Throw the best block party in the neighborhood with these amazing food ideas. We have easy appetizers, finger foods, desserts, with all different type of themes and flavors. Side dishes like taco rolls ups and sweets like German chocolate cookies and everything in between! 

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Easy Block party foods ideas appetizers, side dishes, desserts, meals, recipes

Savory Block Party Food Ideas

This dip is an awesome and easy side dish idea for the whole neighborhood!

Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip Recipe
Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip is creamy, flavor packed, and highly addictive! Made with only 4 simple ingredients, you can mix up this budget friendly dip in no time flat. Make it an hour before the
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Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip Recipe

This crockpot chili cheese dip is the perfect block party food idea. It is wonderful with chips!

The BEST Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip {super easy crowd pleasing recipe}
This crockpot chili cheese dip is perfect to make on a big game day or for parties and potlucks! This dip is a loaded with flavor.
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The BEST Crockpot Chili Cheese Dip {super easy crowd pleasing recipe}

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This yummy Chicken Salad is lovely to make ahead of time for an appetizer! Made with roasted red peppers and cauliflower, it is absolutely delicious! 

Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Chicken Salad
Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Chicken Salad a fun way to spice up traditional chicken salad. Pair with a croissant or green salad!
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Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Chicken Salad

Pin wheels are such an easy side dish party food recipe to make for the whole neighborhood! 

How to Make Pin Wheel Sandwiches (Video)
Have you ever wondered how to make pin wheel sandwiches? They’re easy to make. These pin wheels are perfect for lunch, parties, and more!
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How to Make Pin Wheel Sandwiches (Video)

Taco Balls provide a Tex-Mex twist to your average sausage balls – simply replace the sausage with ground beef and add taco seasoning!

Taco Balls
These Taco “Sausage” Balls add a Tex-Mex spin on OG sausage ball recipes, swapping taco-seasoned ground beef in place of sausage.
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Taco Balls

Grilled honey balsamic chicken breasts with sweet and tangy marinade will delight a crowd. 

Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken
This Honey and Balsamic Grilled Chicken is a simple, delicious and healthy meal that is perfect for BBQs, salads, pastas and more!
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Grilled Honey Balsamic Chicken

Try this honey and buttermilk cornbread fingerfood recipe for your next block party food recipe idea! 

Sweet Skillet Cornbread with Honey Butter
This sweet cast iron skillet cornbread is made with lots of butter, honey and buttermilk and served with silky whipped honey butter!
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Sweet Skillet Cornbread with Honey Butter

Your entire neighborhood will love you when you serve up this simple appetizer.

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad
This Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad uses fresh cherry tomatoes, mini mozzarella pearls, basil and a sweet and tangy roasted tomato vinaigrette!
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Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Try easy roasted pumpkin hummus is spiced with garlic, cumin, curcuma, tahini and  lime. Great ideas with any bread, chips, or cracker! 

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Hummus – The FoodOlic recipes
Try this sweet roasted pumpkin hummus for Halloween, spiced up with garlic, cumin, curcuma, tahini and a dash of lime. Great snack with any cracker!
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Easy Roasted Pumpkin Hummus - The FoodOlic recipes

Make you’re own burger with this burger bar. The crowd will love it too. 

Build-Your-Own Angus Beef Gourmet Burger Bar
If you’re facing the conundrum of how to easily feed a crowd, let me provide an easy (and delicious!) solution – introducing the build-your-own burger bar! The beauty of the burger bar is that all your friends and family can customize their burger with all their favorite toppings while easily omit
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Build-Your-Own Angus Beef Gourmet Burger Bar

This pasta salad recipe is simple and mouthwatering with creamy ranch sauce, smoky bacon and zesty vegetables. 

Creamy Chicken and Bacon Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe – Perfect for Barbecues and Potlucks!
This pasta salad may be easy to make, but it really delivers when it comes to flavor! You’ve got the tangy and creamy ranch sauce, smokiness from the bacon and a dash of fresh zest from the veggies. Also, the protein from the chicken really makes this a hearty side dish.
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Creamy Chicken and Bacon Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe - Perfect for Barbecues and Potlucks!

Ready for some veggies? Serve these Veggie Pizza Bites for your next block party! My neighborhood loves them.

Veggie Pizza Bites
If you are looking to serve up a tasty vegetable packed appetizer, these Veggie Pizza Bites are going to be a winner! Super simple recipe that starts with P
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Veggie Pizza Bites

This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is everyone’s favorite appetizer dip!

