Last updated on September 29, 2022 by Liza Hawkins
These yummy finger foods for a prom, formal, or homecoming party will keep guests well-fed and unmessy!
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Homecoming, prom, and formals are a huge deal at high schools, colleges and universities across the United States.
Nothing says “welcome back” or “let’s celebrate” better than a party all about dancing, dressing up and, of course, delicious food!
When it comes to celebrating in style, finger foods are typically the best option. Let’s face it, no one wants to balance a plate while wearing a tux, and no girls want to slurp spaghetti in a beautiful gown.
That’s why munchies for the masses are your best bet — bite-able bits served with a napkin for mopping up.
It’s all about taking some classic appetizer favorites and making them mini for grub stops between dances.
Here are my favorite yummy no-mess elegant finger foods for a homecoming party!
1. Mini pizzas
I don’t know of a high school or college-aged student who doesn’t like pizza!
That’s why the mini variety—made on mini crusts that are bitable at 2-inches across—offer the most elegant pizza delivery method.
You don’t want sauce on your fancy dresses now do you?
These are readily available in the frozen variety with different toppings—such as veggie, pepperoni, chicken barbecue, and even Hawaiian.
Or, alternatively, you can make your own homemade pizza dough and shape it into the school crest or mascot for a really yummy treat!
2. Poppers of all kinds
All of the former provide easy pop-able, less messy alternatives to the full sized versions of the foods.
Plus, add an array of dipping sauces—honey mustard, barbecue, blue cheese, ranch dressing, and mustard and ketchup—and you’ve entered taste bud paradise.
Big messy burgers are out of the question at formal occasions.
However, the mini slider version offers mini beef and chicken burgers (maybe even veggie) on bite-sized buns for easy eating without the mess.
Just stick to the basic toppings of ketchup, mustard and cheese to lessen the chances of stains.
4. Sandwich slivers
Make them into large sandwiches and then cut them into 2-bite wedges for mobility, that way the kids can grab a quick egg salad between songs and fuel up for a night of dancing.
5. Sushi rolls
Nowadays, most students like a little adventure when it comes to appetizers.
Plus, appetizers are a way to try something new without totally committing to a whole meal. Serve sushi rolls—just the basic California, cucumber, and tofu rolls—without the raw fish for now.
Serve alongside trays of vegetables and fruits with dipping sauces for a taste of the Far East.
6. Mini cupcakes
Everyone likes something sweet at a super sweet dance party, so make up a few batches of vanilla, marble and chocolate mini cupcakes with frosting in your school colors. Place them on a pick-able cupcake tree for easy tasting.
Guest post bio: Rachel Barnard is a self-confessed shopaholic and contributing writer for Style Cynics, a fashion and celebrity gossip site that features the latest buzz and the hottest styles.