Recipe, Cookie Dough Truffles

There are two types of party hosts: those who prepare food and those who cater. I’m open to either depending on my mood and schedule. These self-serve party ideas provide the oomph to make your spread a simple yet smashing success.

There are three layers to a well-designed party: music, sociability and culinary indulgence.

Music is the heartbeat of the party. Depending on the vibe we want, we can coordinate our playlist ahead of time by searching Spotify genres.

Sociability is the second layer of a successful party. A fun way to break the ice and stir up fun for those 18+ is with Cards Against Humanity or its newer alternative, Joking Hazard. If there are kiddos at the party, Two Truths and a Lie is a fun PG alternative.

Of course, the most important details of the party are the sips and snacks. Remember, we keep it simple in these parts, so a self-serve bar of wine, beer and margaritas is on point. As for snacks, here are eight self-serve party food and drink ideas that do not disappoint.

8 SELF-SERVE PARTY IDEAS

Party Food, Sandwiches
Recipe, Potato Chip Bags
Mexican Street Corn Pasta Cups
Recipe, Mojito Jello Shots
Recipe, Cookie Dough Truffles
Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots
Mini Margarita Bottles
Party Hydration Station

Compile your music list. Grab a Joking Hazard deck. Whip-up your sips and snacks. And let’s party! 

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