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10 best party food recipes to bring on the good vibes

These are the dishes guaranteed to get the party started.

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Birthday parties, Christmas, New Year’s Eve… whatever the occasion, your choice of party food recipes can make or break an event. After all, no one wants to tuck into a soggy sausage roll or a bland sea of beige, barely edible offerings. The ultimate finger food should be worthy of a celebration all on its own. So, whether you’re looking for party food for kids, spice-loving grown-ups or some tastebuds in between, I have you covered. 

10 best party food ideas

For buffet food no guest can resist, try these top 10 easy finger food recipes for your next party.

Sticky Chilli Ginger Pulled Pork Nachos

Few people can resist the allure of a freshly baked batch of nachos… especially my Sticky Chilli Ginger Pulled Pork Nachos! A side of guac, some fresh chilli and a squeeze of lime juice makes this party snack truly sing. 

Cheesy Miso Garlic Bread

It’s cheesy, it’s fluffy, it’s garlicky, it’s got a perfectly crusty exterior… this, my friends, is my Cheesy Miso Garlic Bread. You might need to steer clear of the mistletoe when you’re done polishing this no-knead homemade bread off, but who cares? You’ll be falling in love with this carbariffic offering instead.

Thai Prawn & Fishcakes

One of my Thai Prawn Fishcakes is never enough… especially when there’s an epic dipping sauce involved. This party food recipe is such a people-pleaser. Not to be missed. (Psst… they taste pretty great dunked in my Coconut Sriracha too!)

Chinese Spring Onion Pancakes

Pancakes at a party? Absolutely! These Chinese Spring Onion Pancakes are so delightfully moreish, and don’t even get me started on that savoury flavourbomb of a dipping sauce. 

Thai-style Mini Sausage Rolls

No buffet table would be complete without a sausage roll. My version gives them an Asian twist to make them totally EXTRA. And did I mention how ridiculously easy they are to make? You can even make them ahead and freeze them before the big day if you’re a planner. Check out my recipe for Thai-style Mini Sausage Rolls and start the celebrations.

Prawn Cocktail Wonton Cups

So pretty… and so darn tasty! My Prawn Cocktail Wonton Cups give an Asian twist to your classic party appetiser and look as cute as a button, too. 

Crispy Thai Laab Meatballs

Pop some of these super-juicy spheres on your buffet table and watch them fly! I love how these Crispy Thai Laab Meatballs bring the flavours of a spicy Thai laab salad in party food-friendly form. You could even serve these with fresh lettuce cups so guests can wrap them up into bite-sized parcels. 

Asian Crab & Prawn Wonton Crisps

Another fabulous way to use up your wonton wrappers, these Asian Crab & Prawn Wonton Crisps are a fabulous finger food recipe to bring to the party. And they look so impressive, too! You could also mix up the toppings: try chicken with hoisin sauce and spring onion, or roast duck and plum sauce. Let your imagination guide you!

Traditional Thai Spring Rolls

So crispy, so addictive.. .and with my trio of sauces on the side, you’ve got all spice thresholds covered (personally, I’ll be dunking straight in the Coconut Sweet Chilli!). These Thai Spring Rolls are moreish and marvellous. And one is never enough,,, 

Prawn Cocktail Bao Buns

Speaking of prawn cocktail, how about those much-loved flavours on a pillowy soft bao bun? These Prawn Cocktail Bao Buns are absolutely worth the make-from-scratch effort – and once you’ve nailed that homemade dough recipe, the sky’s the limit! 

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