The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe (+ Video)
The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and loads of cheese. Everyone’s favorite game day appetizer, this easy and delicious buffalo chicken dip is baked until golden, bubbly, and perfect for dipping.
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The Best Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe (+ Video)
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings – The Littlest Crumb
These air fryer frozen onion rings make a quick and easy side dish or appetizer that is ready in only 8 minutes. Perfectly crispy and golden.
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Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings - The Littlest Crumb
Goat Cheese Croquettes – The Littlest Crumb
These crispy goat cheese croquettes are an appetizer that everyone will love! Drizzled with honey, and sprinkled with walnuts and almonds.
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Goat Cheese Croquettes - The Littlest Crumb
Pizza Bites
Using canned biscuits and your favorite pizza toppings, you’ll have puffy golden pull-apart pizza bites with only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes in the oven!
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Pizza Bites
Pizza Roll Ups
If you have teenagers like I do, then all you have to do is mention the word “pizza” and they are all ears. There’s something strangely magical about pizza that attracts kids, especially the hungry
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Pizza Roll Ups
Grilled Chicken Quesadilla
These grilled chicken quesadillas are packed with flavorful bell peppers, onions, chicken, and plenty of cheddar and mozzarella cheese for a cheesy, melty inside and golden-crisp outside.
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Grilled Chicken Quesadilla
Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
These air fryer chicken kabobs are soaked in a lemon garlic marinade and skewered with bright and colorful veggies. All grilled in the air fryer in less than 10 minutes per batch!
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Air Fryer Chicken Kabobs
Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a quick and easy appetizer that is perfect for any tail-gaiting parties and potlucks
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Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Taco Roll-Ups
Taco Roll-ups are an easy and tasty appetizer that is simple to make and always a hit with young and old alike.
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Taco Roll-Ups

Dessert Finger Food Recipes

These individual no bake mini cheesecakes are a lovely dessert recipe for a when you need to feed a crowd for a block party with finger foods. 

No Bake Mini Cheesecakes
These individual no bake mini cheesecakes are cute and delicious. Perfect for a party or get-together when you need to feed a crowd.
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No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Easy makeahead strawberry cheesecake bites are perfect for a bring and share with the whole neighborhood! 

Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes – Waiting for Blancmange
Quick and easy recipe for mini strawberry cheesecakes. These tiny strawberry cheesecake bites are simple to make and full of natural flavour.
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Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes - Waiting for Blancmange

This Banana Cream Pie is so simple to make and fantastic for feeding a crowd at a neighborhood block party. Made in minutes and super yummy, it’ll be gone before you know it! 

Easy Banana Cream Pie
This easy banana cream pie is so quick and easy! Made with bananas, vanilla pudding and a graham cracker crust it’s smooth, delicious and a hit!
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Easy Banana Cream Pie

You wont disappoint with some pumpkin maple cookies that are soft and thick.

Mini Pumpkin Maple Copycat Crumbl Cookies
No need to order from the bakery, save a couple bucks with this delightful cookie recipe at home.
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Feature Pumpkin cake pie crumbl maple sugar cookies copycat recipe ingredients with buttercream frosting

Apple pie cookies are heavenly to taste plus this easy block party food idea is simple with cake mix.

Apple Pie Cookies
These are the easy Fall dessert you have to make this year! Everyone will adore the flavors in these cookies.
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Animal Cookie Crumbl Copycat
These big thick bright pink cookies are so beautiful and amazingly delicious.
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Biscoff Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream (VIDEO)
These Biscoff cupcakes with Biscoff buttercream are special treats, if you’re a fan of the speculoos biscuits, you should definitely try them
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Biscoff Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream (VIDEO)
The BEST Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes (VIDEO) – Spatula Desserts
Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes consist of vanilla cupcakes with a simple cream cheese frosting and a yummy, fruity strawberry crunch topping!
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The BEST Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes (VIDEO) - Spatula Desserts
ULTIMATE Brownie Blondies (VIDEO) – Spatula Desserts
Brownies vs. Blondies? I created this Brownie Blondies recipe that is the perfect combination of chewy chocolate brownies and fudge blondies!
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ULTIMATE Brownie Blondies (VIDEO) - Spatula Desserts
Texas Pecan Pound Cake with Praline Frosting
Classic pound cake studded with Texas pecans and topped with creamy praline frosting may be the best thing you ever taste.
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Texas Pecan Pound Cake with Praline Frosting
Honey Poppy Seed Banana Bread
Soft and lightly sweet banana bread sweetened with honey and brown sugar and speckled with crunchy poppy seeds makes for an unforgettable treat.
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Honey Poppy Seed Banana Bread
Baked Gingerbread Donuts for Christmas
Serve a unique Christmas dessert this year with these delicious gingerbread baked donuts.
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Baked Gingerbread Donuts for Christmas
German Chocolate Cake Cookies
German Chocolate Cookies combines chewy chocolate cookies and rich coconut pecan frosting for a decadent dessert that’s ready in 40 minutes!
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German Chocolate Cake Cookies
Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies
These Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies are a chewy blend of sweet and salty. No chill time means they’re ready in 30 minutes!
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Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Chunk Pudding Cookies

