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 … Take the vintage desserts—we'll never pass up a bowlful of banana pudding, a square of Texas sheet cake, or a slice of buttermilk pie. There's really nothing like the old-fashioned desserts you can find in your mama's old church cookbook. We rounded up the most classic desserts that have been coming out of Southern kitchens for generations.