Affordable Party Foods - A Bountiful Love

Affordable Party Foods

I enjoy organizing parties and events. I love that I can be creative and get to spread a little happiness through gatherings and events. A lot of things need to be considered when you are planning for a party such as putting your guest list together, venue, decorations, invitations, party favors, games or entertainment if the occasion calls for it, and of course the food.  You have the choice to consider your guest's allergens or food sensitivities. Usually, guests are graceful enough to come prepared or to communicate any food allergies. 

When I plan for a party. I always start with the theme of the party, followed by my guest list and invites. After that, the fun begins with planning (and shopping) any games, party favors, and what to serve my guest. While throwing a party can be costly, there are ways to be frugal in party planning specifically with party foods. You can throw an inexpensive party by choosing the right food to serve and shopping at stores like Aldi, Walmart, Sam's Club, and Costco. Think of using your crockpot or Instant Pot. I love doing a nacho bar party and using my crockpot for the nacho cheese. Sams club sells a huge can of nacho cheese for less than $7.00. Instead of serving individual cans of soda, buy the 2L soda bottle (for less than $2) and just provide a cup. Just don't forget to bring a marker so your guest does not have to guess which cup belongs to who.

I am sharing 20+ inexpensive party food ideas that will for sure win your guest. These are easy and affordable to make. How about you? Do share your favorite and affordable party meals.

1. Easy Air-Fryer Pretzel Bites by Lets Ketch-Up with Linda

These easy air fryer pretzel bites are a quick and delicious answer to the appetizer party question you didn’t even know you had. They are addictive as they are delicious and only take four ingredients to make.

For the best creamy & tangy deviled eggs, try this classic recipe. Just a few ingredients make the ultimate party-perfect appetizer that’s crowd-pleasing.

These seem way more bougie than they actually are! Packed with flavor and simple ingredients, these sliders are a hit at any party!

These baked keto cauliflower wings are firey, crispy & vegan.

If you are looking for a simple, yet tasty appetizer that everyone will enjoy then you have to try this one. A crusty baguette with juicy tomatoes, garlic, basil... and then finished with balsamic glaze. It's a perfect bite!

This delicious caramel popcorn is baked for maximum crunch and flavor. Perfect for a party and budget-friendly.

Pesto Swiss and Turkey Skillet Sliders is an easy, shareable one-pan recipe that is filled with fresh turkey, pesto, swiss, and honey on sweet Hawaiian rolls. All you need is a castiron skillet and a few ingredients to make these savory turkey sliders.

These Buffalo Chicken Meatballs deliver the buffalo sauce flavor you crave, but in delicious meatball form. This easy-to-make, flavorful dish is a great and easy appetizer for parties and game days.

These Easy Spanakopita Triangles are traditionally served as a Greek party appetizer. They’re made with feta cheese, ricotta cheese, and spinach leaves wrapped in flaky, buttery phyllo dough and inexpensive to make in bulk!

You’re going to love how quick and easy it is to make frozen onion rings in the air fryer! With absolutely no prep work needed, these perfectly crispy onion rings are ready to serve in minutes.

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers are an easy appetizer full of cheese and chorizo wrapped in crispy bacon goodness! A quick side dish that can go on the smoker or the grill and be done in about 45 minutes!

Perfect Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad with Ham and Peas is perfect whether you’re attending a BBQ, potluck or you’re bulk prepping your lunches for the week. With only 6-ingredients and in less than 25 minutes, you will have a creamy, delicious pasta salad. People will be begging you for the recipe.

These roasted & crispy mini potatoes are the perfect savory party starter, side dish, or snack. Dress them up as much or as little as you like. You’ll have fun with this easy, healthy & gluten-free vegan recipe.

Instant Pot BBQ Hawaiian Little Smokies are a quick and easy appetizer for your game day celebrations, holiday parties, office potlucks, or just for a quick weeknight dinner served over rice.

Thickly sliced cucumbers topped with dollops of spicy low-carb tuna salad are great to serve to lunch guests or at a dinner party.

This recipe is perfect not just for family dinners but you can feed a crowd with this delicious recipe. The ingredients are inexpensive and it takes little of your time.

This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken dip is affordable and easy to make. This spicy, creamy dip is loaded with chicken and cooks up in just minutes in your pressure cooker.

This simple party food recipe is a crowd-pleaser!  It is very simple and easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Perfect not just for parties but also a great snack.

This Authentic Pico de Gallo Recipe is so easy! Made with just 6 ingredients in 10 minutes, and only 19 calories per serving. Keto friendly!

This crockpot mac and cheese will more than likely replace your good ole blue box of store-bought mac and cheese. Easy, budget-friendly, and super tasty to boot. Perfect for any parties or for a weeknight meal.


21. Chips and salsa or dip. Try this Crockpot Green Chili and Corn Dip
22. Make your own charcuterie board. See this affordable Breakfast Charcuterie Board.
23. Make your own sandwiches. See this Poor Boy Subs  and Hawaiian Sliders by Amy Maryon
24. Make your own veggie tray.
25. Serve a filling chili soup like this Instant Pot Chicken Chili
26. Hotdogs and Buns
27. FOOD BAR- pasta bar, potato bar, nacho bar, breakfast bar. 

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