Easy and Delicious Finger Foods Perfect for a Party

Ritz Crackers Appetizer

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I didn’t grow up in a family or culture was big on teatime or serving up appetizers and finger food.  I have however come to really enjoy it over the last few years.  It’s fun to get a dressed up, break out our special silverware and dishes and maybe put on some music with a bit of old-world charm.  This is another thing that I tend to do more of as the Holiday season approaches.  With the girlfriends it’s a fun way to show them that I love their company (and that I also that I want to catch up on everything in their lives).   For me it is also a nice reprieve from the usual nights of rushing and preparing food for the kids.  Sipping on tea and chatting with my girlfriends makes for a great night every time!  As far as the food I think it is always more fun to go with recipes that have some edge, or to even think up your own creations and not feel a need to stay within traditional boundaries.  Also, for teatime you do not have to be high-society to have a little high-society fun every now and then. You can make elegant food at any budget.

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For my picture you can see that there are different varieties of cheese and crackers, and they couldn’t be more different from one to the next.  That however is part of the fun, too.  Also with apps and finger food you don’t have to worry about pairing tastes much, especially when smaller in size like these.  One has a raspberry on it, the next fish, the next a jelly; each of them is on a Ritz Crackers.  I like the consistency of Ritz, good thickness that is sturdy yet easy to bite into.   I like estimating how many crackers or other finger food items each guest will eat (sometimes around 6 to 8) and then figure out how many to make before the night has kicked off.  These are simple to put together though, so if you need to duck into the kitchen to make more it is quick.

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Ritz Cracker Raspberry Cream Cheese and Lemon Zest Bite
Course: Appetizer
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • Ritz Cracker
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Cream Cheese
  • Fresh Lemon Zest
  • Cheese any that fits your preference
Instructions
  1. Spread desired amount of cream cheese on a slice of cheese
  2. then place the cheese on cracker
  3. Top with desired amount of raspberry jam
  4. Garnish with fresh lemon zest

 

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Ritz Cracker with Raspberry Bacon and Basil Cheese Bite
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • Ritz Cracker
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Cream Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Leaves Fresh Basil
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
Instructions
  1. Spread desired amount of cream cheese on a slice of pepper jack
  2. then place the paper jack cheese on cracker and place on it 1 whole basil leaf
  3. then top with desired amount of raspberry jam and bacon
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Ritz Cracker with Raspberry Cream Cheese, Honey and Almond Bite
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • Ritz Cracker
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sliced Almond
  • Honey
Instructions
  1. Spread desired amount of cream cheese on cracker
  2. then place 2 whole raspberries on top
  3. Top with desired amount of honey
  4. Garnish with sliced Almond
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Ritz Cracker with Salmon and Dill Bite
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • Ritz Cracker
  • Salmon
  • Dill
Instructions
  1. Place the salmon on cracker
  2. Garnish with fresh dill

 

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78 Comments

  • Reply
    HilLesha
    Nov 6, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Finger foods make a perfect addition to any party! The ones you featured look really delicious.

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Nov 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

    We host a lot and those ARE perfect. I am going to make these the next time I have people over 🙂

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    tara pittman
    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I love attending tea parties. The finger foods are the best.

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    Savannah Miller
    Nov 6, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    My sister and I are going to be starting a book club soon and have been trying to think of cute little snacks we can put out for the members. These are perfect for that!!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      fun! yeah, i think your guests will enjoy snack bites

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Nov 6, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Those are yummy looking. I love treats like this to make a party feel really high class.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks.. these recipes are so easy, did it in less than 15 minutes

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    michelle
    Nov 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    reading this made me feel posh so i can only imagine how the actual tea party would make me feel! Giddy.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      This is probably nothing 🙂 Check out downton abbey’s tea party

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    Amber N
    Nov 6, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    How perfect. It’s amazing how posh you can make Ritz crackers look!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      thanks.. very simple ingredients, just add so many different things

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    bowen1960
    Nov 6, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Especially useful ideas for this time of year. Nice to have some new thigs to serve for afternoon get-togethers.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      yes. These recipes would be perfect for adult and kids

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    sicorra
    Nov 6, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Love your recipe ideas. I use to use Ritz Crackers to make those treats for myself when I was younger. I love jam on Ritz Crackers, esp.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      can’t stop eating the crackers.. Ritz Crackers original, the best!

