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The easiest ways to make your premade party food look fancy

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Store-bought food gets swanky with these simple additions

The appetizer bar doesn't always have to be a boring veggie tray from the supermarket. Impress your guests by using one of these simple tricks to turn your party into one posh bash.

Put a fork in it

smoked salmon cream cheese cucumber bites

Photo credit: Baker by Nature

Take a stackable appetizer and turn it fancy using a decorative toothpick for instant pizazz. Get inspired with these delectable smoked salmon cream cheese cucumber bites assembled by Baker by Nature.

Just skewer it

Caprese skewers

Photo credit: Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow

An instant way to turn your appetizer into a pretty presentation is to serve anything that requires a skewer. These mini Caprese skewers by Healthy Today, Healthy Tomorrow are absolutely delightful and adorable for any occasion.

Your fruit is served

harvest apple salad

Photo credit: Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Save money in the kitchen by upcycling your fruit skin into your appetizer! Yummy Mummy Kitchen hollowed out the apples used in her harvest apple salad with pomegranate, apple and blue cheese recipe to serve the dish as a cute treat.

It's in a boat

Fruit salad

Photo credit: Reluctant Entertainer

Another fantastic fruit-filled way to deliver your appetizer is by turning your fruit of choice into a boat. That's right, folks, this pineapple is completely serveware-worthy after a bit of slicing and dicing presented to you by the Reluctant Entertainer.

Wonton wonders

Asian salad wonton cups

Photo credit: Good Life Eats

Considering that most appetizers are just bite-sized versions of their big brother dinner concoctions, using wonton wrappers or chip bowls is the perfect way to serve up bite-sized salads. Steal Good Life Eats' Asian salad wonton cups to charm the pants off your guests at your next bash.

It's in the bowl

bowl made of lettuce

Photo credit: Petite Social

Nothing says swanky quite like dip served in a bowl made of lettuce. Use Petite Social's posh rustic garden party presentation and take your vegetable tray to a whole new level.

Stick it to 'em

cheese balls

Photo credit: Cooking on the Side

Take a cue from the cake pop and use your extra sticks for your appetizer. Ball up some upscale cheese and pop it on a stick for decorative addition to your party. Make your own delicious cheese balls with the help of Cooking on the Side's recipe.

With a pretzel

strawberry graham cheese ball bite

Photo credit: Five Heart Home

And if you don't have extra lollipop or cake pop sticks lying around the house, you can always use pretzel sticks. Served with a sweet treat on the end, this option is sure to reduce your party's waste. Five Heart Home puts her pretzel sticks into a delightful strawberry graham cheese ball bite.

In a glass

dill dip cups

Photo credit: My Baking Addiction

When served by its lonesome, this dill dip looks boring. But when served together in a shot glass, My Baking Addiction's summer appetizer looks delightful.

Wrap it up

spiral-wrapped sausages

Photo credit: Mom on Timeout

Whether you choose to wrap your appetizer in lettuce, bacon or croissants, it will instantly give your dish some fancy packaging. Just look at these spiral-wrapped sausages by Mom on Timeout. Yum!

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