Fun Finger Food Ideas For Your Party
If you're hosting a special event and are looking for low-key menu ideas, consider treating your guests to a variety of finger foods. Not only are they easy to make or order for any size crowd, but finger foods also make it convenient for guests to mix and mingle as they eat.
Finger foods such as pizza are appropriate for any type of special occasion or event, including birthday parties, family or corporate holiday get-togethers, anniversary and graduation soirees, baby and bridal showers, and both fancy and casual wedding receptions. You can also serve them any time of the day or night, from brunch to midnight snacks.
Depending on your event-planning budget and the size of your guest list, you can opt to either make the food yourself or hire an outside source to handle it for you. For example, you can book a professional caterer or order from your favorite eatery.
Here are some finger food ideas for your next party:
1. Pizza Delivery
If there's one type of food that is sure to please guests of all ages, it's pizza. Not only is it easy to customize and eat while socializing, but you can also have it delivered directly to your event venue, whether it's your backyard or an elegant ballroom.
Order a mix of pizzas with both classic and gourmet toppings, such as sundried tomatoes and prosciutto, as well as plain cheese pies for the purists in the group. If you have vegetarians in the crowd, you can even order pizzas featuring soy-based pepperoni or sausage if it's available.
If you want to serve the pizza on smaller plates or as part of an appetizer spread, ask the pizzeria to cut the appropriate-sized slices. As another option, order the pizza uncut and slice and plate it yourself. Pizza is especially ideal for a child's birthday party since it appeals to even the pickiest of eaters.
2. Tea Sandwiches
For elegant soirees, such as bridal or baby showers, treat party-goers to delicate tea sandwiches, which will fit easily onto small plates. Tea sandwiches typically feature crust-less white bread and fillings such as cucumber and butter, gourmet tuna, chicken, and egg salad.
Serve the mini sandwiches alongside a fresh fruit or garden salad, or homemade potato chips. Other traditional options include hot or iced tea and coffee, as well as an assortment of British desserts and pastries, such as scones, crumpets, jam, Yorkshire pudding, and sticky toffee pudding.