35 Drool Worthy Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party
Posted by Jessica Lawshe
Source | Posted On November 25, 2021 at 06:31 PM | Like 0
You've sent the invitations and planned the playlist, so you’ve just got one more thing to nail down before throwing the most epic bash ever: the party food! Did you completely blank on what to feed your guests? Relax! We've got you covered with the best dinner party food ideas.
First off, what kind of party are you throwing? Is it for a special occasion, like a kid's birthday party? Maybe you're hosting your first cocktail party, or perhaps just a really simple back-yard BBQ? Regardless of how fancy or low-key the occasion is—whether you're hosting a bunch of co-workers and a boss you're trying to impress or just having friends over for a laid-back afternoon—you need awesome and easy dinner party recipes to make sure your food is fantastic.
Throwing a theme party? We got you covered there too! On this list of cocktail party recipes, you’ll also find frighteningly fun Halloween party food, some dainty tea-party delights, and festive and comforting holiday treats. Apps, desserts, and everything in between. Just add friends and family and you've got yourself an awesome party. And no fear! You don't have to be Martha Stewart to prepare these super easy party food recipes.
Our list is chock-full of various food fare - from healthy to down-right artery clogging. Whip up a few of these party appetizer recipes to keep everyone's taste-buds happy! Let's us know which recipes make your mouths tingle and which ones you'd toss to the dog!
Ham and Cheese Sliders
If you want to fill your guests up with something hearty and delicious, these mini-sammies will do the trick! Topped with a homemade poppy seed sauce, they're absolutely irresistible.
Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
For lighter fare, use garlic, dried pepper flakes, and basil to create a delicious appetizer or side dish.
Tea Sandwich: Bacon, Lettuce,
Modernize your tea party with this new twist on an old favorite.
Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites
Bacon, brown sugar, and chicken. Do we need to say any more?
Loaded Tot Kabobs
You had us at "tot," but these loaded tater tots take a favorite food to a whole other level!
Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls
Give 'em restaurant quality food when you whip up these yummy eggrolls based on everyone's favorite Cheesecake Factory app.
Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
You won't feel so bad about eating a whole deep dish pizza when it's a mini one.
Pulled Pork Sliders
The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for everything to turn into amazingness in a slow cooker.
Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread
This Christmas Tree Pull-Apart bread is made up of dough balls stuffed with cheese. After forming into a Christmas tree, brush the pull-apart with melted butter and minced garlic. Then top this tree off with chopped basil and rosemary.
Homemade Dill Dip
Dress up veggies with homemade dill dip and then serve it up in individual shot glasses. Veggies don't have to be boring!
Saucy Asian Meatballs
Perfect for your game day (or really any day) party! Delish ginger and garlic give these little guys some powerful flavor.
Mini Caramel Apples
These are perfect for a Halloween party, or just any party!
Fried pickles are so easy to make! Add a touch of cayenne pepper, paprika, and garlic powder for an extra kick!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Breadcrumbs and hot sauce are the secret ingredients to these messy, but oh so delicious, Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.
Did you say "Pie Fries"?!! We're in! This delicious take on a pie is the perfect way enjoy dessert.
Chive Cream Cheese and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
These chive cream cheese and cucumber tea sandwiches are perfect for a backyard tea party.
Bite-Sized Baked Brie
Everyone loves warm, gooey baked brie! Make it easier for them to hold while they shmooze at your shin dig by cooking up these bite-sized versions made with wild cherry jam.
Teddy Bear Race Cars
These Teddy Bear Race Cars are perfect for a little boy's birthday party! All you need are some Teddy Grahams, Milky Way bars, chocolate melts, and M&M’s, or Skittles.