Pull out these bunco party appetizers the next time you host a game night and take the night up a notch!
If you have never played it before, rest assured it’s a very simple dice game that can be learned in minutes.
The game requires only a few dice and groups of four.
It has been played since the 1800s and is a great way to socialize or make new friends, but it is only made better with the right snacks (Dice Game Depot).
Although it is typically thought of as a woman’s game, it is family-friendly and extremely easy to learn, so it is worth getting the kids and men involved, too!
No matter who is invited to your bunco party, everyone will appreciate you having Bacon Crackers or Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches on hand.
Charcuterie Cups are great for ensuring everyone has their own personal snack, while the Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball will be the talk of the night!
Each of these 25 appetizers is easy to eat by hand while playing a game, but we can’t guarantee they won’t distract with how amazing they taste!
Everyone may show up to play bunco, but they will stay for these appetizers!
These savory cupcakes can move with your guests as they switch tables during your bunco party.
They are quick to throw together and will be a huge hit with the crispy wonton shell nestling in roast beef, Au Jus gravy, and melty cheese.
A little muffin tin will be the key tool you need to give these cupcakes the right shape while letting the wonton wrapper crisp enough to hold everything in.
Pinwheels are already a perfect way to give your guests a bite-sized snack to nibble on during a party, but the combination of walnuts and cranberries adds a bit of extra flair to your appetizers.
You get sweetness, herbs, crunch, and creaminess all in each bite!
Keep in mind that your “logs” need to chill in order to keep their shape, so plan ahead to let these sit in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting them up to serve.
The challenging part of these mozzarella balls is going to be to make sure they last all night long to go along with your bunco games, rather than letting them be eaten up all at once.
There are few foods that this will not taste amazing with!
It takes only about five minutes to throw everything together, yet the flavor that results will blow you away!
Cheese, asparagus, and a flaky puff pastry are three ingredients for an amazing appetizer.
You can use store-bought puff pastry sheets, phyllo dough, or even canned crescent rolls for this snack.
The original recipe tastes absolutely delicious and is sure to be a crowd pleaser, but if you know the taste of your game night friends, you can add in some customizations like adding in some extra cheese on top, using halved cherry tomatoes, or including some Dijon mustard!
Hopefully, your attention has been piqued just by the word “bacon”.
Crispy bacon is always a winner, but adding in a bit of sweetness with some spices that add a kick will be a surefire way to keep your guests happy and satisfied.
These bacon-topped crackers are tasty as is but go great with all types of dips, or even crumbled on top of a salad or added to a wrap.
The shortbread cookies shaped like dice are not only cute and fitting for the game night, but also taste great and will come together in no time!
Toss in some pretzels, popcorn, nuts, dried fruit, and whatever else you like to go with your dice cookies, and you have a bunco party appetizer that will become a huge hit!
With an exciting game like bunco, you want to avoid messes from people jumping out of their seats, throwing dice, and switching tables.
This pasta salad can easily be tossed into a cup with a small spoon to avoid any spills from overexcited players.
Not only is this practical, but the flavors from the roasted corn, chili peppers, and lime and cilantro dressing will be a great consolation prize for those who aren’t the top winner of the game.
Besides the balance of sweet and savory in these baked cups, one of the best parts is the fact that they can be served at room temperature, so if your game night lasts all night, these will stay fresh without chilling or heating!
You only need three ingredients and 30 minutes for this party appetizer that will please everyone!
You and your guests can feel good about snacking while playing if it includes some vegetables, even if it is wrapped in crispy bacon.
Brown sugar, maple syrup, and mustard are whisked together on a stovetop for a sweet glaze that pairs perfectly with the bacon-wrapped greens.
A single toothpick placed in each of these bite-sized snacks makes it so much easier to grab and take along while playing or moving around the room.
10. Taco Dip
Whether it is for a game night or just a girl’s night, a tasty dip is necessary for hosting guests.
Everyone’s favorite parts of tacos can be added to the dip, so it will please all who taste it!
This is best served cold with toppings added right before serving, so they avoid getting soggy, but it will probably all be eaten up before the toppings can sit for too long!
If you have bunco-playing friends with certain food restrictions, these vegetarian pastries can be adjusted to fit everyone’s needs!
It can also be made vegan or gluten-free, but however you decide to make it, everyone will love it, even those without restrictions.
As an added bonus, a lot of the prep work can be done ahead of time, so you can warm these up as your guests start arriving.
12. Charcuterie Cups
Give everyone their own personal cup full of their favorite meats, cheeses, and fruits for a unique appetizer that is perfect for their tastes.
With little cups, these can be kept handy and moved around as guests walk around and play different rounds.
It also takes little time to put together since there is no cooking involved.
All you need to do is collect your ingredients and toss them into the cups!
Although these bites are light, they are full of bold flavors from the sweet tomatoes and the tangy goat cheese.
