Regardless of whether it is a small birthday party or a huge cocktail party, it is essential that you provide your guests with food. This ensures that they do not go hungry and leave the party early, plus it also encourages them to relax and socialise. People naturally bond over food, which is why going out to eat or family dinners are considered to be so important.
You do not want to serve anything that will be too heavy, as otherwise, this can stop people from socialising and take away their energy. This is why you should serve finger food; this allows people to stand and eat, plus they can have as much or as little as they like and eat at a time to suit them. Many catering companies offer party food to order, eliminating the stress of having to prepare the food yourself. Here are a few types of finger food that will improve any party and leave your guests feeling content.
Sandwiches are snacks that everybody enjoys, plus they are also quick and easy to make but also quite filling. Be sure to serve a variety of types, including a few options for vegetarians. Cut them into small triangles, so they are bite-sized and easy to consume.
If you are looking to add elegance and sophistication to your party, you cannot go wrong with canapes (especially a cocktail party). Small, light yet packed full of flavour and visually very impressive, canapes are the ultimate party snack. There are endless variations to consider, including cold, sweet and hot canapes.
Spring rolls are tiny, compact and easy to eat, which makes them ideal for party situations. Duck or vegetable spring rolls are the most popular types, but be sure to label the vegetarian option as it can be hard to tell which is which.
Crisps and Dips:
Another very popular option, crisps and dips are a party classic and particularly when you have numerous dips available. A simple salted crisp will suffice, but be sure to have cheese and chive, guacamole, salsa and other popular types of dip.
Brochette (food cooked and served on a skewer) is perfect for a party as it allows the guest to eat with their hands without getting greasy. You could serve cooked meat, vegetables or even fruit to your guests. Be sure to have a separate plate where guests can place the skewer once they have finished with it.
Food is a crucial ingredient of any party and will have a direct impact on how enjoyable it is for your guests. By serving any of the above snacks, it will ensure that nobody goes home hungry.