I know there are a lot of good cooks here so I thought I would ask...my in-laws are hosting a family holiday party next weekend and need help with little snacks to put out before dinner. I said I would bring deviled eggs (my MIL loves them and is excited). They usually put out cheese and crackers, so I'm sure they'll have that. What else can I bring that can be prepared ahead and isn't too complicated? I could just go the easy route and do veggies with a couple of dips, but I would like to be more ambitious. There are going to be maybe 12 people there, half are vegetarians, and almost everyone is Jewish— they don't keep kosher but most also don't eat pork or shellfish.
Entertainers, what are your go-to cocktail party type snacks?