We love entertaining. There really aren't too many things in life that are as satisfying as throwing one kick-butt party — it really is quite the buzz. The only problem? If you're busy making sure all the adorable little finger foods are ready on time when the guests are ready to snack, sometimes you miss out on the fun.
But when you prepare everything in advance, you have cute, tasty appetizers, well fed guests and you get to join in on the festivities. Perfection.
All it really comes down to is a little creative planning and a wee bit of precooking to save yourself literal hours to spend with your friends. Because you deserve to kick back and have some fun too.
These make-ahead appetizers are perfect.
Originally published December 2014. Updated August 2017.