Midwest Charcuterie board on a gray countertop.


For holiday menus, birthday parties, cocktail parties, and beyond, my best recipes for party foods include chips and dip, charcuterie (a Midwest Charcuterie Board always steals the show), salsa, bacon-wrapped bites, chicken wings, and so much more.

No party menu is complete without drinks, so see How to Stock a Bar Cart before your guests arrive. Then hop on the snack platter recipe trend by assembling easy party recipes like my Antipasto Platter or a Mezze Platter. My family happens to think pizza is the ultimate party recipe, so we often whip up Pepperoni Pizza Bites, Taco Pizza, and 3-Ingredient Pizza Sticks for our party menus.

For specific holiday and special occasion party recipes, I’ve got you covered with my guides for A Sparkling 4th of July Potluck, a Bloody Mary Bar, the Ultimate Guide to a Classic Midwestern Thanksgiving, A Very Merry Christmas Dinner, a brunch Mimosa Bar, Easter Dinner, The Ultimate Mother’s Day Menu, 50+ Mexican Recipes for your Cinco de Mayo Menu and the Best Tailgating Menu

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