Easy Party Appetizers for a Crowd

Planning on hosting or attending a party? These are some of the best Easy Party Appetizers for a Crowd that are perfect for your next game night, celebration, or New Year’s Eve party!

From Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers and Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas to Philly Cheesesteak Dip and The BEST Guacamole Recipe Ever, there is something here for everyone to enjoy at your next shindig! 

Easy Party Appetizers

We love to entertain and have friends over to our house often for game night. It seems like there is always a reason for having people over, whether it’s for a party, holiday, or some other event.

Whether I’m planning on having company in advance or it’s a last minute thing, these are some of my favorite easy party appetizers I have found for a crowd that I can whip up quickly to have something delicious to share, thank to House of Nash Eats!

Types of Appetizers

I’ve broken down these different appetizer types into two categories: Dips and Finger Foods & Bites. 

All of these recipes can be easily doubled or even tripled, depending on the number of people you are planning on. 

Or set up a buffet table with a few different options so everybody can pick and choose from their favorites!

Best Party Appetizers

I’ve gathered some of our family favorite party foods in this collection of appetizers that will make planning your next New Year’s Eve party, game night, or viewing party a cinch!


Everybody loves a good party dip as a no-fuss shareable party app! Set any of these amazing dips out with a bowl or chips or a plate of crackers or vegetable crudite and let your guests go to town!

This creamy, cheesy Jalapeno Popper Dip with Bacon is the ultimate appetizer indulgence! So warm and comforting and perfect for parties!

Fresh Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese and crackers is a spicy and sweet, quick and easy appetizer that is perfect for entertaining during the holidays!

This Homemade Guacamole recipe is easy, authentic, fresh, and out-of-this-world good with lime, garlic, onion, cilantro, and jalapeno mixed in with wonderful ripe avocados. This is the best guacamole recipe ever. For real.

Philly Cheesesteak Dip is like a deconstructed Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. Melty cheese, grilled peppers and onions, and tender beef come together in dippable form inspired by the famous sandwich!

This easy Greek 7 Layer Dip is loaded with all the best flavors of Greece in dippable form! Garlicky hummus and yogurt, crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes, and savory feta and pine nuts are perfect for dipping pita chips and sharing as an after school snack or wonderful party appetizer.

This Healthier Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe is sure to be hit at your next game day! And best of all, nobody will realize it’s a better-for-you-version of the original since this version has all the flavor and cheesy, creamy goodness we love about a great dip.

Bites & Finger Foods

You can practically make a meal out of heavy hors d’oeuvres, which are small bites served outside of a meal. These appetizers are all great finger food options where no forks, knives, or spoons are necessary!

These cheesy Chicken Parmesan Sliders are an easy game day party appetizer or a fun weeknight meal that the entire family will enjoy! Soft sandwich rolls loaded with crispy breaded chicken tenders, marinara sauce, and lots of gooey mozzarella cheese make these sliders a fun take on the classic Italian-American Chicken Parmigiana!

This recipe for Korean Pancakes (called Pajeon or Pa Jun) with Scallions and Dipping Sauce is wonderful for a snack, appetizer or light lunch. The tender scallions impart a fresh, mild bite without making the pancake too onion-y, and the slightly sweet and savory dipping sauce is the perfect complement to the crispy, fried pancake.

Learn how to make the best Fruit and Cheese Platter that is perfect for entertaining anytime of the year with this easy tutorial! This is more than just cheese and crackers. It can be an elegant and impressive spread that is sure to delight guests.

If you’ve ever wondered how to make stromboli like they do at your favorite old-school pizza parlor, this Easy Stromboli Recipe is for you! It’s like a rolled-up pizza filled with your favorite toppings and plenty of gooey cheese, then baked so that the crust is on the outside.

Oven Baked Korean BBQ Chicken Wings are sweet, savory & spicy, thanks to a Korean red chile pepper paste called gochujang that adds fantastic flavor to this Asian-inspired Korean barbecue sauce.

It’s impossible to resist these Homemade Soft Pretzels with Mustard Cheese Dip! Salty, buttery and warm, soft pretzels are perfect for tailgating, celebrating Oktoberfest, or just for a fun afternoon snack!


Let me know your favorite(s) to share in your home below.

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