10 Last Minute Dinner Party Food Ideas

10 Last Minute Dinner Party Food Ideas

Throwing an amazing dinner party is no easy feat. Cultivating the skills it takes to become an awesome hostess takes time, tons of moxie, and one very important list of tasty recipes. Impromptu dinner parties have a way of sneaking up on all of us during the holidays. One minute we're having a casual conversation with a friend and the next we're inviting the whole gang around for dinner, but just because things are a bit rushed doesn't mean they can't still be great. These recipes are delicious, easy to whip-up, and a sure-fire way to appease even the pickiest of dinner party guests.


Baked Brie with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This delicious baked brie topped with flavorful sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, and fresh garlic cloves is an amazing no-fuss appetizer. It's ridiculously easy to serve and it looks absolutely beautiful.

Find the recipe at Taste and Tell

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

These prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears couldn't be easier to make; they take no longer than 5 minutes to cook, and they're the perfect dinner party finger food.

Find the recipe at Trendland

Tomato Tart

This delightfully chewy puff pastry is topped with fresh tomatoes and roasted garlic. This colorful appetizer may have a slightly longer baking time, but preparing it is a breeze.

Find the recipe at Savory Simple


Easy Seafood Paella

Yep! You heard right, a Mediterranean lobster dish that only takes an hour to prepare.

Find the recipe at The Mediterranean Dish

Caprese Pizza

A nice slice of pizza is always appreciated, especially when it's homemade and covered in fresh tomatoes and a tasty balsamic glaze.

Find the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod

Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs

Cooked in a flavorful white wine and lime juice, this chicken recipe takes simple, easy to handle, ingredients and turns them into something amazing.

Find the recipe at The Mediterranean Dish


Chocolate Pot de Créme

These single serving Pot de Créme's are a wonderfully simple alternative to any store bought dessert.

Find the recipe at Cup of Jo

Cannoli Cups

Crispy wonton wrappers filled with homemade cannoli creme; these miniature desserts are too cute to pass up.

Find the recipe at Gimme Some Oven

Mini Raspberry Pastichio Pavlovas

These mini pavlovas definitely seem daunting, but they're super low maintenance and make for a perfectly light dessert.

Find the recipe at My Name is Yeh

The Perfect Cocktail to Top it All Off

Whiskey Ginger with Lemon

This simple cocktail is full of spice, zest, and just enough whiskey to please everyone.

Find the recipe at Brit + Co

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