Are you perplexed about what to feed the crowd at your next party? Don’t worry, I’ve gathered some fabulous ideas for to get the party going.
I love gathering family, friends and neighbor around for a party. Sometimes a planned, such as our annual Christmas Open House, but often times in impromptu. Like, let’s get together this weekend. Food is always part of the party, but what food?
I often get stumped on that one, so I’ve sat down and collected lots or party food ideas for a crowd. Now, I’ll be ready to let the good time rolls no matter what the occasion. Are you ready to party?
1 – How Much Food Will I Need for a Party?
No need to go scratching your head or racking your brain trying to figure out how much food you need. This food chart has it all figured out for you.
2 – Chips and Dips are the Easiest Party Foods
Nothing is faster or easier to party planning then chips and dip. It’s just a trip to the store. But if you want to kick it up a notch, then make sure your guest have a variety of chips and pretty bowls filled dips. kOh, and don’t forget the veggies.
3 – Make Ahead Foods Let You Enjoy the Party
These Barbequed Meatballs are yummy and easy to make, but it’s just one of 25 make ahead party foods that Taste Home Home has assembled for you.
4 – Budget-Friendly Party Foods for a Crowd
My fallback for a crowd, summer or winter, is chili. There are tons of recipes, using a variety of meats, or even no meats at all. You can make it on the stovetop in a pot or in a slow cooker (my fav way). Best of all, it’s budget friendly. And everyone always loves it, especially when they can doctor up their chili with a variety of toppings.
5 – How to Organize a Potluck Dinner
I love the tagline from this post from The Spruce, “It May Sound Old-Fashioned, But It Fits Our Modern Lifestyle.” And that’s so true. We’re all busy these days and a potluck party take the burden of party-planning of your shoulders and lets everyone contribute.
6 – Provide Lots of Fingers Foods for Your Next Party
Love these Bake Brie Bites. They’re easy to make, too. But make sure you have lots of finger foods for your party goers to grab as they gab. Check out the other yummy ideas Southern Living has for your party.
7 – A Hot Dog Bar is a Crowd-Pleaser for Your Next Outdoor Party
HGTV has the how-to for a hot dog bar.
8 – The Perfect Cocktail Party Menu for Any Size Crowd
Take a platter full of appetizers. Add a lip-smacking drink of your choice. That’s all the party foods you need for a crowd… of 2 or 20. These Steak and “Oyster” Skewers are easy are a favorite, but Sunset Magazine has lots of menu ideas for that cocktail party, too.
9 – Host a Coffee and Dessert Party
Whether it’s a party for a baby shower or “just because party,” good coffee and delicious desserts is sure to be a please your party crowd.
11. The Easiest Way to Feed a Crowd: A Taco Bar Party
Tacos are another crowd favorite and there are so many ways you can put one together. You can have a variety of meats and as many toppings as you would like. Or you can keep it simple.
12 – Crockpots Keep Party Food Planning Simple
It seems everyone thinks about Crockpots and parties around Superball Time, but really, lots of slow cookers filled with yummy goodness is always good party food for a crowd.
13 – Party Food On a Budget: Think Potatoes
Parties–and party foods–don’t have to be an expensive affair. If you’re on a budget, think potatoes/ They are cheap… healthy… and oh, so good with all the right toppings.
14 – Cupcake and Champagne Party Keeps the Crowd Happy
Engagement party… bridal shower… or just girls night out, a cupcake and champagne party is a lot of fun. But as Martha (as in Stewart) says, make sure to add some real food. It will balance out the sweets and booze.
15 – Keeping it Party Planning Simple: A Backyard S’mores Party
This s’more party isn’t just about chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. It also includes a lot of savory s’more ideas.
16 – Best Children’s Party Foods
Keep it fun! And these ideas are fun.
With all these ideas for party foods to feed a crowd, are you ready to plan your next party?
I hope you’re inspired to try,