Try These Surprisingly Easy-to-make and Yummilicious Party Foods

Easy-to-make Party Foods
Last minute parties can be a real nightmare. You don't have time to think, let alone cook a ravishing meal.
Dishing out exotic party food at a short notice is not possible. What you need are some easy-to-make food items that can be whipped up in a matter of few minutes. The type of occasion along with the number of guests expected, are a couple of things that you should take into consideration while selecting some finger foods for a party. The choice of party food items that you can have for your kids' birthday party is quite different from that of a casual get-together of close family friends.

For Kids
Deciding on party food for kids, is both easy as well as difficult. Easy because kids seldom care about food. Most of their time at a party is spent in running around and playing party games. And not-so-easy because they are unbelievably fussy about food. Therefore, it is better to stick to tried and tested food items such as:
  • Popcorn: Kids love popcorn. In selecting popcorn, you also have the option (and the joy) of experimenting a little bit by making different varieties of flavored popcorn such as regular, cheese, caramel, tomato, etc.
  • Pizza: Another sure shot hit with kids (and just about everyone else). Add lots of cheese and colorful pizza toppings to make it look all the more inviting. When it comes to kids, how a dish looks is far more important than how it tastes. You can have vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian options.
  • Sandwiches: Another regular snack that children love and to which you can add lots of variety as well. Jam, egg, cheese, chicken, ham, tuna fish, and peanut butter sandwiches. Serving them in a cute Dennis the Menace plate will fetch you brownie points from the children.
  • Hotdogs: If you own a barbecue grill, consider making some lip smacking hotdogs. Kids love them and there's a good chance that, that is all you will need to cook the entire evening. You can serve them with mustard sauce and barbecue sauce combination.
For Adults
Here is a list of the possible choice of finger foods that you can think of having at your party:
  • garlic mushroom dips
  • prawn tempura (yummy!!)
  • bruschetta
  • tortilla chips served with salsa
  • fish and chips with tartar sauce
  • A pasta salad
  • spaghetti and baked macaroni with cheese
  • chicken satay
  • jumbo chicken burgers with mayonnaise
  • nachos and tacos
  • Mexican meatballs
  • Japanese chicken wings with sweet 'n' sour soya sauce
  • dim sums
  • Russian salad
  • grilled pineapple salad
These were some examples of food items that are extremely hassle-free to make. You can serve these with various cocktails as well as cold drinks.
Grilled pineapple slices with addition of honey, top view
Mexican meatballs with sweet and spicy sauce
Double meat and chicken burger isolated on white
Pork Skewers with Peanut Sauce
Casserole with pasta, broccoli and tomatoes
Pasta salad
Mushroom pate in a jar
A photograph of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Yummy pizza