With all of the events, parties and gatherings people have during the holidays, it is hard to stand out from the others and keep people from bobbing out of your shindig early. You could have the best guest list, the most opulent party decorations, the most attractive wait staff and the most rocking music but one of the best ways to keep people longer is to make sure you have the most delicious appetizers circulating the party.

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You can hire the best caterers to make the scrumptious foods or you would be surprised at how easy they are for you to make them yourself. The hard part is finding the creative recipes and I have scoured the chefs online looking for some of the best recipes for you and voila, I have found them.

 

Coconut Shrimp

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If you are looking for a simple, healthy and delicious shrimp appetizer, everyone loves coconut shrimp. For the recipe you can thank Sally’s Baking Addiction and click here.

 

Spinach Artichoke Bites

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If you are looking for a vegetarian option then Spinach Artichoke bites may be just what you need. They are small, filled with flavors and who does not love little pizza like bites? We can thank Snixy Kitchen for sharing their yummy recipe with us and you can find it here.

 

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites

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In 5 minutes you can create these attractive looking salmon bites. Baker By Nature created these delectible tasting appetizers and you can find the recipe here.

 

Pistachio Basil Ricotta Spread with Honey Crunch

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Finger foods can be simple yet attractive to look at. The more visual depth of extras on top of something gives your party goers a feeling of extra attention to detail. I found this simple to make yet visually appealing appetizer from Snixy Kitchen as well and you can find their recipe here.

 

Chocolate Covered Cherries

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If you are looking for something sweet to serve, you cannot go wrong with chocolate and fresh cherries. You can choose any type of chocolate you want and we can thank Mom Luck for this recipe here.

 

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Assortment is key because what someone likes may not be what another likes. Thanks to Pizzazzerie they have given you three different ways to make a memorably cheesy bite size grilled cheese sandwich and you can fin d the recipie here.

 

Ham and Melon Balls

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In less than 5 minutes you can have created these pretty looking appetizers which people will immediately smile when they see because they will know exactly what they are. You can find the simple recipe here.

 

Lobster Rolls

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Lobster is a party favorite but most people feel it is too difficult to keep chilled throughout the party and that is why I found a bite size lobster roll that will keep your guests eyeing the kitten door wanting more. You can thank Martha Stewart Weddings for the idea and find the easy recipe here.

 

One Bite Pasta

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Everyone loves pasta! I didn’t feel you needed a recipe because you can make your favorite pasta, whether it is regular pasta, gluten free pasta, quinoa pasta, one of my favorites: black bean pasta, zucchini pasta and many other options. For the sauce choose olive oil and a little garlic salt then swivel the spoon of pasta, add a tomato, basil and a piece of cheese to the end of the fork and voila.

 

Easy Puff Pastry

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Pastry squares make a perfect appetizer because you can add any vegetable and meat you wish to include in your creation. I found this great recipie from Home Heaven and you can make it quickly with these instructions here.

 

 Honey Goat Cheese Dates with Walnuts

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If you are looking for an intermezzo appetizer to cleanse your pallet you can serve these stuffed dates. Dates can already be sweet but mixed with the goat cheese it creates a savory bite size smile. That Oven Feelin came up with this idea and you can find the recipe here.

 

Cucumber Roll-ups with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

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I found an appetizer for your vegan friends which would be tasty enough for your meat loving friends to enjoy as well. Detoxinista created this attractive looking and healthy dish which you can find the recipe here.

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies

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Waffle cookies are a great way to get your party attendies sweet tooth satisfied yet not give them too much sugar. Camille Styles created a memorable desert appetizer and you can find the reciepe here.

 

Mozzarella Stuffed Rosemary and Parmesan Pretzels

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If you have a little extra time and like baking breads. Baker by Nature has created a delisious and memorable pretzel recipe which I guarantee you will find a lot of your invites enjoying the yumminess of the cheese inside them. You can find the directions of how to make them here.

 

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What is your favorite party appetizer to serve or that you have ever had? Let us know in the comments below.