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    Claire'scomfycorner
    Nov 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Oh wow! This finger food looks so yummy! I’m definitely going to make these x

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      try it out and just a little bit of everything

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    Digna Dreibelbis
    Nov 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Have to be honest and admit that I have never been to a tea party except for when I was young and playing tea party. Do look like some tasty snacks though.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      yeah. i use to play tea party when i was young too

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    Michelle Cantu
    Nov 6, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    What fun, I love Ritz and cream. Those Salmon bites look devine.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      I love that Salmon Bite too

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    rochkirstin
    Nov 6, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Oh wow those treats for teatime looked scrumptious. I like seeing elegantly presented food on the table as they increase my appetite.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      thanks… easy decoration

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Nov 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Those looks so appeticing. That’s the kind of snacks my kids love.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      my kids love those appetizers too

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    Elizabeth O.
    Nov 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    This is so fun to do and you can take your pick at any ingredient you’d like to use as a topping. I love the recipes though! Perfect for the Holidays!

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    Heidi Spears-Gray
    Nov 7, 2015 at 12:44 am

    Your table setting is BEAUTIFUL! Great job and thanks for the recipes!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      thank you so much! Last minute idea

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    Liz Mays
    Nov 7, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Aww these are awesome. I’d love to try these out for the next get-together. They all sound like great flavor combos.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      yup.. my favorite is the bacon jam

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    lisa
    Nov 7, 2015 at 3:46 am

    I love these finger foods. They look beautiful and delicious all at the same time!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      thanks. last minute idea and glad it turned out well

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    Jennifer Clay
    Nov 7, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your recipes! I love making finger foods for my family and friends!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      these recipes would be perfect for any occasion

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    Shann Eva
    Nov 7, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Yum! We always do appetizers for Christmas Eve, so these would be perfect. Something for everyone. Thanks!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      yup… easy and enjoyable

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    Brianna George
    Nov 7, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I have that same little flower box. 🙂

    We usually do appetizers like this for New Years every year. 🙂

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      really? i just bought one 4 days ago

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    Lexie Lane
    Nov 7, 2015 at 6:04 am

    These really looks yummy and easy to make. For sure my kids would really love this. Thank you so much for sharing.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      my kids all of those Ritz crackers 🙂

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    Ourfamilyworld
    Nov 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

    The finger foods look so pretty and yummy. These are my favorite appetizers.

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    victoria
    Nov 7, 2015 at 11:19 am

    looks perfect. Its so fun to try this and i love your arrangement

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

      thanks…

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Nov 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    These are all great easy and delicious finger foods for any party. I will have to make these for our next family get together. The different recipes are awesome.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      yup… more options for our guests

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      more choices for our guests, make them happy

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    CYNTHIA NICOLETTI
    Nov 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Great ideas for the Holidays. Love your display.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      thanks.. this is a last minute idea

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks

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    Claudette Esterine
    Nov 7, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I could have finger food all day!!! These love lovely and so do your pictures!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Thanks Claudette! Took this pic in the evening

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    Brandi Davis (@PenguinsinPink)
    Nov 7, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I love having finger food out. It just makes things easier. Your dressed up crackers sound amazing!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      thanks.. just adding a little bit of everything

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks.. quite easy and quick

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    Teresa Darlene
    Nov 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    These look amazing. I love Ritz crackers!

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      thanks.. simple recipe , perfect for this holiday season

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      yup. and i used the Original Ritz

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    Jenn
    Nov 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    These are beautiful. Perfect for a nice holiday gathering.

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      poshjournaladmin
      Nov 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      thank you 🙂

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    Dawn
    Nov 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I love all of these finger food ideas. The flavored cream cheeses are my favorite part.

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    Jeanine
    Nov 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I have never been to a tea party, or any type of party with this food before. Looks great though and like something I’d love to do with my girls and their little friends for a party.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Nov 7, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    These all look so delicious. I will have to try making these for our next movie night.

