31 Easy, Make-Ahead Cocktail Party Snacks

Hosting a holiday party this year? Keep it simple with easy to make (and eat) snacks.

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Turkish sausage rolls - make ahead cocktail party snacks

Photo, Erik Putz.

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

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