35 Party Appetizer Recipes Your Guests Will Love Whether you're looking for classic bite-sized party appetizers like bruschetta, deviled eggs, and cocktail meatballs to gather with family and friends, or need ideas for festive finger food or holiday platters that you can make ahead of time, we've got all the inspiration you'll need in this special collection of our best party appetizer … Chef John's version of Scotch eggs calls for soft-boiled eggs; when you bite into the egg you get an amazing contrast between molten yolk and crispy sausage shell.