Entertaining is something I love to do. I love preparing the food, setting the table, catching up with friends, and enjoying the evening. What I don’t love to do, is spend so much time preparing the food that I’m exhausted when the party begins. So today we are sharing some Easy Appetizer Ideas with you, in case you are like me and love to keep it easy and enjoy your party. 

It’s time to call your friends and enjoy a relaxing evening with great food, a little wine and catch up on your busy lives! We have 3 easy appetizer ideas for you that go together in minutes and don’t break the bank!

Clam Strip Appetizer on Crackers

Our first appetizer, is a sesame cracker with Homemade Tartar Sauce and SeaPak Clam Strips. We served them with a sprinkle of green onion slices and lemon wedges.

Butterfly Shrimp with Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Next up are the SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp with Tangy Barbecue Sauce. The sauce has only 3 ingredients – mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and ranch dressing, is really easy and can be put together while the shrimp are cooking in the oven. The Butterfly Shrimp have the award winning breading recipe with a light and tasty batter coating.

Popcorn Shrimp

And last are my boys favorite, SeaPak’s #1 best seller – Popcorn Shrimp. Not only do the Popcorn Shrimp make great appetizers, the boys often pop them into the oven for a quick afternoon snack.


With the holiday quickly approaching, it’s always great to have inspiration and ideas on entertaining. SeakPak has created a Holiday Entertaining Pinterest Board that has easy-breezy entertaining ideas, including: coastal-inspired holiday decor, seafood suggestions, elegant appetizers, fun finger food, family-friendly DIYs, activities and more!

Easy Appetizer Ideas for the Holidays

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Tangy Barbecue Sauce

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  • Total Time: 2 minutes


The perfect sauce with only 3 ingredients. Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing


  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth
  2. Serve with your favorite appetizer
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes



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