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.


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)