From effortless appetizers to drinks both cool and toasty, Cooking Channel has all the essential recipes for a perfect holiday party.

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HOLIDAY PARTY

Maximize your merriment (and minimize stress) with our easy appetizers, creative cocktails, party menus and simple decorating ideas.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED
  Pecorino and Honey Dip, Plus More Easy Appetizers

Alie + Georgia's Custom Cocktails

Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark's Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Embrace holiday spirit(s) with Alie and Georgia's best bar tips and seasonal sips,

like spiked ciders and cocoa with a kick.

8 Holiday Cocktails with a Twist

Get Tips From the Bar Mavens

YOUR COCKTAIL PARTY PLAN

How to Throw a Holiday Cocktail Party

Rock the party circuit with this glitzy gold-

and jewel-toned holiday affair. (We promise: It's easier to execute than it looks.)

The 5 Food + Decor Elements You Need

PARTY HOSTING, MADE EASY

Nadia G.'s New Year's Eve

Nadia G.

Nadia G. reinvents the typical New Year's Eve bash with a fun (and boozy) party menu that'll have you ringing in 2014 with pizzazz.

See Nadia's New Year's Menu

Top New Year's Eve Recipes

Festive Brunch Beverages

How to Set Up a Bellini Bar

Turn a midday gathering into a very merry fete by setting up a beautiful breakfast bar filled with various spirits and mix-ins.

Set Up This Colorful Bellini Bar

More For a Morning Mixer

Hungry, Hungry Houseguests

CHUCK'S GO-TO APPS

Popcorn Shrimp with Spicy Honey

Chile flake-flecked honey elevates popular popcorn shrimp into a party win.

Spicy Honey Popcorn Shrimp

CHEESE, PLEASE

Antipasti de Salumi Recipe

Prep a pretty cheese plate ranging from mild to sharp for an easy, no-cook starter.

Antipasti de Salumi Recipe

GO NUTS!

Chuck’s Chorizo With Arugula Pesto

Toss nuts with spices and oil, bake 'till browned and you've got homemade party snacks.

Chile-Spiced Mixed Nuts

HAVE A BALL

Mini meat or veggie balls are instant crowd-pleasers — so be sure to make plenty.

Get the party rolling with mini meat- or veggie balls (and be sure to make plenty).

Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

Dessert on a Stick

Pecan Pie Pops Recipe

Surprise guests with skewered sweets that they can eat in one bite.

Pecan Pie Pops

Eat Your Eggnog

Eggnog Ice Cream + More Eggnog Recipes

Remix those noggy flavors into desserts that pair with your creamy cups.

Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

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