8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks

Blossom Lady
Jan 19, 2022 06:26 AM
8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks

From last-minute appetizers to the best party finger foods, I have collected some awesome appetizer tips and tricks for any event. With a little pre-planning, appetizers can be made ahead of your party or event and save you time with last minute preparation and serving. Being a host who is stuck in the kitchen while the party’s going on in the living room, is no fun and no way to enjoy your guests.

1. How Much To Make?

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
Throwing a dinner party with refreshments before the meal? The rule of 4 to 6 hors d’oeuvres per person should work. If it’s cocktails only, plan for 8 to 10 hors d’oeuvres per person.
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2. No-Cook Success

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
Don’t have time to cook? Set out cheeses, simple spreads and bread, crackers, and cut veggies. Get creative with presentation, such as serving spinach dip in a bread bowl.
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3. Colors Of The Rainbow

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
When making a veggie tray, think color. A mixture of red, yellow, and green is much more fun than veggies all the same color.
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4. No-Wash Bowls

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
To serve dips, hollow out bell peppers or use bread bowls. When finished, no need to wash. Simply eat or throw away!
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5. Free Your Fridge

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
Planning to have a party with appetizers? Clean out the fridge the day before to ensure you have adequate storage space. Use an ice chest for additional space if needed.
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6. Variety Is Best

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
When hosting a party with appetizers as the main food, be sure to provide a variety. Keep in mind guests who may need low-calorie, kosher, diabetic, gluten-free, or vegetarian options.
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7. Helpful Warnings

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
If you are serving appetizers with common allergens such as peanuts and shellfish, be sure to warn your guests. Cute tags can be added to the serving trays that say “Made with Peanuts,” etc.
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8. Stereotypes And Such

8 Appetizer Tips & Tricks
When preparing your appetizers, consider your guest list. Younger guests will likely eat more, and older guests will usually limit themselves to just a few. Active party games may create a need for more hearty food choices.
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