Holidays are all about having a great time with family and friends. Although there could be many things that describe “a great time” for different people, one thing that has always been the focal point of all holiday parties is having good food together. So, if you were planning to host a get-together at your place this Christmas or New Year’s Eve, make sure to have a great menu for the party to make it a grand event. To help you out, listed below are some of the most beloved appetizers for holiday parties, which you can consider including in your menu.
Baked Chicken Wings
Crispy and nicely-cooked baked chicken wings make the best starters for winter events. Adding your favorite hot and spicy sauce for a grilled chicken to it would make it even more flavorsome. If you want it to be extra hot, try adding a bit of cayenne pepper to the baked chicken wings.
Pickled shrimps are one of the most simple and easy-to-make appetizers. They can be the perfect alternative to the usual shrimp cocktails and can give a unique twist to your menu. Serve them with baguette slices and cream cheese spread, or with toothpicks to let your guests enjoy it easily.
Cheddar Bacon Puffs
The rich and smoky flavor of cheddar cheese blended with bacon makes this tasty cheese puffs a perfect starter for holiday parties. You can easily prepare them at home with some choux pastry. They can be refrigerated too, which means that you can prepare the appetizers well ahead of your party.
Mini Pork Quiches
Tarts and pastries have always been a part of American holiday cuisine. You can simply prepare mini quiches with some pulled pork or leftovers and dumpling wrappers. If you wanted to give it an even better appeal, try using some mini tart shells or homemade phyllo cups.
Classic Cheese Straws
Cheese straws made with sharp cheddar and a lot of cayenne pepper would add a special touch to your holiday menu. Serve the tasty festive snack with some bacon ketchup or apple BBQ sauce to make it even more appetizing for your guests.
Scallops are easy to prepare. When you wrap them in bacon, it makes the presentation even more impressive for your holiday party. You can serve the appetizers with some bacon ketchup or go for BBQ sauce for a grilled chicken to give it a unique flavor.