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15+ Appetizers and Cocktail Recipes For Your Next Adult Party

Are you ready for some creative party food ideas for adults? Here are 15 or more cocktail party food recipes, including easy appetizers and cocktails.

Today’s post is part of our monthly supper club series, and each month we share a full menu, including recipes for a themed party.

This month’s theme is Tropical Cocktail Party, and there are so many great recipe ideas.

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Supper Club Hawaiian-Themed Party

This month’s tropical theme was so much fun to decorate because you can let your imagination go wild with over-the-top decorating.

This month’s table is filled with cheap DIY projects and inexpensive tropical bling.

If you missed the table decorations, click to see all the details at Hawaiian-Themed Party for Adults.

How to set up for a Tropical Hawaiian Cocktail Party with inexpensive Decorating Ideas, appetizers & more

In addition to the fun table decoration, you’ll need lots of cocktail party food ideas, appetizers, and cocktail recipes.

Let’s begin with the basic Supper Club Menu and Recipes.

Party Food Ideas For Adults

The menu and party food ideas for adults include a main course appetizer, several side hors d’oeuvre, a couple of fruity drinks, and, of course, a dessert.

Supper Club Menu

  • Pina Colada Martinis
  • Frozen Mojito’s
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • Tropical Grazing Board
  • Pineapple Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups
  • Tropical Trifle Desserts

When folks arrive at a tropical cocktail party, they are immediately served a refreshing and fruity cocktail. So let’s take a look at all the recipes.

Cocktail Recipes

Tropical Pina Colada Martini Recipe

This refreshing cocktail is easy to make with only a few ingredients. It looks as good as it tastes, and the drink is enhanced with a fresh fruit garnish.

Party food ideas for adults include tropical cocktail - Pina Colada Martini recipe.

Easy Frozen Mojito Recipe

A cool refreshing frozen cocktail with mint is perfect for a tropical party.

Party food ideas for adults include tropical cocktail - Frozen Mojito Recipe

Cocktail Party Food Ideas – Heavy Appetizers

Preparing a few heavy appetizers is a good idea when planning food ideas for an adult party.

Easy Coconut Shrimp Recipe

Combining seafood and coconut with a yummy dipping sauce will start your party off right. This easy recipe will surely be a favorite at all summer get-togethers.

Cocktail Party Food Appetizers- Coconut Shrimp with yummy dipping sauce

Tropical Grazing Board

In addition, a grazing board filled with cheese, fruit, and veggies is always a good choice for finger food.

Everyone loves easy-to-pick-up food options while holding their favorite drinks.

A tropical grazing board appetizers tray is perfect for a tropical party

Easy Pineapple Chicken Salad Phyllo Cups

This delicious Pineapple Chicken Salad is an excellent main dish appetizer served in phyllo cups. Although they are bite-sized, the ingredients are filling and delicious.

A main dish appetizer is mini phyllo cups filled with pineapple chicken salad. Easy Appetizers Recipes

Mini Tropical Trifles

Top the evening off with a light keto dessert recipe. Small individual servings allow guests to mill around the party while enjoying their dessert.

Dessert for Adult party.  Keto Mini Tropical Trifles.

Additional Recipes For Cocktail Parties

Here are some additional recipes that are perfect for a Tropical Cocktail Party

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15+ Appetizers and Cocktails that are perfect for an Adult Tropical Cocktail Party.


Wednesday 28th of June 2023

Yum! So many amazing-looking recipes. And perfect for summer. I can't wait to try each one!


Thursday 29th of June 2023

So many great recipes.


Tuesday 27th of June 2023

This all sounds delicious. What a wonderful party this would be.


Wednesday 28th of June 2023

Renae I really appreciate this.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Monday 26th of June 2023

So many delicious recipe ideas! I think we need to host another cocktail party so I can try them all!


Tuesday 27th of June 2023

Anne, I agree. That would be fun.

Stacy Ling

Monday 26th of June 2023

All these recipes look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!


Tuesday 27th of June 2023

Stacy, I agree. Thanks.


Saturday 24th of June 2023

These appetizers sound amazing!


Sunday 25th of June 2023

Susan, They are all so good.