No matter how you prefer to celebrate your holidays, at home or with friends and family, we’ve got 27 of the best all-around party appetizers to make holidays yummy, and you don’t need a cooking degree to make them.
So what party hors d’oeuvres should you make for your occasion? Really this will depend on where you are going, the type of party, and what you feel like making, but we have plenty of hors d’oeuvres for parties and holidays for you to choose from, so this will be easy!
We can confidently share that we have used our recipes on hundreds of occasions, whether working as private chefs at holiday parties, gatherings, or parties. They are super easy to make with really easy ingredients.
Party Appetizers To Make Holidays Yummy: Things That Go Crunch
What would a party be without a crunchy option? Here are a few for your to dip and crunch with!
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#1 Holly Jolly Crispy Chips
These are the number one chip ordered when we work at parties as private chefs behind the scenes, and the best part is that you can change the seasoning on every batch!
What happens when you take a wonton chip and change it? You can fold these, double them, cut them in half, use them whole and add delicious seasoning to them, and it won’t take you more than a hot minute to make these by the tray!
Pro Tip: use the holly jolly crispy chips with thicker dips if you have folded them in half; they have superstrength and won’t let you down!
#2 Hors d’oeuvres For Parties Need Our Seed Crackers
If you own a mixing bowl, a baking pan, and a fork, you can easily make our Rustic Seed Crackers!
The big deal about our seed crackers is that they are tasty and gluten-free, and you can change our seeds to others you prefer!
Make these by the sheet pan and double the recipe for bigger parties, and you’ll never be without a solid cracker because these are awesome dippers for spreads and cream cheese dips, which we will share a few of our absolute best party hors d’oeuvres list here!
#3 Fabulous Cheese Filled Cruncher Are Hors d’oeuvres for parties
What’s better than a mozzarella stick?
Our Cheesy Crunchers and you don’t need breadcrumbs or a deep fryer to make these; instead, place these absolute best party hors d’oeuvres into your air fryer in large batches and serve with sauce (optional but so yummy!)
#4 Brie and Cherry Bites
Our Brie and cherry bites are excellent hors d’oeuvres for parties!
Meat and Cheese (and Seafood Too) Party Appetizers To Make Holidays Yummy
#5 Pepperoni Bombs
Bite-size Pepperoni Bombs are made in the air fryer and can be made ahead and kept warm. If you can buy pre-purchased dough and cheese, you can make these!
#6 Cheese + Sausage Squares
When melted golden cheese mixes with sausage, and you put them on these squares of bread, you’ve got a party-perfect appetizer, and these are a go-to in our home!
Sausage Cheese Squares are easily displayed on your party food tables and transported easily!
#7 Salmon Bites Are A Great Option
A simple mix of seafood, veggies, and rolled make some of the best party Hors d’oeuvres you can share with your guests, and they are called Smoked Caper Salmon Bites.
# 8 Italian Platters Are Extraordinary, Easy, And Yummy
Our Southern Italian board is super easy and requires you to gather ingreidnets and make nothing, making it one of the absolute best party Hors d’oeuvres.
#9 Pig Shots Without A Smoker
Yes, you can make Smoked Pig Shots without a smoker, and as far as these go, they are the party appetizers to make your holidays yummy, and they’ll get eaten before everyone else!
#10 You’ll Love Our Proscuitto Baskets
The simple ingredients in our Proscuitto baskets are a marriage made in Italy’s Heaven. Truly simple and tasty!
Yes, this board is decorated for Thanksgiving but can be decorated differently and used for ANY holiday, as charcuterie boards are a great large meat and cheese party tray!
#12 Sushi In Red and Green
Green and Red Sushi are super delicious and festive for so many different seasons; use the green for St Patrick’s day, the Red for Christmas, and the Fourth of July, you get the ideas!
#13 Unicorn Sushi Is Super Colorful
It’s really easy to make unicorn sushi rolls, which are colorful, right?
Cheese and Veggies Party Appetizers To Make Holiday Yummy
We’ve got some party options and cheese with veggies, so here we go.
#14 Red + Green Zucchini Caprese
Fresh mozzarella meets zucchini, and they combine to make a fun-looking tasty appetizer. Don’t just read this one; make it!
#15 Spicy Popper Cheese Balls
This is for those bacon lovers and anyone who loves to DIP!
This is the go-to for football gatherings, parties, and anytime you want a hearty dip!
#16 Caprese Strawberry Skewers
Yes, technically not a veggie, but it’s got cheese.
These are easy to make, and you’ll love how colorful they are on your food spread table!
#17 Cranberry brie
When it comes to easy, this is our easiest recipe on the page for party appetizers to make holidays yummy.
#18 Caprese Tortellini Skewers
What happens when you combine tortellini with mozzarella balls? You make perfect Hors d’oeuvres for parties!
Absolute Best Party Hors d’oeuvres DIPS and Spread
#19 Chick Pea Red Hummus
The color of this hummus is brilliant, and it will give your party tables a pop of color; the flavor is delish!
#20 Baba Ganoush
I’ve never met an eggplant dish I didn’t like but roasting this truly amps the flavor by like 1 million, and the ROI is so good it’s better than eggplant!
#21 Feta Herbed Cheese Ball
You can use edible florals or herbs to make this tasty olive-encased lemony feta herbed cheese ball; it’s the spread we love with our rustic seed crackers! Hearty and good!
#22 Beer Cheese Fondue
Really do we need to say anything else
Beer cheese fondue is amazing!
#23 Goat Cheese Log
Easy to make and definitely for an advanced palate, with a glass of wine! Slice, savor, sip!
#24 Vanilla Fig Jam
Use our vanilla fig jam on top of brie or crostini or by the fingerful (well, not really), but it is that perfect for those Fall holidays!
#25 Single Serve 7 layer Dip Cups
Our 7-layer dip cups are for those nacho-dipping fiesta-going partiers that love their chips. Walk with your cup and chips and go back for another! OLE!
#26 Pecan That Are Spicy And Sweet
These are fabulous to crunch on, and then get another handful and crunch again!
#27 Fabulous Holiday Deviled Eggs
While deviled eggs are a classic recipe for any party, the recipe has to be spot-on to win our kudos, and this one is our choice!
Every holiday, party, occasion, and gathering is always better with delicious finger foods. We’ve got you covered with Hors d’oeuvres for parties and holidays that you can make with little effort, yet they end up tasting delicious!
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