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Good Christmas party food?

December 10th, 2010 at 10:22 am

I'm having a Christmas party Sunday for friends, and I am having trouble coming up with a menu of Christmas-y , warm food and drinks to serve. I've never hosted a Christmas party, although I have had tons of other parties.

So far, all I've come up with is to serve some warm Wassail punch and some chocolate cupcakes with peppermint candy icing. I have three crockpots ready to fill (but with what??) and 4 christas music CDs. Help!

Any ideas/recipes for filling appetizers that are winter appropriate?

HELP!!

9 Responses to “Good Christmas party food?”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    How about a crockpot full of tiny meatballs in sauce. I also like the little smokies (sausages) in sauce.
    Cheese, beefstick (all sliced thinly) with crackers is filling. Check out the deli at your local supermarket for some ideas. Most sell deli platters this time of year.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I thought of maybe swedish meatballs and pulled pork for sandwiches. I'm a little thin on the side dish appetizer munchie food front.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    That sounds good. Chips and dip are always popular too. I love swedish meatballs, good idea!

  4. momcents Says:

    Do you live near IKEA? They have they best Swedish meatballs that my parents serve with the baby new potatoes (or whatever those are). Very easy - just warm and serve. We've done pulled pork, too, and my boys' birthday party in September and served them on mini kaiser rolls we found at the Pepperidge Farm Outlet.

  5. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    What about pigs in blankets? Easiest way is to take crescent dough and wrap up hot dogs in it, bake, then cut in thirds. Easy peasy and so good!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Ooh, do you like classics? Chex mix (you can even do a sweet version instead of a classic savory), puppy chow (ridiculously sweet but awesome cereal-based treat), spinach dip or onion dip (buy the Mrs. Knor's veggie soup mix or Lipton onion soup mix and follow the instructions). Little sandwiches with or without crusts (cucumber, dill, vinegar, mayo; or just PB&J/PB&banana). A platter of mixed olives, cheeses, and other marinated/pickled veggies. Spiced mixed nuts. Popcorn with seasoned salt. Fruit salad.

    Or go slightly less expected: pepitos (hulled pumpkin seeds, dry toasted in a pan until they pop and start to brown, then sprinkled with soy sauce and/or liquid smoke while still in the pan). Chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds (these are time-consuming but simple: seed a pomegranate, melt some chocolate in the microwave, drop the seeds in the melted chocolate a couple at a time, pull them out with a fork and spread them on wax paper for a couple hours). BLT dip (sour cream & mayo mix with baco bits, chopped tomato and scallions). Thai peanut dip with raw or blanched veggies.

    Sorry; I just love making party food! Big Grin Let us know what you end up doing...

  7. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    Something else I thought of - chocolate covered Bugles. A mix of sweet and salty. Just melt chocolate and drizzle over a trayfull of Bugles. Yum!

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    My first thought was the meatballs too. I LOVE those.

    artichoke dip - of course! I've got no new ideas...

  9. ThriftoRama Says:

    Party is at 4, so I want food that is filling, and a mix of hearty and sweet. Thanks for all of your input. I'm about to the go the store

    Final menu:
    swedish meatballs
    pulled pork (with mini buns)
    veggie tray
    fancy cheese /antipasto platter
    poached spices pears
    Sugar cookies, fudge, Neiman Marcus cake and blondies I made today with the kids

    Wassail cider to drink
    egg nog, etc.

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