Monday, February 10, 2020

Having a Party? Here Are Some Delicious Party Food Ideas #partyfood #appetizers #homeentertaining #hostesswiththemostess

I love to cook...and I also love to entertain!! Combining these two passions is always fun. Invite some of your favorite friends and family members over, cook some delicious food, and play some great music. Good company, delicious food, and good music are the key components for any successful party. Today, The Weekend Gourmet correspondent is sharing TEN great ideas for fun party foods that are perfect for any at-home party. This article may contain affiliate links.
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Are you throwing a party in the near future? Then you need to start planning what food and drinks you’re going to serve your guests! This will, of course, depend on the type of party you’re holding. A dinner party will include different food than those served at a New Year’s Eve party or a Super Bowl watch party. To set you on the right path, it’s good to know in advance a range of delicious recipes you can choose from. If you’re lacking inspiration, here are TEN delicious party food ideas that will appeal to even the fussiest of eaters!

(1) Themed Cupcakes 
Whether you’re thinking ahead to offer festive New Year’s cupcakes for your 2021 celebration, birthday cupcakes -- or any other fun themed cupcakes -- your guests will consider them a fabulous treat. An extraordinary and scrumptious dessert, themed cupcakes are easy to make and design. Simply choose from different cake and icing flavors -- then decorate to match your party's theme. Then? Sit back and watch your guests be amazed.

(2) Coconut Shrimp 
Shrimp is one of the easiest foods to incorporate into any party menu. A classic party food, sweetly tropical coconut shrimp are perfect for any occasion. With so many recipes to choose from across the internet, these bite-size seafood delights can be presented with various dipping sauces -- including sweet chili and spicy mayo.

(3) Cauliflower Bites
If you’re looking for a vegetarian/vegan appetizer, then cauliflower bites are a great choice. Rapidly becoming a favorite party food, these bites are easy to make and simply mouthwatering. Accompanied by honey mustard or an herbed yogurt sauce, your guests will appreciate this healthy option.

(4) Mini Burger Sliders
Like coconut shrimp and cupcakes, sliders have long been a popular choice for a wide range of parties. Simple and delicious, you can add any type of filling to your slider bunex – including burgers, BBQ chicken, and steak.

(5) Stuffed Mushrooms 
Looking for the perfect finger food? Stuffed mushrooms are a natural choice! Flavored with a mixture of garlic and herbs, they're easy to cook and delicious every time.

(6) Mini Enchiladas
If you’re looking for something a little more unique, mini enchiladas are also a perfect party food choice! As an added bonus, they can be whipped up in as little as half an hour. Fill your enchiladas with whatever mixture you want...including spicy chicken, steak fajitas, a vegetarian three-bean filling. 

(7) Fried Pickles
Fried pickles have long been a choice for fun party food menus. If you’re looking for a healthier way to prepare fried pickles, consider oven baking them instead of frying them in oil. Complete the presentation of this crunchy, tart finger food with a chipotle, horseradish, or ranch dipping sauce. 

(8) Soft Pretzel Bites
Another statement food is soft pretzel bites. Served with a homemade cheddar cheese sauce on the side for dipping, every bite your guests take will be delicious. Easy to make in a big batch, soft pretzel bites are a simple and effective party nosh every time.

(9) Chicken and Chorizo Skewers
Not only do these skewers look fabulous, they also taste wonderful. Chicken and chorizo skewers alternating with pieces of green pepper and onion will be the ultimate addition to your party table. 

(10) Mini Dessert Pots
Whether you make these yourself by purchasing dessert pots and ingredients -- or purchase them to go from your favorite bakery -- these small pots of heaven are guaranteed to impress. Whether you serve choclate pots de creme or mini crème brûlée...these mini dessert pots will be a perfect sweet ending to your party's food offerings.

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