Many cooks will have recipes for Thanksgiving hor d’oeuvres for guests before the actual holiday meal is served.

Hors d’oeuvres are generally small one or two-bite items that are served before dinner, usually accompanied by cocktails.

These bite-sized morsels may be served at a party where a full dinner is not even going to be served. Hors d’oeuvres can be served at a table or passed around on trays while your guests mingle.

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2. Bacon & Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Canapes

3. Shrimp & Cucumber Canapes

4. Cheesy Shrimp Tea Sandwiches (Canapés)

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5. Easy Cranberry Brie Bites

6. Chicken Bacon Alfredo Canapes

7. Best Artichoke Dip Bites

8. Dried Apricot & Blue Cheese Canapes With Walnuts

Crudité platters or even dips served with crackers or chips can be considered hors d’oeuvres. A simple bowl of nuts can as well if served with drinks before dinner.

Your guests will need a napkin and a small plate they can use to hold their food. Be sure to make provisions for disposal of any sticks, shells, shrimp tails, and used paper napkins.

An Alternative Dinner Party:

You could also ditch the traditional sit-down dinner in favor of a menu with appetizers only.

Serving delicious finger foods can be inexpensive and low stress on the hostess. The trick is to find delicious appetizer recipes that mimic a traditional dinner menu.

Serving Plates For Thanksgiving Hors D’oeuvres:

There are various ways you can serve your guests.

Rectangular Dessert/Salad Plates:

Many cooks will have recipes for Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres, and could serve them in these rectangular white serving plates

Disposable Eco-Friendly Heavy Duty Mini Party Plates:

Disposable eco friendly heavy duty mini party plates for holiday appetizers or dessert.

7 Inch Square Dishware:

Many cooks will have recipes for Thanksgiving hor d'oeuvres, and could use these square dishware

Bamboo Cheese Board:

Bamboo cheese board

Serving Platters For Thanksgiving hor d’oeuvres:

If you want something disposable that you can throw away after your guests are gone, you could use plastic serving trays.

Plastic Lace-Designed Serving Trays:

Many cooks will have recipes for Thanksgiving hor d'oeuvres and might serve them on plastic lace serving trays

Plastic 3-Section Trays:

When serving Thanksgiving hors d'oeuvres, you could use this 3 section dishware.

The goal is to have fun and not spend your entire holiday in the kitchen cooking food. Try to make it as easy on yourself as possible and enjoy your day with family and friends.

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  1. Oh my gosh, Brenda, I’m so excited for you! January is right around the corner! I can’t wait to hear all about it, and then see how you decorate your new home as you settle in. Oh my goodness… so excited! Brenda, if I lived local to you, I would totally help you move. I wish you the best of luck with your new home! As for your links, they don’t bother me at all. In fact, if there’s something I like, I appreciate the fact that you have included the link to buy it, so thank you. Oh, and I didn’t comment yesterday, but that cornbread recipe looks delicious! I like a sweeter cornbread.

  2. I like the Alternative Dinner Party idea. They all look delicious! Excited to read tomorrow’s post about the new apartment.

  3. I feel I must say this and do not mean to hurt your feelings.
    Have your actually made any of these recipes? Even though I am an o.k. cook they look a little complicated, especially with a Thanksgiving dinner.
    Also, your blog was very loaded with things to buy, more like a sales site.
    I do like stories and pictures of Ivy and Gracie and believe me I have cried tears over Charlie and Abbie. I just think your blog has changed, other people’s houses, selling sites. Sorry.

    1. No worries. No, I haven’t made these recipes. Sorry you felt there were too many affiliate links. I just added the products from Amazon to make it easier for shopping.

  4. how did your meeting go with 55plus housig today go? sure hope you can soon find somehwhere nicer to live!

      1. I’m SO HAPPY for you, Brenda! You will have a fresh start in a safer place with kitchen drawers you can actually use and a second bedroom for your work space and/or guest room if grandchildren want to have a sleepover (I believe you were offered a two bedroom)? Oh this is wonderful news!

  5. Most of these recipes look delicious. It made me hungry! I’m saving/printing a few as I love a good appetizer ANY time, not just for the holidays. Anything with cream cheese is my favorite… and add shrimp, and I’m very happy. Thank you for going to the trouble to find these yummy recipes! Marilyn

  6. Beautiful presentations Brenda!
    Everything looks 😋 delicious!
    There are so many amazing appetizers. In my young days loved making them, trying something new. My favorite and everyone loved too, was a cold salmon mold. I loved making zucchini boats filled with veggie stuffing. All time winner was sweet & sour meatballs. Easy to prepare and it’s addictive!!!
    Most likely we will fix a traditional meal. Make most everything ahead. Easiest way to do it all. These days we order desserts (cake & pies) from a favorite bakery. So ❤ much better, a real time saver!!

  7. There’s no doubt those hors d’oeuvres are beautiful. But the kind of finger foods and fruits my family members and friends eat are like those shown in the “bamboo cheese board” display image, and I use the same approach when entertaining. Fast and easy, with an extra tray for various types of sliced and whole pickles and olives. The hors d’oeuvres shown are very pretty, but knowing my family, they would say “hey, where’s the REAL food?” We’re a pretty adventurous lot, but not when it comes to food!

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