizer
This makes a great statement piece of the appetizer buffet.
Pimento Cheese Ball Snowman
The kids will love seeing a snowman cheese ball
Simple Three-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce Meatballs
Three ingredients?!? Gotta love that!
Cute Reindeer Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe | Hunny I'm Home
Another cute way to serve a cheese ball.
The Chicken and Bacon Appetizer That You’ve Been Waiting For
Chicken, bacon, and cheese all stacked on a cracker. Perfect.
Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos Recipe
Whole30 Prosciutto Pears with Arugula Salad - Cook At Home Mom
Love these salad bites.
Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese Recipe
Sweet potatoes + goat cheese = delicious!
Vegan Zucchini Pizza Bites
Don't' forget to have some vegan options on the table.
Easy Salami Appetizer
Another quick and easy recipe, no cooking required, that can be put together fast.
Blue Cheese Spread Crostini with Roasted Grapes
Another appetizer that makes the table so much prettier.
Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites
These bites are beautiful and delicious making them the perfect holiday appetizer.
Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear
Love how pretty these turn out, plus the prosciutto pairs deliciously with pear.
Mini Puffs with Goat Cheese and Herbs
Anything with goat cheese is always a must for my parties. The puff pastry with the goat cheese and herbs is a winning combination.
Cucumber Cup Appetizers
Why have plain cucumber slices when you can make these cucumber cups filled with goodness?
Always a delicious choice for holiday appetizers. This bruschetta uses aioli and fresh ingredients. Perfect.
Mini “Pumpkin” Cheese Balls
How adorable are these cheese balls? Perfect for your Thanksgiving get-togethers.
These have been one of the most popular appetizers on the blog and for good reason. These are easy to make and so delicious!
Savory Puff Pastry Bites with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
Perfect for your vegetarian friends. Puff pastry for another win.
Prosciutto Baskets with Whipped Goat Cheese Filling
As you can see I don’t have any problems with multiple goat cheese appetizers. Here's another one that will impress your guests.
5 Ingredient Goat Cheese & Fig Bites Recipe
Because I seriously wasn’t kidding about my love of goat cheese 🙂 THese might be my favorite of all the appetizers
Christmas Wreath Crescent Rolls Appetizer Recipes
This makes a pretty centerpiece presentation and can be cut into bite-sized pieces.
Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese Log Recipe
Roll up the famous goat cheese and create a cheese log. Display on a pretty tray with cheese knives for the perfect presentation.
Fried Mac & Cheese with Bacon Recipe
These are great to enjoy during the big game on Thanksgiving.
Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites Recipe
Use croissants to create these pocket bites filled with cheese and blueberries.
Stuffed Cornbread Bites
Because cornbread is a must during the holidays, these stuffed cornbread bites are a fun play on a traditional dish.
Quick and Easy Chicken Bruschetta Bites
A non-traditional bruschetta recipe that includes chicken and tomatoes.
Sausage Pinwheels Recipe
This is another great Thanksgiving appetizer to enjoy during the parade or football game. Also makes a great addition to brunch.
PARTY DECORATING TIPS
If you need a few party decorating tips check out these affordable ways to spruce up your home.
Muslin makes an inexpensive table cover for a buffet table.
Search thrift stores for fun party serving dishes.
Dig through closets and the basement to see what you have on hand to use for decorating.
Keep it simple. No need to go over the top. Cut flowers from the market. Easy food and cocktails. Good music. And you’re good to go.
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