Has anyone ever told you about their favorite place to attend parties or the house they loved visiting growing up? How many times does said person mention great snacks? If they don’t mention it at least once, they are certainly missing out. We came up with nine party mix ideas to help make you THE host that everyone wants an invite from.

Whether you are entertaining five year olds or business associates, we have the perfect party mix idea for you. Our list has salty and sweet suggestions as well as a few adventurous recipes like Asian Nori and Honey Sriracha. If you have more of a traditional palette, there is also a classic option perfect for you!

The great thing about all of these recipe ideas is they only require a few ingredients, even less time and very little cleaning up, the trifecta of cooking for busy people.


Looking for a homemade snack to keep on hand? Go for this traditional snack mix. It is great for packed lunches and nibbling before dinner is ready. This recipe is also perfect for bigger get-togethers because of the large quantity it makes. 


4 cups corn breakfast cereal

4 cups rice breakfast cereal

1 ½ cups mixed nuts

2 cups pretzels

1 ½ cups garlic-seasoned bagel chips

6 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Seasoned salt to taste

Instructions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Melt butter. Stir in seasonings and gradually add in remaining ingredients. Bake for an hour. Let cool.


Hosting a birthday party? Whip up this easy but adorable mix for your guests to snack on. Be careful – It might outshine the cake! The imitation vanilla and almond extract combined create that birthday cake taste your little one’s will love.


4 ½ cups rice breakfast cereal

4 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons heavy cream

10 ounces white chocolate candy melts

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon imitation vanilla

⅔ cups sprinkles

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions: Melt butter, cream and chocolate, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add almond extract and vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal. Stir gently. Wait a few minutes to allow it to cool slightly and add in sprinkles. Place everything in a large plastic bag with powdered sugar and shake well. 


This more extravagant party mix is great for dinner parties. Impress your foodie friends with a pop of wasabi to get their tastebuds ready for the main course. If you are a fan of pecans, toast some extra. They taste so good fresh out of the oven!


6 cups rice breakfast cereal

¾ cups pecans

5 sheets seasoned nori

1 cup pretzels

1 ½ cups wonton strips

1 cup wasabi peas

⅓ cup canola oil

Salt to taste

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast pecans for six minutes. Add remaining ingredients and toss in oil with your hands. Spread mixture on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and toast for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from oven and serve.


Parmesan ranch is a great mix for super bowl parties and boys night. This snack goes well with other finger foods (and beer). This recipe also requires the least amount of work. All you have to do is toss it in the slow cooker and mix it every few hours.


3 cups cheddar crackers

3 cups ranch wheat crackers

2 cups pretzels

2 cups rice breakfast cereal

1 cup cashews

½ cup peanuts

6 tablespoons butter

¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

½ packet ranch seasoning mix

¼ cup parmesan

Instructions: Combine crackers, pretzels, cereal and nuts in a slow cooker. Whisk together melted butter, Worcestershire sauce and ranch seasoning. Coat the cracker mix with butter mixture and turn slow cooker on low for three hours. Stir every hour. Remove from slow cooker, spread on wax paper and top with parmesan.


This oatmeal raisin snack mix is great for a fall treat. If your little ones have after-school activities, make a batch and divide into baggies so they have something to tide them over to dinner. It is also a good option for breakfast on the go!


2 ½ cups cinnamon rice breakfast cereal

1 ½ cup honey nut cereal

½ cup old-fashioned oats

4 tablespoons butter

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup raisins

⅓ cup almonds

Instructions: Preheat oven at 250 degrees. Mix cereals and oats in a large bowl. Melt butter, sugar, syrup and cinnamon. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereals and oats. Add in nuts and mix well. Spread onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Cool and top with raisins.


This party mix is ideal for any festive get together. You can use red and pink for Valentine’s Day, green and red for Christmas or your favorite team’s colors for sporting events! The mix of salty and sweet is great for a fun party treat.


1 cup vanilla rice breakfast cereal

1 cup mini graham crackers

2 cups popcorn

1 cup pretzels

½ cup salted peanuts

½ cup dark chocolate candy melts

½ cup white chocolate candy melts

½ cup candy-coated chocolates

Instructions: Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread cereal, pretzels, popcorn and peanuts on top. Separately melt candy melts and pour into bowls. Use spoon to drizzle over cereal mixture. Top with candies and let chocolate set.


Do your friends and family love Sriracha? Then you have to try this perfect combination of salty and sweet! Be sure to warn your guests. The spicy red sauce can pack a punch. Luckily, the honey helps to nicely balance out the flavor.


3 cups corn breakfast cereal

3 cups rice breakfast cereal

1 cup bagel chips

1 cup pretzels

3 cups popcorn

1 cup peanuts

3 tablespoons butter

2 ½ tablespoons honey

3 ½ tablespoons Sriracha sauce

Instructions: Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix cereals, bagel chips, peanuts and pretzels in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, microwave butter until melted and stir in Sriracha and honey. Pour over cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and serve.


This snack is a great complement to another game day favorite, chicken wings! Simply throw a few of your favorite snacks together and add it to your game day spread.  It is easy to make in advance so you don’t have to add any stress to your party prep. 


3 cups corn snacks

1 cup pretzel crackers

1 cup pretzels

3 cups cheddar crackers

1 cup cashews

½ package ranch dressing mix

1 tablespoon buffalo sauce

¼ cup canola oil

½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions: Combine corn snacks, pretzels, crackers and nuts. Mix seasonings and sauces together with oil. Pour mixture over crackers and toss thoroughly. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes if you want it crunchy!


The classic puppy chow is great for pretty much any occasion. This easy, tasty recipe is great for school events, parties for your little ones and a cheeky late night treat! Be sure to make extra because we promise it will disappear fast.


4 cups Corn breakfast cereal

4 cups Rice breakfast cereal

½ cup Peanut butter

1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

4 tablespoons Butter

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 ½ cups Powdered sugar

Instructions: Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter until all ingredients can be easily blended. Stir in vanilla and pour mixture over cereals until evenly coated. Pour into a bag and add powdered sugar, shaking until combined. Spread onto wax paper and let cool.

Now that you have a party mix recipe for every occasion, make sure you have all the tools you need! This mixing bowl set is ideal for all of the different ingredients you need to combine and melt.