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10 FabulousThanksgiving Appetizer Ideas

Are you thinking about your Thanksgiving menu yet? Here are 10 fabulous Thanksgiving appetizer ideas to get your turkey-day celebration off to a delicious start.

We are about five weeks away from Thanksgiving. Let’s not make any excuses that this is the biggest eat-fest of the year.

While we celebrate our blessings with gratitude and football, let’s start planning a Thanksgiving menu that will satisfy family and friends.

Will you be hosting this year? Then you have your work cut out for you.

Or will you be attending Thanksgiving dinner at mom’s, Aunt Martha’s or grandma’s house? That requires bringing an appetizer, side dish or dessert.

This year, for the first time in I can’t remember when, all our kids, one son-in-law, an aunt and uncle, and three grandkids will be coming for Thanksgiving. I’m so excited . . . . .

Since all of them (except the aunt and uncle) will be coming in from out out-of-town, I’ll be making the entire meal with my daughters’ help and Sweet Shark’s help. That will require a lot of early preparation.

On Thanksgiving Day, everyone will be hanging about, waiting for turkey, ham, and all the fixings. Thanksgiving appetizers to keep them “from starving” will be in order.

Of course, I went to Pinterest to search for some new Thanksgiving appetizer ideas. I found ten that I know will appeal to different tastes, abilities, and age groups.

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  1. Our mornings continue to be downright chilly, which is wonderful for morning walks.
  2. I finished packing away the spring/summer wardrobe and getting out fall/winter clothes. My closet went from pinks, blues, and greens to browns, rusts, and burgundy.
  3. I had the most fun hosting some girlfriends for a get-together. The weather was perfect for visiting outdoors over a glass of wine as the sun went down. Everyone brought either an appetizer, a bottle of wine or a dessert. I made a yummy fall salad accompanied by a delicious cranberry and ricotta crostini. (Look for that recipe next Tuesday on our Pinterest Challenge. ) It was great to catch up.
  4. Yesterday my friend Sheri of Savvy in the Suburbs came over for a few hours. Sheri and I met at The Achieve Conference a few weeks ago. She only lives about 45 minutes from me. We talked about blogging, and Pinterest and shared “how we do things”. It was so fun to visit with her again.
  5. This week the blog was about getting ready fir the holidays and a new DIY project: 23 Things to Declutter Before the Holidays and How to Make Easy Wood Block Pumpkins.

Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas for the Holiday: 10 Fabulous Finds

Here we go with Bluesky Browsing #60.

These Thanksgiving appetizer ideas are gathered from my search on Pinterest. You can see more holiday ideas on these Pinterest Boards:

I love the flavors of fall. Some ingredients just lend themselves to this seasonal time. What ingredients do I look for in Thanksgiving appetizer ideas?

  • pumpkin
  • cranberries
  • butternut squash
  • pecans
  • pomegranates
  • maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • anything with bacon
  • cheese
  • puff pastry
  • carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • Brussels sprouts

All these ingredients work well, especially for Thanksgiving appetizer ideas.

Enjoy them all.

Just FYI: I’m picky about my dishes so know that I scrolled and scrolled to find these 10 Thanksgiving appetizer ideas. For me, appetizers should be easy to eat, require minimal (as in zero) utensils, and not fill up your guests too much.

Thanksgiving appetizer idea cranberry dip

Delicious Cranberry Dip with Heat

Lindsey of Sparrows and Lily shares this very popular appetizer.
Cranberry, jalapeno, green onion and cream cheese all come together to make one of the best appetizers.

cranberry brie Thanksgiving appetizer idea

Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

Chunguh of Damn Delicious shares this simple, elegant crowd-pleaser! Best of all, this is one of the easiest appetizers EVER with only 5-10 minutes of prep!

Thanksgiving appetizer ideas

Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board

Kath of Kath Eats gives a great tutorial on assembling the perfect charcuterie board for your Thanksgiving get-together.
This Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board how-to has everything you need to create a professional-looking cheese board in your home

cranberry pecan goat cheese bites

Cranberry Mini Cheeseballs

Trish of Mom on Time Out made the cutest little appetizer bites.
Holiday entertaining has never been easier or more delicious! So easy to make and gorgeous too! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s! (Can be made in advance!) This may be one of the best Thanksgiving appetizer ideas ever.

maple and bacon wrapped carrots Thanksgiving appetizer ideas

Maple Syrup Roasted Bacon-Wrapped Carrots

Amanda of I am Homesteader combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the saltiness of bacon. It works beautifully with cooked carrots. This fantastic appetizer is so easy to make and is a little different than your standard appetizers.

butternut squash bruschetta Thanksgiving appetizer

Yummy Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Julia of Julia’s Cuisine shares a traditional fall ingredient in a different way in this fall bruschetta that people love it. It looks festive, is a crowd-pleaser, and is super easy to make.  We also love that it is a little something different to bring to the table from traditional Thanksgiving food. 

pumpkin risotto bites on a platter

Yummy Pumpkin Risotto Bites

I’m sharing one of Bluesky at Home’s all-time favorite fall appetizers. There is no ingredient that shouts fall more than the flavor of pumpkin. Perfect for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Crunchy and so full of pumpkin flavor. It’s an unexpected bite of Thanksgiving deliciousness.

pomegranate goat cheese bites Thanksgiving appetizer idea

Pomegranate Goat Cheese Bites

These Pomegranate Goat Cheese Bites with Honey and Thyme
from Meghan of Fox and Briar are an easy party appetizer that will impress your guests!  Perfectly balanced with tangy goat cheese, tart pomegranate arils and a hint of honey, these bite-sized holiday party appetizers will disappear in seconds!

cheese leaf cutouts

Fun Kids’ Tablescape

Are cooking cutters just for cookies? No1 Monica of The Yummy Life shares the colors of fall leaves in fun, festive way to celebrate fall leaves on a cheese platter. An added bonus of this party platter is that it can be prepared at least 2-3 days ahead. No last-minute panic! Something easy that kids will love.

maple bacon squash Thanksgiving appetizer

Maple Bacon Butternut Squash Skewers

These Maple Bacon Butternut Squash Skewers 
from Aleka of Aleka Gets Together are an easy, fun and festive appetizer for any dinner party! The sweetness from the maple syrup and brown sugar, combined with the saltiness from the bacon makes these skewers so tasty and ideal for Thanksgiving. I love this unique way to serve a fall staple like butternut squash.

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I’d love to know what subjects you are most curious about. Let me know in the comments and I’ll search browse for them. Be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy.

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In between writing posts, listening to podcasts, reading, doing various blogging tasks, and walking Nola, I’ll be browsing away.

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