“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I love throwing parties. I’ve been doing it since college. Whether it is an intimate dinner, my own birthday party, a New Years Eve bash, or a backyard soiree, I genuinely love planning these types of events.
I have my mother to thank for that.
She always had her hand in some sort of event. Over the years, I have taken all that I have learned from my mother and used it to throw some great parties for our family and friends.
If you are hosting a holiday dinner party or cocktail party this winter, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite holiday appetizers.
Any recipe that calls for the crockpot is an instant success in my book. These were SO good, even my husband, who is a picky eater, loved them! It is the right amount of sweet and spicy and there is plenty to go around!
Who doesn’t love a good dip? This dip is great for not only a holiday party, but bring it to your next football tailgate party for an instant crowd pleaser!
Classic appetizer – I’ve been making these for years. They are so creamy and sweet and just a quick bite which always makes you come back for more.
A cheese board goes a long way and this one is no exception.
Candy for your soul. I’m telling you – my mom has been making this appetizer for years. Anything with bacon in it is bound to be tasty, right? This tastes like pure candy and I’m not even mad about it.
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