‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry! To us, that means throwing a big holiday bash and wowing our friends and family with some amazing food and drink. These oh-so-jolly (and oh-so-easy) party foods come together quickly and are great washed down with a good wine or a boozy punch. So, turn on the holiday tunes, whip up some eggnog and get the party started with these 9 festive snacks.
These bite-sized apps from Delish have a bit of everything we love in a holiday dinner: cranberries, pecans, cheese, and crescent rolls. The best part? You can prep them the night before and simply set them out when ready to serve to guests!
Crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, these poppable shrimp fritters are a must-make appetizer! Spoon Fork Bacon’s recipe is easy and addictive, with a spicy hot honey drizzle.
Cheese balls are a classic holiday app, and this cheddar and onion verison from The Modern Proper will beat the store-bought ones any day. Cream cheese, cheddar, layers of alliums, and sweet garlic come together in this perfect party snack.
The best part about baked brie is that it is easy, yet always impressive. Our Goodtaste original recipe shows that simple is best when you combine just three ingredients: brie, honey, and rosemary. We like to serve it with a variety of crackers, fruit, and veggies.
There’s no better way to feed a crowd than with a steaming pot of cheesy fondue and a massive spread of imaginative dippers. The key to this silky fondue from Bon Appétit is the Babybel cheese. It holds the fondue together but is also mild enough to let the more flavorful Gruyère shine through.
Here, monkey bread meets garlic bread for an ultra-cheesy and super-festive party snack from Delish. All you need to make it happen is a ball of frozen pizza dough and mozzarella string cheese.
This centerpiece-worthy spin on pigs in a blanket from Food & Wine comes together quickly with the help of three key prepared foods: smoked sausage, frozen puff pastry, and lingonberry jam.
These clever sliders for a crowd are so easy to make in advance. Assemble your sandwiches and then nestle them in the baking dish. Then, brush with butter, sprinkle with everything bagel spice, and pop in the oven when your guests arrive! They’re toasty, cheesy, and so, so good.
Vegetables have never looked so glamorous. Make this show-stopping vegetable tower with three colorful dips for your holiday party. This Food & Wine recipe calls for summer vegetables, but you can easily adapt it to what is available now: broccolini, shaved fennel, charred cauliflower, and roasted sweet potato wedges. The key is to season each vegetable so that it is delicious on its own. Keep some raw and crisp, dressing them with a drizzle of olive oil and some sea salt, and roast others in the oven.