Planning a dinner party can seem like a stressful event. You want to make sure that it’s all pulled off to perfection, and that your guests’ taste buds are fully satisfied before they leave. But how do you do this? Well, the key is in the planning. If you want your party to have an extra touch of culinary class, you’ll have to go the extra mile.

One of the first things to do is to plan what you’re going to serve. Here are some posh party food ideas to get you started.

Posh Dinner Party Recipes

Smoked salmon canapés

When it comes to posh food ideas, canapés and cocktails are the perfect finger foods to welcome your guests with while keeping their hunger at bay. And for posh canapé ideas, look no further than these smoked salmon and cream cheese canapés. Mix cream cheese, crème fraiche, lemon juice and zest and scoop this filling onto crisps breads. Then simply top with salmon and some fresh dill – the perfect dinner party recipe to get things started. Posh finger food doesn’t get much better than this.



Vodka cranberry blush cocktails

Who says vodka can’t be a classy dinner party drink? We call these vodka and cranberry blush cocktails. These pretty, coral coloured drinks combine vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and orange juice to make the perfect match for your smoked salmon canapés. The sharpness of cranberry and tanginess of orange work in harmony with each other, complementing the smokiness and cream cheese combo. Be careful of the alcohol to juice ratio with this one though, you don’t want your guests tipsy before your first course is served!

Baked camembert with toasted bread

If you’re looking to serve party food with a difference, try our baked camembert on toast. Baked camembert is hearty, delicious and packed full of flavour and makes for an ideal starter. It’s one of the best sharing party appetizers you can get. You can enhance the flavour of camembert in several different ways, but we recommend piercing the cheese in several places and seasoning with sea salt, ground pepper and a few sprigs of thyme. Bake until the surface is golden brown so that the cheese oozes out when your guests dig in. You can serve this posh finger food with a choice of crackers, toasted sourdough or even garlic bread; how about going for a selection for your guests to choose for themselves?

Ginger, rum and dark chocolate trifle

It’s essential to finish off your dinner party with a posh dessert to help digest the whole meal and end the evening on a sweet note! This trifle with a twist will have your mouth watering in an instant; for the jelly layer mix orange jelly, rum and ginger syrup, and simply top this off with a layer of custard. For decoration, you need balls of stem ginger, dark chocolate and whipped cream.

When it comes to posh buffet food ideas, you want recipes out of the ordinary. At the same time, you don’t want to be bogged down in the kitchen leaving your guests to entertain themselves. From posh finger food to delicious drink ideas, if you plan right it’ll make the evening a whole lot simpler! Get all the bits and pieces you need to try these posh party food ideas at your nearest convenience store.