End of Summer Party Appetizer Ideas

End of Summer Appetizer Ideas

It is officially the end of summer but let’s let it go in style! Are you planning an end of summer or Labor Day party? Check out some of these recipes our talented Fancy Hands Personal Assistants found for you.

BLT Bites 


Who doesn't love a classic BLT? Now, with this recipe, you can make them in bite-sized appetizers.

To make this you will need:

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • 3/4 cup of mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions or lettuce

  • 1/4 cup bacon bits

Start off by cutting a thin slice off the top of each tomato and scoop out the seeds. Then in a small bowl, you can combine the remaining ingredients and then spoon it into the tomatoes. Refrigerate them for several hours and serve. This super simple to make snack is sure to leave your guests asking for more!

Bunless Burger Bites


To make this you will need:

  • 1 pound of ground beef

  • 1/2 cup of plain bread crumbs

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard

  • Salt

  • Fresh ground black pepper

  • Cheddar cheese slices (quartered)

  • Lettuce

  • Dill pickle chips

  • Cherry Tomatoes

To make this delicious appetizer you will need a large bowl. Combine your ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard then add salt and pepper. Once fully mixed form the mixture into small meatball sized patties. You can cook these in a large skillet on medium heat. Cook your patties in oil until your desired doneness. Then top each patty with a cheese square and cover with a lid for about 2 minutes (or until cheese is melted). Add your patty to a skewer and layer with lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes and serve.

Watermelon Pizza


To make this you will need:

  • Watermelon

  • Whipped Cream or yogurt

  • Your favorite fruit

  • Sprinkles 

What better way to add a refreshing snack to your party than with watermelon. This spin on the party classic is sure to be a hit. You simply start by cutting your watermelon into round slices (make pieces around 1 inch thick). You then top with whipped cream or yogurt and sprinkle your favorite fruits on top. You can add some sprinkles for an extra sweet touch. Last, cut your watermelon into pizza-style slices. 

Mac and Cheese Muffins


To make this you will need:

  • Elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 egg, beaten,

  • 1 cup of milk

  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

  • Muffin tin

  • Baking cups

Nothing says American cuisine quite like mac and cheese. With these super fun Mac and Cheese Muffins, you can take your appetizer skills to the next level. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and grease your muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray (or muffin cups). Then in a small bowl stir together your bread crumbs, salt, and olive oil and set to the side. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil and add your macaroni (for around 8 minutes they should still be a little firm). Remove your noodles from the heat and drain and return to your pot. Once drained stir in butter and egg until your noodles are evenly coated. Add one cup sharp cheddar cheese, milk, and mozzarella cheese into the pasta and then spoon them into your muffin tin. Sprinkle 1/2 a cup of cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs onto the top of each muffin. Then bake your muffins for around 30 minutes. Allow them to cool before you remove them from the muffin tin as this will help them to set and hold their muffin shape. 

No time to cook? No problem! Our Fancy Hands Personal Assistants can research the best caterers for you in your town. 

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