Ideas for Finger Buffets

Free Ideas for Finger Buffets

Buffets are an easy serving method for casual parties and holiday celebrations, but what if you're out of ideas for finger buffets? Luckily, we have plenty of ideas!

Go Mini

With a finger food buffet, the smaller the better. Think miniature hamburgers, cocktail franks, pint-size chicken sandwiches, and mini tacos.

Wrap it Up

As ideas for finger buffets go, wraps are a natural. They are meant to be eaten with your hands anyway and may be sliced as small as needed. They are incredibly versatile. Here are a few ideas:

  • Steak, peppers, and onions
  • Turkey, cream cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes
  • Chicken, Ranch dressing, avocado, and lettuce
  • Hummus, mushrooms, arugula, and Swiss cheese
  • Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and Thousand Island dressing

Fried Favorites

Your child's favorite, chicken nuggets, actually make for ideal buffet fare. Offer a variety of dipping sauces to appeal to every taste. Include Ranch, barbecue, honey mustard, chipotle, sweet and sour, and ketchup.

Other goodies that are appropriate include:

  • Fried shrimp
  • Onion rings
  • Tater tots
  • Sausage rolls
  • Eggrolls

Chicken Wing Crazy

Chicken wings and drumsticks are made to be finger foods. Offer wings in a variety of flavors, including:

  • Sweet and sour
  • Buffalo
  • Barbecue
  • Savory
  • Tandoori

Stuffings Galore

Stuffed mushrooms are a tasty treat and are ideal for buffets. Other stuffings are wonderful for finger buffets as well. Try:

  • Grape leaves
  • Spring onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes

Mini Cupcakes

Cupcakes are technically finger foods, but miniature cupcakes are even more fun. Offer cupcakes in an assortment of flavors, icings, and toppings.

End with a Mini Bite

Cupcakes are not the only miniature desserts available. There are several sweet treats that qualify as finger foods. Here are a few ideas:

  • Cookies
  • Dessert shots
  • Muffins
  • Petit fours
  • Tartlets
  • Chocolate puffs
  • Souffles

For other sweet ideas, visit Quick Easy Dessert Recipes.

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