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These party food ideas are total crowd-pleasers! Everyone will love these easy and irresistible recipes for party snacks, dips and more.

Party food ideas

Having a party and need recipe inspiration? Try our top party food ideas! This isn’t just a list of random recipes: we’ve tested them at actual parties with real people. Suffice it to say: these party snacks go over well with everyone, no matter their diet or preferences! There’s something for every season and occasion, from classic dips to finger foods to a few treats. The common thread? They all get rave reviews.

And now…our top party food ideas!

More party recipes & snacks

Need to round out your menu of party food and snacks? Depending on the occasion, you may want to accessorize your menu with drinks and desserts. Here are a few more collections of recipes to please everyone at the party:

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Taco Dip

40 Fun Party Food Ideas

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Looking for easy party food ideas for a crowd? This taco dip recipe is fast and easy: the ideal party appetizer for a crowd! Scoop up this irresistible creamy mix with tortilla chips.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened*
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 2 teaspoons each cumin and chili powder
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives
  • Optional toppings: minced red onion, chopped cilantro, pickled jalapeños


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, salsa and spices until it’s fully smooth. The mixture will start out chunky, but keep whisking until the cream cheese is fully smooth. (It takes a few minutes, so be patient!)
  2. Place the cheese mixture in the bottom of a circular glass pie plate or other circular dish. Smooth into an even layer.
  3. Top with the cheese, chopped lettuce, chopped tomato, black olives, and other optional toppings. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, or refrigerate until serving. (Leftovers last up to 3 days refrigerated.)
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Party food, Party food ideas

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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