Traditional celebration parties often don’t work for vegans. Cake, ice cream, and other common party foods are off the dietary list. So, to avoid leaving the vegan’s of the party out I have compiled this fun list of party food, perfect for any kind of celebration occasion. Since Hubby changed to a vegan diet, it has really opened my eyes to just how easy it is to eat vegan foods; whereas I used to be quite daunted by it. Make your celebration vegan-friendly with these fun and tasty celebration ideas.
Skip the meat and use beans instead to make this dip perfect for all tastes. Start with a layer of black beans, then add layers of salsa, vegan nacho cheese, and creamy guacamole. Add some crunchy lettuce, bell peppers, and onions to the mix if you like, then provide tortilla chips and you’re good to go.
These quick potato appetizers are easy, fast to make, and tasty for everyone. You can serve them with any sauce or dip that you like. This recipe is for deep-fried tater tots, but you can make them healthier by air frying them instead.
Cabbage is very good for you, but many people don’t like the taste. Fry the leaves up with sea salt and spices and you can change their minds. This recipe can be completed in 20 minutes. Don’t be surprised if these are the first to go at your party!
If you’d rather bake than fry your cruciferous vegetables, try this recipe. Instead of using chicken wings, you use broccoli florets coated in gluten-free batter. Bake to crispy perfection and serve them plain or with your favorite sauce.
Everyone loves spinach dip. This recipe is free of soy, oil, dairy, and gluten, yet tastes just like traditional spinach dip. You mix up the ingredients then bake them for 20 minutes. Serve with all things dippy!
Sweet potatoes are very nutritious and make the perfect spicy finger food. These are oven-baked so you avoid the extra oil. Simple to make, all you need are the potatoes and some spices, including garlic, cumin, and chili powder.
Perfect for kids as well, this vegan-friendly snack is highly addictive and gluten-free. No deep-frying fat is required—it’s all made in the air fryer. You use savory breadcrumbs along with a little melted butter and cinnamon to make these celebration-ready treats.
Jazz up the traditional vegan hummus with these other three ingredients and you get a fun and unique celebration snack. You can make most of it ahead of time, then simply warm the hummus, spoon the raisins and nuts on top, then sprinkle on the olives and parsley. Eat with warm bread.
Use vegan mozzarella for these, rolling it up inside soft and fluffy quinoa. Add savory tomato sauce on the side for dipping and you’ll cure even the fiercest pizza cravings!
Fruit works for almost any occasion, but you can make it celebration-worthy by having a bright and colorful fruit bouquet on the table. Get a fruit basket delivered for free with Edible Arrangements. They have several options perfect for your type of celebration, from birthday to get well to basketball star bouquets.
These are pretty enough to serve to guests but simple enough to whip up quickly when you need to. They include roasted pink radishes tossed in lemon zest and dill, vegan cream cheese, olive oil, and mini bagels.
Pecans and dates are both packed with vitamins and nutrients as well as healthy fiber, so you can feel good about serving these anytime. Make them in 10-15 minutes with only a handful of ingredients including dates, vegan cream cheese, pecans, and flavorings like sundried tomato and fresh basil leaves.
Sometimes you just want cake. Fortunately, there are several ways you can make it that are vegan-friendly. VeganFoodandLiving.com has 17 show-stopping vegan birthday cake recipes you can try. All are pretty and tasty!
Is this really possible? According to Vagangela.com, it is! You use a graham-ready crust, Tofutti cream cheese, lemon, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt, and that’s it! Bake for 30 minutes, then top with fresh fruit. Makes an indulgent treat for all who attend!
Shrimp cocktail is a celebration regular, but vegans can’t eat shellfish. What to do? Try these vegan shrimps. They look real, but they are made with large king oyster mushrooms instead of shrimp. These mushrooms have a texture similar to shrimp. Then you coat them with breading and a spicy sauce and most party-goers will be hard-pressed to tell the difference!
Check out my vegan family-friendly recipes for more ideas.