Perfect Party Food Recipes (2 full menus!)
The PERFECT Recipes for a party – two full menus of the perfect party food recipes everyone loves, from appetizers to salads, main courses, desserts, and drinks!
Last weekend I hosted 15 bloggers at my home for a video event. We learned from each other and practiced making videos, but mainly we talked and ate and talked some more (and ate a lot more).
One of the best things about getting together with bloggers in a home is that you can cook together. I compiled a list of some of my favorite recipes from the various bloggers that were here, from appetizers to main courses to drinks and desserts and we all prepared them for each other.
All of the recipes were so good that I knew I had to share them with all of you, especially with the summer holidays and pool parties that are sure to be coming up fast. Everyone needs an arsenal of good go-to recipes for a party, and these are PERFECT party food!
Our retreat spanned two full days of eating so we had quite a variety. I split the recipes into two groups: appetizer lunch and Mexican fiesta.
Meal #1: Appetizer Lunch
For this menu, we wanted lots of picking food: appetizers. People were arriving at various times and would want real food instead of airplane food. We decided on a variety of appetizers and salads, as well as a fruit plate, veggie tray, and a cheese plate.
Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Fiesta Olive Pinwheels by Belly Full
Italian Pinwheels by Wine & Glue
Creme Brûlée Cookie Bars by Crazy for Crust
Classic Mojitos by Spend with Pennies
Pear Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Best Ever Broccoli Salad by Mom on Timeout
Mom’s Banana Bread by Crazy for Crust
Meal #2: Mexican Fiesta
For our last night together we created a Mexican fiesta with everything from salsas to sides and fajitas! Everyone got in the kitchen and helped prep and clean up. It was delicious!
Mango Salsa by Spend with Pennies
Restaurant Style Blender Salsa by Averie Cooks
Palomas by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chicken Fajitas by Simply Recipes
Steak Fajitas by Simply Recipes
Easy Mexican Rice by I Wash, You Dry
Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salad by Tidy Mom
The ULTIMATE Lemon Cake by Grandbaby Cakes