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17 finger foods that are perfect for any party

Gear up for the festive party season with our recipes for simple bites that will delight guests and ensure you enjoy the celebration too.

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    A vegetarian alternative to traditional sausage rolls, these delicious bites are made from a mixture of Moroccan-spiced sweet potato, spinach and chickpeas wrapped in flaky gluten-free pastry. Make ahead, then pop them in the oven 20 minutes before guests arrive for stress-free entertaining.

  2. Whip up these no-cook skewers in just 20 minutes for an impressive canapé that delivers a burst of summer flavour with sweet watermelon, salty fetta and fresh prawns.

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    We gave the classic party pick an Asian-style twist to create these delicious bite-sized sausage rolls, which are served with a homemade sweet chilli dipping sauce.

  4. These veggie party pies are filled with a delicious mixture of spinach, pumpkin, creamy ricotta and salty fetta so they won't last long!

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    A great no-cook option, these pretty rainbow rice paper rolls taste as good as they look. You can make them up to 4 hours ahead, cover with a damp cloth and keep in the fridge.

  6. These smoked salmon toasts are super stylish and spectacularly simple to make – knocking out a plate of them is as easy as toast, spread, top and serve.

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    The stars of this generous antipasto platter are Fennel Seed Marinated Oives, Baked Brie and Melon Ball & Bocconcini Salad. Arrange on a table and encourage guests to help themselves while you enjoy the party.

  8. An easy, cheesy pull apart that's a real party pleaser, this indulgent finger food is suitable for vegetarians and takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

  9. An irresistible combination of juicy pork and crunchy crackling, these pork belly bites are perfect paired with an Asian-style dipping sauce and served with drinks.

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    This elegant party food platter teams ready-to-roast, spice-rubbed salmon with crisp toasts and refreshing cucumber.

  11. Guests will dive in to this Charred Capsicum Dip flavoured with Middle Eastern spices and walnuts. It's a great option for a drinks party or serve it as part of an antipasto platter.

  12. It's easy to get a handle on these delicious spiced lamb ribs – make ahead then quickly barbecue when guests arrive and serve with a refreshing yoghurt dipping sauce.

  13. Everyone can enjoy these light, airy vegan-friendly pavlovas that are served topped with coconut yoghurt, warm raspberry jam and summer berries.

  14. These bite-sized frozen cheesecakes look and taste spectacular, plus they are refreshingly easy to make. Whip them out of the freezer 5 minutes before you're ready to serve, add the finishing touches and ta-da!

  15. Make the most of summer cherries with these sweet little tarts that are served topped with festive sugar-coated cherries.

  16. These magical cheesecakes are made from fresh mango, nuts and coconut cream so they're suitable for vegans and are a great option for a summer drinks party.

  17. Give your celebration an Australian flavour with these tempting truffles made from two of our favourite bickies.