A Netflix marathon sounds like the perfect way to spend a cold night with the family.
So I put together 20 appetizer ideas to enjoy along with your favorite shows. Appetizers as a meal are my favorite!
These super simple recipes include sweet and savory finger foods and snacks that your whole family will love.
They’re quick to make and fun to eat while catching up with your favorite shows on Netflix.
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This was originally posted January 31, 2017. I’ve updated it to include a few more appetizer recipes and other helpful information.
Appetizer ideas the family will love
With a teen and preteen in the house, we really have to be intentional with family time.
I thought the kids would resist a movie night but they really enjoy it. You can choose a movie or create a binge-watching party scenario.
Sometimes we just do store-bought snacks and candy. But once in a while, we do an appetizer night.
This list of delicious appetizer ideas is perfect for creating a fun family night in. Because food and Netflix are the perfect pairing.
Mix and match a few of these easy appetizers to create a delicious finger food menu!
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Need more ideas? Here are a few of my favorite recipes for your TV night.
- Dried Beef Roll-Ups: These are a family favorite and full of creamy flavor, with a horseradish kick!
- Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese: You get all that sweet and salty goodness in one bite!
- Baked Salami Chips are easy to make and have that saltiness that you want when binge-watching.
- Artichoke Dip Sliders take your favorite dip and make it into a cute little sandwich!
- Caramel Banana Bites: This sweet treat is a delicious way to end your appetizer feast!
What to Watch on Netflix
My Netflix list is all over the place. I have multiple shows going at most times. And I rarely watch full mobies.
Here’s what I’ve watched and loved lately.
• Lucifer – It’s dark, funny and 5 seasons. With crazy story lines and lots of humor, this crime show is one you’ll get hooked on. This is a show I want to pay attention to and not one that you just have on in the background while you’re doing something else.
• The Politician – I finished season one and then started on season 2. While some cast from season 1 carries over, there are some new main characters introduced. I can’t wait to see where this one goes.
• Dynasty – I just wanted something to have on in the background while I was working on other things but this one has totally sucked me in. It’s brainless but there is so much drama and conniving. It’s just how the original would have been, I imagine.
• My Next Guest with David Letterman – This twist on the standard talk show is much more intimate (even though some episodes take place on a stage in front of an audience). With big-name guests, David really gets them opening up like no one else can.
• Dream Home Makeover – I love the design aesthetic of Studio McGee so it’s really fun to see how the whole process works. It’s a reality show and home makeover show in one and it’s really wonderful. The season goes quickly and with gorgeous aerial shots of Utah, you will want to move there immediately.
• Emily in Paris – Absolute brainless fluff which is what we could all use a little more of right now, right? It’s just plain fun and will make you want to book a trip to France immediately.
• The Duchess – I didn’t know anything about this show when I found it on Netflix. But I was hooked by the tag line, “she’s a great mom but a bad person.” Do not watch this around your kids. The star is a new-to-me Candian comedian who is based in London. I laughed out loud. A lot.
• Schitt’s Creek – I just finished the final season of Schitt’s Creek and I’m so sad it’s over. From beginning to end, it’s an incredible show. Be sure to watch also “Schitt’s Creek: Best Wishes, Warmest Regards”. It’s 45 minute behind the scenes look at making the last season including the final table read. You will be bawling your eyes out.
• Virgin River Season 2 – Season 2 has just been released and I haven’t watched it yet but it’s on my to-do list. I thought season 1 was really cute. It is very easy to watch with just the right amount of drama and mystery. As soon as I’m done watching my Netflix holiday movies, I’ll watch this one.
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Make these easy appetizer ideas for your Netflix night!