Host Like a Pro with These Costco Party Food Favorites!

It’s party time so that means it is time to head to Costco and get a bunch of tasty food to serve your guests!  I put together this guide of my favorite Costco Party Food Ideas to help you plan your big event.  Let’s get started!

Fun Appetizers

Appetizers set the stage for any great party, turning initial mingling into a delightful tasting adventure. Picture your guests savoring a variety of finger foods, from crispy mini-tacos to creamy dips and bite-sized sandwiches. These tasty bites will leave everyone excited for what’s to come, making your party unforgettable from the very first bite.

Let’s start off with some small, handheld munchies for your guests to enjoy!  Some of my favorites are:

  • Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Skewers
  • Chicken Meatballs
  • Dumplings and Wontons
  • Mini Tacos

These are all very tasty and make for a delightful handheld snack!

Small Munchies

Next up is a selection of Dips and Spreads.  Pair these with tortilla chips, bread or crackers and your guests will love them!

Some of my favorites are:

  • Six Layer Dip
  • Artichoke and Jalapeno Dip
  • Street Corn Dip
  • White Queso Dip

If the Jalapenos scare you then grab the Spinach and Artichoke Dip instead.

Costco Party Food Dips and Spreads

A Selection of Main Courses

Main courses are the heart of the feast, where every guest finds something to love. Imagine the tantalizing aroma of BBQ wafting through the air, mingling with the rich scents of pasta dishes, tacos, and freshly baked pizza. These hearty options ensure everyone leaves the table satisfied and singing praises about your culinary prowess.

If you are party consists of a bunch of carnivores then feeding them a big pile of pork is both a tasty and affordable option.  If you feel like cooking then Costco usually carries some crowd pleasers such as:

  • Rack of Pork
  • Pork Ribs
  • Pork Chops
  • Bratwurst Sausages

I cook these on my grills and smokers but there are plenty of ways to do them in your oven.

Costco Party Food BBQ Pork

If you don’t feel like doing any real cooking and just want to heat some stuff up then you can always grab a couple of Costco’s Take and Bake meals.  Each meal feeds around 6 people so buy accordingly.

Some crowd favorites at our house include:

  • Chicken Alfredo
  • Chicken Enchilada Bake
  • Ravioli Lasagna
  • Beef Chili

The stuffed peppers are also tasty!

Take and Bake Costco Meals


And, if you don’t even want to fire up your oven then you can always order a pile of pizzas from the Costco Food Court!  As far as how much pizza to buy, figure on one pizza feeding four adults.

Costco Pizza from Food Court

Salads and Side Dishes

Side dishes are the unsung heroes that complete the meal, adding color and variety to every plate. Fresh salads bursting with flavor, vibrant vegetable platters, and warm, comforting bread and rolls are just the beginning. These delicious accompaniments make every bite a balanced and memorable experience.

Here are a few salad suggestions that I really enjoy!

  • Kirkland Caesar Salad
  • Mediterranean Crunch Salad
  • Kirkland Quinoa Salad
  • Kirkland Orzo Pasta Salad

Costco Side Salads

For other side dishes you can pick up a tray of Mac n Cheese or Mashed Potatoes.

Tempting Desserts

Desserts are the sweet finale that leaves a lasting impression on every guest. Envision a table adorned with decadent cakes and cupcakes, chewy cookies and bars, luscious pies, and refreshing ice cream. These treats ensure your party ends on a high note, with everyone indulging their sweet tooth in pure delight.

You will have no shortage of opportunity for picking up a few tasty desserts at Costco.  A few suggestions are:

  • Small Chocolate Dessert Jars
  • Any of the Costco Cakes and Pies
  • Macarons or Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Ice Cream Bars


Costco Party Desserts

Quenching Beverages

Beverages keep the party flowing and spirits high, catering to every thirst. Offer a vibrant mix of non-alcoholic drinks like soda, juice, and sparkling water alongside creative cocktails and mocktails. For those who enjoy a little buzz, an assortment of beer and wine will keep the conversation lively and the laughter rolling.

Some suggestions:

  • Kirkland Sparkling Water
  • Kirkland Hard Seltzer
  • Kirkland Chardonnay
  • Assorted Waters and Energy Drinks

Costco Party Beverages

Crunchy Snacks

Snacks are the perfect companions for casual conversations and spontaneous laughter. Think of bowls filled with crunchy chips and pretzels, savory nuts and seeds, and buttery popcorn. Add a platter of cheese and crackers, and you’ve got a snack spread that keeps guests happy and munching throughout the event.

Some Suggestions

  • Kirkland Super large Peanuts
  • Kirkland Sweet Heat Snack Mix
  • Kirkland Kettle Chips
  • Kirkland Peanut Butter Pretzels


Costco Crunchy Snacks


Healthy Options

Healthy options ensure that everyone can indulge without guilt, offering fresh and nutritious choices.

Some ideas include:

  • A colorful fruit platter
  • Crunchy veggie tray
  • Crisp veggie sticks with hummus
  • Heart healthy almonds

Costco Party Food Healthy Snacks

Done For You Party Platters

If you are looking for a great Costco Party Food Hack then head back to the deli section and look for the Party Platter Order Kiosk.

You can order a couple of party platters from whatever your local Costco happens to offer and will be able to pick them up the next day.

Kirkland Party Platter Order Kiosk

The current options at my Costco warehouse are:

(1) Artisan Sandwich Platter that serves 18-20 people and costs $49.99.

Artisan Sandwich Platter

(2) Fruit, Meat and Cheese Platter that serves 18-24 people and costs $39.99.

Meat Fruit and Cheese Platter

(3) Shrimp Cocktail Platter that serves 20-24 people and costs $44.99.

2024 Shrimp Cocktail Platter

Keep your eyes peeled and you might see a small version of the Meat, Fruit and Cheese platter for sale in the deli counter with that take and bake meals!

Costco Fruit Meat and Cheese Tray for Parties



Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

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