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Party Time

By Kate Rowe, December 6, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Rowe
shrimp_cocktail 'Tis the season for holiday gatherings, and it's never too late to make a plan to invite friends and neighbors over for an evening of good food and company. Hosting a holiday party is easier than you might think. Step 1: Get the good stuff for holiday entertaining with our ideas for everything from Holiday Décor to Snacks and Sweets, Festive Quaffers, Nogs and More. Step 2: Plan your party spread. Stop by our in-store holiday table for options from our prepared foods department, or if you'd like to make some homemade appetizers, check out our favorites to get your holiday party started. Mix and match recipes so you'll have an assortment of appetizers you can make ahead of time as well as some no-cook, quick-to-assemble options.

No-Cook Nibbles

Prosciutto, Brie and Apricot Rollups Seafood Cucumber Stacks Shrimp Cocktail with Green Onion Dipping Sauce

Spreads and Dips

edamame_guacamoleEdamame Guacamole Homemade Hummus Party-time Pimento Cheese Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Hummus Roquefort Dip Tofu Curry Dip with Chives White Bean Spread Winter Squash Crostini

Nuts

spicednuts Maple Sugar Walnuts Nuts and Bolts Spiced Nuts

Baked Starters

Baked Apple and Brie Canapes Chicken, Olive and Roasted Red Pepper Tart Cranberry Cheddar Sausage Bites Herb-Roasted Sweet Potato Skins Spicy Jack-Cheddar Cauliflower Dip stuffed_mushrooms Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Browse our full recipe collection for more ideas. Step 3: Relax and enjoy the holidays!