Cute Fall Food & Autumn Appetizers

I’m a fan of enhancing party themes with cute hors d'oeuvres and artful appetizer arrangements. Not only do guests love them, but they go a long way in making your events engaging and memorable. 

So, I've put together some of my favorite fall food and autumn appetizers for your Thanksgiving holiday, including:
  • "Pumpkin" Cheeseballs
  • Veggie Turkey
  • Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites
  • Fruit Skewer Turkey
  • Acorn Candy
  • Turkey Spinach-Artichoke Dip in a Gourd
  • Gourmet Popcorn Stuffed "Turkey"
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Pink Flamingo Theme Party Food Ideas & Recipes

Extend your decorating details to the hors d'oeuvres you serve with my collection of pink flamingo theme party food ideas and recipes. In addition to pink appetizers, I've included some unique options featuring flamingos.

Featured pink flamingo party food ideas & recipes:
  • Pink Flamingo Fruit Tray
  • Pink Flamingo Shrimp
  • Pink Flamingo Bites
  • Perfectly Pink Deviled Eggs
  • Watermelon Feta Flamingo Salad
  • Pistachio Chevre Balls

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5 Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Shhh...It’s A Surprise!

Here are five baby shower theme ideas that will give your party planning skills a chance to shine. Impress your mommy-to-be guest of honor by marching right along with plans for a beautiful event. 
  • Nautical Theme Baby Shower
  • Garden Party Theme Baby Shower
  • Western Theme Baby Shower
  • Pink Flamingo Theme Baby Shower
  • Under the Sea Theme Baby Shower

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Cute 4th of July Food Ideas & Recipes

Make your Independence Day a little more special and memorable with some of these cute 4th of July food ideas and recipes. For cocktail bites or a backyard buffet, your guests will adore the small extra effort to make your event a lot more fun!

We've included 5 simple patriotic recipes:
  • Watermelon & Provolone Stars
  • Cherry Pepper Poppers
  • Patriotic Berry Cups
  • 
Star-Spangled Sausage Bites
  • Red, White, & Blue Trifle Sparkler
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Picnic & Beach Food Ideas with Recipes

Pack up a picnic for a long day of fun in the sun at the beach with these easy-to-eat delicious and nutritious picnic & beach food ideas with recipes. 

Wraps and skewers make serving easy while minimizing the need for silverware. These fresh selections are also wonderful options for indoor beach-themed entertaining that will have your guests reminiscing about happy days at the seashore. 
  • Caesar Salad Bites
  • Fruit Skewers
  • Seared Ravioli Skewers
  • Crab & Avocado Wrap
  • Caribbean Wrap
  • Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites
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Memorial Day Food Ideas & Recipes

Whether gathering in remembrance or kickstarting summer, these Memorial Day food ideas are sure to impress. Incorporating patriotic hues and American culinary classics will be a breeze this year with an array of appetizing options.
  • Memorial Day Hors d'oeuvres
    • Crudites & Cheese Platter
    • Shrimp Cocktail Shots
    • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Memorial Day Dinner Menu
    • Red, White & Blue Side Salad
    • Boston Baked Beans
    • French Potato Salad
    • Cheddar Bacon Burgers
  • Memorial Day Dessert
    • Old Fashioned Apple Pie
  • Memorial Day Party Drinks
    • Bourbon Punch
    • Red & Blue White Sangria
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Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Serve up some savory "antojitos" or Cinco de Mayo appetizers as refreshing munchables in between rounds of margaritas. We have compiled cinco (five) Mexican-inspired recipes that are delicious and make appetizing displays as a plus. 

Decorate the serving trays with fun, themed decorations to show off your attention to detail, like a miniature Mexican Charro Sombrero, Red Parrot or Metal Saguaro Cactus Votive Candle Holder. 
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Country Western Appetizers & Hors d'oeuvre Recipes

If there is one thing that country folks appreciate, it is good eatin’. Whether you are hosting a blowout bonanza or a simple summer soiree, these Country Western appetizers & hors d'oeuvre recipes combine taste with ease that will give you the greatest bang for your entertaining buck.

When weighing your culinary options with a Country Western spin, we suggest staying true to the roots of country cooking, transforming the flavors of simple, hearty dishes into bite-sized bliss. 

