28 Essential Party Snacks

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

Dancer's Potato Skins

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


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!"


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!"


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

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

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"


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!"


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