Finger Food: Any portion of food that can be eaten with fingers (no utensils required)! Think Crostini or Original Chex Party Mix.
First Course: One or two appetizers served at the beginning of a sit-down meal. Usually a knife and fork is needed to eat these appetizers.
Entertaining with Appetizers
Think about serving an appetizer buffet instead of a sit-down dinner. Plan it just like you would a regular meal with a blend of hot and cold, mild and spicy, colors and textures. See Menu Planning Basics.
Host a bring-your-favorite-appetizer party. Provide one or two appetizers yourself, along with beverages. Ask guests to bring the recipes to exchange, too!