I am a big fan of simply serving appetizers at a party. That way, you (as the host) can actually relax and enjoy your company instead of spending the whole time in the kitchen. It takes a whole lot of stress away from party planning as well.
And, well, no good holiday party is complete without a few festival cocktails, so I threw a couple of those in as well.
Cheesy Bacon Dip – I have officially deemed this “best dip ever” and it is perfect for a group.
5 Ingredient Mini Carrot Cheddar Cheese Balls – I know, I know, carrot cheese balls? But trust me when I say that these are outstanding!
Christmas Tree Pinwheel Wraps – this is a newer recipe of mine and it is so amazing and delicious! It’s super simple and festive when shaped like a Christmas tree!
The Best Easy Baked Brie Appetizer – this recipe is only TWO ingredients and couldn’t be easier
Christmas Cranberry Cosmopolitan – no Christmas party is complete without a festive cocktail and this is one of my favorites.
Cheesy Sausage Dip in a Bread Boat – another cheesy dip that anyone will love. Plus, it is served in a bread boat, which is an extra bonus!
5 Ingredient Raw Honey and Goat Cheese Appetizer – give me goat cheese on anything and it’s an instant favorite.
Antipasto Platter – some nights, I just put together a mini antipasto platter and enjoy it for my dinner! So, super-sizing a platter allows guests to graze and choose what they’d like to enjoy throughout the night.
White Chocolate Peanut Grape Bites – good at any time of day for a quick snack and perfect for a party. Also, kid-approved!
Chocolate Turtle Check Mix – this recipe makes a big batch so it’s perfect for a party! I like to put it in small bowls around the house so guests are never too far from a bite to eat.
Sausage Puff Pastry Appetizer – these a perfect, especially if there are kiddos at your party
5 Ingredient Holiday Punch – It looks festive and tastes just as yummy! Plus, making a large batch of cocktails will help you save time since you won’e be bartending all night.
5 Ingredient Stuffed Mushrooms with Stuffing – these are a family favorite of mine. Every year, at the holidays, we make this recipe and they’re gone in a minute.
5 Ingredient Jalapeno Cheddar Dip – with only five ingredients, you can put this one together quickly so you can get to making everything else for the party! Plus, it’s another crowd favorite!
Ham and Brie Crostini – if baked brie isn’t your thing, this crostini will satisfy your cheesy desires!
The Nutcracker Cocktail – if martinis aren’t your style, this cocktail will be right up your alley.
Shrimp Meatballs with Garlic Aioli – you can’t go wrong with a meatball for a party appetizer. Shrimp meatballs are a fun twist on a traditional meatball. A surprise and delight for your guests.
Winter Vegetable and Sausage Pizza – add this to your party menu for a filling bite that everyone will love.
What are your holiday dinner party plans? A formal dinner table? Or tasty appetizers? I hope you enjoy this holiday party appetizer roundup and can use these ideas in a menu that everyone will love!