Ranch Chicken Sliders on Pretzel Rolls

Ranch Chicken Sliders #appetizer #partyfood

We’re hosting the second annual Grice Game Night New Year’s Party tomorrow night, and I couldn’t be more excited. Fifteen people, cocktails and forty-plus board games to choose from sounds like an amazing way to ring in 2014 to me.

Last year, I made the mistake of serving steak and pasta.  While delicious, nothing that I served, save for the snack mix, lent itself well to being eaten during game time.  It meant that games were slow to get off the ground, and that nobody was really going back for seconds.

So this year, I’m serving all hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and snacks. Everything can be eaten in a few bites or by the handful, so the food is more conducive to gaming. I was a bit worried that people wouldn’t find it to be filling enough to count as dinner, but I’m pretty sure I’m making more than enough food to leave everyone satisfied. Our menu is:

Ranch Chicken Sliders #appetizer #partyfood

Ranch chicken sliders on pretzel rolls (see below).

Mini buffalo-blue potato skins from Healthy Delicious.

Savory pumpkin dip from Gimme Some Oven.

Crudites platter.

Cheeseball (my gramma’s recipe) with crackers.

Puff pastry cups with mascarpone, pear and balsamic drizzle.

Jalapeno popper pinwheels from A Few Short Cuts.

Baked arancini from Oh My Veggies.

Mini baked egg rolls from Vegetarian Times.

Mexican hot chocolate roasted pecans.

Homemade snack mix from Chex.

Chai puppy chow from A Spicy Perspective.

Salted caramel brownies from Smitten Kitchen.

White chocolate lemon truffles from How Sweet It Is.

Now that I look at the list, I realize that nearly all of my recipes come from some of my favorite food bloggers, so this should be fun!

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