39 Great Appetizers for Holiday Parties

Appetizer Meatballs recipe

 The Spruce

Food is always the focal point of a successful holiday party and New Year's Eve, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are times we like to gather with family and friends.

To make entertaining easier, consider buffet-style serving. Set up a table where guests can help themselves to snacks and have a slow cooker or two for hot dips, meatballs, wings, and cocktail franks. A warming tray or buffet server might be a worthwhile investment if you plan to have several hot apps.

Have napkins, toothpicks, and utensils ready in containers, plus some wet napkins available if you're serving particularly messy finger foods.