PART OF Kids & Family

37 Essential Party Snacks

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

Mojito Shrimp Taco Cups

"I made them just as directed and they turned out great! The salsa in the middle would be great with chips as well!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Dancer's Potato Skins

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


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

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

Northern-Style Jambalaya Stuffed Peppers

“I wanted to create a fun, spicy appetizer for a party I was having in the middle of winter. These little gems were a huge hit.”


Bacon-Wrapped Coconut Quiche & Coconut Popcorn Shrimp

“Excellent! My husband said it was not only the best quiche he’s ever had, but one of the top things I’ve made!”


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!"


Cheesy Fried Chicken Parm Balls

“A simple homemade chicken nugget is stuffed with mozzarella cheese and fried to crisp perfection. Don’t forget to dunk it generously in marinara sauce.”

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!"


Pigs in a Blanket

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


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

Ham and Cheese Arancini

"Yummy, comforting deep-fried rice balls filled with ham and onion, stuffed with melty, gooey cheese!"


Marinated Cocktail Shrimp

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


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

Tortellini Skewers

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


Tortilla Pinwheels

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


Cheese Bites

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


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!"


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!"


Easy Cheese Ball

"Excellent cheese ball"


Banana Cream Pie Puppy Chow

Whether you call it puppy chow or muddy buddies, this sweet cereal snack mix is made to taste like banana cream pie.

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

Fresh Caprese Kabobs

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


Goat Cheese & Walnut Nibblers

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


Veggie Flats

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


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!"


Mini Pizza Slices

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


Ham & Cheese Twists

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


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

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

Parmesan Crisps

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

-carla anne

BBQ Nachos

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

-Abbs <3

Middle Eastern Dip Platter

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

-White Rose Child

Party Finger Sandwiches

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


Spinach and Artichoke Wreath

"Guests devoured this!"

-sasha vee

Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread

This spicy, savory variation on monkey bread is a total crowd pleaser.

Queso Dip With Tequila by Rick Bayless

A dash of tequila gives this dip a kick.