Easy, Fresh Party Snack Ideas
A few food and drink ideas to mix up your get-togethers.
Sometimes, it seems like just about every party features the same fare: chips and dip, cheese and crackers, fruit and veggie trays. With all those aisles in the grocery store and online snack shopping options, there must be something else out there. Get your creative juices flowing with these easy, fresh, party snack ideas and stock your pantry for easy entertaining.
Last-Minute Party Snack Ideas
You don’t have to spend tons of time in the kitchen to prepare for your next party. Check out these quick, last-minute party snack ideas and stock your pantry so you are ready for stress-free entertaining.
Healthy Chips and Dip
Tired of the same old chips and dip you find at every party. Start a new guilt-free chips and dips tradition by introducing your friends and family to these healthy snack combinations:
- Hummus and veggie chips
There are so many healthy brands of hummus on the market you won’t have a hard time including one of them right off the shelf. But if you want to throw one together yourself, this Avocado Hummus recipe from Delish.com only takes about 5 minutes to make. Add a side of veggie chips and you are set.
Cucumbers and spinach dip
Spinach Dip is another option that is both easy to buy and easy to make. This Easy Spinach Dip recipe is a great option as it is both gluten-free and keto-friendly. Add fresh veggies or veggie chips and call this one done.
Pretzel chips and spicy mustard dip
This one is just too easy. Pull out the sourdough pretzel nuggets and squeeze some spicy brown mustard into a little sauce bowl. Let the party begin.
Raw Nuts, Roasted Nuts, and Trail Mix
This one is really easy. Open a container of raw or roasted nuts and dump them in a pretty bowl. Done! While the calorie count is not as low as fresh vegetables, the high protein and salty yumminess are sure to be a hit. Or try a uniquely spiced nut combination like our Campfire Crunch or Nuts About Sriracha trail mix blends. See the related product links at the end of this article for these and other Creative Snack ideas.
Nonalcoholic Drink Options
All too often, the only drink options at a party are alcohol, water, and soda. If you’re not drinking, would rather not consume soda, and aren’t too excited about plain old water, that leaves you lacking for options. So, how about some fruit-infused water, fresh-squeezed lemonade, or mocktails made with fresh ingredients?
Lemon-lime soda with a splash of Grenadine and a dash of Orange juice garnished with an Orange Slice and Maraschino Cherry
Mash a few mint leaves in a jigger of simple syrup, add 2 jiggers of lime juice and 2 ozs. of club soda, pour over ice.
Coat the rim of a champagne glass in sugar, pour in 2 oz. peach nectar, fill slowly with sparkling apple cider.
Seasonal Party Snack Ideas
What better way to bring fresh flavors to your festivities than by choosing ingredients that are in season? During the fall, you can’t go wrong with pumpkin-spiced anything. From lattes to fresh baked cakes and breads, everyone loves the warm fall flavor of pumpkin. Peppermint and cranberry are two other holiday flavor favorites that are easy to weave into your healthy party planning.
Introducing new snacks at your parties can only add to the fun. If you have some favorite, out of the ordinary options your guests have loved, please share them in the comments section.