Can you freeze pastry for finger food?
You can freeze both shortcrust and puff pastry, which can help you prep ahead of time for your Halloween shindig. Likewise, you can chill your finger food in the fridge for 1-2 days, so you don’t need to worry about getting everything ready on the day. Freezing is also a great way to store any leftover pastry you may have from your creepy creations; simply wrap it in a few layers of cling film and pop it in the freezer.
Are finger food and appetisers the same thing?
While appetisers and finger food can both refer to small portions of food that are eaten by hand, they’re not strictly the same thing. The key difference is when they are served – an appetiser is served before a meal, while finger food can be eaten without a meal. That’s why finger food is a great option for parties, as you don’t need to worry about serving a three-course meal for your guests.
How much finger food should you serve per person?
As finger food is likely to be the only food served throughout the night, we’d recommend at least six per person. Luckily, our finger food ideas are made for sharing, so your guests won’t be short on options. If you’re worried about any leftovers, remember you can always chill your remaining nibbles for an extra couple of days to enjoy later.
How do you display finger food at a party?
Now’s the time to lean into the theme of the night and get creative. Having a central table to house all the food works best and you can focus on decorating this with Halloween-themed goodies. Think spiderwebs, spooky tablecloths, pumpkins, candles… We’d also recommend investing in Halloween cake stands and party plates to display your food and make sure there’s enough napkins to go around.