The biggest event of awards season is this Sunday, and I couldn’t be more excited! I love any excuse for a party, having people over, and serving some delicious bites and sips. In this slideshow, you’ll find everything to throw the most scrumptious party around, from gluten-free chicken fingers to “mocktails” that are appropriate for any age. One of my family’s favorite “special” menu items is below, Coconut Baked Shrimp. We serve it with a sweet and sour sauce that is seriously addictive. Have a fun weekend! Come back and let me know what you served for your weekend party. Which was your favorite bite? Your favorite sip? Oh and how about your favorite winner during the awards show?!
Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs 1 of 12
Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs turn this classic party food into something even better with the sweet tang of pineapple baked right in. You'll have plenty of sauce leftover to pass around for dipping, too.
Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!
Cranberry Cutie Mocktail 2 of 12
Cranberry Cutie Mocktail. As if that pretty pink color wasn't enough, the name is even more adorable! I loved ordering a "Shirley Temple" when I was growing up — it always made feel like such an adult. I know my kids will love this one.
Recipe and Photo by This Week For Dinner!
Polenta Bites 3 of 12
Polenta Bites with Harissa and Feta. If this doesn't take your tastebuds on a roller coaster of flavor, then I don't know what will. They're easy to prepare and will surely be a hit with all your partygoers.
Recipe and Photo by Aida Mollenkamp!
Spicy Lemonade 4 of 12
I sure do love me some lemonade. It's just so refreshing! Tracy seriously kicks it up a notch by bringing Spicy Lemonade to the party! If you have older kids, or kids that enjoy spicy foods, then they might have fun with this one!
Recipe and Photo by Shutterbean!
Caprese Skewers 5 of 12
We all know and love the classic Caprese Salad, but have you ever had it in bite sized form on a skewer? Caprese Skewers are quite possibly the perfect party food, and they'll be devoured in minutes.
Recipe and Photo by Daisy at Home!
Brie Stuffed Mushrooms 6 of 12
Nothing feels more fancy at a party than Brie, right? Try stuffing it into some Button Mushrooms and you'll see just how fancy your party becomes. These little bites of heaven are filled with gooey Brie cheese and add a touch of class to any gathering.
Recipe and Photo by What's Gaby Cooking!
Pomegranate Spritzers 7 of 12
Pomegranate season is nearly finished, which makes this weekend the perfect time to try out this Pomegranate Mint Spritzer for party goers of any age! Light, refreshing, and full of flavor, this beverage is perfect for this weekend's big rewards party!
Recipe and Photo by Turntable Kitchen!
Coconut Baked Shrimp 8 of 12
Coconut Baked Shrimp is one of my family's all time favorite special recipes. We could eat it every day, but we save it for our fancy parties and special occasions which makes it that much more appealing and gets us excited to throw a big party!
Recipe and Photo by Weelicious!
Southwest Egg Rolls 9 of 12
Southwestern Egg Rolls are the perfect size for passing around the room on a tray. You can easily take one (or two!) to munch on while waiting for the next culinary delight to be passed your way. Don't forget to go back for thirds before this tray is empty!
Recipe and Photo by Barbara Bakes!
Gluten-Free Chicken Fingers 10 of 12
When I saw the above photo I couldn't believe my eyes! I wished I could reach into my computer screen and pull out one of those perfectly crispy chicken tenders. I'm craving them all over again just sitting here looking at that magnificence. Oh and did I mention? They're gluten free! Even the kids that are prone to allergies will be able to eat these Gluten-Free (and egg free) Chicken Fingers!
Recipe and Photo by Heather Christo!
Jamaica 11 of 12
Ahhhh Jamaica. When we go to the farmers market and see those big tubs of juice glistening in the sun, my kids practically fly over to the booth and await their beloved cold beverage. Making it at home makes me feel even better about serving juice and it's so much more special when it's homemade.
Recipe and Photo by Hola JalapeÃ±o!
Simple Deviled Eggs 12 of 12
I simply could not craft a party foods post without including a recipe for Simple Deviled Eggs. I have a cousin who would not be complete without a plate of deviled eggs at each family gathering. So this one's for you, Bud!
Recipe and Photo by Mom's Kitchen Handbook!