Engagement Party Recipes Everyone Will Love
After she says yes, it's time to celebrate! Whether you’re hosting an engagement party or have been tasked with bringing a dish to share, these recipes are perfect for the occasion. Since the day of the big party can be pretty busy, many of the easy recipes can be prepared ahead of time so you’ll have one less thing on your to-do list. From finger sandwiches to bit-sized desserts, these recipes are the best way to celebrate the happy couple.
Recipe: Party-Perfect Meatballs
You can make these meatballs and the sauce ahead of time and use the warm setting on your slow cooker to keep them warm before serving.
Cornmeal Tarts with Ricotta Pimiento Cheese
Recipe: Cornmeal Tarts with Ricotta Pimiento Cheese
You can make the cornmeal tarts ahead of time and thaw the day of the party.
Cured Salmon with Dill-Horseradish Cream
Although these bite-sized appetizers look impressive, they only require 15 minutes of hands-on prep time.
Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles
Recipe: Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles
A party-ready version of a Southern classic.
Petite Sweet Potato Biscuits with Pulled Pork and Slaw
Recipe: Petite Sweet Potato Biscuits with Pulled Pork and Slaw
Restaurant BBQ pork will help these bite-size biscuits come together in a snap.
Recipe: Cuban Sliders
Store-bought sweet dinner rolls help these flavor-filled sandwiches come together easily with a short ingredient list.
Cheddar Cheese Straws
Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Straws
Most of the ingredients for this easy snack can be found in your pantry, and one batch makes about ten dozen.
Tiny Tomato Tarts
Recipe: Tiny Tomato Tarts
The pastry shells can be baked and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Recipe: Pork Tenderloin Sliders
Serve the pork tenderloin on a large cutting board and let guests buil their own sandwiches.
Warm Turnip Green Dip
Recipe: Warm Turnip Green Dip
You can also use spinach in this dip, but we like the Southern touch turnip greens add.
Butternut-Goat Cheese Mushrooms
Recipe: Butternut-Goat Cheese Mushrooms
Stuff these mushrooms a day before and add the breadcrumbs just before you're ready to bake.
Buttery Garlic Shrimp
Recipe: Buttery Garlic Shrimp
This quick appetizer is ready in just 15 minutes.
Wine-Spiked Cranberry Cheese Log
Recipe: Wine-Spiked Cranberry Cheese Log
Let a fruit-topped cheese appetizer be the star of your charcuterie board.
Chocolate Truffle Bites
Recipe: Chocolate Truffle Bites
These bite-sized chocolate truffles will go fast, you may want to double (or triple) the recipe.
Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing
Recipe: Texas Sheet Cake with Fudge Icing
In addition to being delicious, this sheet cake is easy to transport and serve.
Triple Chocolate Brownie-Mousse Stacks
Recipe: Triple Chocolate Brownie-Mousse Stacks
Assembled stacks can be stored for up to 24 hours before serving.
Mini Strawberry Tarts
Recipe: Mini Strawberry Tarts
These sweet tarts are shown with strawberries, but you can use any in-season berriesr like raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
Lemonade Iced Tea
Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea
Combine tea and lemonade for a refreshing drink for a backyard soiree.
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Recipe: Raspberry Beer Cocktail
You can use fresh or frozen raspberries for this beer cocktail.