27 Essential Party Snacks

You bring the friends, decorations and drinks. We've got the crowd-pleasing appetizers covered.

Part of: Party Planning Central

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Dancer's Potato Skins

"Nothing beats homemade. These were the perfect little bite of food — satisfying but not too filling!"

-Sernarama

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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

"These were the hit of the party — apparently! They disappeared very fast. They're so yummy I think I will be expected to bring them everywhere I go!"

-Outdoorsy

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Pigs in a Blanket

"These are easy and quick to make! They are always the first things eaten!"

-MsBaton

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D-Six Deviled Eggs

"This is a great deviled egg recipe! I love the addition of apple cider vinegar. These were gobbled up so fast, the plate didn't even need to be washed!"

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

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Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

"I made this as an appetizer for a wine tasting and now I have been dubbed the 'Official Bruschetta Maker!' It got eaten up and everyone wanted more!"

-spaghetti_soprano

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The Original Chex Party Mix

"This is my 'go-to' version of this tasty snack. I took to a party and it was completely devoured!"

-Brooke the Cook in WI

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Marinated Cocktail Shrimp

"This recipe takes shrimp cocktail to the next level!"

-Katanashrp

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Party Salad Boats

"I made these this summer for a pool party we hosted and they were loved by everyone! So easy to make, and a great way to have a hand-held salad!"

-Tiggrr

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Mozzarella Sticks

"These are fantastic! Everyone gobbled them up so quick! I will never buy the frozen kind again, they don't even compare!"

-Preachers Wife

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Tortellini Skewers

"Five stars all the way! These are so good and so easy to prepare. Great appetizer for the holidays. Just delicious!"

-TeresaS

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Tortilla Pinwheels

"These really are the perfect appetizer. I've tried several tortilla pinwheels appetizer recipes and this one is my favorite."

-Lainey6605

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Cheese Bites

"Made these for a big group and they were very popular! There was plenty for everyone, and they turned out really well!"

-Amandala

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Mini Taco Quiches

"Yum! I'd give them 10 stars if I could! I followed the recipe to a T and they're easy to put together and absolutely delicious!"

-Breezytoo

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Lee Bros Cheese Straws

"Yum, yum and more yum! I love a good cheese straw recipe, being from the South and all, and these were tasty too!"

-alligirl

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Fresh Caprese Kabobs

"These were as fantastic as can be! Everyone raved about this at a party, even me!"

-mickeydownunder

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Veggie Flats

"I made these for a big get-together. They disappeared so fast and I had everyone asking me for the recipe."

-adamsm610

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Middle Eastern Dip Platter

"This was excellent. I served the dip with veggies and an Italian bread, it was so delicious."

-White Rose Child

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Mini Pizza Slices

"These were so great and so simple. The flavors were fantastic!"

-Buzymomof3

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Ham & Cheese Twists

"These were so good. My kids loved them and they also enjoyed helping me make them."

-gertc96

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Baked Pot Stickers

"These were fantastic. From the looks of it, I thought they would be labor intensive but they came together fairly quickly."

-Crowe's Nest

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Party Finger Sandwiches

"I made these for a party and they were even better than I thought they would be!"

-Kasey'sMom

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Lime-Jalapeno Hummus

"This was different from other hummus recipes I have tried, but it was very tasty. It would be a nice party appetizer or snack."

-Nancy's Pantry

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Mini Chicken Tarts

"This recipe was easy to put together. The tarts would be a good item for an hors d'oeuvre tray."

-Susie D

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Parmesan Crisps

"I had a get-together and these were the hit of the party! Everyone loved them."

-carla anne

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BBQ Nachos

"These were so easy to make and absolutely delicious. The baked beans were a great touch."

-Abbs <3

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Goat Cheese & Walnut Nibblers

"This is clearly a 5-star recipe. The combination of the ingredients was perfect. I will definitely serve these again."

-JackieOhNo!

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Spicy Sausage Cups

"This was a lovely appetizer. The sausage worked well in the dish and I will definitely be making these again."

-Baby Kato

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