20 Finger Food Ideas Perfect for a Party
Planning a party can be made easy when you know what food to serve, and how to make it. These easy finger food ideas pack a powerful (and yummy!) punch that will leave guests wanting more.
Finger food idea #1: Mini Cheese Balls
"These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Top with toasted sesame seeds and fresh rosemary and paprika to add even more flavor." —J. Spivey, Ennice, North Carolina
Finger food idea #2: Feta-Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes
"These tempting cheese-stuffed tomatoes are bursting with fresh flavor. Use the small end of a melon scoop to easily remove the pulp." —Laura LeRoy, Waxhaw, North Carolina. If you choose to make all your food ahead of time, make sure you know which foods not to freeze.
Finger food idea #3: Almond-Bacon Cheese Crustini
"For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut." —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida. Need some inspiration for your family-style luncheon? Visit the best all-you-can-eat buffet in your state.
Finger food idea #4: Spinach Deviled Eggs
Start or finish your party with a platter of these finger foods: "Spinach adds unexpected color and flavor to this tasty variation on deviled eggs. They're easy to make and are an attractive addition to a party spread." —Dorothy Sander of Evansville, Indiana. Read the 21 creative recipes perfect for football season parties.
Finger food idea #5: Orange-Glazed Chicken & Chorizo Meatballs
"These tasty southwestern meatballs warm up a buffet. I add pomegranate seeds, jalapeno pepper jelly and cilantro to make everything pop with color." —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Finger food idea #6: Baked Veggie Cups
"These colorful veggie cups are not only tasty, but they also pack in a surprising amount of nutrition! The addition of mozzarella and Parmesan is the perfect Italian touch." —Cathy Horvath, Surrey, British Columbia. Short on time? Check out the 24 party foods from supermarkets that chefs swear by.
Finger food idea #7: Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles
"Give guests the VIP treatment with luxurious truffles you can make in your own kitchen. The goat cheese is mild, and red pepper heats up each bite just a bit. Crackers are the perfect accompaniment." —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Finger food idea #8: Mini Mac & Cheese Bites
"Young relatives were coming for a Christmas party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults devoured my mini mac and cheese." —Kate Mainiero, Elizaville, New York. Skewers make party foods so easy––here are 9 more tasty appetizers you didn't know you could skewer.
Finger food idea #9: Loaded Baked Potato Rounds
"I was trying to create an appetizer that could be served at my teenaged daughters birthday party that the kids would love but that would appear elegant enough for the adults to be interested as well. These are made with simple ingredients yet yield a sophisticated result. Feel free to get creative with the flavors. Try shredded white cheddar in place of mozzarella or thyme instead of the rosemary. Take it up another notch by topping the rounds with smoked fish." —Amanda Digges, South Windsor, Connecticut
Finger food idea #10: Savory Cracker Snack Mix
"Since I love Everything Bagel everything, I decided give this a try. A friend later suggested I could make the mix more versatile with something other than oyster crackers, and now it's a deliciously addictive snack! This easy cracker snack mix recipe is perfect for entertaining." —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida. If you're just starting to get serious about cooking, read these 97 easy, no-cook, no-bake, no-fuss recipes.