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18 Easy Christmas Appetizer Recipes That Will Fill Your Friends With Glee

If you enjoy throwing a holiday party every now and then, you know how exciting the planning can be. But between creating a cocktail menu and dreaming up a stellar holiday dessert spread, you need to decide how you’re going to sate your guests’ hunger. Sure, you could go the easy route and order pizzas, but how much fun is that? The good news is that you can get creative without too much hassle. People love an assortment of appetizers, and these 18 snacks will get your wheels turning.

Cheesy Artichoke Dip: A party just isn’t a party without a melty and cheesy dip. This ooey-gooey mixture is packed with plump artichokes and topped with toasty breadcrumbs for a little extra indulgence. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

Vegetable Pinwheels: You can make these cream cheese and veggie pinwheels with any filling you prefer, giving you a ton of variety when it comes to snacking preferences. Try them with different types of wraps for even more combinations! (via Food Lovin' Family)

Curry Hummus: Why have run-of-the-mill hummus when you can have curry hummus? This recipe is easy to follow, even if you've never made your own hummus before. (via Pinch of Yum)

Vegan Smoked “Salmon” Cheese Rolls: If you love the elegance of sushi but don't want to leave fish out all night, this recipe may be for you. You'll never guess what the vegan "salmon" is made from. (via Full of Plants)

Easy Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers: These flaky, cheesy, and spicy poppers are the go-to app when you want big flavor but are short on time. (via The Blond Cook)

Holiday Pomegranate Guacamole on Roasted Sweet Potato Toasts: What's red and green and sweet underneath? These festive and fit sweet potato bites topped with pomegranate seeds and guacamole! (via Fit Living Eats)

Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts: Bright, cheery, and just a bit sweet, these tarts are exactly what any party needs to get going. And they're simple to make, too! (via Half Baked Harvest)

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball: A pop of dried cranberries makes this cheese ball a tart and savory treat for your holiday bash. It's an unconventional take on a cheese ball with traditional holiday ingredients. (via The Recipe Critic)

Red Cooking Wine Caramelized Onion Baked Brie: Baked brie is not only a fan-favorite, but it's quick to throw in the oven while you're working on your other appetizers. This recipe uses caramelized onions and a little wine to bring out the flavors. (via Greens & Chocolate)

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail: Shrimp cocktail is always a hit — especially when you serve it in a fancy glass! These shrimp are served with a zesty cocktail sauce and to add that Mexican flair, they’re topped with a refreshing tomato and avocado relish. (via Dinner at the Zoo)

Vegan Walnut, Sage, and Cranberry Stuffed Holiday Mushrooms: Mushrooms were meant to be stuffed — and when you pop one of these tasty morsels into your mouth, you’ll agree. The nutty, herbaceous, and slightly sweet filling creates a palate pleaser that will WOW your friends. (via Blissful Basil)

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops With Cajun Cream Sauce: The bacon-wrapped scallop is kicked up with a creamy and dreamy Cajun sauce. (via Cooks With Cocktails)

Beet Hummus: Add some vibrant color to your holiday appetizer game with this superfood dip! Dress it up with festive veggies like rainbow carrots, watermelon radish, and golden beets. (via Brit + Co)

Maple Rosemary Roasted Nuts: Warm, aromatic roasted nuts help you stay cozy when it's cold outside. The maple and rosemary flavors in this recipe work nicely together. (via The Roasted Root)

Chinese Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Egg Rolls With Sweet Chile Pomegranate Sauce: Crispy egg rolls become swoon-worthy bites with the sweet tart pomegranate dipping sauce. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Citrus Marinated Olives and Feta: For something tangy and savory to snack on, look no further than this recipe. Besides, bragging about marinating your own olives will make for a toothsome conversation starter! (via Greens & Chocolate)

Crispy Caprese Meatballs Stuffed With Mozzarella: We understand that people share a deep love for Crock-Pots full of Swedish meatballs, but these babies take the cake. Stuffed with gooey mozzarella, these meatballs will totally become a holiday tradition. (via The Cozy Apron)

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes With Warm Apple Cream Cheese Dip: The apple cream cheese dip paired with these fluffy and crunchy potato bites is a sweet touch. (via Cooks With Cocktails)

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Additional reporting by Dana Sandonato

Mel Burke
When Mel Burke isn't singing 80's love songs to her dog, she writes about books, food, dating, travel, and the constantly weird adventure that is living in California.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)