16 festive appetizer recipesWhen the holidays arrive, everyone gets in a happy, festive mood! There are parties, gatherings and get together’s with friends and family enjoying this special time of year. I love entertaining and having friends over but want it to be stress free. Over the years, I’ve put together a foolproof plan to help me “get my act together” and so that I can have fun along with my guests. This plan includes a setting the theme, making a budget and pulling together a delicious menu. The key to throwing a successful party, whether large or small is being organized. So, I’m sharing some of my favorite, easy to make appetizers along with my FREE downloadable, printable *Entertainment Planner* to help you be the hostess with the mostess. Cheers!

Savory Appetizers

savory festive appetizers

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus | Pickled Shrimp | Antipasto Skewers | Salami & Cream Cheese Rolls | Spicy Sausage Dip

Cheese Appetizers

cheese festive appetizers

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms | Southern Charcuterie Board | Whipped Feta | Blue Cheese Palmiers | Baked Brie & Onions | Goat Cheese with Honey & Pistachios | Red Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese


To make sure you’ve got all the “bases covered” and don’t forget a thing for your get together, make sure you’ve got a good plan. After many trials and errors, I put together a one sheet entertainment planner that helps me with any dinner or cocktail party, cookout or BIG event that I’m hosting. I hope you’ll enjoy using it so that you’ll take joy in sharing the gift of hospitality.

entertaining printable from A Southern Soul

Appetizers With Nuts

nut festive appetizers

Pumpkin Spice Candies Pecans | Mini Honey Roasted Almond Cheese Balls | Sweet Potato & Candies Pecans Bruschetta

16 festive appetizers and printable

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