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    Esme Sy
    Nov 8, 2015 at 2:18 am

    The salmon and dill bites look so yummy. These finger foods will surely be a hit at any party.

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    Gloria Livingston
    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Looking at your beautiful photos, I want to have a delicious and beautiful tea party right now. I think I’ll have a cup of tea with some cheese on a low sodium Ritz. Would you like to join me?

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    Eileen
    Nov 8, 2015 at 4:23 am

    I love finger foods and these are really nice ones – will be trying them for an upcoming party

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    Rosey
    Nov 8, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Everything looks so nice. These are plated pretty and perfect for guests.

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    Ana De Jesus
    Nov 8, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Your photography skills are insane, it is crisp, clean and minimal the perfect backdrop for finger food.

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    yumeating
    Nov 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Your tea set is adorable. I love little finger foods for snacking; but really enjoy having little tea parties, too.

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    April G
    Nov 8, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Love these. So simple yet delectable. Cheeses and crackers are the easiest, but you put your unique spin on it.

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    Kelly (@KickingWKelly)
    Nov 9, 2015 at 12:50 am

    These are so simple yet so elegant. I would serve this at a party in a heartbeat!

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    Ricci
    Nov 9, 2015 at 2:47 am

    These appetizers look fancy but are made with “real” ingredients. I love that in a recipe and I can’t wait to try these!!

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    Alison
    Nov 9, 2015 at 6:09 am

    Finger foods are my fave for parties. It’s just so much easier than a full meal when everyone is running around socializing anyway. These sound delicious — I’m especially curious about the raspberry bacon recipe!

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    Erin (@SugarCrumbs)
    Nov 9, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    What adorable little treats! I love that they’re made with real food and yet look so fancy!

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    Shaylee Field
    Nov 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    This is so simple but looks so elegant! I will definitely need to keep this in mind 🙂

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    beautifullytravelled
    Nov 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Your blog is so beautiful! And this party food is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing x Kat I http://www.beautiullytravelled.com

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    CourtneyLynne
    Nov 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Ooo nothing better than finger foods!!!! We always have ritz crackers in the house too. My daughter is addicted

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    JanetGoingCrazy
    Nov 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    What fun little finger foods. They look delicious!

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    Refreshingly Bright Holiday Planning: From Decor to RITZ Crackers Appetizers - Posh Journal
    Mar 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    […] If you celebrate Christmas and have ornaments, think of breaking them out a little early, as some double nicely for the dining room.  Woven baskets and bowls can also be a nice touch, especially when used for presenting food.  Even if they aren’t fully integrated with the meal, they can help set the mood of the room.  For example, I have a small gold bowl that I just adore, but the size is too small to hold food.  I like it too much, though, and sometimes just place it off in a corner even if it’s empty (or holding non-food items like polished stones).  On that note, have fun with your holiday décor and make it your own. Prosciutto has become a favorite in my family.  The savory taste is a favorite from Italy, especially when hand-sliced freshly right in front of you at a deli.  Some people like it thick (I do, as well), but most people use thinly sliced prosciutto to wrap around other foods. Figs, asparagus, melon, and cod are just a few examples of the wide-ranging foods that taste amazing wrapped up in prosciutto. In this recipe, I opted for scallops.  They have a soft, light taste that is smooth in consistency and a great contrast to the prosciutto.  Add in a light amount of cream cheese/cheese and some sun-dried tomatoes, and place it on a Ritz Cracker.  You have now quickly made an appetizer that will hopefully add some joy to your holiday party. We have found it helpful to always keep some Ritz Crackers on hand for these types of dishes.  They can instantly transform a dish like scallops, which normally need plates and forks, into fun finger food.  As you can see from the pictures, it still looks elegant yet is enjoyable even for kids (my 5-year-old couldn’t get enough of them!).  It’s easy to add other accompanying taste combinations on their crackers, as I have done here. Need more Ritz Cracker recipes? Check out my previous post Easy and Delicious Finger Foods Perfect for a Party. […]

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