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While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniature desserts typically appear more elegant, and perhaps most importantly, it's best to keep the spread to that which can be eaten with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand. Keep reading for 28 recipes that fit the bill.

While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniature desserts typically appear more elegant, and