These easy appetizer ideas are all crowd pleasers!
Throwing a party can be a lot of fun, but planning the menu can be a daunting task. As the host, you want to make sure your guests are happy and satisfied, and a good selection of easy crows pleasing appetizers is key to achieving this.
The right appetizers can set the tone for the entire party, making your guests excited and ready to indulge.
Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together or a fancy soirée, a baby shower or a first birthday party, there are countless appetizer ideas to choose from.
Here’s my list of favorite crowd pleasing finger food ideas – delicious and easy-to-make party appetizer ideas that are sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.
(I could never eat anything but finger food again for my entire life, and I’d be a happy lady.)
This BLT Crostini makes a fantastic quick and easy snack option or as a party dish for your next event.
This simple crostini appetizer is made with a mayonnaise, mozzarella, and bacon pieces mixture loaded on top of sliced baguette French bread, and baked to perfection, then topped with fresh lettuce shreds and sliced cherry tomatoes. The perfect combination of delicious, filling, healthy, and rich!
Cold Spinach Dip
My spin on a classic, this cold spinach dip is a favorite! Ingredients include frozen spinach (thawed), sour cream, mayonnaise, vegetable mix, and mozzarella cheese.
Soft pretzel bites with cheese sauce
Soft pretzel bites and cheesy dip are super delicious, and this recipe is easy to make right at home. Here you’ll get an easy filling appetizer for your next event, or a new after school snack for busy weekdays.
Loaded Tater Tot Cups
These loaded tater tot cups are easy to make, and oh so delicious! Perfect for a party appetizer, or side dish (think burgers, sloppy joe’s etc), these delicious bites are sure to please!
Loaded Mini Baked Potato Bites
These easy loaded mini baked potato bites are a great option for your next event.
Not only that, they also can make a great after school snack option for busy moms that are looking for a healthy and easy treat that your family is sure to love. A side dish, or party finger food, these mini potatoes are tossed in olive oil, then baked to perfection, and topped with sour cream, cheese, and bacon pieces.
These caprese skewers are fast and easy to prepare ahead of time, making them a great option as a quick after school snack for busy families or as a healthy option at your next event.
These caprese appetizers are perfect for parties. Just 4 ingredients (mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic vinegar) make them simple to prepare.
Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites
These everything bagel cucumber bites are easy to make and almost as delicious as the real thing.
A simple keto appetizer or snack, these cucumber bites are topped with an everything bagel seasoning cream cheese mixture, then sprinkled with more seasoning.
Cheese + Bacon Stuffed Celery
Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Celery is a great versatile option when you’re looking for a delicious snack that is at least a little healthy.
It’s a super simple appetizer known to be a hit at gatherings, while also being a perfect snack for after school. These fresh celery sticks are loaded with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, and Everything Bagel seasoning.
Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels
Jalapeno popper pinwheels are a great option for busy moms looking for a quick after school snack, or as a healthy appetizer at your next event. This quick snack is easy to prepare, delicious, and a unique option for those looking to try something new.
Crack chicken pinwheels
Crack chicken pinwheels are easy to make and as delicious as the casserole dish you’re likely familiar with. The combination of shredded chicken, cheese, and bacon, wrapped into a tortilla spread with a ranch cream cheese blend, is just addicting, and absolutely delicious!
This simple seafood pinwheel appetizer is a seafood lovers dream! A tangy cream cheese mayo, and cocktail sauce blend is spread onto tortillas, then loaded with canned crab meat and cocktail sized shrimp, along with mozzarella cheese and finely chopped tomatoes.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy after school snack or the next healthy appetizer for your next baby shower – you’ve definitely found it here.
Taco Wonton Cups
Bite sized taco cups make perfect party appetizers. Ingredients include ground beef, cheese, sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, and seasonings, all loaded into a wonton wrapper and baked to perfection.
Turkey Hummus Pinwheels
Turkey hummus pinwheels are a great option if you’re looking for something healthy and easy to make.
This popular party appetizer is super simple to make, and always always a crowd pleaser! Ingredients include, flour tortillas, hummus, turkey, sun dried tomatoes, and cucumber.
Southwest Chicken Pinwheels
Southwest Chicken pinwheels are loaded with chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, shredded chicken, Rotel, jalapeno, black beans, corn, and seasonings, all rolled into flour tortillas for a perfect party appetizer.
Cream cheese stuffed mini peppers
Low carb cheesy bacon stuffed mini peppers are a great snack option if you’re looking for something delicious and filling. Diet friendly and loaded with flavor, these raw stuffed peppers are so simple to make! Eat these as a snack, or serve them as an appetizer for parties.
Irish Potato Nachos
Irish Nachos are a great option for those looking for a new twist on a traditional snack. Perfect for St Patrick’s Day, or any time really, these Irish Nachos will become your favorite appetizer! Sliced potatoes loaded with all the goodies like cheese, bacon, jalapenos, green onions, pico de gallo, and sour cream.
Cheesy ranch chicken wonton cups
One of our favorite party appetizers, these cheesy ranch chicken wonton cups with bacon are super easy to put together, and absolutely delicious! Ingredients include shredded chicken, bacon pieces, cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning, fresh parsley, and wonton wrappers.
Cowboy caviar dip
This simple Cowboy Caviar is made with two types of beans, corn, and loads of fresh ingredients with a simple dressing. Serve with tortilla chips.
Cowboy Caviar is often called Texas Caviar or Cowboy Salsa, and is a popular chip dip with origins in Texas. It’s a fairly healthy appetizer or snack option that is known for it’s classic flavors and simplistic ingredients.
Smoked salmon pinwheels
Smoked salmon pinwheels are a popular and delicious party appetizer that feature a creamy filling and savory smoked salmon wrapped in a soft tortilla.
Ritz Cracker Sandwiches
These baked Ritz cracker sandwiches are crunchy and savory – a surefire crowd pleaser!
“Big Mac” Pinwheels
If you love pinwheels and pastry, you’ll love these “Big Mac” pinwheels! Served with pickles and “Big Mac” sauce, these are even better than an actual burger because you can eat 5 of them!
Chips and Dip
I am a sucker for hot dips, but you could do cold dips also. Hummus, salsa and guacamole make a really good rounded out dip buffet!
I’d personally add a hot Spinach dip, and a hot buffalo chicken dip also. They are SUPER easy to make!
I am absolute a sucker for Charcuterie boards.
You could do a meat + cheese charcuterie or a simple fruit and crackers plate!
Sliders (Mini Hamburgers)
Bite-sized cheeseburgers could be a meal in themselves!
Use skewers to hold them together, so when guests put them on their plates they don’t fall apart. Make some with cheese and some without.
Veggie Canape Cups
While salad isn’t a practical finger food appetizer, cut veggies in individual cups with dressing in the bottom is easy, cheap and classy. You can get these plastic shot glasses in big packs from the dollar store, usually.
You could make some cups with ranch in the bottom, and some with a vinaigrette to provide options, just make little signs to label which is which!
What are your favorite Easy Party Appetizers?
Finger foods are a great way to get the party started and keep your guests happy and satisfied.
Whether you’re serving classic favorites or experimenting with new flavors and combinations, there are endless options to choose from.
Remember, the key to a successful party is to plan ahead and make sure your guests’ dietary restrictions and preferences are taken into consideration. With these appetizer ideas, you’re sure to have a memorable and delicious party that your guests will rave about for weeks to come. So get cooking and let the party begin!