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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.
Parashar Joshi
Last Updated: May 24, 2018
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.
Wedding cake and candy bar
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.
Wedding Decor
Why to-be couples choose this 'Finger Food' menu for their wedding reception? 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
Assortment Appetizers And Finger Food
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
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Finger sandwiches
Finger Sandwiches (filling options could be cucumber, diced chicken, tuna, roast beef, egg salad, etc.)
Garlic mushrooms
Garlic Mushrooms with Thousand Island Dressing
Garlic fried shrimp
Garlic Fried Shrimp with Thousand Island Dressing
fish fingers with tartar sauce
Fish Fingers with Tartar Sauce
tacos with tomato salsa
Stuffed Tacos with Tomato Salsa
Cheesy tortilla chips
Cheesy tortilla chips served with a dip or tomato salsa
Sushi rolls
Sushi Rolls
Deviled eggs
Deviled Eggs
Buffalo Wings
Buffalo Wings
chicken lollipop
Drums of Heaven (also known as Chicken Lollipop in certain places)
Pigs in blankets
Pigs in Blankets
Fried chicken wings
Chicken Wings
Chicken Satay
Chicken Satay
cheeseburger and hotdogs
Mini versions of Cheeseburgers, Hotdogs etc.
Cheese and crackers
Cheese and Crackers
Vegetable quiche cups
Vegetable Quiche Cups
Fried macaroni balls
Fried Macaroni Balls
meat plate
Vegetable or Meat Platter
assorted fresh fruit
Assorted Fruit Trays
Grilled meat kebabs
Grilled Meat Kebabs
Crab cakes
Crab Cakes
Meatballs with Teriyaki sauce
Teriyaki Meatballs
crispy popcorn chicken
Popcorn Chicken (Popcorn Shrimp will also do)
Sauteed mushrooms
Sautéed Mushrooms
Stuffed celery
Stuffed Celery
Platter of spinach and artichoke dip served at a party
Blue Cheese Bites
Mini Tarts With Nuts And Caramel
Oops! We almost forgot about desserts! Here are a few options that you can take account of:
Cream puffs
Cream Puffs
Fruit tarts
Fruit Tarts
Lemon Bars
Lemon Bars
Mini eclairs dessert
Mini Eclairs
Chocolate rum balls
Chocolate Rum Balls
Petit four
Petit Fours
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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.