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Finger Foods for Birthday Parties

Here are Some Best Finger Foods to Add to Your Birthday Party Menu

While hosting a birthday party, it's necessary to prepare or arrange for tasty and scrumptious recipes. This article provides some ideas related to finger food items, which can be made for such occasions.
BirthdayFrenzy Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
Organizing birthday parties, be it for an adult or a kid, can be challenging. But with careful planning, it can be managed successfully. One of the most important components of such functions is the type of food which is served. It should not only be delicious, but also should be well presented. Having a good mix of appetizers and main course dishes, is a key for successful party planning. Ideally, appetizers which are dry (not dripping with gravy), should be served. Of course, the kind of food that is served at a kids' party is quite different from the recipes which are served at an adult's birthday occasion.

Ideas for Kids' Parties

Appetizers should be simple and attractive to look at. Well presented dishes in different shapes and sizes attracts the kids. Select both savory and sweet items for such occasions. You do not need to serve fancy restaurant style food, as the kids are happy with familiar items like mini pizzas and sausage rolls. Other examples are given below.
  • Panko-Crusted Chicken Bites with Apricot-Mustard Sauce
  • Parmesan Spirals
  • Pear Pecan Toasts
  • Fish Fingers with Pea and Mint Puree
  • Mini Frittatas
  • Bacon-Chive Deviled Eggs
  • Macaroni-and-Pimiento Cheese Bites
  • Baked Brie with Pecans
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Cheese Straws
  • Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Spicy-Sweet Chicken Wings
  • Fingerling Potatoes and Goat Cheese Fondue
  • Savory Shortbread
  • Mini Lime Cheesecake
  • Almond-Orange Cookies
  • Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Multicolored Frosting
  • Mini Lemon Tarts
Ideas for Adult's Parties

In such cases, you need recipes which are more elegant and sophisticated like oysters, caviar, wasabi, and marinated black olives. Their presentation and appearance should be pleasing to the eye. If you are serving cheese straws, chips, and nachos, then they should be paired with creamy dips and salsas. Food items which are bite sized and served in skewers, or stacked in crostinis and bruschetta are perfect for such functions. An Italian, Spanish, or Mediterranean theme works best, as you have a lot of flexibility with the kind of appetizers you can prepare. Some excellent examples are given below.
  • Twice-Cooked Potatoes with Caviar
  • Crab Salad Canapes
  • Endive Boats with Marinated Vegetables
  • Potato Pancakes with Gravlax and Dill
  • Goat-Cheese Crostini with Fig Compote
  • Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Aioli
  • Spicy Chicken and Thai Basil Dumplings
  • Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Pecans
  • Carrot Roulades with Radish and Herb Goat Cheese
  • Chive Blini with Creme Fraiche, Quail Eggs, and Tarragon
  • Creamy Mushroom Phyllo Triangles
  • Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles with Spicy Dipping Sauce
  • Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Crostini
  • Mini Eclairs with Strawberries and Cream
  • Mini Pavlovas
  • Mini Blackberry Pies
For hosting a successful party occasion, you should try to prepare in advance, as many appetizers as possible. For example, dips, guacamole, salsas, toppings for bruschetta and crostini, etc., can be kept ready beforehand. If you are not able to prepare so many recipes, then you can combine store-bought items like roasted bell peppers and marinated olives, with homemade appetizers.
Homemade pavlova meringue cake with fresh berries
Single smoked salmon canape
Prosciutto Wrapped Fig with Cheese
Traditional potato pancakes
Mini lemon tart and latte on table
Lemon cheesecakes
Shortbread cakes
herb Baby Fingerling Potatoes
Deviled Eggs
Fish Fingers Meal
Yeast rolls for breakfast