If you want to avoid having a lot of dishes to clean, finger foods will be a great way to serve during any party. They’re easy to prepare and won’t cost a lot too. Finger foods can also serve as an appetizer to the main meal if you want to throw that as well. Here are some finger food ideas you can serve at any type of party.
1. Jalapeño Poppers with Cream Cheese
These guys are a classic in appetizer and finger foods. Jalapeños provide that sweet robust flavors without being too spicy, while the cream cheese gives that creamy and velvety flavor. Indulge! Or not if you plan on having a main meal.
2. Parmesan Potato Salad Bites with Lemon and Capers
Lemon and capers make a great combination when added to jacket potatoes. The lemon balances the saltiness of both capers and parmesan. The capers provide a new dimension of flavors to the salad bites.
3. Pigs in a Blanket
The blanket in this finger food is traditionally made with a croissant dough or a canned biscuit. To make it different, use fresh pizza dough instead and roll it into a seasoning of dried minced garlic and onion, sesame seed, poppy seed, salt, and pepper. Serve with a creamy and tangy cream cheese dip for that perfect appetizer or snack.
4. Romesco and Chorizo Topped Manchego Tortas
Tortas are Spanish flatbreads that are perfect for this finger food. Top them with romesco and chorizo for that complete Spanish flavors in a bite.
5. Tomato Bites in Endive with Bacon
Grape tomatoes would make a perfect choice for this appetizer. They are small and colorful and will look great in endive. Pick them at their ripest because they are at their sweetest and juiciest. This will make a great but light appetizer should you serve the main course after, so guests won’t be too full.
6. Corndogs Minis
If you want to serve something someone can find in a picnic park, then corn dogs would be a great idea. But the regular corn dogs can be a little too much. Make one in minis so they can be served as a snack or appetizer. Those who are watching their weight will thank you as well.
7. Bruschetta with Strawberries
Welcome the spring and summer season with bruschetta with strawberries. Add in strawberries with grape tomatoes, basil, nectarine, and goat cheese over baguette slices.
8. Cupcake Minis
You can choose to make your own or go for store-bought mini cupcakes. Not only will they look amazing but they will taste just as great too.
9. Prosciutto and Melon Skewers
This one is another classic. The combination of prosciutto and melon will taste even better with the addition of mozzarella. These skewers will look absolutely mouth-watering and won’t disappoint. The melon adds sweetness and freshness, the mozzarella creaminess, and the prosciutto saltiness. They will be a delight to the senses.
You don’t have to spend a lot to serve amazing snacks or appetizers. But if you feel you need help, there are catering services you can always contact.