For many people, bringing food to a party can be stressful. What to make that won’t take all day? What to buy and bring that won’t look too store-bought? Here are 5 easy appetizers that will be a hit at all kinds of parties.
1.Cheese and Cracker Tray
Cheese cubes and spreads such as cream cheese and brie pair perfectly with crackers. Easy crackers to use include Ritz and Wheat Thins. For a fancy touch, try some water crackers found at most groceries.
If you do not have to travel far, love this idea from Evolution of a Party. This pin shows how you can freeze water in a tart pan (or any cake pan for that matter) and just pop it out as a frozen slab later. Then, place the shrimp on top for an impressive, yet simple display.
3.Chips and Dip
Let’s face it. Who doesn’t love some salty, dippy goodness every once in a while. Easy dips to make include:
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
3/4 Tablespoon Grated Onion and Juice
3/4 tablespoon seasoned salt such as Lawry’s
3/4 tablespoon dill weed
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and chill for 1 to 2 hours (Source: First Broad Street UMC Cookbook, Terry T.)
Store bought all the way on this one and just pop on a plate or other serving piece. I am personally a fan of Nancy’s Petite Quiches which can be found at Target, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Clubs across the United States, as well as, other retailers.
5.Bite Size Sandwiches
Fill your bread with pimento cheese, chicken salad, sandwich meat and cheese, etc…, etc…
Slid your easy party appetizer on to one of your serving pieces or for a “take and not have to take home” option, check out dollar stores for their fake crystal trays and bowls. Get a classy look for minimal cash.