30 Festive Party Bites And Appetizers To Impress Your Guests

Photo of Sasha Meliefste
2 December 2016

Whether you’re throwing a Christmas party or preparing a family holiday reunion, make your dinner the biggest hit of the season with this set of beautiful and delicious appetizers.

Salmon Cream Cheese Canapés

Salmon Cream Cheese Canapés | © istetiana / Shutterstock

Impress your party guests with a set of delicious festive smoked salmon canapés.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon Wrapped Scallops | © MSPhotographic / Shutterstock

Let’s be honest, whatever you wrap in bacon doesn’t stay long on the buffet table.

Nacho Crostini

Nacho Crostini | © Lanav / Shutterstock

Just a beautiful combination of Mexican and Italian food culture.


Bruchetta | © Olga Nayashkova / Shutterstock

Because a delicious homemade Bruschetta can bring summer memories back to life.

Basil Almond Canapes

Basil Almond Canapés | © Iriska_Ira / Shutterstock

Almonds and basil are simply the perfect pairing.

Prawn Sliders

Prawn Sliders | © Ozphotoguy / Shutterstock

These adorable mini sliders made from puff pastry buns are guaranteed to be a big hit at your Christmas dinner.

Trout Rolls

Trout Rolls | © Olga Markova / Shutterstock

Deliciously creamy and crunchy.

Mini Bacon Quiches

Mini Bacon Quiches | © iuliia_n / Shutterstock

An easy-to-make traditional and timeless appetiser. – ‘Bon appétit!’

Baked Ham And Cheese Roll Ups

Baked Ham And Cheese Roll-ups | © alexpro9500 / Shutterstock

Made with three ingredients only –a layer of dough topped with cheese and ham – these delicious roll ups will minimize the time you spend in the kitchen.

Fried Polenta

Fried Polenta | © Alexander Bark / Shutterstock

A tasty Italian-style snack made of coarse cornmeal and parmesan shavings.

Lasagna Cups

Lasagna Cups | © iuliia_n / Shutterstock

Bitesized versions of an Italian classic which we all adore.

Fig Prosciutto And Ricotta Canapes

Fig Prosciutto And Ricotta Canapes | © AS Food studio / Shutterstock

Succulent canapés served with creamy cheese, figs and prosciutto crudo.

Sashimi Tuna Taco Appetizer

Sashimi Tuna Taco Appetizer | © Nany New York / Shutterstock

The taste of a traditional Mexican taco with an original Japanese twist.

Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus

Pastry-wrapped Asparagus | © Natalia Wimberley / Shutterstock

These delicious vegan finger bites go very well with a balsamic dip.

Firecracker Chicken meatballs

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs | © Istetiana / Shutterstock

Spice up these tasty chicken meatballs with this amazing firecracker sauce!

Cheesy Pull-Apart Garlic Bread

Cheesy Pull-apart Garlic Bread | © Brent Hofacker / Shutterstock

An easy to make and basic recipe but made fancy by adding garlic and cheese.

Mini Savory Cones

Savoury Cones | © Goode Imaging / Shutterstock

Forget the conventional ice-cream cone, create a crispy canapé filled with dried tomatoes, basil and goat’s cheese.

Bacon & Cheese Muffins

Bacon and Cheese Muffins | © As Food Studio / Shutterstock

Flavourful, moist and simply the best meat snack option!

Pigs In Blankets

Pigs In Blankets | © draganica / Shutterstock

For sure, a classic, but so much better when they’re homemade.

Foie Gras Canapés

Foie Gras Canapés | © Maksim Toome / Shutterstock

Inspired from the traditional French recipe, these luxurious foie-gras nibbles will impress all your guests.

Fried Aubergine With Cottage Cheese

Fried Aubergine With Cottage Cheese | © Africa Studio / Shutterstock

Start your Christmas dinner healthily with a Spanish style-grilled aubergine and just the right amount of cottage cheese.

Crab Cream Cheese Wontons

Crab Cream Cheese Wontons | © MSPhotographic / Shutterstock

Deliciously filled with flavorsome crab and cheese.

Deviled Egg With Shrimp

Deviled Egg With Shrimp | © AS Food studio / Shutterstock

A great way to turn your party-favorite appetiser into a stylish Christmas bite.

Crunchy Roll Skewers

Tomato And Radish | © Heike Rau / Shutterstock

Serve these tomato and radish roll skewers with a light lemon and herb dip.

Cranberry & Walnut Cheese Balls

Cranberry & Walnut Cheese Balls | © Stephanie Frey / Shutterstock

An explosion of flavors with each bite!

Morsels With Cream Cheese, Italian Ham And Truffles

Cream Cheese Morsels | © Maksim Toome / Shutterstock

Elegant, stylish and luxurious – that is all.

Christmas Cranberry And Cheese Bites

Cranberry And Cheese Bites | © Vladyslav Rasulov / Shutterstock homemade appetizer

A savoury bite, beautifully balanced by the sweet-sour taste of cranberry.

Beetroot Pesto And Cheese Crackers

Beetroot Pesto And Cheese Crackers | © sarsmis / Shutterstock

Colourful and healthy, this vegan snack is guaranteed to make everyone happy.

Shrimp Tartlets

Shrimp Tartlets | © Nataliya Arzamasova / Shutterstock

Certainly the most stylish quiche ever!

Beef Steak Rolls

Beef Steak Rolls | © Andrea Skjold Mink / Shutterstock

These will satisfy everyone’s meat munchies.

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