Party Favorites

Fall is such a fun time of year. You’ve got the crisp fall air, colorful leaves, HALLOWEEN, it’s football season, and friends and family seem to gather together more often for festive parties or to watch games. It’s all the perfect transition into the holidays.

With all this going on, it’s always nice to have a couple of quick and delicious go-to snack foods or appetizers on hand that you know everyone will love, in case you have company over last minute or unexpectedly. This happened to me (Regan) the other day when my husband decided to invite some people over to watch a UFC fight at the last minute.

LUCKILY I had the recipes below that I knew everyone would enjoy, and didn’t have to panic trying to think of what food to have out for people to snack on.

You’re going to want to scroll through and save each of them, just trust us.

Salty Blondes - Party Favorites

Black Bean & Avocado Salsa

This salsa is unreal. The flavors come together perfectly to create a refreshing, yummy, HEALTHY salsa that’s also really filling, and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Black Bean & Avocado Salsa


  • 19 oz black beans or more drained & rinsed

  • 11 oz corn kernels (drained)

  • 1 minced onion

  • 3 c salsa

  • 2 T fresh chopped cilantro

  • 1 T lemon juice

  • 2 T chili powder or less

  • 2 chopped avocados


  1. Mix and chill everything except avocados several hours before serving.  Add avocados and serve w/corn chip scoopers.  Need 2 bags of scooper chips.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This one is from our aunt Wendy. If you know her, then you already know how good this is. If you’ve been to any of her amazing parties, then you’ve probably tried this. She always makes it, usually because someone always requests it when they know Wendy’s cooking. We asked her if we could #sharethegoodness and post it on our blog, and lucky for all of you, she said yes!!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

prep time: 5 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 45 mins


  • 1 lb. shredded chicken breast
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup Ranch dressing

  • 3/4 cup pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®)

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces (for serving)

  • Club crackers (for serving)


  1. Mix chicken and hot sauce together. You can heat it if you would like. Mix ranch with cream cheese. Put chicken mix and then ranch - cream cheese mix in a casserole or aluminum pan. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and bake at 400 until until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Tropical Punch

This is also something that’s always served at any party our family’s having. It’s a concoction our grandpa created, and the flavors just go perfectly together. With a tiny bit of carbonation and plenty of sweetness AND tartness, this punch will quench your thirst every. single. time. It’s perfect for any time of the year - the flavors are great for summer, and the color is on POINT for a festive Halloween party. We’ve had it in a witch’s brew served over dry ice at one of ours before 👻

Yield: About 20

Tropical Punch


  • 54 oz. carton of Kern's Mango Juice
  • 54 oz. carton of Kern's Guava Juice

  • 2 liter bottle of Squirt or Sprite/7UP

  • 46 oz. can of pineapple juice

  • 1 packet of Lemonade Crystal Light powder

  • Ice


  1. Add ice to a large punch bowl or beverage dispenser. Pour all ingredients in and mix. 

Serve these at any party and we PROMISE your guests will love you, and ask you for the recipes.

P.S. No, we did not plan to wear matching stripes while shooting these photos 🙄😂 but, nevertheless, we linked them both below! Haha

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Salty Blondes | Party Favorites: Black Bean Avocado Salsa, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Tropical Punch