While we all might want to think that our guests show up solely for us, we have to be honest: people stay for the food. No occasion is complete without a great round of delicious appetizers and quintessential “party foods” to wow your guests and satiate their palates. Beyond taste, presentation is also a factor, as a tasteful hors d’oeuvres display will appeal to guests and give your event a more sophisticated feel. Here are 5 delicious appetizers to take your event to the next level.
Bacon Wrapped Apricots
A consistent party pleaser, bacon wrapped anything is sure to excite a crowd. By adding an innovative twist to a standard bacon wrapped recipe and swapping dates for apricots, these bacon-wrapped apricots with sage offer a light, sweet and savory balance and are easy to assemble.
Crostini With Fig Jam, Gorgonzola & Caramelized Onions
There’s nothing like a simple crostini to start an event on the right note. Topped with cheese, fresh fruit, and onions, this combination touches every taste bud and pairs nicely with a glass of red wine. Of course, you can swap fig jam or fresh figs, or Gorgonzola for manchego, depending on season and preferences.
Cranberry Chili Meatballs
You can never go wrong with a meatball, as they are so versatile and filling. Plus, they’re easy to eat, as you merely stick a skewer in the top for a mess-free bite. This meatball recipe is a great option for an event, as its sweet and spicy combination ties together perfectly, and its hearty meat base will boost satiety.
Instead of deviled eggs, try deviled potatoes, for a fun, creative take on a classic recipe. With a heavy dose of potassium and fiber from the potato skin, and a creamy goodness from the sour cream and mustard, these party apps are rich and delectable.
Artichoke Spinach Dip Pizza
Forgo the typical cheese pizza (though still tasty!), and experiment with a few creative ingredients to surprise guests with an unconventionally savory slice of pizza. By pairing vegetables on the pizza, you’ll also increase its nutritional value, as a side bonus! With such flavorful toppings, it’ll be hard to stop at just one.
With such tasty appetizers to go around, you’ll be sure to create an event that can wow a crowd. There’s something so special about enjoying food with good company, and it can really enhance a party’s atmosphere and bring people together. With big smiles, happy, satisfied stomachs, and a general optimistic mood in the atmosphere, it’ll definitely be an occasion to remember.
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