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Snacks are integral to any party. In fact, tasty appetizers might be the most important part of the gathering. Guests love to have something available to nosh on when they arrive before the main meal arrives. Plus, it’s super fun to take lots of little bites and sample all the wonderful snacks without committing to just one. Also, appetizers can come in handy when the food is off schedule or something inevitably gets held up. Snacks can keep your guests satisfied and the party running along merrily. All that being said, it’s important to offer up a variety of delicious party snacks at any gathering you have.
How to Make Party Snacks
Making party snacks doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it often seems that the simpler a recipe, the better. Fresh, non-fussy ingredients are where it’s at when it comes to party snacks.
First, you’ll need to make sure you make enough party snacks for all of your guests. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to offer six to eight bites or portions per person per hour. It’s a good idea to plan for at least four different choices for group under 100 guests.
Vegetables, crackers, and chips are great options that fill people up and are easy to serve. Be sure to provide at least one tasty dip guests can use with these tasty treats. Use toothpicks and skewers to make interesting presentations and make it easy for guests to serve themselves. Deviled eggs, smoked salmon, and tiny tea sandwiches, are all great options. Meatballs or tiny sausages in a sauce or dipping spread are another great choice and can be easily served (and kept warm) in a crock pot.
Top 10 Party Snacks
If you’re looking for the perfect party snacks to serve at your next gathering, here are ten ideas to choose from.
Dipped in a combination of white chocolate and semisweet chocolate, these banana bites are sure to please. Plus, they’re made for you so you don’t need to shop for ingredients or prep the food. Super simple and delicious!
This platter combines delicious, fresh fruit and decadent, semisweet chocolate. It’s packed with strawberries, pineapple, apples, honeydew, and cantaloupe. Plus, it has more than enough for all of your guests.
With basil, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and balsamic glaze, this salad is packed with yummy Italian flavor all of your guests will love. Plus, it’s super easy to make and serves a crowd.
With quinoa, black beans, and gluten-free flour, these goodies are packed with nutrition and healthier than your average salad. Plus, you’ll be surprised by how tasty and completely irresistible they are.
This fresh dip is easy and simple to make. Just chop all of your veggies and toss it all together. Your guests will love dipping tortilla chips into this surprisingly tasty salsa.
These little cuties will be the highlight of your gathering. Made with olives, mozzarella balls, and baby carrots, they’re simpler and easier to make than you probably think.
Made with tender shredded chicken, ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and plenty of cheese, this dip will be a crowd favorite for sure. Serve with crispy tortilla chips or baked crackers, and it’s guaranteed to be the first to disappear off of your snack table.
Puffy and filled to the brim with three different cheeses, these stuffed mushrooms are sure to please. Plus, they’re not that complicated to pull together, and just one batch serves 15.
These meatballs are smothered in a sweet and spicy sauce made with soy sauce, honey, sriracha, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil. Serve with toothpicks for easy noshing, and your guests will gobble them right up.
These easy nachos come together in your crock pot for a simple, stress-free party snack you don’t need to worry about. Plus, with healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt, whole grain tortilla chips, and celery, it’s a healthier option than a lot of party fare.
Your party is sure to be a hit when you incorporate any of these delectable party snacks. Bon appétit!