Delicious Ideas for Christmas Party Food

Are you spreading some Christmas cheer this year and holding a festive party or community event?  In this blog we are going to share some great tips and ideas for Christmas party food, whether it is a children’s party, inviting the neighbours for drinks and nibbles or a family gathering for tea on Christmas day  there are some lovely  seasonal  treats for you to serve.

 

We all love the traditional finger foods, sausage rolls and vol-au-vents etc and you can buy huge varieties of party food from all superstores nowadays but it is nice to make the effort to offer some original hand cooked nibbles for your guests, of course the best thing about making things yourself is you can tweak the recipes to make sure you have all your favourite Christmas ingredients.

 

Help from the little ones

Finding recipes and food ideas  that Children can get involved are  always a hit, children loved to be involved in the kitchen so put the Christmas music on and pop on their aprons.

 

Reindeer Cheese Appetizer Reindeer Cheese Triangles

 This cute reindeer snacks are easily make with a cheese triangle, pretzels for the antlers, 2 little pieces of black olive for the eyes and a piece of red pepper cut in a circle for the red nose.

 

Santa CrackersSanta crackers

Ritz crakers with piped creamed cheese, celery and triangles of salami make these great looking santa snacks.

 

Krispie Christmas TreesRice Kripies Squares Christmas Trees

Make some Christmas trees with this great idea using rice krispies squares, see how they are done here.

Ginger Reindeer

Upside down gingerbread men transformed into reindeer!  All you need is a red lolly or glaced cherry for the nose and a bit of icing!

Melting Snowmen

Melting Snowmen

Quick eat this snowman before he melts!  Marshmallows, sweets and small biscuits are needed for this bite sized snack.

 

Quick and Easy

Christmas is such a busy time of year and it’s nice to be prepared and not have to spend hours planning and preparing food for your festive party.

If time is an issue then use frozen or fresh ready prepared pastry, a great time saver and you don’t comprise on flavour of the homebaked look.

 

Christmas Cheese Tree

Christmas Cheese Trees A great idea for presenting cheese, each layer of the tree could be made of a different cheese variety.

Onion and Brie Palmiers

Onion and Brie Palmiers  These look really impressive, taste delicious but are very easy to make, find the recipe here.

Sticky Cranberry Sausages

Sticky Cranberry Sausages Having made this quick and easy Nigel Slater recipe last year I can vouch for how easy they are to make and how great they taste, the cranberry jelly and red onions make a lovely sweet sticky sauce with a festive flavour.

Swiss Cheese and Ham Appetizers

Swiss Cheese & Ham appertizers An effortless snack to serve, find out how here.

Stilton Dip

Stilton Dip This is one of my personal recipes and unbelievably easy, a firm favourite with all my family at Christmas and so quick to make.  Melt a slab of stilton in a saucepan, turn off the heat and add in a tub of crème fraiche – quick and easy homemade stilton dip!

 

Sophisticated Elegance

If you want to serve up something that looks a bit more refined then how about some of these delicious looking hors d’oeuvres, I am not saying they will be quick or easy but they do look fantastic!

 

Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites

 sparkling-cranberry-brie-bites

An amazing alternative way to serve cheese and biscuits.

Savoury Pinwheels

Savoury Pinwheels

Find out how to make these savoury treats here.

Canapés

Canapes These bread based cheese and fish nibbles look too good to eat, visit the Great British Chefs to get more canapé ideas.

Avocado and Cherry Tomato Salsa Wonton Cases

Get the recipe for these exquisite looking wonton parcels.

Mulled Wine Sorbet

A lovely festive flavoured dessert from Jamie Oliver

Cupcakes and Desserts

Of course no Christmas party is complete without some delicious sweet treats.

 

Mini Christmas Puds

Mini Christmas Puddings

Another great idea from the Great British Chefs, left over Christmas pudding shaped and decorated to make a delightful dessert.

Santa Strawberries

Strawberry Santas

So simple but so adorable, these strawberry santa’s will go down a treat!

 

Okay we know that you can’t beat Christmas cake and mince pies but delicious festive cupcakes are always a welcome extra.  Although some of the cupcakes featured below are not necessarily easy to make I couldn’t resist showcasing these delightful cupcakes!

 

 Christmas Cup Cakes

 

And if you are having cake then you need to wash it down with a lovely steaming hot chocolate, preferably in front of an open fire!

Snowy Hot Chocolate

 

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