Fuss-free (almost) Finger Food Party
I am hosting a party for about 70 adults this summer (outdoors) and would like to do as little as possible on the day and just enjoy myself (for a change!). I have decided on a finger-food (served) and desserts party which I have organised to allow as much forward-preparation as possible.
After making so many notes and plans - I thought it might be worth sharing my menu etc here.
Before guests arrive, I plan to set up a table with the following:
Cheese and Fruit Platter with Crackers
Three Dips with Crusty Bread (Spinach dip, crab dip, guacamole)
Jugs of Sangria
Finger Food: (ready made, only requires heating, served around to guests on platters in 15 minute intervals)
Pizza Swirls (made and frozen weeks ahead)
Fish Bites with Lemon & Tartare Sauce (bought frozen)
Mini Quiches (made and frozen weeks ahead)
Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (made and frozen weeks ahead)
Asian Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce (bought frozen)
Mini Spicy Beef Empanadas with Salsa (made and frozen weeks ahead)
Mini Sausages with dipping sauce (cooked the day before)
Thai Chicken Balls with Dipping Sauce (made and frozen weeks ahead)
Shrimp with dipping sauce (peeled on the day)
Marinated baby octopus (made the night before)
Oysters with two dressings (made on the day)
Various purchased cakes served with tea & coffee:
Mini Muffins (citrus & chocolate)
With everything ready to go, IÂm hoping to enlist the help of family throughout the night to keep things going into the oven and the platters circulating amongst guests. To this end, I have prepared a timetable of what needs to go in the oven at what time so if anyone wants to help, we know what needs to be done when.
Wish me luck!