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One thing is for sure, a party should be fun and exciting and bring laughter, chatter, and celebration. The last thing you want is to add stress by trying to DIY everything. If ideas for party food are always a struggle, make it the easy part with some amazing already prepared food that will be sure to leave your guests full and satisfied. Let’s be honest, it is really the food, drinks, and occasional company they come for! Here are 25 of the best, already prepared party food ideas to add to your list for your next get together.
Brunch Party Food
Brunch parties are the best and that’s why people find themselves into the later part of the day before they even realize what time it is. Brunch ideas for party food can at times feel harder because you are not too sure the right balance between breakfast and lunch foods. Here are some easy ideas to heat and serve or just add to a platter and use very limited time planning what to do. Of course, a mimosa bar is a must and might be the most complicated thing you have to pull together.
Egg whites sometimes get a bad wrap for lack of flavor, however, this handheld Spinach Egg White Fritatta is a fluffy and tasty delicious cup that is a perfect way to start off any brunch party. Filled with spinach, tomatoes, onions, and red bell peppers, these egg cups are only 70 calories and contain 5g of protein. Not to mention these little bits are allergy-friendly for any gluten, soy, peanut, or tree nut allergies. This is a simple small bite brunch food that you can literally heat and serve.
If you are looking for a sweet bite of brunch heaven, check out Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls With Cream Cheese Frosting. These fuss-free sweet treats can be kept in the freezer until your ready to thaw and heat. Rhodes has found a way to make these cinnamon rolls taste homemade with a light and fluffy crust and sugary vanilla frosting. It is hard to dislike any cinnamon rolls, but Rhodes definitely is a top contender and a great idea for party food that everyone is sure to love!
A large buttery croissant is perfect company for any brunch menu. These delicious flakey French pastries pair well with a simple cup of coffee or you can jazz them up with a mimosa and spread of different jam flavors. Whatever mood your guests are in, be sure to have plenty on hand for people going back for seconds.
Frozen Homestyle Waffles, YES, we said frozen can be quickly toasted, quartered and assembled nicely on a plate or you could get creative with some fun toppings. Try spreading Nutella topped with strawberries, adding a little chicken nugget with syrup or just some simple cream with berries. Whatever toppings you decide will be sure to satisfy any guest.
Ready in 3-4 minutes and tastes like they took hours to make, this petite savory pastry needs to be added to your list of ideas for party foods. The American Bistro Vegetarian Mini Quiche Trio Pastries come in three different flavors: three cheese, mushroom, and spinach florentine which provides an assortment of flavor in a single bite. Could they get any cuter?
It is always great to have a little fruit at brunch to add a pop of color to any table and not to mention their healthy benefits. Try slicing some apples, topping with peanut butter or honey, and then adding more of your favorite fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips. This will be a great sweet and even salty flavor addition to satisfy any hungry guests.
Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a simple throw together brunch idea that takes very limited time and can be fancied up for any season. Start with a plain or flavored base yogurt and top with any seasonal fruit, honey, cinnamon, nuts, or a combo of all. Serve in individual bowls or even petite cups for a non-traditional look.
Before you think what happened to easy, we promise the Euro Classic Crepes are really just that easy. They come in chocolate or strawberry and can be served warm or cold. The great thing about these crepes is that any leftovers are great for on the go snacks for your whole family.
Creating a list of ideas for party food doesn’t always have to be something fancy or over the top. Having an assortment of finger foods is a great way to go, especially when feeding a crowd where having a plated meal isn’t the vibe you are going for. Everyone loves a good assortment of nibbles and food that can be easily picked up and eaten in one or two bites. Here is a good list of finger foods to serve to any crowd.
If a mini uncured beef hotdog wrapped in an everything seasoned pastry sounds like it should be a part of your ideas for party food, then keep reading. The 365 Everyday Value Everything Pastry Mini Uncured Hot Dogs are savory bites of heaven. These delicious bites are raised without hormones or antibiotics and pair quite well with a side of mustard, ketchup, or nothing at all. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Messy or not, Blazing Buffalo Chicken Wings are a must have for any party. There is any and every excuse during football season to serve wings, but what about “just because” it is Saturday night. Whether it is a guys night in or you have some neighbors over to try out your new home-made beer, blazing buffalo wings are already prepared so the only thing to do is heat and serve.
Throw on some Latin music, get your hips moving and bust out some tortilla chips with Wild Mild Salsa to spice up any get together. There is no comparing jarred and fresh salsa, fresh should always win. And whether you claim to make this or not, your guests are sure to enjoy the rich, juicy flavors of all ingredients. The freshness coming from a package will be sure to blow their mind.
