We're epicureans in our home, and food takes center stage at any of our shindigs. But this year, I'm being a little more sensible. At least when it comes to the party appetizers. Don't get me wrong, I love a good ol' stuff-a-thon, but if you count all the grub that will be gobbled from now until end of the year...
Anyways, I've been scouring the web for delicious, unique and above all healthy party appetizers that are great for all the family. These yummy ideas are also supersimple and quick, and therefore perfect for rustling up at the last minute!
* Pumpkin Humus - Made with store cupboard ingredients, couldn't be easier!
* Satsuma and Pomegranate Cocktail - Leave out the Campari for a non-alcoholic version. Refreshing and festive, I'd make a huge batch of this instead of the usual sangria, and serve the Campari on the side so guests can spike their own.
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.