Best Party Food For Large Groups

Best Party Food For Large Groups

Planning a party can be daunting, especially when you're trying to figure out what to make for a large group of people. You want to please everyone, but you also want to spend your time enjoying the party, not stuck in the kitchen. That's why we've put together a list of party foods that are sure to please a crowd. From appetisers to main dishes to desserts, we've got you covered. So, get out your aprons and get ready to party!


  • Vegetable platters with dip: an easy and healthy way to start the party off right. Plus, it's something for guests who might be looking for a lighter option.
  • Fruit platters: another healthy option that's perfect for summer parties.
  • Pigs in a blanket: Always a crowd-pleaser, especially if you make them with mini hot dogs. Serve with ketchup and mustard for dipping.
  • Chicken wings: Offer a variety of sauces so guests can choose their level of heat. ranch or blue cheese dressing for cooling things down.
  • Nachos: Build your own nachos bar with all the fixings. Set out bowls of shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, black olives, jalapeños, sour cream, and salsa. Let guests customise their own plates

Main Dishes

  • BBQ chicken or ribs: Perfect for outdoor parties. Just set up the grill and let guests help themselves.
  • Baked pasta dish: Everyone loves pasta, so this is sure to be a hit. You can even make it ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven when guests arrive.
  • Taco bar: Set out all the fixings and let guests build their own tacos. Be sure to have both beef and chicken options available as well as various toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
  • Pizza: Order from your favourite pizza place or make your own dough ahead of time and let guests top their own pizzas. Either way, it's an easy way to feed a large group of people quickly. Just be sure to have both meat and vegetarian toppings available.


  • Ice cream sundae bar: Set out bowls of ice cream along with toppings like chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream, and cherries. Let guests make their own sundaes however they like them best.
  • Cake: Whether you make it from scratch or order it from a bakery, the cake is always a popular dessert choice for parties. Be sure to have both vanilla and chocolate options available so everyone can enjoy their favourite flavour.
  • Cookies: Another easy dessert option that can be made ahead of time. Be sure to have plenty of different kinds available, so there's something for everyone - chocolate chip, sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, etc.
  • Brownies: Rich and fudgy brownies are always a hit with partygoers, young and old alike. Serve them plain or with ice cream and caramel sauce for a real treat!

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No matter what kind of party you're planning, food is always an important part of the equation. With our guide to the best party food for large groups, you'll be able to please everyone on your guest list—without breaking a sweat.

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