Finger Food Ideas for Holiday Party Foods

It’s not too late to throw together a holiday party for friends and family.  There are a variety of finger food ideas for holiday party foods that you can try.  Here are some suggestions for easy finger foods that will look great on your holiday buffet and take no time to make.

First, decide how much time you have in the next two weeks and how many people you want at your party.  Since there is so much to cram into these next two weeks, make it simple by offering easy finger foods that your guests can munch on while visiting.  Here is a menu that is easy-to-serve and fits right in with offering your guests holiday party foods.

Brie and Pear Quesadillas filled with Freshly Sliced Pear and Brie Cheese

Array of Imported European Cheeses, Artichoke Bruschetta and Olive Tapenade with a selection of Whole Wheat Pita, Vegetable Chips and Sourdough Toasts

Mini-Turkey Sandwiches accompanied with Cranberry Chutney Relish

Ham & Celeriac Remoulade Canapés served on thinly sliced white bread

Cucumber Cups filled with Salmon Mousse and Red Pepper Humus

Assortment of Holiday Cakes and Cookies

Hot Coco and Coffee Bar

The recipes for the quesadillas, artichoke bruschetta and the olive tapenade can all be found in Budget Bash. However, this is just a sample of some finger food ideas.  Now let’s discuss the holiday party foods prep.

Two days prior to the party, shop for the ingredients and pre-set your buffet using various fabrics, dried flowers and holiday ribbons for decor.  On party day, if you get the chance, pick up some fresh flowers as well.

One day before the party, start to prep the holiday party foods.  Make the artichoke bruschetta and olive tapenade and place in air-tight containers.  If you don’t buy your cranberry chutney relish, then prepare that as well along with the salmon mousse, red pepper humus and remoulade.

Morning of event, assemble the easy finger foods.  Be sure to use plastic wrap to keep the quesadillas, mini turkey sandwiches, ham canapés and cucumber cups fresh and tasty.  Place the chips, pita bread pieces and toasts in baskets and cover with plastic.  Set in serving bowls the bruschetta and tapenade, cover with plastic wrap and place back in the refrigerator.

2 hours prior to guest arrival, stuff the cucumber cups and place the tray in the fridge wrapped with plastic to keep fresh.  30 minutes prior to guest arrival, dab a bit of the remoulade on the ham canapés, spread the chutney on the turkey sandwiches and then set out the holiday party foods.

Finger food ideas for the quesadillas – you can either lightly pan fry them or for a more low-cal alternative bake them in the oven.  Be sure not to forget to set up the desserts and your hot coco bar.

I hope you picked up some finger food ideas for your holiday party foods this season.  Remember, either buying or making easy finger foods will allow you to enjoy the party as well.  Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra:  make it simple, stylish, fun and economical to all!

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