The BBC has simple and easy to follow recipes for both savory and sweet finger food ideas for parties. Each recipe makes around 20 canapés.
For sweet treats, make mini choc ice balls by using a melon baller to scoop out 25 smalls balls of vanilla ice cream. Freeze for one hour on a tray. Melt 200 grams dark chocolate, and spread 100 grams finely chopped pistachios on a separate tray. Dip the ice cream balls in the chocolate using a cocktail stick and roll in the nuts. Freeze for 30 minutes.
For savory ideas, make mango and prawn skewers by combining the juice of 3 limes, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 chopped and seeded red chili and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander. Cut a mango into 20 pieces and cook 20 large prawns. Thread each mango piece on a small skewer with a prawn, and marinate the skewers in the lime mixture for one hour.
Make caviar jackets by placing 20 small new potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast the potatoes for 25 minutes at 395 degrees Fahrenheit, and remove from the other. Cut a small cross in each potato and stuff with 1 teaspoon creme fraiche and some caviar.