With a little creativity and a bit of bacon grease, this collection of Country Western appetizers is sure to impress: 
  • Steak 'n Bacon Bites With Bernaise Sauce
  • Corn Cups With Green Chili
  • Chicken Fried Steak Bites
  • Country Kitchen Button Biscuits With Jam & Ham
  • Tex-Mex Queso Cups
  • Mini Pecan Pies
  • Perfectly Sweet Tea
  • Country Lemonade
  • Peach Lemonade
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7 Easy Hawaiian Luau Appetizer Recipes

Whether your luau-themed event is planned as an evening cocktail affair or day-time pool party, serving tasty Hawaiian luau themed hors d’oeuvres that incorporate island flavors is sure to be a hit. 

Offering a variety of fresh fruits and succulent, marinaded meats will satisfy your guests’ hunger by being more filling but still short of a meal. 

Here is a collection of savory Hawaiian Luau appetizer recipes with a unique tropical-inspired twist on perennial party favorites, including:
  1. Grilled Fruit Kabobs
  2. Glazed Pork & Pineapple Buns
  3. Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Bites
  4. Japanese Beef Rolls
  5. Luau Thai Chicken
  6. Vegetarian Laulau
  7. Sweet & Sour Meatballs   
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St Patrick’s Day Ideas: Decorations, Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks

Incite the “luck o’ the Irish” with a lighthearted St. Patrick’s Day celebration incorporating green and gold colors, leprechauns, shamrocks, rainbows, and gold coins into your decorating, eating & drinking scheme. 

Find tips on decorating your party area, bar, dinner table and bathroom, along with yummy hors d'oeurve recipes, and tasty Irish & green libations.

Erin go Bragh!
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Nautical Hors d’oeuvre, Drink & Dinner Menu Recipes

Nautical AppetizersAlthough common sailors traditionally survived on hard tack and grog throughout lengthy sea voyages, the officers’ table has always been graced with finer fare. 

Whether you embark on an all-expenses paid (by you) five-course gourmet dinner or are inviting the crew for a few drinks in the captain’s lounge, sail through the soiree by offering gustatory drinkable and edible delights. 

This menu has been crafted to complement our Nautical theme party ideas by incorporating maritime colors, icons, and tastes of the sea.
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New Year's Day Menu Meanings & Recipes

New Years Day Black Eyed PeasCelebrating New Year’s Day is one of the oldest occasions throughout history. Whether the festivities fall on January 1 of the Gregorian calendar or some other day may depend on culture, but the symbolism of renewal is powerfully entrenched. 

We have collected some traditional New Year’s food selections and feature recipes with a tasty twist on the regional favorites of the American South.   
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Easy Holiday Hors d’oeurvres--Some Savory, Some Sweet

Holiday hospitality often means sharing sweet treats and good eats with visiting friends and family. Keep the fridge stocked with basic ingredients that can be put together in a hurry for last minute entertaining as well as for a quick bite between shopping trips and the hustle and bustle. 

Delight your guests with these make-ahead, holiday-themed savory and sweet recipes. We've included 6 cheerful additions to the traditional holiday spread, including 3 savory, 3 sweet and the best eggnog ever!
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Fall Dinner Party Menu & Recipes

The colorful autumn landscape and frosty nip in the air this time of year seem to have most people in a cheerful mood after the long hot summer.  Hosting a fun dinner affair may be just the right remedy to recharge and reconnect with your favorite people before the holiday hustle and bustle begins.

Here is one of our favorite fall dinner party menus, along with recipes inspired by the season:

Cocktail Hour
Drinks
Lemon Gingertini
Apple Cider with Spiced Rum

Hors d’oeuvre
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Appetizer
Tuna Crostini

Soup
Cheesy Pumpkin Soup

Salad
Poached Pear Salad

Main
Apricot Glazed Duck
Roasted Potatoes

Dessert
Apple-Raspberry Crisp

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Easy Halloween Food Ideas

Although Halloween celebrates the sweets, sooner or later it will become necessary to refuel the flesh with more nutritious fare. Halloween Food Ideas Coffin Canapes These easy tasted-and-true Halloween food ideas can offer a savory change of pace as the festivities rage on:
  • Yummy Mummy Pizza Bites
  • Coffin Canapes
  • Green-Eyed Monster Eyeballs
  • Easy Cheesy Jack-O-Lantern Sliders
BONUS: We've also included two party potions for your pleasure...
  • Candy Corn Jello Shots
  • Sweet Transylvanian Sangria
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