Party Food Recipe Menu

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Here is Party Food Menu planner with recipes that can be anything from a whole meal, appetizers a great variety assortment of finger foods.

I always like to have an assortment of meat, vegetables, and finger foods so there's something for everyone.

There are certain recipes that are always a big hit, so today I did a little roundup for the ones that are the most asked for.

One thing I learned over the years is variety is the spice of life and everyone is so different.

My favorite parties are the ones who have set up serving bars with toppings that will accommodate even the pickiest of eaters.

Try assorted salad dressings for sauce, keep chopped vegetables on a tray lined with pretty lettuce, and always have melted cheese in a small slow cooker.

Of course, the toppings you choose for sandwiches, salads, or even potatoes can be endless, just keep things cold, hot, and safe at all times is my rule of thumb!

I like to place my salad over a large bowl of ice and also keep anything that's hot on a warming tray those are two must-haves when throwing a party.

You may remember my best potato side dishes or a roundup of fun patriotic red white and blue holiday appetizers?

Scroll down to my recipe card for delicious filling ideas for finger sandwich favorites and so much more to plan your next party menu and make a smashing hit party everyone will remember for years to come.

this is collage of party foods with photos of each one

Serving Bar Ideas

Wooden boards are great to build with an assortment of dried or fresh fruits, olives, nuts, cheese, and even some candy on it and just a few ideas.

I really love to build boards with fancy crackers and a large assortment they are always a big hit.

If you have burgers and sandwiches, set up a topping bar, cupcake and muffin pans are perfect for adding all the toppings in!

Even desserts can have a topping bar with an assortment of ice cream toppings and sprinkles for a fun party treat.

this is a wooden board with fruits, nuts and cheese

Homemade Chicken Fingers

these are an appetizer homemade chicken fingers

Finger Foods

We love finger foods when we have any kind of get-togethers and some of so easy to prepare!

The slow cooker really comes in handy for feeding a crowd and keeps everything hot

Jack Daniels Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

this is pulled pork with Jack Daniels

Dips and Salads

We also love all kinds of dip, Crab Dip, Refried Bean Dip, Tuscan White Bean Dip set up a serving tray dipping bar with all kinds of vegetables sliced up and for our Best Cannoli Dip serve it with sugar cones, graham crackers, and broken cannoli shells. Festive Funfetti Dip is a delicious dessert colorful fluffy dip everyone loves made with cake mix.

These antipasto skewers could become a finger food platter or just add some bottles of salad dressing and plastic plates to make their own creations this is one of my favorites!

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

This dip is great served with a wonderful cracker or pita chip assortment!

this is artichoke and spinach diip

More Finger Foods

The boys love sliders, and a favorite is a roast beef with a copycat sauce from a famous restaurant.

Just buy those mini slider buns, these minis are baked with lots of cheese and delicious sauce.

You will have to keep an extra supply of napkins around for this sandwich.

This one is baked, so easy peasy!

Arby's Roast Beef and Cheddar Sliders

these are beef and cheese Arby's sandwiches

Potato Fans

The men in my family are huge potato fans (no pun intended).

These air fried potato fans are the perfect side or finger food.

These taste great plain or with any kind of blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing or hot sauce on top

Hey, this is just another party food you can set up a topping bar for or just leave them plain, but I love these with melted cheese on top and even steamed broccoli.

Just get creative with topping and serving bars for whatever can be transformed to a new level of yum!

For another quick potato recipe, try my Loaded Baked Potato Dip!

Air Fried Fan Potatoes

these are air fried fan potatoes

For My Seafood Lovers

Here is a great hot pocket you can even make ahead of time, freeze them and heat them up just before serving.

Crab and Shrimp cakes are always a huge hit no matter when we serve these, they really are delicious if you are a seafood fan.

Crab and Shrimp Cakes

these are pan fried crab and shrimp cakes

Air Fried Hand Pies make the Best Easy Quick Desserts!

As I mentioned earlier, I love using the air fryer and this recipe is so easy with store-bought pie dough and canned fillings.

You can even drizzle frosting on top or make fun cut out shapes with cookie cutters for the handpies.

