Top Ten Worst Party Foods

Everyone knows what their favorite party foods are.  There are always one or two foods that you look forward to when you go to a party.  However, how many people think about bad party foods?  The list of least-liked party foods might be longer than you think.  Here are some foods you might want to avoid at your next party:

  1. Pigs in a blanket: While quick, tasty, and easy to make, pigs in a blanket quickly make too many appearances on party platters.  Also, they are so similar to hot dogs that, after each makes a few appearances at summer parties, guests will not look forward to seeing them again.
  2. Salad:  While, yes, salad is healthy, it’s also something that is rather difficult to serve at parties.  It’s also something that, when left out, will get warm and go bad.  No one wants to arrive late at a party to see spoiled salad sitting on the food table.
  3. Nachos: While nachos are definitely a crowd-pleaser, they make the bad party food list because they’re messy and they are full of sodium, which will cause your party guests to slow down and become sluggish
  4. Prepared sandwiches:  While everyone appreciates prepared party foods, prepared sandwiches are not the best idea for a party food because you never know what your guests might be allergic to.  In this sense, you’re better off setting out a platter of sandwich meats and cheese, condiments, bread, and invite your guests to make their own sandwiches.
  5. Sliders: These are another extremely messy party food.  Also, they’re another food that will make your party gets sluggish.
  6. Sloppy Joes:  The name says it all—sloppy!  Though Sloppy Joes are delicious and a great summer cookout option, as an indoor party food, they will likely fall flat.
  7. Jell-O: Yes, Jell-O gigglers are great for kids, but they’ll quickly cause any children at your party to becoming exceptionally sticky.  They’re yummy, but they’re surprisingly messy.
  8. Fried Chicken:  Yet another food that will make your guests slow and sluggish.  Also, fried chicken produces a lot of grease, which, if guests are not careful, will end up on either their clothing or your furniture.
  9. French Fries:  Rather than French Fries, try preparing baked sweet potato or carrot fries.  Even potato wedges, if baked, will be a better option than the unhealthy fried counterpart.
  10. Chili: This might be an acceptable food for around a bonfire on a chilled autumn night, but for any other sort of party, it’s one of the worst choices a party planner could make.

While this list is not exhaustive, it’s definitely a good place to start if you have questions about whether or not to serve a certain food at your next party.  After reading this, get creative and plan healthy and fun party foods!

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