12 Easy Adult Birthday Party Food Ideas

There's nothing quite like the joy of control that comes with hosting an adult birthday party. You choose the guest list, pick the playlist, and serve party snacks you actually want to eat. 

Here are the best; dips, keto snacks, carby delights and cheesy bites to take the stress out of entertaining so that you can spend more time enjoying the party with your guests.

  1. Mushroom and Goat Cheese Purses

Frozen phyllo dough from the store makes putting these purses together a cinch. You can make the mushroom filling a day in advance and refrigerate it until ready to use. Martha Stewart

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  1. Avocado Bar

Think of this as an update on the taco bar: Lay out a platter of seasoned, lime-doused avocado halves and bowls of toppings, and let guests help themselves. Martha Stewart

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  1. Pizza Puffs

What’s more fun than a pizza puff? Skip the kind sold in the frozen aisle and try this homemade version. You can substitute any meat or vegetable for the pepperoni and any cheese for the mozzarella. Taste of Home

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  1. Everything Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers

We all know that the addictiveness of savory and spice blend is amplified when paired with smooth cream cheese. Each popper is bursting with flavor and a variety of optional toppings keep each bite interesting (and makes for a gorgeous platter).

Make sure that the jalapenos are pre-cooked before adding the cream cheese filling to ensure that the cream cheese doesn't burn. My Recipes

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  1. Cheese Truffles

Pimiento cheese transforms into tiny little cheese truffles in this effortless recipe.

These bite-sized cheese balls are perfect for your next party or get-together and are an easy to add no-cook solution for your spread. Roll each cheese ball in chopped toasted pecans, parsley or crumbled bacon for irresistible flavor in every bite. My Recipes

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  1. Bacon Endive Tomato Bite

Multicolored grape tomatoes shine in these little bites. Prepare this when the tomatoes are at their ripest, sweetest, and juiciest.

This starter makes for a bright and fresh starter that is bursting with flavor and color. On the light side, this appetizer will ensure that you and your guests don't get too full before the main course. My Recipes

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  1. Spinach Deviled Eggs

Spinach adds unexpected color and flavor to this tasty variation on deviled eggs. They're easy to make and are an attractive addition to a party spread. Taste of Home

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  1. Orange-Glazed Chicken Meatballs

These tasty southwestern meatballs warm up a buffet. I add pomegranate seeds, jalapeno pepper jelly and cilantro to make everything pop with color. Taste of Home

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  1. Sweet Potato and Chorizo

Extra-sharp cheddar cheese, a dash of cinnamon, and a few scoops of plum jelly give this chorizo sausage ball recipe multiple layers of savory flavor. Take these sweet-potato-and-chorizo-sausage balls as the rest of the South’s answer to Louisiana’s savory boudin balls – each delicious bite is loaded with meat with a little kick from spicy chorizo.

The recipe was born from the daughter of a Mississippi sweet potato farmer, April McGreger, who says that this recipe is a classic in her hometown. If you’re looking for a unique holiday appetizer, this sweet potato recipe is our top pick for you. Southern Living

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  1. Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

This non-traditional finger food will revolutionize the way you look at basic enchiladas.

Rather than spending time rolling the dough and filling individual enchiladas, our test kitchen experts found a way to bake all of the Tex-Mex flavor that we love into individual, pan-baked bites.

You’ll never guess you can whip up these easy appetizers in only three steps. Simply bake flour tortillas in muffin pans, fill with all the fixin’s (like black beans, refried beans, enchilada sauce, green chilies, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese) and bake. Top with sour cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, and scallions. You can have these appetizers out in 30 minutes or less. Southern Living

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  1. Party Poppers

Satisfy hungry houseguests with a spicy two-bite appetizer stuffed with chicken-cream cheese filling and wrapped in some hickory-smoked bacon.

This quick and easy appetizer, with just a few ingredients and even fewer steps, will make entertaining easy without the hassle of fussing over the oven all day and night.

For those who like it hot, swap mini sweet peppers for spicy jalapeños. Southern Living

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  1. Petite Sweet Potato Biscuits with Pulled Pork and Slaw

Give guests a fresh taste of summer with these beautifully barbecued flavors mixed with crunchy chopped veggies.

Dress up barbecue pork in this small appetizer with just a hint of barbecue sauce, mayonnaise, and sliced green onion.

Serve it with red cabbage, shredded carrots, red wine vinegar and chopped fresh chives for a stunning presentation.

Guests will enjoy this nibbler in just a few bites of sweet potato, cabbage, carrot, and pork heaven.

Also if looking to make this dish ahead of time, the sweet potato biscuits freeze beautifully--thaw, bake, and top them just before serving. My Recipes

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You've got enough to do as a party host. Cleaning the house, getting the birthday banner set up, planning the games, figuring out how many of the people who RSVP-ed yes will actually come.

We’re confident these easy party finger foods to your roster to take one more worry off your list, so you can enjoy the get-together as much as your guests.

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