Popular Party Appetizers

Perfect party appetizers always disappear as soon as the plate hits the buffet table. Many are old favorites everybody knows and loves. Unfamiliar appetizers can still be instant hits if visually appealing and aromatic. I’ve put together some recipes to wow your guests with, and some contemporary serving products to make your work easier and your display more attractive. Click recipe names to link to the recipes, and click the pictures to link to some beautiful appetizer serverware and accessories.

Classic Deviled EggsChef Buddy Deviled Egg Trays with Snap On Lids, Set of 2

Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always quick to disappear on a party table, a familiar face in a crowd and sure to please anybody.

Restaurant Style Buffalo Chicken WingsRachael Ray Serveware 14-Inch Stoneware Serving Platter and Dipper Bowl, Blue

Restaurant Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Restaurant style buffalo wings are deep fried, then dipped or surrounded in hot sauce. I like the prespicing in this recipe.

Bill's Blue Cheese DressingPrepworks from Progressive International SWDC-1 Assorted Dip Clips, Set of 4

Bill’s Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue cheese dressing is a classic accompaniment to hot wings.

Outback Steakhouse Almost Famous Bloomin Onion Copycat RecipeStyle Setter Soho Hues Chip and Dip Serving Set, Eggplant Color

Outback Steahouse Almost Famous Bloomin’ Onion

If you’ve never had a bloomin’ onion give it a try, a fancy presentation of an onion ring that looks great on a buffet table and goes with just about any dip.

Stuffed Mushrooms With PecansRevol Belle Cuisine BC1012-1 7 Inch x 6.25 Inch Escargot Plate, 12 Holes

Stuffed Mushrooms With Pecans

A nice varietion on crab stuffed mushrooms.

Baked Buffalo Chicken DipTerafeu 8.5-Inch Round Baker, Piment Red

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip

This nacho chip dip is a popular crowd pleaser.

Sweet & Spicy Jalepeno PoppersPacific Merchants Acaciaware 12-Inch Acacia Wood Square Serving Tray

Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

I like the half jalapeno version of this recipe, its spicy but not overbearing for those of us with sensitivity to the heat.

Cocktail MeatballsDecorative picks

Cocktail Meatballs

Little meatballs are a nice pass-around at a party. Have some recepticals around for used picks and napkins.

Seven Layer DipLuigi Bormioli Michelangelo Masterpiece 10-3-4-inch Serving Bowl

Seven Layer Dip

Another nacho chip delight, this dip is very pretty in a clear bowl.

Chicken Wings in Honey SauceFiesta Bistro Bowl Large

Chicken Wings in Honey Sauce

Chicken wings are one of the most popular party appetizers, so try to have a couple of varieties available as they will go fast.

Homemade pretzelsHoosier Hill Farm Coarse Pretzel Salt, 2 lbs

Homemade Pretzels

Making your own pretzels is easier than you would think. There are a lot of pretzel salts on the market that are actually just coarse sea salt so watch for the proper kind.

Antipasto KabobsSteven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Double Prong Bamboo Grilling Kabob Skewers Set of 20 (6.5-inch Long)

Antipasto Kabobs

You can use your imagination and make an endless variety of these cute little kabobs, but this version will get your creative juices flowing – cute and easy!

Pigs In A BlanketFiesta 12-Inch by 5-3-4-Inch Bread Tray

Pigs In A Blanket

Have a bowl of mustard nearby for dipping these into. No need for crescent roll or phyllo dough for this easy made from scratch recipe.

olive garden hot artichoke spinach dipRachael Ray Cucina Stoneware 1.5-Quart Round Baker, Agave Blue

Olive Garden Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip

A popular dip at the Olive Garden, spinach dips work with thin toasted bread or nacho chips.

SlidersZak Designs 19.5-Inch by 11.5-Inch Large Rectangular Tray, Black

Sliders

Something to satisfy the hungrier party guests, sliders are easy to make if you assemble the patties ahead and time and have all the assembly ingredients at hand and ready once you’ve grilled the patties.

Jamie's Baked BrieCaffco International Ceramic Pig Serving Dish, Large, Cream

Jamie’s Baked Brie

Baked cheese works well with apple slices, grapes, bread, crackers or nacho chips and goes over well at a party. Brushing layers of phyllo doesn’t take that much time, and produces a very flaky crust.

Black Pepper Chipscovered chip and dip serving bowl

Black Pepper Chips

How about some homemade chips for your party? These can be made ahead and served cold or served warm after cooking.

Onion Dip From Scratch(Pack of 12) 6 Oz. Smooth Melamine Ramekin - Sauce Cup Multi-Color - Break-Resistance NSF (Black)

Onion Dip From Scratch

Onion dip goes with chips, or works well on a veggie dip platter. Homemade offers a bit of a pleasant change in taste from the usual store variety.

Outback Steakhouse Gold Coast Coconut ShrimpOggi retractable toothpick holder

Outback Steakhouse Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp

A popular shrimp copycat recipe can be served on little lettuce, spinach or basil leaves, or leave a supply of toothpicks on the table for your guests’ convenience.

Don’t forget the labels so people know what they’re eating!

Evelots Set Of 6 Porcelain Place Cards, Re-usable Name Card-White - Easel Backs

Reusable Buffet Labels or Place Cards

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