Our Favorite Easy Side Dishes

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, Gruyere Flatbread Pizza
Flatbread Pizza made with homemade flatbread crust and topped with sweet caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese, and crispy bacon.
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Caramelized Onion, Bacon, Gruyere Flatbread Pizza
Caramelized Onion Cheesy Pinwheels
Caramelized Onion Cheesy Pinwheels are bursting with flavor from caramelized onions and sharp white cheddar cheese, wrapped in a flaky puff pastry.
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Caramelized Onion Cheesy Pinwheels
Italian Sub Pinwheels
Italian Sub Pinwheels are easily made with ham, salami, pepperoni, herbs, and mozzarella cheese all rolled into pizza dough and baked to golden perfection.
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Italian Sub Pinwheels
Andes Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups
Gooey mint chocolate cookie cups filled with creamy mint frosting and topped with an Andes mint are a delicious holiday cookie for your tray!
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Andes Mint Chocolate Cookie Cups
Triple Chocolate Marshmallow S’mores Cookies
These gooey chocolate marshmallow smores cookies are rich, chocolatey and full of the classic smores taste straight from the oven. Yum!
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Triple Chocolate Marshmallow S’mores Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip
This easy peanut butter cream cheese dip tastes just like a no bake peanut butter cup cheesecake in a bowl, just add cookies or fruit to dip.
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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Dip
Creamy Jalapeno Corn – The Littlest Crumb
This creamy jalapeno corn is an easy, 15 minute side dish perfect for a weeknight meal. Spicy & cheesy, this dish is packed with flavor.
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Creamy Jalapeno Corn - The Littlest Crumb
Crispy Pan Fried Gnocchi – The Littlest Crumb
This crispy pan fried gnocchi topped with a light garlic butter parmesan sauce is an easy meal that takes only 20 minutes to make.
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Crispy Pan Fried Gnocchi - The Littlest Crumb

Try a potato salad recipe that is creamy, tangy, and super easy to prep! This good idea will have the block poppin. 

Creamy Potato Salad Recipe without Eggs (Easy + Healthier)
This Creamy Potato Salad without Eggs will be your new favorite summer side! All the classic flavors you love, but with a healthy twist!
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Creamy Potato Salad Recipe without Eggs (Easy + Healthier)

Everything you love about Mexican Street Corn without the mess, plus this recipe is gluten-free and vegan!

Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) | Esquites
This Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad is an easier way to serve grilled Mexican street corn with no mess! Grilled elotes, tossed with a creamy & tangy sauce!
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Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free) | Esquites
Hot Cheeto Chicken Tenders
These Hot Cheeto Chicken Tenders are crispy, cheesy, and addicting perfect for a party or a quick weeknight dinner.
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Hot Cheeto Chicken Tenders
Flavor-Infused Seasoned Baked Tortilla Chips (Corn & Flour!)
These crispy homemade baked tortilla chips are oven-baked and tossed in a copycat cool ranch Doritos seasoning or zesty garlic! You can’t go wrong!
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Flavor-Infused Seasoned Baked Tortilla Chips (Corn & Flour!)
New Mexico Biscochitos Recipe
You’re going to love making this New Mexico Biscochitos recipe! It’s the perfect way to make the state cookie of New Mexico.
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New Mexico Biscochitos Recipe
Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Apple Cider Cream Cheese
Chewy, soft chai oatmeal cookies stuffed with apple cider cream cheese filling. Deeply flavorful and perfect cookie for the cooling weather
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Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Apple Cider Cream Cheese
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
Fudgy raspberry cheesecake brownies are the dessert you’ll want to have every day. These irresistible brownies are bound to be a household favorite.
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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
Oreo Brownies
Fudgy chewy Oreo brownies and a glass of ice-cold milk are all you need for the best night ever. It’s the best thing to ever happen to dessert.
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Oreo Brownies
Easy Southern Deviled Egg Dip (Keto, Gluten-Free & Vegetarian)
Classic deviled egg flavors are remixed into an easy dip that will satisfy keto, gluten-free, vegetarian, and traditional eaters alike!
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Easy Southern Deviled Egg Dip (Keto, Gluten-Free & Vegetarian)
BBQ Chicken & Veggie Bites
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BBQ Chicken & Veggie Bites
Party Monster Popcorn Balls
This super easy snack is perfect for kids and Halloween.
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Easy snacks for Halloween
What food is good for a block party?

The best food ideas for a block party are easy and fun. Your best bet is to make lots of finger foods because that way people can hold their appetizer in one hand and socialize at the same time! Try some of the recipes on this list like dip, roll ups, cookies, brownies, sliders, chicken tenders, and so much more.

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Block party foods ideas like appetizers, side dishes, desserts, meals, and more that are also easy. They’re perfect for the type of cookout with neighbors, friends, and family! Serve up cheesy dips, potato salad, pasta salad, and cheeseburgers. Use a slow cooker, air fryer, or even your oven to make lovey recipes that are also cost effective. The options are endless and varied just like your menu will be!