List of Finger Foods for a Wedding

Your List of Favorite Finger Foods That are Wedding Appropriate

Finger foods―easiest to make and yummilicious to eat. From delectable dishes to scrumptious treats, there are a variety of options for finger foods for a wedding reception . Well, if you're on the lookout for ideas regarding these delicacies, you're at the right place. Here are some suggestions; read on and choose upon.
Finger foods, almost always, happen to find a place on the banquet menu of a wedding reception, or for that matter, any party. They typically play the role of appetizers, i.e., something that serves the purpose of warming up the appetite of a guest. However, there are a few instances wherein the wedding reception food menu entirely consists of finger foods alone. Sounds strange? Well, yes, at first it does seem kind of odd.

Imagine this. The wedding ceremony gets done with, all the guests move to the reception venue, and everyone's expecting a lavish spread, only to find that all there is to eat, is nothing but fruit punch, the wedding cake, and a couple of varieties of shrimp, diced chicken, and cottage cheese. Well, to be honest, such 'finger food receptions' (as they are referred to) are not exactly a rarity or a wedding planning blunder on the part of the planner. There are certain reasons why to-be couples do go ahead with this sort of reception menu. Firstly, it could be a case of a limited spending limit as far as the wedding expenses are concerned (which is a perfectly realistic scenario). Secondly, if the wedding reception is scheduled for an odd hour of the day, which neither coincides with lunch, nor with dinner, nor with any other proper meal time, then a finger food menu becomes the best bet in such situations. Now what exactly could be included on the list? Let's find out.

List of Easy-to-make Finger Foods
Rather than categorizing them into various categories or groups, we will simply list out what could be possible inclusions as far as easy finger grubs are concerned. So, in a random order of preference as well as popularity, here are some options:
  • Sweet and sour meatballs
  • Finger sandwiches (filling options could be cucumber, diced chicken, tuna, roast beef, egg salad, etc.)
  • Garlic mushrooms with thousand island dressing
  • Garlic fried shrimp with thousand island dressing
  • Fish fingers with tartar sauce
  • Stuffed tacos with tomato salsa
  • Cheesy tortilla chips served with a dip or tomato salsa
  • Sushi rolls
  • Deviled eggs
  • Buffalo wings
  • Drums of heaven (also known as chicken lollipop in certain places)
  • Pigs in blankets
  • Chicken wings
  • Chicken satay
  • Mini versions of cheeseburgers, hotdogs, etc.
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Vegetable quiche cups
  • Fried macaroni balls
  • Vegetable or meat platter
  • Assorted fruit trays
  • Grilled meat kebabs
  • Crab cakes
  • Teriyaki meatballs
  • Popcorn chicken (popcorn shrimp will also do)
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Stuffed celery
  • Blue cheese bites
Desserts
Oops! We almost forgot about desserts! Here are a few options that you can take account of:
  • Cream puffs
  • Fruit tarts
  • Lemon bars
  • Mini eclairs
  • Chocolate rum balls
  • Petit fours
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
Remember, if you decide upon a 'finger food reception' or a 'champagne and cake' sort of reception, it is always advisable that you convey it well in advance to all your guests. Mentioning it subtly in your wedding invitation would be the best way to go about it. What it will ensure is that guests are informed well in advance about whether the reception will be a formal four-course dinner, or an informal finger food affair. It will, therefore, eliminate the chances of guests being taken by surprise, remaining hungry, and then leaving with disappointment or with a sour taste in their mouth.
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