15 Amazing Appetizer Ideas for Bunco or Girls Night Out

15 Amazing Appetizer Ideas for Bunco or Girls Night Out

Appetizer Inspiration-15 Amazing Recipes That Your Friends Will Love

Girl, you will be The Star Of Girls Night Bunco when you bring one of these delicious apps to the next party! It’s always fun to decide what appetizer to bring to Bunco each month and 15 Amazing Appetizer Ideas for Bunco or Girls Night Out is going to help you decide what you can bring to the next party. There are so many ideas here from so many wonderful food bloggers that you’re sure to find the one (or two) for you!

About now you might be wondering what the heck is bunco?

The most important thing to know right now is that Bunco is really just a great girls night out party where 12 or more of your closest friends get together and roll dice or just hang out and enjoy great food and drinks. And you don’t have to limit it to Bunco. Whatever party you are going to, you will find a great appetizer recipe to bring right here!

If you are intrigued and want to know more about bunco right now, just click here to read about how to get your own Bunco group started! 

Don’t you think that we all kinda get in a rut when it comes to bringing a dish or snack to a party. I find myself picking up a bag of pita chips and a tub of hummus. Someone else always brings a vegetable tray, someone else has a pizza delivered. BORING!!

Now think of a girls night out at your book club or bunco game where everyone brought a unique, almost fancy appetizer. Something you don’t get on a regular basis? Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, I’ve got good news. I’ve done the work for you and put together a list of some recipes that might just get you a little excited about your contribution to the next party.

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Prosciutto Pear Brie En Croute

This first recipe makes me want some RIGHT NOW! Love, love, love baked brie and with pears and Procuitto? How divine and perfect to up your appetizer game with your girlfriends!

You can find this recipe by Valentina at The Baking Fairy, here!

Picture Courtesy of The Baking Fairy

 

Homemade Boursin-Style Cheese

The Saucy Southerner has a creamy, rich recipe for Boursin Style Cheese that you can apparently use on just about anything. Do I need to say more than Cheese? As a topping, dip or whatever, it’s, well, cheese. Yum!

You can find this recipe by The Saucy Southerner, right here! 

Picture courtesy of The Saucy Southerner

Salted Caramel Truffles

The next recipe is from Christina over at xtinaluvspink. All I can say, is when can I have some of these? Salted Caramel anything is the BEST! You will be the star of the show bringing these babies to the party!!

You can find this luscious recipe right here!

Picture courtesy of Christina Luvs Pink

 

Sautéed Spinach Crostini

Now, how about something a little bit healthier? I bet at least half of your group is on a “diet” or trying to eat better. Why temp them with high calorie and fat when you can bring them something this fresh and delicious!

You can find this yummy healthy recipe right here!

Picture courtesy of The Domestic Dietitian

 

Ladybug Caprese

Now, these are just so darn cute that I can’t stand it! How adorable are they? Really? I’m amazed at the cuteness. Oh, and mozzarella, basil and tomatoes are a flavor bomb! And fresh and healthy.

You can find the full recipe here.

Picture courtesy of Lora at Diary of a Mad Hausfrau.

Homemade Spinach Hummus

I don’t know about you but I love a good hummus and I really love that you can make it out of just about anything. This hummus recipe is made with Spinach instead of the usual Chickpea variety. You can’t help but dip your pita in this deliciousness!

See the full recipe here.

Picture courtesy of Jenna at The Urben Life

Radish Butter Spread

Radish Butter Spread? I’ve never heard of this before but it looks interesting and quite yummy.  I love the way the radishes add color to the butter and it looks so elegant. Bread slathered in butter and sprinkled with a little sea salt? Sign me up!

You can find this recipe right here. 

Picture courtesy of Cynthia at Feeding Big

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

I love this idea! What a fresh take on the usual pinwheels you get every time you go to a party. They’re all the same! With this one, you’ve got some sweet and tart and a bit of delicious feta cheese. Yum!!

You can find this recipe right here.

Picture courtesy of Sarah at the Pajama Chef

Mushroom Leek Turnovers

This next recipe is actually mine as featured on All She Cooks as a guest post. This handheld mini pie is rich and creamy, full of leeks and yummy mushrooms and sour cream.

You can find the full recipe here.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms are always welcome and lend an elegance to any type of party. This recipe from Monica at Nourish and Fete is no exception. These mushrooms are stuffed with seasoned cream cheese and Parmesan cheese with seasonings. Delicious!

You can find the recipe here.

Picture courtesy of Monica at Nourish and Fete

 

Edamame Basil Hummus

Basil, Edamame Hummus-Doesn’t that just sound delicious? Not only delicious but a very healthy option if you are watching carbs and calories. This would be another winner for the ladies who are watching their weight.

You can find this recipe right here.

Picture courtesy of Join Us Pull Up A Chair

 

Jalapeno Sour Cream Dip & Raw Veggies

Bring on the heat! You’ve got to have some fresh veggies at every party, but this dip is miles ahead of the everyday ranch dressing that’s usually served! Add some celery and carrots on the side and you’ve got a vegetable tray that people will be talking about.

You can find the full recipe here.

Picture courtesy of Sarah at Sarah Cooks The Books

Chipotle Rosemary Roasted Nuts

What’s better at a party than a handful of fresh roasted nuts. Sweet and Salty? Now that’s just a wonderful bonus. These nuts will be just what the doctor ordered!

See the full recipe here.

Picture courtesy of Diane at Hello Fun Seekers

 

Spicy Crispy Baked Chickpeas

This recipe has very few ingredients, is easy to prepare and is a great healthy appetizer option too. My husband is ready for me to make a batch of these babies.

