Parties Vivian | 03 Jun 2011 04:00 pm

Party Food Ideas Made Easy

Party food ideas are plentiful, with as many appetizers and menus as there are party theme. Party foods can be anything that your guests will like. Finger foods seem to be a favorite of guests, because it’s easy to socialize and partake of easy-to-eat treats at the same time. Party appetizers like dried ribs, chicken fingers or wings, assorted vegetable and cheese platters work well, too. Fried pierogies, meatballs, stuffed mushrooms and tiny fishes are also tasty.

For more substantial foods, beef on a bun or an assortment of cold meats so people can make their own sandwiches are always good. Party food ideas can include serving anything off the barbeque, though chili, chicken and vegetable casseroles are other ideas. The main thing is to think of things that are easy for you to serve so that you can enjoy yourself as well.

If you are having a birthday party, you will want some kind of a cake or dessert. Cake is traditional, but brownies or squares layered on a plate with candles in them are also nice. Ice cream cakes can be nice, as can banana splits. You can make small banana splits in pudding cups and place them in layers or tiers, which can look very nice. You can make a large meringue and cover it with whipping cream, and then top it with fresh fruit like strawberries, bananas, blueberries and raspberries. A fresh fruit-topped cake always goes over well with guests and is a rarity for someone not to enjoy it.

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