Cocktail parties are an American staple dating back to the Prohibition Era. And finger foods go with cocktail parties like gin goes with tonic!
Even without cocktails, most people love finger foods. Are you a finger-food lover? Are you ready to throw a finger-food party?
If so, check out this guide on throwing a fun finger-food party.
The No-Dinner Dinner Party
The awesome thing about finger foods is they allow you to do away the traditional dinner party.
But, let’s face it, people are busy. And when someone takes time to come to a party, she wants to know she won’t go home hungry.
The beautiful thing? Even if you know nothing about cooking, you can pull this party off.
Plus, with a finger-food party, you can invite more people. Don’t forget to send beautiful party invitations!
Variety Is Key
Offer a wide variety of foods from several categories:
- Veggies and Fruits
Pick up frozen foods up to a few weeks ahead. Get your fresh foods 1-3 days before the big day.
Go over your list a couple of days before so you won’t end up running to the store an hour before the party!
Veggies and Fruits
This category is super easy, and there’s no cooking necessary. Veggies and fruits please your friends that stick to a healthy diet. Slice up veggies and serve them in a pretty tray with your favorite dip on the side.
But do more than cut up vegetables and fruits.
Slice mini sweet bell peppers down the middle, leaving the stems on. Clean out the seeds. Wash and dry the peppers.
Spoon store-bought pimento cheese into each bell pepper half. Sprinkle with cut chives. Voila! A super easy, delicious finger food.
Cut up your favorite fruits and mix them together in a bowl for an easy fruit salad.
They’ll think you worked all day so don’t tell them it was your crockpot that did all the work.
Throw some store-bought frozen meatballs into the crockpot several hours before the party. Put your favorite barbecue sauce on top. Turn it to high and let them sit until the party, stirring once or twice.
Grab chicken wings from your favorite take-out place!
Get some sliced cold cuts from the deli and arrange on a pretty tray.
Sprinkle dishes of nuts throughout the room.
Despite all the low-carb and no-carb diets, people still love sandwiches and pizza. Serve pizza bites and mini rolls for the cold cuts.
There are so many great pre-made mini quiches in the freezer section of the store. Pick up several types and then heat, and serve.
Don’t forget crackers, cheese, and bruschetta. Put pretty dishes with condiments beside the rolls.
Finger-Food Parties Are the Best!
A finger-food party is an easy and fun way to throw a party. No worries about following difficult recipes or setting the perfect table.
Remember, variety is key. Serve several types of veggies and fruits, proteins, and starches.
Then sit back and enjoy your guests! Find more fun and informative articles on our blog.