The Ultimate Holiday Party Appetizers: 21 Festive Bites You Can Make In Minutes

Perhaps my favorite part of holiday parties in the cocktail-style nibbles. It’s like the smorgasbord you’ve been waiting for all year–tiny two-bite tastes of everything you’ve ever craved, served on a tiny napkin or tiny fork or tiny wooden skewer. When it comes to the holidays, it seems everyone is hosting a party where appetizers are requested, expected, or served. Be the envy of all the Pinterest moms in the culdesac when you show up with any one of these 21 delicious appetizers. They’re so easy, you won’t even break a sweat in the kitchen, but so gorgeous, no one will know they took you just minutes to toss together! Consider is an itty bitty Christmas gift you give yourself.

  • Quick Holiday Appetizers 1 of 22

    'Tis the season of tiny bites! Here's 21 of our favorite fast appetizers to serve at all your favorite parties this year!

  • 2 Minute Easy And Elegant Appetizer Rolls 2 of 22

    Keep things simple and delicious with these impressive, delicious, easy-to-make prosciutto apps! 

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  • Last Minute Appetizer: Cranberry Sauce Over Brie Cheese 3 of 22

    Warm, creamy brie cheese pairs beautifully with tart and sweet cranberry sauce- it's a cinch to make and everyone will love it!

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  • Bacon Wrapped Dates 4 of 22

    Sweet, salty, satisfying, and elegant, bacon wrapped dates are extremely tasty and super easy to make!

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  • Artichoke Chevre Dip 5 of 22

    This tasty, tangy, slightly salty dip is easy to make, and just what you need to get the party started!

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  • Lasagne Pinwheel Bites 6 of 22

    An easy, cheesy appetizer that makes the perfect party food for everyone!

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  • Baked Brie Appetizer With Olives 7 of 22

    Make your life easy with pre-made puff pastry shells- these tasty apps come together in minutes!

    Get the recipe for Baked Brie Appetizer With Olives

  • Cheesey Bacon Jalapeno Crescent Bites 8 of 22

    These tasty little bites won't be around for long- not only are they amazingly delicious, they're so easy to make!

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  • Shrimp Ceviche In Phyllo Cups 9 of 22

    Use pre-cooked shrimp and store-cought phyllo cups for an easy and elegant appetizer!

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  • Easy Cheesy Pull-Apart Breadsticks 10 of 22

    This may be your new go-to appetizer- it's easy to make and your house will smell like warm, fresh bread!

    Get the recipe for Easy Cheesy Pull-Apart Breadsticks

  • Savory Walnut Appetizer Scones 11 of 22

    Your party food will be a hit with these make ahead mini scones with a trio of great tasting topping options!

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  • Figs Stuffed With Gorgonzola 12 of 22

    This thoroughly elegant yet easy appetizer combines sweet, savory, and salty all in one delicious bite! 

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  • Asparagus And Parmigiano Puffs 13 of 22

    These asparagus pastry puff apps give your party table a stunning and sophisticated look, and they take only minutes to prepare! 

    Get the recipe for Asparagus And Parmigiano Puffs

  • 5-Minite Spicy Sweet Glazed Cocktail Balls 14 of 22

    These vegan apps come together in a snap and will disappear from the serving plate just as quickly! 

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  • Easy Cheesy Deep Dish Pizza Pies 15 of 22

    These easy apps feed a hungry crowd and please the kids as well as the adults!

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  • Sausage Crostini 16 of 22

    This easy sausage crostini is just as simple as crackers and cheese but looks like you've put in a lot more effort!

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  • Truffled Olive Tapenade 17 of 22

    Tapenade lends an elegant ambience to your party but takes minutes to pulse in the blender!

    Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN

  • Arugula Smothered Polenta 18 of 22

    These gorgeous, healthy, no-guilt apps are a breeze to make with packaged polenta and pre-washed greens!

    Get the recipe from CHEEKYKITCHEN

  • Easy Sweet Potato Coins 19 of 22

    Prep your sweet potatoes the night before and watch these pretty, festive little apps come together in minutes before your party!

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  • Cracker Appetizer For Parties 20 of 22

    Water crackers are piled high with a bright mix of veggies and tuna for a perfect, easy party appetizer!

    Get the recipe from GOURMET PERUSIAN

  • Bagel And Smoked Trout Platter 21 of 22

    Let your guests do all the work with this lovely deconstructed bagel and smoked trout platter! 

    Get the recipe from MARLOW'S KITCHEN

  • Shrimp And Avocado Crostini 22 of 22

    Shrimp and avocado make a fantastic pairing on crisp toast slices- an easy and delicious party appetizer!

    Get the recipe from LIFE TASTES LIKE FOOD

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