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The worst part about an ugly sweater party is realizing that you’re not really at one and that’s just how your friends and family dress! The best part of an ugly sweater party is it’s highly unlikely that anyone there is going to be wearing the same outfit as you.
Actually, the best part of an ugly sweater party is that it’s a time when we’re all willing to let down our guard, to embrace our awkward sense of fashion, and to take pride in clothing that at any other time of the year might make us a social pariah.
That’s what makes ugly sweater parties so beautiful. Well, that and the chances of spotting a tinsel-laden cardigan with a torso-sized depiction of Rudolph on it.
The no muss, no fuss fashion sensibility will also transfer over to your appetizer creations. The difference, these ideas taste much better than any of those sweaters look!
CHORIZO CHEESE DIP
The Chorizo Cheese Dip featuring Hatfield’s Recipe Essentials™ is a perfect gathering spot for your party. This dip is inviting enough to draw people together! We do ask that you’re careful of all the static electricity so many wool sweaters rubbing together in one spot could cause. Seriously, you’ll be shocked at how good this dip is. It’s hearty enough to keep people’s hangry levels in check and delicious enough that they’ll be asking you for the recipe. (It’s OK, you can take credit for the recipe AND for that sweater you’re wearing!)
These elegant little creations will surely elevate the status of your ugly sweater shindig. Everyone – from the crewneck crowd to those sporting V-neck pullovers … yes, there is such a thing – will be popping these little Italian Sliders onto their plates and into their mouths. While we recommend using the Recipe Essentials™ Sweet Italian Ground Sausage, if you’re feeling like you want to make your sweater-clad guests a little hotter, sub in the Hot Italian Ground Sausage.
There's something to be said about a recipe that shares as many textures and colors as the sweaters adorning your guests. This recipe for Mexican Sausage Crostini is simple – takes just 40 minutes to prepare and cook – and, with the mix of sausage and egg, could be served at any time of day: breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
MINI PORK MEATLOAF MUFFINS
Meatloaf muffins? Yes, that’s what we’re talking about. The tough part of many finger foods is that they leave your fingers a little messy or oily. You want to make sure you get through this sensational season with as few stains on your beautifully ugly sweater, right? These Hatfield Mini Pork Meatloaf Muffins are perfectly portioned so you can grab a fork and deliciously dig in. With a prep and cook time of under 30 minutes, you’ll be able to pop these out to keep up with demand for these
BACON-WRAPPED TATER TOTS
Remember those tater tots you had during school lunch in middle school? What were they missing? If you answered bacon, you’re correct. Just as you and your guests are wrapped in a beautiful layer of warmth, this recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots dolls up ordinary potato treats.
These bacon-wrapped beauties are bite-sized delights that will keep conversations flowing. Aside from “have you tried those bacon-wrapped tater tots?” people will keep popping these treats so their mouth will be full and they’ll have to listen to the other half of the conversation. Just remember, it might be a little hard to hear over all the lip-smacking and crunching.
MAPLE BACON HAZELNUT CUPCAKES
Now that we’ve covered the savory and the cheesy, let’s talk about the sweet. The Maple Bacon Hazelnut Cupcakes give you a bacony treat to serve with coffee as your ugly sweater party is winding down. This cupcake is topped with a fabulous savory-yet-sweet maple bacon to level out the hazelnut treat. These cupcakes will satisfy your average bacon lover, and will also offer something sweet for the dessert fiend at your table.
Now that we covered all of the “no mess” finger foods and treats for your next ugly sweater holiday party, it's time to send out those invites! Just be sure to tag photos of your creations (and those beautify ugly sweaters) with #SimplyHatfield on social media so we can enjoy the festivities along with you!