30 Festive Appetizers to Bring to a Holiday Party

We all know the standard Thanksgiving foods—turkey, mashed potatoes, all the stuffing—but Christmas brings a bit more confusion. Holiday recipes can cause a bit of tension at the holiday dinner table: everyone has their own traditions and different opinions on what Christmas foods are. That begs the question: When you’re invited to a holiday party, what exactly 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 just your office potluck.


1. Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert


2. Baked Brie with Pomegranates


3. Pesto Pinwheels


4. French Onion Beef Sliders for a Crowd


5. Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Dip Stuffed Mushrooms


6. Slow Cooker Spinach Dip


7. Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs


8. Mushroom Bruschetta


9. Crab Dip

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10. Garlic Butter Mushrooms


11. French Onion Tartlets


12. Holiday Butternut Squash Hummus


13. Antipasto Appetizer Cheese Board


14. Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Cheddar Flaky Pastries


15. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites


16. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Garlic Bread


17. Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini


18. Festive Olive Wreath Appetizer


19. The Perfect Cheeseboard


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


21. Feta Tomato Bites


22. Roasted Potatoes in Melted Goat Cheese Dressing


23. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms


24. Apple Cheddar Twist Bread


25. Baked Parsnip Chips

Source: Detoxinista


26. Stuffed Mini Peppers


27. Caprese Salad


28. Smoked Salmon Labneh Board

Source: Heinstirred


29. Puff Pastry Asparagus Bundles


30. Roasted Grape Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini

Source: Foodie Crush


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