Holiday gatherings are special by definition. So pull out all the stops and let guests know they’re in for a treat by starting the party with these extravagant appetizers.

16 Extra-Special Holiday Appetizers That Will Impress Your Holiday Guests
Thomas J. Story

The holidays are all about creating a feeling of abundance and also providing unexpected surprises. Do both at this year’s holiday party by preparing one or more of these recipes. Whether you’re serving these treats by passing them around at a cocktail party or as the first course at a sit-down dinner, these dishes are sure to please. Oysterscaviar (California-raised roe is sustainable and affordable) and crab all feel luxurious, yet none will break the bank when served as suggested. From classic party snacks like kicky deviled eggs and tropical shrimp skewers to cross-cultural treats like tuna gravlax with avocado and pumpkin empanadas, these appetizers will make your holiday guests feel like they are at a swanky soirée from another time and place.

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