10 Awesome Christmas Party Food Ideas and Recipes


Unfortunately, we will not be having a Christmas party at our house this year, bah-humbug! I just do not have the time to plan it all out. I was SO looking forward to inviting over family and friends and catching up, spending time, drinking, and having a little game night.

If you are enjoying the holiday festivities at your place and need a few Christmas party food ideas, here’s a round up of some of the cutest Christmas appetizers and desserts! Most of these holiday party food recipes are very easy. I might end up making some of these anyway to go with Christmas dinner.

1. Santa Sugar Cookies – Created by Diamonds for Dessert, these Santa Claus cookies are sure to be a hit, especially with the kids!

2. Christmas Tree Cupcakes – BHG uses a sugar cone on top of each cupcake to create the Christmas tree!

3. Strawberry Santa Hat Brownies – Mini brownies topped with butter cream frosting and strawberries make the perfect festive treat!

4. Santa Claus Crackers – You can always count on the Martha Stewart team to give up some good ideas. This one happens to involve crackers, pepperoni, ricotta cheese and celery. Yum.

5. Pull Apart Veggie Wreath – A very cute and healthy selection for the table! Use as a finger food appetizer or serve for dinner. Either way, the wreath is too cute!

6. Santa Hat Pretzels – This sweet and salty recipe uses only 4 ingredients and turns out adorable! This is the perfect Christmas treat for kids, I may make these for MJ’s classroom holiday party.

7. Edible Christmas Fruit Tree – Ginger and Garlic made an adorable Christmas tree made of fruit! Scroll halfway down the page to see the directions.

8. Root “Deer” – How cute would it be to serve these little drinkable reindeer!

9. Avocado Christmas Tree Salad – This “Feliz Navidad” avocado salad is shaped into a tree and will delight the masses. Has a fruity twist with a chili vinaigrette.

10. Snowman Cheese Ball – I love this cream cheese ball made with mustard, basil, pesto, and a bunch of other flavors! Super cute holiday party appetizer.


BONUS: I made this Cheese, Cracker and Sausage Christmas Tree last year and it was a big hit with our guests! I’m putting it on a cutting board next time.


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  1. Shea Balentine says:

    Love the fruit tree!!

  2. Those Santa sugar cookies look awesome, but I don’t think I have the patience to get detailed with each and every one. If someone made them for me, however, that would be great!

  3. Every new year’s eve I throw a party for all of my nieces and nephews so that their parents can have a break. Some of these ideas look perfect for that! I can even let the oldest help with some of the prep work. Thank you for new ideas!

  4. Glad you all like them, I chose my favs so I love them as well!

  5. number 1 looks yummy

  6. Oh my gosh these are great! We will surely do the root beer decoration as we always have the “good stuff” for the holidays! I LOVE the fruit tree too, Not sure I can pull that one off. Strawberry Santa Brownies are awesome. Wonder if you can do them in mini cupcake/muffin pans for the brownies?

  7. Mary Beth Elderton says:


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