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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. Here are some ideas related to finger food items, which can be made for such occasions.
Rimlee Bhuyan
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2019
Appetizers On Plates
Organizing birthday parties, be it for an adult or a kid, can be challenging. But with careful planning, it can be managed well. 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 here.
Appetizer Plate with Dactyl, Pecan nuts and Cheese
♦ Pear Pecan Toasts
♦ Panko-Crusted Chicken Bites with Apricot-Mustard Sauce
Yeast rolls for breakfast
♦ Parmesan Spirals
♦ Fish Fingers with Pea and Mint Puree
Delicious Mini Frittata Finger Food
♦ Mini Frittatas
♦ Macaroni-and-Pimiento Cheese Bites
Deviled Eggs
♦ Bacon-Chive Deviled Eggs
♦ Baked Brie with Pecans
Stack of pigs in a blanket
♦ Pigs in a Blanket
♦ Cheese Straws
Spicy Chicken Wings
♦ Spicy-Sweet Chicken Wings
♦ Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Shortbread cakes
♦ Savory Shortbread
♦ Fingerling Potatoes and Goat Cheese Fondue
Lemon cheesecakes
♦ Mini Lime Cheesecake
♦ Almond-Orange Cookies
Mini lemon tart and latte on table
♦ Mini Lemon Tarts
♦ Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Multicolored Frosting
Ideas for Adult's Parties
Different kind of canapes
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 here.
Baked potato with cheese
♦ Twice-Cooked Potatoes with Caviar
♦ Crab Salad Canapes
Boat of brown rice with red radicchio and speck
♦ Endive Boats with Marinated Vegetables
♦ Potato Pancakes with Gravlax and Dill
Crostini with goat cheese
♦ Goat-Cheese Crostini with Fig Compote
♦ Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Pecans
Japanese Cuisine - Tempura Shrimps with Vegetables and Cocktail Sauce
♦ Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp with Garlic Aioli
♦ Spicy Chicken and Thai Basil Dumplings
Holiday Spinach Pastry, Greek Spanakopita
♦ Creamy Mushroom Phyllo Triangles
♦ Carrot Roulades with Radish and Herb Goat Cheese
♦ Chive Blini with Creme Fraiche, Quail Eggs, and Tarragon
Strawberry eclair
♦ Mini Eclairs with Strawberries and Cream
♦ Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles with Spicy Dipping Sauce
♦ Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese Crostini
Homemade pavlova meringue cake with fresh berries
♦ Mini Pavlovas
♦ Mini Blackberry Pies
Queso Dip
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.