Food & Drink

35 Festive Appetizers to Bring to a Holiday Party

Source: Love and Lemons
Source: Love and Lemons

We all know the standard Thanksgiving foods—turkey, mashed potatoes, all the stuffing—but the holidays bring a bit more confusion. Everyone has their own traditions and different opinions on what exactly “holiday foods” really mean. So that begs the question: When you’re invited to a holiday party, what are you supposed to bring?

The key to all good holiday recipes, especially when they’re for a party, is how easy they are to eat. And of course, they must be delicious and feel appropriately festive. We’ve rounded up some of the tastiest, most universally crowd-pleasing holiday party appetizers that will be sure to be a hit at any gathering you attend—whether it be your own family’s Christmas dinner or your office potluck.

1. Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert

Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

2. Jalapeño Cranberry Dip

Source: The College Housewife

3. Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Cheddar Flaky Pastries

Source: Half Baked Harvest

4. Mascarpone Stuffed Dates with Pomegranate and Honey

Source: Foolproof Living

5. Baked Brie with Pomegranates

Source: Love and Lemons

6. Pesto Pinwheels

Source: Erin Clarke of Well Plated

7. Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

Source: Recipe Runner

8. French Onion Beef Sliders for a Crowd

Source: Host the Toast

9. Slow Cooker Spinach Dip

Source: Gimme Some Oven

10. Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

Source: Snixy Kitchen

11. Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic

Source: Half Baked Harvest

12. Mushroom Bruschetta

Source: Feasting at Home

13. Crab Dip

Source: 40 Aprons

14. French Onion Tartlets

Source: Girl Versus Dough

15. Holiday Butternut Squash Hummus

Source: Running to the Kitchen

16. Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

17. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

Source: Basil and Bubbly

18. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread

Source: Host the Toast

19. Antipasto Appetizer Cheese Board

Source: Chungah Rhee | Damn Delicious

20. Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini

Source: Neighbor Food Blog

21. Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer

Source: The View From Great Island

22. The Perfect Cheeseboard

Source: The Everygirl

23. St. Nick’s Drop It Like It’s Hot Party Nuts

Source: Ambitious Kitchen

24. Feta Tomato Bites

Source: Plated Cravings

 25. Roasted Potatoes in Melted Goat Cheese Dressing

Source: Closet Cooking

26. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Source: Family Food on the Table

27. Apple Cheddar Twist Bread

Source: A Classic Twist

28. Puff Pastry Asparagus Bundles

Source: Lovely Little Kitchen

29. Roasted Grape Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini

Source: Foodie Crush

30. Baked Parsnip Chips

Source: Detoxinista

31. Caprese Salad

Source: Cooking Classy

32. Smoked Salmon Labneh Board

Source: Hein Stirred

33. Christmas Cheeseball

Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

34. Stuffed Mini Peppers

Source: Garnish with Lemon

35. Pear, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Prosciutto Cups

Source: Appetites Anonymous