Basil adds a minty and slightly spiced flavor which is made better by the creamy and softened cheese.
Let this chill in the fridge until right before you expect your guests to arrive since it is best served at room temperature.
More appetizers that feature goat cheese here!
Serving soup at a game night may seem a bit crazy, but these soup shooters make it easy to serve and enjoy!
If you end up hosting bunco night during the winter months, this is a great way to give your guests something warm and filling that is easy to eat while playing.
Even if this has been stored in the fridge overnight, it tastes just as great as if it was freshly made after it has been reheated.
If for some reason, you end up having leftovers of this soup, you can enjoy it the next day as part of your lunch or dinner, but it is unlikely much of it will be leftover!
If Bunco night falls on Taco Tuesday, you can satisfy the need for a party appetizer and the craving for tacos with these mini taco bites!
Mini muffin tins give you the best bite-sized appetizer as well as a beautiful and neat presentation.
Either pre-assemble your mini tacos for ease or leave the taco shells separate with all of the ingredients laid out so guests can add in exactly what they want.
Classic Caprese skewers can be elevated further by switching out tomatoes for fresh blackberries and adding in crisp cucumbers.
Basil in between your berries, cucumbers, and mozzarella balls gives a herby touch, while the skewers make these easy to grab and snack on in between rounds.
The tastiest game night snacks don’t have to be complicated.
These bites can be made with frozen spinach and boxed corn muffin mix to save a lot of time and energy!
After the first time you make these; you will want to keep a few batches frozen in the freezer so you can snack on them any time after a little bit of reheating.
Who would have thought that common kitchen ingredients could come together into a completely new and delicious appetizer?
Whether you decide to use frozen meatballs or make them by hand, the grape jelly and chili sauce will add just the right touch to give you an easy dish that is perfect for hosting game night.
Pull out your trusty slow cooker and let it handle all of the hard work of cooking these meatballs!
With all of your ingredients mixed together and chilled, most of the work is done with this appetizer recipe.
Coating it in pecans, bacon, and jalapenos will add crunch, saltiness, and heat.
Expect this cheese ball to be done by the end of your game night since everyone will find themselves scooping out more and more as the night goes on.
Sweet, salty, and smoky, all in each bite, these appetizers can satisfy any and all cravings.
All you need are pineapple chunks, barbecue sauce, and some bacon making this one of the easiest appetizers you can prepare for bunco parties.
With small toothpicks in each chunk of pineapple, these are great grab-and-go appetizers for your game night guests.
Although simple and easy to prepare, these tea sandwiches can add a bit of elegance to game night get-togethers.
These can be made ahead of time and left to chill in the fridge.
The bread for these sandwiches can be made extra crunchy with a little time spent in the oven.
Whatever other appetizers you serve alongside this will only be made better with these tangy marinated olives.
The marinade for this recipe is simple, so the quality of your olives will shine through that much more.
Let these marinate for a day or two before game night, so the flavors are fully absorbed in the olives.
Just be mindful as you are sneaking one or two before bunco night since you want to be sure you have enough left for your guests!
If the time has escaped you and you need a last-minute snack, these Goat Cheese Bites take only about five minutes to prepare and use four common ingredients you probably already have handy!
Despite the ease of making these, they look very fancy and taste luxurious.
Since there is no dairy in these skewers, they are great to serve either chilled or at room temperature, so when bunco lasts all night, these are a safe bet for an appetizer!
Pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and tortellini are skewered together for a handy snack that will be portable, tasty, and able to hang as long as the game night lasts.
25. Mini BLT Sliders
Let’s be honest; most people come to game night for the food.
These one-bite sliders will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters while keeping everyone’s stomachs satisfied from long nights of dice rolling.
These are easy to prepare, can feed a crowd, and taste just like your favorite sandwich!
The bottom line
The next time you host a bunco game night, these appetizers will probably be talked about more than the game itself!
These are easy to snack on, easy to prepare, and will ensure everyone has a good time, whether they win or lose the game!
- French Dip Wonton Cupcakes
- Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels
- Marinated Mozzarella Balls
- Cheesy Puff Pastry Wrapped Asparagus
- Bacon Crackers
- Bunco Snack Mix
- Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
- Baked Brie Phyllo Cups With Apple-Butter & Bacon
- Bacon-Wrapped Brussel Sprouts
- Taco Dip
- Spinach & Feta Galettes
- Charcuterie Cups
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
- Cinnamon Carrot Soup Shooters
- Mini Muffin Tin Taco Bites
- Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers
- Cornbread Spinach Cheese Bites
- Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs
- Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball
- Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple
- Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches
- Citrus Herb Marinated Olives
- Strawberry Goat Cheese Bites
- Pesto Tortellini Skewers
- Mini BLT Sliders
- Pick one or more options from our list of Bunco Party Appetizers here!
- Start creating your new favorite dish.
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