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5 Must-Try Cocktail Party Food Ideas

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5 Must-Try Cocktail Party Food Ideas
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Whether its a bridal shower, a birthday or the summer solstice, there's always a reason to host a cocktail party. Once you pop the bubbly you'll want some elegant bites for your guests to feast on while they socialize. These easy but sophisticated party food ideas bring together delightful seafood dishes, classic canapés and a heavenly dessert - everything you'll need for the ultimate cocktail party. Bottoms up!

Thai Shrimp with Lettuce Cups

Sweet and sour shrimp wrapped in lettuce leaves is a foolproof way of impressing your guests. Serve with napkins so diners have a place to put discarded shrimp tails (or you can do away with them altogether).

Baked Mussels

Aside from its glorious flavor, the best part about this dish is its easy of preparation. Cooked mussels are sprinkled with a flavorful topping and baked until golden - a completely irresistible party food idea. 

Canapé with Salmon, Crabmeat and Caviar

These elegant canapés topped with caviar are a luxurious party food idea. What's great is you can make these ahead of time and keep them in fridge until serving time.

Celeriac and Cheese Salad

Everyone will enjoy the blend of contrasting textures and colors of this stacked salad made with walnuts, cashews and creamy Gorgonzola.

Rose Cupcakes

Every cocktail party deserves a sweet ending and you'll get that and more with these festive almond-flavored cupcakes.

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