Good appetizers and finger foods for parties include: celery sticks, chicks or pigs in a blanket, stuffed tomatoes and potatoes, cereal grains with nuts, stuffed mushrooms, artichoke dip and hummus, according to Southern Living. People can serve many types of foods at parties, such as hot and cold appetizers, or customize food plans according to the season.
For savory dishes, items like mini quiches, stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese, baked brie with flatbread or crostini and mini pizzas with blackberry and brie make good choices. For individual servings, tarts and salmon sesame croquettes are good appetizers. To create a communal dining experience, people can set out bowls or trays of dips, such as spinach dip, spicy hummus or warm kale and Asiago. These items pair nicely with regular or flavored potato chips, tortilla strips and small pieces of bread.
In addition to serving food based on season, people can create vegetarian or meat-based appetizers. Vegetarian finger foods include rosemary focaccia bread, cornmeal tarts with ricotta and pimiento cheese and tassies with caramelized onions and apples. Creative and tasty meat appetizers, such as devils on horseback, curried deviled eggs and lettuce wraps made with pork and mushrooms are good choices, notes allyou. People can also serve healthier versions of traditional favorites, such as baked rather than fried spring rolls.