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Food Blogger Bites: 14 Party Foods Your Guests Will Love

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It’s party time. The guests are on their way, they’re hungry, and they’re expecting plenty of delicious treats when they arrive. Do you have a mouthwatering dish waiting for those ravenous partiers? Don’t get caught empty-handed with a hungry horde at your door — cook them something tasty!

We asked our Top 100 Mom Food Bloggers for their go-to party food ideas, and they definitely didn’t disappoint. Check out their picks! — Max Minckler

  • Prawn Biriyani 1 of 14
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    It's the perfect make-ahead dish and never fails to wow people. It's remarkably easy to make, despite its many steps, and people always think that you've spent hours slaving over a hot stove. It packs the perfect blend of flavors, too!

     — Michelle Peters Jones, The Tiffin Box

     

    Get the recipe for prawn biriyani

    Photo Credit: Michelle Peters Jones

  • Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip 2 of 14
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    Our creamy avocado yogurt dip is one of our most popular recipes, and we love making it for parties. It is easy to whip up and goes great with cut-up veggies, pita chips, crackers, and tortilla chips. 

     — Maria Lichty, Two Peas and Their Pod

     

    Get the recipe for creamy avocado yogurt dip

    Photo Credit: Two Peas and Their Pod

  • Lemon Tartlettes 3 of 14
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    More than likely, it will be some flavor combination of "tartlettes." I made little lemon curd tartlettes for my daughter's birthday, and they always receive "oooh"s and "ahh"s because they are so dainty and pretty. Tartlettes are good for parties and get-togethers because they can be assembled at the last minute, but the pastry dough and filling can be made ahead of time.

    — Sarah Kenney, Snippets of Thyme

     

    Get the recipe for lemon tartlettes

    Photo Credit: Snippets of Thyme

  • Foolproof Fudge and Seven-Layer Cookies 4 of 14
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    For the holidays, nobody wants to see me unless I'm bearing gifts of fudge and seven-layer cookies. 

    —Tammy Donroe, Food on the Food

     

    Get the recipe for foolproof fudge

    Get the recipe for seven-layer cookies

    Photo Credits: Food on the Food

  • Tex-Mex Guacamole 5 of 14
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    I have never heard anyone say they don't like it, and it goes with so many cuisines!

    — Kelsey Banfield, The Naptime Chef

     

    Get the recipe for Tex-Mex guacamole

    Photo Credit: Kelsey Banfield

  • Pink Dip 6 of 14
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    I love pink dip. It's perfect for a little girl's birthday party or even a grown-up dinner party with an assortment of brightly colored vegetables. It's just one of those recipes that's intriguing to all the senses.

    — Catherine McCord, Weelicious

     

    Get the recipe for pink dip

    Photo Credit: Weelicious Cookbook

  • Pesto Lasagna 7 of 14
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    If I am hosting a dinner party, I love making pesto lasagna as it can be made in advance! It is scrumptious and works great for carnivores and vegetarians alike! Ah, and kids love it, too!

    Manuela Zangara,  Manu's Menu

     

    Get the recipe for pesto lasagna

    Photo Credit: Manuela Zangara

  • Maple Yogurt Mousse 8 of 14
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    Well, it depends on the season and what the party is for, of course! But I'm obsessed with serving this genius maple yogurt mousse at any brunch I host, all year ‘round.

    Stacie Billis, One Hungry Mama

     

    Get the recipe for maple yogurt mousse

    Photo Credit: Stacie Billis

     

  • Mexican Casserole 9 of 14
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    This recipe is a one-pot meal. It is perfect for a party because you can make it ahead of time, and if you need to travel, you can carry it in the same pan you cooked it in. Also, if you need to reheat, just pop the whole thing in the oven.

    Patricia Jinich, Pati's Mexican Table

     

    Get the recipe for Mexican casserole

    Photo Credit: Penny de los Santos, from Pati's Mexican Table

  • Hibiscus Flower and Raspberry Jello 10 of 14
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    A fun and deliciously sweet gelatin never fails. It's easy to prepare and a great party conversation starter.

    Ericka Sanchez, Nibbles and Feasts

     

    Get the recipe for hibiscus flower and raspberry Jello

    Photo credit:  Nibbles and Feasts

  • The Greek Feast 11 of 14
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    I love having parties and never make anything that needs to be prepped while my guests are there. I like to enjoy my parties and spend time with my guests. I lovingly call my favorite entertaining meal Greek Feast. Everything is delicious and can be made ahead of time.

    Bree Hester, Baked Bree

     

    Get the recipe for the Greek feast

    Photo Credit: Baked Bree

  • Japanese Cheesecake 12 of 14
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    For dessert at a party I like to prepare my Japanese cheesecake, which is the most highly requested recipe among my family and friends! Unlike typical cheesecake, this cake uses meringue so the texture of the cake is fluffy and light. You can eat two slices easily!

    Namiko Chen,  Just One Cookbook

     

    Get the recipe for Japanese cheesecake

    Photo Credit: Namiko Chen

  • Korean Blue Cheese and Brie Fondue 13 of 14
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    Fondue is one of my favorite party recipes. "Put the food out, and enjoy your party!" is my motto. Fondue is a simple dish that always pleases the crowd. With a little planning and effort beforehand, you can put out a beautiful spread and spend your time at the party enjoying your guests.

    — Louise Mellor, Geez Louise

     

    Get the recipe for Korean blue cheese and brie fondue

    Photo Credit: Louise Mellor

  • Homemade Truffle and Onion Pizza 14 of 14
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    It sounds kind of crazy, but my choice is homemade pizza. You can make something really fancy or with very basic toppings. Guests can either get in on the action and help top their own, or you can have it baking when guests arrive. Sometimes I even make it as an appetizer and cut it in small, irregular pieces.

    Anna Thomas Bates, Tallgrass Kitchen

     

    Get the recipe for homemade truffle and onion pizza

    Photo Credit: Anna Thomas Bates

 

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