End your search for the most brilliant Christmas party food ideas. These easy recipes will set the tone for an awesome holiday party!
This holiday season, chances are you’ll either be attending someone’s party or end up throwing your own with friends and family. More than decorating your home, you should pay more attention to the menu. Your guests will be interested in and excited about the food more than anything else. Aside from the festive tunes you’ll be playing, party food keeps the event fun and spirited. The good thing about finger food is that with minimal effort and fewer ingredients, you can actually make great food for your guests. Throwing a party is not easy but with this collection of delicious and simple Christmas party food ideas, you can throw the best stress-free holiday party ever!
17 Easy Christmas Party Food Ideas
Nothing gets a party started quite like a well-stocked buffet! Right? I know we all agree! Because food is life! I know I sound overly enthusiastic, but I can’t help it. We’re talking about Christmas and food–two of my favorite things, together! One of these days, you’ll be hosting a party. Be sure to try these Christmas party food ideas to make the bonding and catching up more memorable for your guests. It doesn’t matter if you serve these up buffet-style, or pass them around on a tray. What’s important is that you have crowd-pleasing treats for everyone!
1. Christmas Kabobs
With these adorable Christmas kabobs, you’re serving your guests yummy and healthy treats both at the same time. These babies are also very simple and won’t take long to prepare.
2. Mini Cheese Ball Bites
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These mini cheese balls are so fun to make and will be perfect appetizers for any kind of festivity. Aside from that, these pretty bites have pleasing flavors you can choose from–herbs, nuts, dried fruits, and more!
3. Santa Hat Cheesecake Bites
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I heard about these Santa hat cheesecake bites last year. Everyone was raving about these sweet little treats. So I promise myself to make a batch this Christmas and share them with my friends and family. Thank God I found this awesome and easy recipe!
4. Pesto Christmas Tree Pizza
Time to get your Christmas tree ready! And I’m talking about these tasty Christmas tree pizza. If you’re planning to throw a party, don’t forget to add this finger food to the rotation. It will give a fresh flavor with a mild kick from the pesto sauce.
5. Sparkling Sugared Cranberries
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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication! That’s the first thing that came to mind when I saw these sugared cranberries. These are simple yet beautiful enough to serve at a party. Tasty, too!
6. Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels
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Pinwheels always present well at parties and gatherings. And these cranberry and feta pinwheels bring it to the next level! By using spinach tortillas, look much more in-theme while bumping up the health factor.
7. Spinach, Artichoke and Feta Bites
Do you have vegetarian friends coming to your Christmas party? Worry not! These bites are packed with spinach, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, and crumbled feta cheese. Even meat-eaters will be pleased!
8. Cheese Wedges
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Do you know that a simple wedge of cheese can help ring in the holidays just by putting it on a stick, a sprinkling of veggie bits, and hint of chili flakes? Yes! And by doing so, you’re creating savory cheese wedges that will look good on your platter.
9. Cranberry and Brie Bites
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Cranberry and brie bites are wonderful appetizers that must be included in every party. Not only on Christmas season but all year round. Brie and jellied cranberry sauce go perfectly together making these finger food the best way to impress!
10. Bite-Sized Pavlovas
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This recipe calls for a meringue base, whipped cream, and fresh fruits. If you make the meringue base ahead of time, these finger food will be ready in just a snap. These are bite-sized desserts perfect for little hands!
11. Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes
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Everything tastes better with bacon. Y’all know it’s true! And this easy recipe put together two of the most loved ingredients. These bacon-wrapped potatoes will be a big hit every season.
12. Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders
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Who do you think would not love these charming sloppy joe sliders? These are so pleasing to the next level! The whole process will last for few minutes and totally very easy to make.
13. Salami & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
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We cannot talk about party appetizers without including these roll ups. These come together quickly, so they’re great as an additional finger food or if you’re rushing to bring something to a potluck. They may not look extremely fancy, but you can’t go wrong with the flavor!
14. Cranberry, Brie and Prosciutto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze
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Looking for a classy finger food that’s sure to intrigue your guests? This beautiful crostini recipe is the best you can make for holiday entertaining.
15. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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These strawberries scream Christmas! They’re dipped in rich chocolate and studded with chocolate chips and festive sprinkles. Seriously, these strawberries will blow you away!
16. Sweet And Spicy Cranberry Meatballs
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These party-perfect tender meatballs are cooked in a zesty, sweet, and spicy sauce. These can be your go-to party trick any time of the year. Meatballs aren’t just for spaghetti! They have so much more to offer just like this party food recipe.
17. Crescent Pizza Stockings
Obviously, these crescent pizza stockings are a must-try this Christmas season. They may not have gifts inside but they’re stuffed with delicious flavors you’ll surely love. They’re easy to put together and their simple look and stocking-like shape will put you in a holiday state of mind.
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Throwing a holiday bash–whether a relaxed family dinner or a cocktail party–can be tricky and stressful. You should know your guests well, especially their food interests. Nothing pleases a hungry guest more than a mouthwatering tray of finger food passing by! I hope this list will provide you great ideas for your next party this Christmas!
What do you think of these Christmas party food ideas? Which idea is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
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