Every year a block party is coordinated and now it was our turn to be in control of the event. This responsibility rotates from one home to another in our small community. The host family is supposed to look after the food and beverages. This year it was decided that finger foods were to be served at the block party. I discovered this idea appealing as by serving finger foods the host family could prepare all the food beforehand and would be able to enjoy this annual block party visiting with our neighbors.
I discovered quite many recipes for sweet and salty finger foods in my recipe books. As our annual block party begins at 3pm and end at about 7pm we had to offer food which was large enough to be considered a meal. Many kids come to our parties as well, so we also had to provide foods that they would like.
My husband and I went to the supermarket a couple of days before the party and bought all of the products we had according to our recipes. Other products we purchased were for dips, spreads and salsas that would enrich the choice of our finger foods.
We made the sandwiches and cut them in triangles and set them on trays. So far as sweet finger foods are concerned, I baked many cookies and bars several days before the event which I kept frozen until the day of the celebration.
We used streamers and balloons for decorations for the block party. Some of them were set up in sunlight; others were put in the deep shade, so that some of our guests would feel comfortable. Everyone fancied the idea of moving from one place to another while having a snack in the day.
This proved to be a brilliant idea because there was more time to see as there was no set meal and people shouldn’t be gathered at exactly the exact same time. The finger foods turned out to be a big hit and many guests said that they would also serve finger foods when they host the annual block party.
After the celebration was over the cleaning up was quite simple and fast. The food which was left was very little and easy to be stored. I think my husband and I started a new tradition which will be continued on our yearly block parties.