21 Best Appetizers For Your Next Party

By: Megan Horst-Hatch, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
21 Best Appetizers For Your Next Party

Whether you’re inviting friends over to watch a game or will host your weekly book club for a low-key dinner, having the right appetizers on hand will be just what you need to get the party started on the right foot. If it will be a while before your main meal is served, then an assortment of delicious and unique appetizers will keep guests fed and happy while you finalize the prep work in the kitchen.

These 21 Best Appetizers For Your Next Party include some of the best Southern recipes for dips, make-ahead snacks, and mini versions of your favorite food, all right at your fingertips. From an elegant dinner party to an impromptu board game night with friends, these recipes will help take your event to the next level.

Hot Appetizer Recipes Your Guests Will Love

Cheesy Spinach Crescent Roll Recipe

If you’re planning a party while the temperatures are still cool, then help your guests warm up by including an assortment of tasty hot appetizer recipes on your party menu. Many of these hot appetizers are easy to prepare and don’t skimp on the flavor, either. Expanding your party menu to include hot appetizers is also a great way to provide guests with appetizers that use a wide assortment of herbs and spices. And who doesn't like to make easy tasty appetizers, anyway? Hot appetizer recipes also include new and unique takes on everyone’s favorite entrees. 

Make-Ahead Party Appetizer Recipes

Summer Shrimp Cocktail

Planning a party can involve a lot of work, especially on the day of the event. From making a run to the grocery for last-minute items to preparing the party venue, you’ll likely have your hands full. These delicious dips and snacks are also easy to make and can be whipped up in advance of the party. Simply set the appetizers on a tray, and you’re ready to start your party!

Mini Appetizer Recipes Your Guests Will Love

Make-Ahead Mini Breakfast Sandwiches

What’s better than a quiche or breakfast sandwich? A miniature version of that same recipe, of course! Smaller and individual serving sizes of some of your favorite appetizers are a fun way to serve snacks at your next party. The following mini appetizer recipes might be small in size, but they still pack a lot of flavor. Your next weekend brunch with the family or backyard party will be complete with these recipes.

What is your favorite party appetizer?

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