4 Delicious Grammys-inspired recipes to make for an awards party

We love music, so naturally, we like to stay up-to-date with the music scene and watch the Grammys! This year, we’re going all out and having a little Grammys party. We made up a few easy appetizers to serve — because the best part about a party is the food, right?

We decided to go with a simple theme of black, white and gold colors. This is always a great choice because you have nice, clean classic colors to work with. We also decided to come up with snazzy names for our appetizers to make it more fun.

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Swift’s spinach dip recipe

Our first appetizer is Swift’s spinach dip, named after — of course — superstar Taylor Swift. Spinach dip is a pretty classic party dish. It’s tasty, easy to make and a lot of people love it. This is also a great thing to make ahead of time, as you can serve it hot or cold. We served ours hot.

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  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, plus additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bag frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package Knorr vegetable mix


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Let the dip chill or microwave until it’s hot.
  3. Add mozzarella cheese on top!
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Musical meatball bites recipe

Musical meatball bites were our next party dish. These little bites of “yumminess” are not only super delicious, they’re also really cute and easy to make. These are basically just meatballs wrapped in bread dough and baked to perfection. You can vary your dips to accompany them. We did marinara, but you could also try a garlic sauce.


  • 1 roll frozen bread dough
  • 21 frozen meatballs
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Set out your bread dough until it is thawed.
  2. Pinch off small pieces of the dough and wrap each one around a meatball. Repeat the process for all of the meatballs, making sure to pinch them together well.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top of each covered meatball.
  4. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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Funky fruit bars recipe

For all of you sweets lovers out there, we also made some of our funky fruit bars. These fruit bars are a more unique dessert to add to your party, as they combine fresh fruit with the sweetness of a sugar cookie. We also made our own cream cheese icing to go on top.


  • 1 bag sugar cookie mix
  • 1 container cream cheese icing
  • 2-3 kiwi fruits
  • 1 pint blackberries
  • 1 pint raspberries


  1. Prepare the sugar cookie mix according to its package instructions, spreading the mix into a small 8-by-8-inch pan.
  2. Bake as instructed on the package.
  3. Let the cookie layer cool.
  4. Peel and slice the kiwi fruit.
  5. Frost the cooled bars: You can use any icing that you choose, but we used a cream cheese icing.
  6. Slice the bars, top them with berries and serve.

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“Bad Blood” berry tea recipe

No party is complete without the drinks! We made this fresh “Bad Blood” berry tea to go with our Grammys party spread. This berry-infused tea has an amazing flavor. You can make individual drinks like we did or you can make a whole punch bowl. Top with fresh berries for extra flavor.


  • 3 cups water
  • 6 tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mixed berry juice
  • 2 cups seltzer water


  1. Bring water to a boil and add tea bags.
  2. Let steep for about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar.
  4. Put tea in a pitcher and set it in the fridge for a couple hours to chill.
  5. Once chilled, add the mixed berry juice and seltzer.
  6. Serve!

We know that all of these recipes are sure to be a hit at your next party. You can try experimenting with a few of the ingredients and dips as well to really make them your own. What is your favorite part of the Grammys? Is it the food, performances or seeing all of the musicians in their red carpet looks?

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