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40 Easy Holiday Party Appetizers & Drinks

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40 Easy Holiday Party Recipes

Whether you're hosting your own holiday gathering or attending one this year, there's always a need for holiday party food! From festive cocktail recipes to bite-sized appetizers and crowd-pleasing dips and spreads, these holiday party food ideas will make any celebration a smashing success.


Festive Holiday Drinks

Santa Spritzer


Any Christmas party needs a good drink or two, and these festive drink ideas are the perfect place to start. Be sure to include one cocktail, and one non-alcoholic version for guests to enjoy.

Santa Spritzer

Cocoa Peppermint Frosty

Candy Cane Cocktails

Festive Punch

Holiday Nog

Cold Buttered Rum Drink

Cranberry Refresher

No-Egg Eggnog


Bite-Sized Holiday Appetizers

Dogs 'n' Hogs


No one wants to carry around a fork and knife at a holiday party. Offer bite-sized appetizers so that guests can eat enjoy themselves and the food at the same time.

Dogs 'n' Hogs

Just Added! Swedish Meatballs 

Party Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect Deviled Eggs

Cocktail Crab Cakes

Sausage and Cheese Tartlets

Golden Ravioli

Just Added! Holiday Pinwheels


Warming Seasonal Drinks

Cranberry Wassail


On a chilly night, offering a hot seasonal beverage will really make your guests feel at home. From mulled cider and punch to kid-friendly hot cocoa, everyone will love these sippers.

Cranberry Wassail

Cranberry Mulled Wine

Peppermint Mocha Coffee

Hot Molasses Cider

Party Mulled Cider

Mulled Pomegranate Punch

White Hot Chocolate

Holiday Hot Chocolate


Party Dip Recipes

Bread Bowl Dip


It just wouldn't be a holiday party without an array of delicious dips and spreads to choose from. These crowd-pleasing holiday appetizer recipes are guaranteed to be a hit — just be sure to make enough to go around!

Bread Bowl Dip

Swiss Onion Spread

Artichoke Spinach Spread

Pinecone Cheese Ball

House Shrimp Dip

Creamy Pesto Dip

Spicy Cranberry Cheese

Roasted Red Pepper Dip


Holiday Desserts & Treats

MIstletoe Cookie Bars


Offer a few sweet endings to send guests on their way. Festive brownies, cookies, and specially-made treats are sure to make it a party they'll never forget. These holiday desserts are great for weekend get-togethers or Christmas dinner.

 Mistletoe Cookie Bars

Just Added! Pepermint Crunch Balls

Spiced Cherry Bells

Just Added! Fudge Cheesecake Bars

Crispy Snowmen Treats

Chocolate Rum Balls

Mini Pecan Tassies

Creme de Menthe Brownies

Brownie Bonbons

 Butterscotch Yule Log Slices


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i have not tried them before.

The shrimp dip is close to one I have made several times--I find adding some bay seasoning and Emeril's Essence gives just a little zip without ruining the simplicity.

Absolutely amazing!

Love it they are so delicious!!



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