Appetizer Ideas to Strike Your Taste Buds at Birthday Parties

Appetizer Ideas for Birthday Party
Looking for a few ideas to make delicious appetizers for your next party? Well, look no further than this Buzzle post.
Planning a birthday party, either for kids or adults, can be very demanding. From the guest list to the decoration, everything has to be done perfectly and this can make the whole process tiring. In addition, one also has the responsibility of arranging the party food. However, it is not necessary that you have to provide your guests with an elaborate spread, rather serving appetizers for a birthday party will be a great idea. Appetizers do not take too long to make, and children as well as adults really love them. Before we head towards the recipes, there are certain crucial things that you have to keep in mind.

Birthday Party Appetizers
  • Once you have decided that you are going to serve appetizers at the birthday party, the next step is to make a list of options you have. Make sure you have at least 4-5 appetizers at the party and their quantity should depend on the number of guests you have invited.
  • Once you have made the list, decide on the dips and sauces to go with them. You also have to decide on the things that you need to buy for making these appetizers. If the appetizer is novel, make sure that you cook and taste it once before the actual party and factor in the opinions of your family members.
  • Presumably, there will be other arrangements that you have to oversee on the day of the party, which is why it is advisable to make the appetizers a day or two before the party. This will save you a lot of time and you will be able to enjoy the party, rather than spending the whole time in the kitchen. Prepare the appetizers and place them in the freezer till the day of the birthday party.
Kids Birthday Party Starters
As kids are picky eaters, their party menu should include options that are healthy, and at the same time, delicious as well.

Cheese Wedges

Ingredients
  • 2 rounds of Camembert cheese
  • 8 ounces cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces fine bread crumbs
  • 3 cups peanut oil
Preparation

Place the Camembert in the refrigerator for a night and the next morning chop them into twelve equal sized wedges. Place these chopped cheese wedges again into the refrigerator for some time. Break the eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk them till they are light and fluffy. In another bowl, combine sesame seeds and bread crumbs and spread them on flat dish. The cheese that is kept in the fridge should be first dipped in the bowl of beaten eggs and then on the plate which has the bread crumb mixture. Place these dipped cheese wedges on a baking tray and refrigerate it again for an hour or so. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and deep-fry these dipped cheese wedges till the become golden in color. Take out of the oil and drain them on a kitchen towel. Place them on a serving plate and serve with cranberry sauce.

Artichoke Hearts

Ingredients
  • 14 ounces artichoke hearts
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 4 ounces mayonnaise
  • Dill weed and garlic salt, as per taste
  • Paprika
Preparation

Chop the artichoke hearts into fine pieces and keep them aside. In a bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, dill weed, sour cream and garlic salt together. Add the artichoke hearts and mix well. Grease a long shallow dish with a non-sticky spray and transfer the artichoke mixture into it. Spread the paprika over it and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Once it becomes brown in color, take out and serve with crackers.

Easy Birthday Party Starters

Grilled Ribs

Ingredients
  • 3½ pounds spareribs, chopped
  • Dash of garlic salt
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 16 ounces water
  • 8 ounces Russian salad dressing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Preparation

Place the ribs in a flat dish and sprinkle pepper and salt over them. Transfer the ribs into the crock pot, fill it with water and cook on a low temperature for 6-7 hours. Once they become tender, switch off the crock pot and drain the excess water. Make a sauce by mixing pineapple juice and salad dressing.
Place the cooked ribs on a grilling pan and spread garlic salt over it. With a spoon, spread some sauce on one side of the ribs and grill till it becomes brown and then, repeat the same process on the other side too.

Mushrooms with Crab

Ingredients
  • 20 medium-sized mushrooms
  • 1/4 pound fresh crab meat, flaked
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Paprika
Preparation

Wash the mushrooms thoroughly and drain them. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and place them in the food processor. Add chopped green onions and garlic and blend till they become coarse. Heat butter in a non-stick pan and fry the above mixture for a minute. Transfer this to a mixing bowl and add the crab, bread crumbs, salt, and lemon juice to it. Mix it until all the ingredients are fully blended. Take the mushroom caps and brush some oil on the bottom as well as on its sides. Take a spoonful of the filling and stuff it in the mushrooms and sprinkle some paprika over these. Place these on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for ten minutes. When the mushrooms become soft, place them on a dish and serve.
Crab Stuffed Mushroom Caps
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