Easy Birthday Party Foods

Put together a crowd-pleasing birthday spread with these simple recipes from Food Network.

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Throw a Birthday Party to Remember

When it comes to throwing a birthday party, there's a lot of hype over the cake — but it's just as important to offer tasty finger foods to keep your guests satisfied while they wait for the main event. With these easy, satisfying recipes, any host is sure to pull off a memorable birthday party.

Mini Turkey Meatballs

Mini meatballs are the perfect snack for crowd mingling. Giada De Laurentiis dresses up the mild turkey meat with onion, garlic, parsley and cheese for rich, moist results.

Artichoke-and-Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushroom caps make perfect bite-size bowls for indulgent stuffings. Rachael Ray fills large white mushrooms with quartered artichoke hearts and Parmesan, then tops them with Asiago for a cheese overload.

Get the Recipe: Artichoke and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Gina's Pimiento-Cheese Cakes

Gina Neely adds a small dose of chopped green chiles and jalapenos to her batter for just the right bit of spice. Set them near a bowl full of the savory bacon-and-pimiento-cheese frosting and let your guests frost their own. 

Get the Recipe: Gina's Pimento Cheese Cakes

Sunny's Deviled Eggs

Sunny Anderson's secret weapon for these eggs? She adds pickled jalapenos to her mixture.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Deviled Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

These classic thumbprint shapes feature loads of chopped peanuts and chocolate chips baked right into the cookie dough. Fill each print with chocolate and they'll set in just 10 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

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