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2023’s Easiest Party Appetizers & Cocktails For The Holidays

It’s the busiest time of the year, and coming up with new and interesting appetizer recipes for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve parties, and more can be a challenge. Today, our Supper Club hostesses are helping with all your 2023 holiday entertaining needs with new and easy cocktail recipes and budget-friendly appetizers to help you wow your guests.

See tasty appetizers that can be made ahead of time to take the stress out of your last-minute details. And see ways to batch cocktail recipes to make it easy to serve your guests. Whether you have a large party or an intimate gathering, these budget-friendly recipes will help to save you time and money this holiday season.

2023 Christmas party with Appetizers.

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Supper Club – Charcuterie Party

This month, our Supper Club Virtual Christmas Party was a Charcuterie Board Theme.

It’s all about making your holiday entertaining easy and stress-free. If you missed the Charcuterie Party ideas, you can see them here.

Let’s take a look at more appetizers and cocktails to make your 2023 Holiday parties special.

Farmhouse Christmas Party with cheese and meat Charcuterie board.

Appetizers and Cocktails For Charcuterie Parties

First, let’s look at some recipes that would be appropriate to serve at a Christmas or New Year’s Charcuterie-themed party.

These recipes are part of the monthly Supper Club series, and our December theme is Charcuterie Party.

Poinsettia infused Christmas drink.

Poinsettia Drink: A Taste of Christmas in Every Sip

Embrace the spirit of the holidays with Stacy’s enchanting poinsettia drink. Infused with the essence of Christmas, it’s a delightful treat for any festive gathering.

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Creamy fruit dip with strawberries grapes and dip.

Irresistibly Good Creamy Fruit Dip

Jen’s recipe will have you ditching the store-bought stuff and making this easy-peasy fruit dip instead. You only need 4 ingredients and less than 10 minutes to whip up this light, creamy dip recipe.

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5 Minute easy clam dip recipe with Carrs crackers.

5 Minute Clam Dip Appetizer Recipe

If you are looking for a recipe that is ready in minutes with minimal ingredients, you will love this 5 Minute Clam Dip Recipe. With only 4 ingredients that are handy to keep in your pantry and fridge, you’ll never be caught without something to serve unexpected guests again.

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Easy DIY Mini Cheese Ball Bite-Size appetizers.

The Easiest Mini Cheese Ball Bite-Size Appetizers

Michele says, “You won’t believe how simple and delicious this recipe is!” !! These are the easiest mini cheese ball bite-size appetizers you have ever had. I can’t wait to try them.

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Easy Greek Lamb Meatball recipe with dipping sauce.

Easy Greek Lamb Meatball Recipe

Looking for a twist on traditional meatball recipes? Wait until you try Kim’s Greek Lamb Meatball Recipe. Check out that amazing dipping sauce.

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Keto Hot Pizza Dip . Mozzarella, pepperoni dip.

Delicious Keto Hot Pizza Dip

Anne at Simply 2 Moms has done it again with this easy keto hot pizza dip. It’s loaded with melty mozzarella, spicy pepperoni, and all your favorite pizza toppings, and this dip is the perfect low-carb appetizer or gameday snack.

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Easy Cocktail Recipes for Christmas and New Year’s Eve Parties

Here are some additional Cocktail recipes that are easy and budget-friendly options for Christmas or New Year’s Eve Parties.

How To Batch Martini Recipes For Quick Party Cocktails

One problem with serving martinis at a party is the time it takes to mix them. However, I have a solution that works great.

You can batch your martini recipes beforehand. If you would like to learn more about the process, see all the details for Batching Martini recipes with this Cranberry Pear Martini.

Holiday cocktail Cranberry Pear Martini.

Cranberry Pear Martini

This could be the easiest Martini recipe ever. With only two ingredients, it’s ready in minutes, and you’ll never guess the main ingredient.

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Holiday cocktail Caramel Apple Cider Martini Recipe. Graham Cracker drink ideas.

Caramel Apple Cider Martini Recipe

A taste of the season, this yummy martini works well as a pre-dinner cocktail and an after-dinner dessert cocktail as well.

Check out these simple ingredients.

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Smoker Old Fashioned Cocktail made with bourbon.

Smoked Old Fashioned Bourbon Cocktail

Wait until you try this Smoked Old Fashioned Bourbon Cocktail. Bourbon and whiskey bars are very on-trend and very expensive. I thought you’d like to learn how to make this famous bourbon cocktail at home for a fraction of the cost.

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Yummy Butterfinger Martini recipe. Desert cocktail recipes.

Yummy Butterfinger Martini Recipe

You will love this Butterfinger Martini Recipe, which is similar to a Chocolate Martini, but in my opinion, it’s better.

It’s really cost-effective if you are using this easy homemade Kahlua Recipe.

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Party Perfect Appetizer Recipes

When planning a holiday party, easy and cost-effective appetizers are a must. Here are some of my favorite appetizer recipes for your next party.

Healthy Mediterranean Greek dip with Fete recipe.

Healthy Mediterranean Greek Dip With Feta Appetizer Recipe

You will love this nutritious Mediterranean Greek dip with feta recipe. This easy-to-make Mediterranean dip is made with a blend of fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, and olive oil, and it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.

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Holiday appetizer Beef Tenderloin with fruit garnish appetizer recipe

Beef Tenderloin Crostini – Appetizers for New Year’s Eve Party

If you are looking for a hearty appetizer to help you ring in the New Year, look no further than this tasty beef tenderloin recipe with a delicious dip.

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Holiday party Ranch  Bite Size Cheese Balls.. Holiday finger foods.

Ranch Bite Size Cheese Balls

Wait until you taste these Ranch Cheese Balls. This is a fun twist on a classic cheese ball because the recipe is for bite-size cheese balls on a pretzel stick.

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DIY Cured Cold Smoked Salmon recipe with Carrs Crackers.

How To Make Cured Cold Smoked Salmon

Looking for a budget recipe that will wow your guests? Make your own cured cold smoked salmon. You don’t need a smoker, but you will need four days. It’s well worth the effort. It’s easy and so much better than purchased smoked salmon.

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Easy DIY oven Oyster Roast. Appetizer oyster recipe.

Oven Oyster Roast

If the weather doesn’t permit an outdoor oyster roast, here is an easy Oven Oyster Roast recipe that can be baked in the oven for year-round entertaining. Easy and Delicious to make.

Plus, these oyster shells make for easy serving at parties.

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Walnut baked Brie recipe for Holiday party.

Walnut Baked Brie Recipe

You will love this tasty and hearty recipe. It is one of my “It’s so easy even I’ll make it” recipes, and you will quickly see why.

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Artichoke and Sun Dried Tomato bites for Holiday party.

Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Bites

This is one of my favorite appetizer recipes because you can make it ahead of time, freeze it, and pop out just as many bites as you need for an impromptu party.

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Christmas holiday Spicy Cheese Wafers recipe.

Spicy Cheese Wafers Recipe

Another “so easy I’ll make it” recipe. This recipe can be made ahead of time, so it’s great for a brunch, tea party, or any occasion appetizer.

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Joans Easy Onion Dip recipe. Fantastic Onion Dip recipe.

Joan’s Easy Onion Dip

I can’t wait to share the Easiest Appetizer Recipe – Joan’s Easy Onion Dip with you. It really is so simple to make, and the best part is it’s so good.

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Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you found several recipes to make your holiday gatherings extra special this year.

Have a blessed Christmas!

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Saturday 16th of December 2023

SO many delicious-looking recipes. Perfect for the holiday season!


Saturday 16th of December 2023

Jen, yes, great ideas.