I love party appetizers, finger food, dips and any kind of snacky food. What’s better than a party where you can make a meal out of grazing on appetizers?……. it’s the best kind of ‘dinner party’.

Get Party Ready with 25+ Best Party Appetizers! Recipe for dips, spreads, finger foods and more at TidyMom.net


When throwing a gathering of any size, the last thing I need is a complicated or fussy recipe.  With New Years Eve and then football play offs and Super Bowl parties coming up, I thought I’d share 25+ of my favorite party appetizers, dips, and snacks. Several are 5 minute recipes, made and served in one-bowl, some are a little more involved, but oh-so-worthy!!  Many can even be made ahead of time.

Browse all of these party appetizers and food ideas to find just the right starters for your gathering —– and because you might get a little thirsty, I’ve shared a few drink ideas as well!

25+ Favorite Party Appetizers

Transform holiday leftovers into a show stopping delicious appetizer. Turkey Cranberry Topper recipe at TidyMom.net

Turkey Cranberry Toppers 

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Pan Fried Onion Dip

Margherita Chicken Bites

White Chili Bean Queso Dip with zesty tomatoes, cheese and Bush's white chili beans served warm with tortilla chips is sure to be a hit at any party or snack time. recipe at Tidymom.net

White Chili Bean Queso Dip Recipe

Home Made Pizza Rolls

Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos

Cheesy Mushroom Puff Pastry Bites

Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix at TidyMom.net

Spicy Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix

Beer Cheese Dip

Garlic Chicken Puffs 

Baked Crab Rangoon

Buffalo Cheese Fries recipe at TidyMom.net

Buffalo Cheese Fries

Antipasto Bake Recipe

Mini Ham and Swiss Party Rolls

Bacon Cream Cheese Rollups 

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini | Appetizer recipe at TidyMom.net

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini

Caramelized Black Bean ‘Butter’

Guacamole Recipe

Hot Cheesy Bacon Dip

Homemade Rach Cheese Crackers. Recipe at TidyMom.net

Homemade Ranch Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Sun Dried Tomato & Herb Dipping Oil 

Diet Friendly Vegetable Ranch Dip

Cheese Stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread. Recipe at TidyMom.net

Cheese stuffed Chicken & Spinach Pizza Bread

Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs 

Aloha BBQ Sliders | burger recipe at TidyMom.net

Aloha BBQ Sliders 

Bean and Avocado Salsa Tortilla Cups

Asparagus and Gruyere Tart

Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist


Make Italian Sodas at your next party with an Italian Soda Bar! details at TidyMom.net

Italian Soda Bar


7 Cocktail Recipes for Holiday Entertaining at TidyMom.net

Party Ready Cocktails


What are some of your favorite “go-to” party appetizers?

Have a safe and happy new year!