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Great Party Recipes!

The Food is the Life of the Party: Show Biz from via

Great parties begin with great party recipes because the food is the life of the party.

(And you thought it was your rendition of Mack the Knife.)

You can serve the same old tired party fare, but, admit it, what you really want is lots of great food ideas for parties. Just not 46,827 of them!

Bring your party to life, then, with make-your-friends-happy recipes like...

  • Mexican Cheese Fondue
  • Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Chicken and Artichoke Pizza
  • 7 Layer Dip
  • Spicy Pecan Nibbles
  • Watermelon Champagne Punch
  • Jello Shots
  • Grilled Ahi Tuna Sandwiches

Sounds wonderful but difficult, right? Nope. 'Easy' is part of what makes them great.

Outstanding cooks (and hosts) come in two styles, those who love to cook and those who love to eat. We cater to the latter with lots of easy party recipes.

I even tell you how to figure how much food to prepare for your crowd.

Well, duh!, You Say

The easiest way to navigate GPR is to use the Nav Bar or the search box. Yeah, that was the "duh" moment.

Only a few topics are not intuitively located:

  1. • Salads are divided between the Dinner Party and BBQ chapters.

  2. • Party Yak is eclectic, for sure; whatever doesn't fit anywhere else goes there, like party etiquette, party favors, and jello shots.

  3. • For all the how-much-food, recipe conversion, and food safety questions go to Food Planning.

  4. • And, oh yeah, dipping sauces ended up under Fondue. Long story.

That's it. Have fun exploring; some of GPR's more well-traveled pages are showcased below. Take the tour. And have a great party.


Popular GPR Spots

Take a click-tour of some of GPR's most helpful, most liked, most visited, and most pinned pages. Start by clicking on any photo or click a link to go directly to the page. Each link will open in a new window.

Party Yak: Jello Shots (Shooters),

Jello Shots

Tea Party: Homemade Crumpets


Fondue Party: Dipping Sauce Recipes

Dipping Sauce

Gourmet Party Food > Caviar Types > Black Caviar

Caviar Types

Party Yak: Wine and Cheese Pairings

Wine and Cheese

Tea Party: Tea Sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches

Desserts: Tea Cakes > Baklava


Appetizers: Rumaki


Fondue: Tempura Batter

Tempura Batter

Punch: Wedding Punch

Wedding Punch

Party Yak: How to Cook a Turkey in a Paper Bag

How to Cook a Turkey
in a Paper Bag

Party Yak: Amish Cinnamon Bread (Friendship Bread)

Amish Friendship Bread


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Join the party! Tell us how you were able to use or improve the recipe(s) or tips on this page.

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Art for the kitchen...

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