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Amazing Appetizers

Never mind the drinks. Your holiday party guests will eat—and eat—and be jolly.
photography by Manny Rodriguez

(clockwise from top left)

1   |   Mini Sweet Potato Cheesecakes
These light and airy treats are just sweet enough without being cloying. And come on. Who doesn’t like cheesecake? ($2.50 each/

2   |   Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Wrapped in Prosciutto
It’s not a party until someone has broken out the tequila. Avoid hurt feelings and hurt bodies by restricting the alcohol to these delicious snacks. ($1.95 each/

3   |   Mini Turkey Sliders
We’re tired of the slider trend, too, but bear with us. These are true sliders—bite-size, really cute, super-yummy perfection. ($65 for three dozen/

4   |   Profiteroles with Smoked Salmon
Is there a more fun word to say than “profiteroles”? Can’t think of one. But what makes these delights extra special is the fact that they are savory rather than sweet. ($18 per dozen/

5   |   Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
These refined refreshments are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Once you pop one in your mouth, you will be unable to stop until they’re gone. And then you’ll be sad. ($14 per dozen/

6   |   Shrimp Baguettes
Need to add a dash of the old school to your party? These elegant snacks are perfectly suited for your sterling silver trays. ($1.50 each/

7   |   Baked Brie Crostini
Guess what’s better than a fruit and cheese combo? Nothing. You’re welcome. ($1.50 each/

8   |   Pups in a Thong
Let’s be honest. This is just a fancy way of saying “pigs in the blanket.” No matter—everyone loves this treat whether it’s in a blanket or a thong. ($12.95 for two dozen/

(clockwise from top left) Pedestal bowl atop Etoile dinner plate, both by Astier de Villatte ($260 and $145/Grange Hall); small square plate ($2.95/Crate & Barrel); large Nathalie plate by Astier de Villatte ($125/Grange Hall); Etoile side plate ($100/Grange Hall); ceramic basket ($18/Anthropologie); La Piage leaf plate by Astier de Villatte ($145/Grange Hall); small Nathalie snowflake plate ($105/Grange Hall). Vintage Christmas ornaments available at Country Garden Antiques.