24 Easy, Make-Ahead Cocktail Party Snacks

Hosting a casual cocktail party or open house this holiday season? Keep it simple with easy to make (and eat) snacks.

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Entertaining can be stressful, but one of the simplest ways to ensure a smooth evening is to serve make-ahead cocktail snacks. These bite-sized foods don’t require a lot of day-of preparation — which means less time cooking, less kitchen clean-up and more time spent getting into the party mood. So pour yourself a cocktail (or mocktail), turn on the tunes and relax.

Watch: How to dress up your cocktails (and make them pretty fancy-looking)