These 5 Tips for Finger Foods for Parties are year-round party tips. From keeping it family-friendly to offering options for your guests…these 5 Tips for Finger Foods for Parties will make your next hosting gig that much easier…
5 Tips for Finger Foods for Parties
- Keep food sensitivities and food allergies in mind when planning your menu. Check with guests to see who is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, nut-free, etc… You want to make sure your guests are all safe and comfortable in your house. And if creating a food sensitivity menu is scary. Don’t. It’s very possible. For example: a fruit tray is vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy free right there!
- Make ahead finger foods. You don’t want to spend your party time in the kitchen prepping foods. And the whole point of finger food parties is that it’s supposed to be simple (and portable). So think: cheese & baguettes, potato wedges, french fries in a cup, mini grilled cheese.
- Eggs are a great ingredient. If you come to my house and we are having finger foods — there will certainly be my SPANISH TORTILLA RECIPE made. A Spanish tortilla is a potato/onion omelette you cut into triangles. It’s easy, delicious, and feeds a crowd. Plus, totally budget friendly because it’s 3 ingredients: eggs, frozen hash browns + onion.
- Pot luck the finger foods. Tell guests you are trying to keep the cutlery and clean-up to a minimum so ask if they bring something — make it a finger food. If they want to bring dessert: suggest cookies or brownies. If they want to bring a salad: suggest they make individual mini-salad cups.
Offer a wide array of finger foods. Think: chicken fingers, wings, mini sandwiches, sliders, pigs in a blanket, mini quiche, cut veggies, fruit on a skewer, hummus, dip, bread sticks, mini pizza, pita, grape tomatoes + mozzarella on a toothpick.
Finger foods aren’t just for parties
You can absolutely make finger foods for an after-school snack or a fun family dinner option. Kids LOVE eating with their hands. Plus, being able to choose finger foods over a traditional sit-down family meal might spark new and different conversations (and it might even encourage kids to try new foods).