Air Fried Hand Pies

this is an air fried apple pie made in an air fryer

More Party Foods and Appetizers Plus Side Dish Recipes

30 Best Recipe Sides Dishes and Appetizers

Best Potato Recipes

Game Day Roundup

Best Chicken Wings and Dipping Sauce Recipes

Chicken Wing Dip and More Party Fun Foods

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More Creative Ideas

Cutout bread with cookie cutters for fun finger food and try my sandwich fillings below.

Fried Ravioli with a marinara dipping sauce is a great appetizer for you pasta lovers.

Of course, everyone loves pizza, so try my French Bread Pizza ideas and assorted toppings.

Just making those easy finger foods will be a great addition to your party menu.

For those who want heart shaped food ideas check out these recipes for Easy Heart Shaped Foods for anytime of the year.

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The Most Popular Party Foods

The most popular party foods can be simple or fancy, decide what you have the time for.

Chicken Wing Dip is easier than making wings, using filling Flour Tortilla can be filled and air fried or filled and cut up as finger foods plus you can make Air Fried Tacos and build a taco and topping bar for them.

Bourbon Style Meatballs are another one of those party foods everyone loves and they're easily made in the slow cooker plus that recipe has been a favorite since the 1960s!

Everyone loves bacon, right? Check out this BLT DIP it's fantastic in flavors and perfect for a crowd.

Pork or Cuban Sandwiches, Chicken Wings, Skewers of Baked or Grilled Foods, Skewers with Fruits and Vegetables.

Below you will find some perfect ideas for making tea sandwiches and finger food fillings for any perfect party planning menu and event.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Party Sandwich Filling Recipes

Party Sandwich Filling Recipes

Here are popular easy fillings for your favorite party sandwiches and finger foods.


  • Filling Suggestions:
  • Turkey breast chopped fine add some mayo or ranch dressing to moisten
  • Chicken chopped adding peppercorn ranch dressing, raisins, diced apples
  • Turkey and cranberry sauce
  • Pulled pork
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Nutella
  • Egg Salad using chopped boiled eggs and mayo
  • Tuna Salad using canned tuna, mayo, and some chopped black olives
  • Ham Salad using chopped ham, chopped pineapple, and mayo
  • Pepperoni, Capicola, Mortadella all chopped together in small pieces add some Italian dressing and shredded lettuce
  • Cream cheese spread on the bread and add canned drained crab meat or baby shrimp
  • Tomato or Basil pesto (really festive for Holiday or Christmas
  • Chopped meats with mayonnaise
  • Deli corned beef with sauerkraut and thousand island dressing
  • Mini Chopped hotdogs with relish
  • Mini hamburgers with condiment
  • For Sweeter Sandwich ideas for Baby Showers, Wedding and other functions:
  • Cream cheese mixed with fruits IE strawberries sliced, blueberries, raspberries, crushed pineapple, minced fig or dates
  • Cream cheese with chopped pecans, finely chopped pistachios or other nuts
  • Cream cheese with added vegetable soup mix and a little mayonnaise add various chopped greens like spinach, arugula
  • Nutella with hazelnuts and marshmallows
  • Banana and Nutella
  • Chopped olives with olive oil, salt, pepper or even add finely chopped tomato, cucumber, and avocado
  • celery, garlic minced, tomatoes, cucumbers. Mix with the cream cheese add the vegetables spread sandwiches and add shredded lettuce or arugula.
  • Garnishes with fruits, olives, radish flowers


  1. Use any of those filling to spread on crackers, slider buns, various bread shapes cut out with a cookie-cutter, or mini bread cut loaves that are sold specifically for appetizer sandwiches.
  2. Make the theme of your party garnishing with vegetables on top with toothpicks.
  3. Olives, peppers, pickles, radishes, and most any vegetables can be cut out with small appetizer cutters to have a decorative platter.
  4. Use skewers to thread sandwiches and vegetables in between each to make an assortment platter.
  5. Keep the platter cold until serving.
  6. If the sandwiches are hot serve on a warming plate.
  7. If they will out for a long period of time, place the platter on top of an ice bed to keep cold and safe.

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