Move over russet potato skins, Roasted Sweet Potato Slices are the next big thing. Take these pre-sliced sweet potatoes out of the freezer and pop into the oven for 12 minutes. Remove and top with fresh sour cream and chives and for all those meat lovers adding a sprinkle of bacon or bbq will have them oh-ing and awe-ing.
Spread it, slice it or dice it, Buf Burrata has an outer layer of mozzarella and filled with soft mozzarella and cream on the inside. This cheese pairs well as a centerpiece to fruit or eaten all by itself. This is one cheese you do not want to forget as you’re creating your ideas for party food. We promise this will never disappoint.
Wanting a delicious shrimp cocktail without all the fuss of deveining and peeling, Kitchen’s Seafood has you covered. This tail on shrimp cocktail platter comes with prepared cocktail sauce so all you need to do is plate and serve. There is no thawing involved, just keep in the refrigerator until your ready serve. Yes, ideas for party food can really be this good and easy.
There is always at least one guest with dietary restrictions so whether they are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free or Kosher, these meatless meatballs will satisfy all. Packed with a blend of plant-based protein, Gardein Classic Meatless Meatballs are sure to become a crowd favorite of meatless and meat-eaters alike. Save time and energy with these ready in minutes meatballs.
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Spreadable Dips And Cheese
A good chip and dip is just an all-time classic item for any party spread. But who just wants classic? Adding in soft cheeses, a twist on traditional dips, and even some plant-based alternatives will provide an assortment of options and flavor to your next get together. Check out some of the best spreadable ideas for party food for any get-together, any time of year.
Traditional hummus is great party food, but who wants traditional when hosting a party? Try Black Bean Hummus for your next get together and spice it up with kettle chips instead of pita chips for some extra flavor and crunch. We promise this will not disappoint with its bold black bean flavor, and indulgent goodness.
A spreadable cheese is just heavenly. The Herb Chevre Fresh Goat Cheese form Whole Foods is the perfect combination of soft cheese and tangy fresh herb taste to pair with any crunchy cracker or slathered across a baguette. This will surely have your guests smiling from ear to ear.
Kite Hill has an assortment of plant-based dips that will have your guests amazed at the fabulous taste, creamy texture, and their desire to keep going back for more. Try the many flavors from french onion to ranch and even Tzatziki. These dips pair very well with an assortment of raw veggies and will add a pop of flavor to any platter.
No party is complete without Guacamole. The rich green color and fresh avocado taste adds amazing flavor to any chip. This dip seriously tastes like it is homemade and can be served alongside any veggie platter or accompanied by its best pair…salsa!
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Nothing says southern charm more than a good pimento cheese spread. With just the right amount of cheddar cheese, pimento, and spices, this cheese spread is great on top of crackers, served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes or fried up in a grilled cheese sandwich.
Crunchy Ideas For Party Foods
Sweet, salty, and crunchy are always a part of the host-est with the most-est ideas for party food. Whether you are looking for a quick bowl of grab and go snacks to set out or needing to scoop or dip, crunch is always a good added texture to a party spread.
Every good dip needs a good chip for scooping. Pita crackers make the perfect vehicle for any savory or sweet dip. With a touch of sea salt and a crunch to match, these crackers are great for social dipping, topping with cheese, or munching all alone. Adding these crackers to your ideas for party foods list is a no brainer.
Gourmet Toffee Popcorn with sea salt and almonds is the perfect crunchy, sweet, and salty combination. Each cluster of popcorn and almond is drizzled with a signature toffee flavoring that will look great served in mini mason jars or individual petite bowls. Watch this disappear fast no matter how you decide to serve.
Tortilla Chips are some of the best vehicles for any dip, spread, or soft cheese needing a good scoop. Top them with bbq and jalapenos or keep it simple with just cheese and fresh salsa. Whatever additional flavor is your fancy, these chips have the perfect amount of sea salt and crunch to give your guests a delicious snack.
Real vegetable chips with a blend of yucca, sweet potato, parsnip, taro, and batata. Terra Chips provide the right style of crunch while also providing a healthy alternative to just an ordinary potato chip. Their vibrtant colors can pair well with fancy caviar or just your ordinary french onion dip. Whatever type of party you are throwing these chips will easily fit in!
Need a quick and easy sweet and salty grab and go finger food that is full of protein but also pairs well with most alcoholic beverages? Try Cape Cod Trail Mix that is full of roasted almonds, cashews & tart cranberries. There is literally no prep with this mixture and just maybe our best ideas for party food yet!
Finding the best ideas for party food is not always easy. Then add in trying to find time to make it, all of which can be even more exhausting. Let Amazon deliver these prepared items to your doorstep with hassle-free prep. Some of these party foods can heat and serve, others you can arrange on platters and some are just thrown into a bowl and voila, you have yourself a good party spread. No matter what the occasion may be, this list is sure to have something for everyone. Get out your phone, pull up your app, and start making that delivery list!
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