Can someone please recommend some easy to make cold finger-foods to serve at an afternoon family reception?

by DIY wedding planner on August 7, 2012

This wedding is in Southern California during the afternoon at the end of June, so it’s going to be hot. There will only be 40 people. We have a wedding cake, and will also be getting some sandwiches, but we would like to serve some easy-to-make and cheap DIY finger-foods for favor and style.

Can someone provide pictures or even recipes we can follow please?


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arley_vest August 7, 2012 at 5:15 am

Here’s an easy sandwich one:


Al Unser Jr. August 7, 2012 at 5:47 am

Ham and cheese croissant sandwiches quartered.


Shroomie August 7, 2012 at 6:19 am
Maddy August 7, 2012 at 6:37 am

a veggie & dip platter is easy to do, just be sure to place the dishes of dip in bowls of ice to keep it cold.
cheese platters are good, add some red & green grapes.
fruit platters are nice on a hot day, you can add a fruit dip too, there are lots of recipes online.
you could serve little bites of seafood salad on endive leaves. easy to make but looks really fancy.
for more ideas for fancy appetizers, check out their recipes are really nice and are rated & commented on by users. It’s a great site.


Mandy W August 7, 2012 at 6:49 am

A cheese and cracker tray would work nicely, cheese isn’t bothered by heat too much and just take what you don’t finish on your honeymoon. Good luck


Deborah D August 7, 2012 at 7:39 am

Cocktail weenies in barbecue, they are cheap, dump them in a crock pot and add your favorite BBQ sauce, They take care of themselves and guests love them. Have some tooth picks available.

Cut up cheeses, use different kinds, add some pepperoni, throw on some crackers

Ham roll ups-thin sliced ham, cover with mild horseradish and cream cheese, spread the ham like a sandwich, roll the ham up and slice into 1/2 inch pieces, Tooth picks for this one too

Cold salad-pasta like ziti-add cut up tomatoes, green peppers, olives, onions and add Italian dressing. Chill, the dressing will soak into the pasta. Easy make, easy serve.

Just a couple ideas for you, Good Luck with the reception.


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