Best Party Foods For Every Occasion

When you and your friends are leaving a party, you are guaranteed to talk about at least three things: the people, the place, and the food. The decorations, the cocktails — all of that is important, but what really makes a party a success is the right group of people, the perfect environment, and inarguably delicious fare.

From appetizers to dinner party menus, party food has to satiate and impress. Every host and hostess worries about their party foods for a number of reasons, the main one being the desire to dazzle their guests with an impressive menu.

To help you throw a soirée everyone will remember, we are rounding up some delicious and timeless party foods that will work for any type of occasion:

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

A great spinach and artichoke dip that your guests will clamor around. Simply place in the microwave with some extra Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for a super crispy crust right before you serve it to your guests.

Buffalo Wings

What makes these wings so special? The sauce. Make Buffalo Wild Wings at home, plus three of the chain's 12 most popular varieties (spicy garlic, medium, and hot). A tip from: The sauces are very thick, almost like dip, so it's necessary to use an emulsifying technique. Click here to see How to Make Authentic Buffalo Wings.

Hot Crab Dip

This crab dip couldn't be any easier — or more delicious! It's made with canned crab meat, but you can always substitute fresh lump crab. The lemon juice and green onions add a touch of brightness to this dish. Serve with some crusty bread or crackers for a creamy dip appetizer.   

"White Castle" Sliders

The mouthwatering thought of something small, something tender, and something that's a perfect balance of meat, onion, bun, and pickle — it's the need for a slider that only this recipe can satiate.

Zesty 7-Layer Dip

Seven-layer dips can be pretty bland if you don't throw in spices and extra flavors. Adding these zesty ingredients makes for a recipe bursting with flavor.