Quick and Easy Party Food Ideas

A couple weeks ago we celebrated our summer Couple’s Olympics where we watched the Olympics and had kid’s games and crafts as well as adult party games.  It was a blast. Since then, however, I didn’t get a chance to share the food spread we had. Even though the Olympics is over, I figured football is starting so I might as well share what we prepared. So, here are some quick and easy party food ideas.

When the guests arrived I had some appetizers set out so that they could munch while we played games. Since the kitchen island is large, I spread out all the appetizers on both sides of the island.

Appetizers:

  • Salami and pepperoni
  • Cheese cubes
  • Grapes
  • Almonds
  • Dries Cranberries
  • Carrots and Ranch
  • Hummus
  • Crackers
  • Pickles
  • Chips
Photo by Carlos Delgado
Photo by Carlos Delgado

 

Party Appetizers

Football Party Appetizers

Olympic Party Food

I decorated the island with American flags, pompoms, and fake green grass.

Food Table Decor

I mixed and matched everything so that all of it was easy to reach. I also had small water bottles available.

Bounty Water Bottles

I also made skewers with four cheese tortellini, cherry tomatoes, basil, and cheese.

Tortellini, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Cheese

The shrimp and guacamole crackers were a hit. I made a small batch and then made a fresh batch an hour or so later.

Shrimp, Guacamole, Crackers

For dinner we grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats. I also served watermelon, fresh fruit, corn, broccoli salad, and a BBQ chicken salad.

For dessert, everything was store bought. I kinda sort of like to bake, but not really… haha!! A bonus however, was that all the desserts you see here on this table was less than $20 total. I had cookies, cupcakes, brownies, lemon cakes, and candy.

Photo by Carlos Delgado
Photo by Carlos Delgado

 

American Flag Cupcakes

Football Party Food - Dessert Table

The party was so much fun. Everyone worked up a pretty good appetite once we had the kid’s activities and adult events. Be sure to check those out.  Soon I will get around to sharing the Couple’s Olympics decorations for this year! Stay tuned!

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