You can find the full recipe here.

Picture courtesy of Kelly at Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

 

Crack Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs are always welcome at a party. I’m pretty sure that everyone likes deviled eggs unless they are allergic of course, but really, who doesn’t like a good deviled egg? This recipe takes the everyday deviled egg and just kicks it up a notch or two.

You can find the full recipe here. 

Picture courtesy of Mindy at The Mommy Mouse Clubhouse

Do you have any favorite appetizer recipes that you’d like to share? Leave me a comment below. No recipes? That’s ok, I’d love to hear from you anytime!

Thanks for visiting today. Melissa

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Want to have a monthly girls night out activity that is really fun? Bunco is the answer!

Over the years, I’ve been a member of two bunco groups and have been a founding member of each. These groups usually stay together for years and everyone looks forward to bunco night each month. The group I am in now has a secret Facebook group where we plan our party each month and figure out all the details. This is also where the hostess provides us with her “theme” of the month and any other pertinent information. Our themes range from Tea Party to Mardi Gras and anywhere in between. A theme is optional, but is a fun addition to the night.

How to get started

  • First you will need a bunco kit, unless you just want to go “old school” and make one yourself. You can find them online at your favorite shopping place or at a big box store. You will find the best selection and price ranges online. Check out my Amazon picks below.
    (If you have more than 12 players you will need 2 kits or just 3 extra dice. The sets usually come with the rules and instructions on how to play along with score sheets. I bet there’s at least one person in your group that has played before or knows someone who has so you can get the low down from them. Or me, just send me an email or comment at the end of the post!!)
  •  Tables and chairs, each seating 4  (12 people need 3 tables)
  • Food and drinks. Your group should decide how you want to handle this. Some just like to bring their own drinks or wine. Sometimes the hostess makes a   “special punch”.  A good low-calorie option is to use sparking water or club soda, add some sliced cucumber, lime juice and fresh mint and you have “Spa Water”.  Feel free to add the spirit of your choice and you have “Spiked Spa Water”.  The skies the limit, you’ve got to make this party your own!

How much does it cost?

Our group has all players bring $10 and then we end up dividing the money up for the highest points, the most bunco’s, the highest number of games won and the highest number of games lost. Yeah, even the losers win here!

This is totally up to your group. You can play just for fun, for prizes or have everyone contribute a certain amount of money and then the money gets divided up with the winners at the end. Another group I used to play with would give all the money to the hostess each month prior to the party and she would go out and purchase prizes. It was fun doing that and many times you’d end up getting something you loved but would never have bought for yourself!

How do you play bunco?

Very simply, although at first it may seem confusing. I recommend you use the rules included with your game if you don’t have a group member that is familiar with the way the game is played. Usually groups end up adopting their own “rules” and preferences with time. Let’s start with the basics.

  • Each table of four, has two teams. The people on the “teams” score their rolls exactly the same. At the end of the round they should both have the same number of points. The first person rolls and is looking for one’s. (Round one is ones, round two is two’s, round three, three’s-you get the picture) If they get one or more 1’s, then they roll again and keep rolling until they don’t get anymore ones. Simple.
  • When one of the two teams at table one reach the magic number of 21, they ring the bell and the round ends for everyone at all the tables.
  • Scores are counted and documented on the score sheets-You will get one point for each time you roll the number of the round you are on. Example: If you are on round one and roll 2 “1’s” and a 3, you get two points. Now if you get 3 “1’s” that’s GREAT! You’ve rolled a BUNCO and you get 21 points!

If you have someone in your group who’s played before it will really help with getting a new group started. If not, just take it easy and learn a little bit each time. The main thing is to have fun!

One of my upcoming posts will have more in depth information and also some great recipes to share with your bunco friends, so stayed tuned!

If you have questions please post a comment below.

Baby needs a new pair of shoes,

Melissa


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Vodka Freeze

Vodka Freeze

Vodka Freeze Cocktail Recipe is the perfect beverage for your next Bunco night!

Vodka Freeze Cocktail Recipe

This Vodka Freeze cocktail is an adult beverage I’ve been making for years. I can’t remember where it came from originally since it’s been around for so long. (I’m really not as old as that makes me sound :))

Throughout the years, I’ve seen several different versions with special customization’s and add-ins and so the flavor can vary with different fruity tastes and colors but they are all delicious! You can use this recipe as a base and then adjust it to your own tastes, add in a little this and a lot of that. Whatever you want! 

Just about every southern woman I know has made some version of this for Bunco parties and trips to the beach at some time or another. My favorite version (although not the only one I like) is the one that I believe to be closest to the original and uses Orange and Pineapples juices. 

Vodka Freeze is so easy to throw together and serves a large crowd and you can make it ahead of time, freezing it in gallon jugs or a large plastic bowl that can double as an outdoor punch bowl. So make up a big batch and take it along on for a day at the beach or weekend at the lakehouse!

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It can be served at bunco parties, family get together’s, picnics and holiday parties. It’s always a hit! Want to know more about Bunco or getting your own group started? Check out my post here.

So without further ado, this is my version of the famous Vodka Freeze cocktail. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

Please remember to drink responsibly!

 

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Vodka Freeze
This is a great big batch frozen cocktail for a bunco party or a day at the beach with friends! Please remember to drink responsibly!
Vodka Freeze
Course Cocktails
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Course Cocktails
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Vodka Freeze
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and put in a large plastic container that will fit in your freezer. Freeze for 24 hours, then it's ready to serve. What you don't use will keep in the freezer for the next time you need a special frozen cocktail!
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