Thanksgiving Appetizers

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thanksgiving appetizer ideas

I have a HUGE family. And in our family, Thanksgiving is always, HUGE. So while most of the guests sit and watch a little football, I like to make sure they have a couple of yummy Thanksgiving Appetizers to choose from.

Now, these are no ordinary Thanksgiving Appetizers. They are both very distinct – with one for the grownups, and one for the kids – and both are VERY yummy! We’ve paired our pair of hors d’oeuvres with our set of Mod Fall printable decorations from our shop… festive, right?

thanksgiving appetizer ideas.

For the Kids:

thanksgiving appetizer ideas

Grilled Muenster Sandwiches
Sliced sourdough bread
Sliced muenster cheese
bbq sauce

Butter one side of each slice of bread for the outsides of the sandwich. Place a slice of the muenster cheese between the slices, on the non-buttered side. The sandwich can be toasted in a frying pan on top of the stove, under the broiler or in a panini press. I like to pretend my George Forman is a panini press! Cut sandwiches into four pieces and insert a decorative toothpick for easy grabbing. Place a small bowl of bbq sauce on the sandwich platter for those who dare to dip.


For the Grown Ups:

thanksgiving appetizer ideas

Toasty Tapenade with Brie
Olive Tapenade (recipe below)
Trader Joe’s Sweet & Sour Pepper Jelly or any type of pepper jelly
1 package of mini toasts
1 wedge of brie at room temperature
rosemary sprigs for garnish

Set brie and mini toasts on a platter and garnish with rosemary sprigs. Place a small bowl of the olive tapenade and one of the pepper jelly on the same platter.


Olive Tapenade (or buy a jar)
2 1/2 C  mixed pitted kalamata and green olives, drained
2 Tbs capers, drained
1 T chopped garlic
2 T marinated sun- dried tomatoes, drained
1 T lemon juice
1 tsp dried oregano
4 T fresh parsley, chopped
1 T fresh basil, chopped
1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil
black pepper to taste

Throw everything into a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds, scrape down sides of bowl and pulse again. You might have to repeat a few times to get the consistency in the photo. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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Now don’t forget to decorate. Take a peek at our Mod Fall kit of printable decorations!

mod fall thanksgiving printables

paper and cake creative partyware


Maybe you need a fun party activity while the food is in the oven?
A Thanksgiving photo booth prop kit… Get the kids to help craft it up!

thanksgiving photo booth props

paper and cake creative partyware

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