Christmas is a joyous time of year. The lights, the festivities, extra time with family and friends are all things to look forward to. But that is not all there is to look forward to. There are also Christmas parties, full of all sorts of fun, laughter, and delicious food. If you are looking for Christmas Eve or general Christmas party recipes you are in the right place. Here are some tasty Christmas appetizers to share amongst your friends and family.
Christmas Party Appetizers for Kids and You to Enjoy
We’ve split this up into Savoury Appetisers for your Christmas Party and Fun Bite-Sized Treats that the kids will love featuring some Christmas Characters. These delicious food ideas are perfect for family get-togethers or celebrating with friends and neighbours.
At the bottom, we have further ideas including links to mocktails to serve the kids and the all-important party games that everyone will enjoy even grandma.
Savoury Appetisers for your Christmas Buffet
Our delicious Chicken and Bacon Bites are perfect to serve to your guests at a Christmas Party. On a toothpick means that there will be no sticky fingers even when they are covered in delicious BBQ sauce.
Don’t let the name of this one fool you! This three-ingredient Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dipfrom Life with the Crust Off cannot get much easier, and has a surprisingly sweet flavor. Enjoy it with crackers of your choice!
The food table at a party cannot be complete without a cheeseball! While a round ball of cheese generally is not very appealing, this cheeseball takes on a whole new look. All of the guests will love both the look, and the taste of this Holiday Cheese Ball from the Pioneer Woman, resembling a pinecone!
Another easy recipe that you can make ahead and reheat just before the party. These Mozzarella stuffed meatballs are best served with either ketchup (my daughter’s favourite) or with a marinara dip.
Edible wreath, anyone? Buttery crescent rolls, colorful bell peppers, broccoli and chicken are combined to make this fun, edible Chicken Crescent Wreath Recipe from Taste of Home. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and cranberries for a little more colour.
Cranberry and brie? Yes, please! This delightful combination in this Cranberry Brie Bites is perfect for snacking on.
If you have never had persimmons, now is your chance! Serve up a tray of these amazing Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon Wedges from Rachael Ray Every Day at your Christmas party. They’re super easy to make, and taste wonderful!
This flavorful Christmas tree pull apart bread dish is sure to be the talk of the party!
If you love the idea of a Christmas tree shaped snack on your food table but weren’t a fan of the last recipe, you will love this one! These spinach dip breadsticks are bursting with Italian flavor!
Fun Christmas Party Food for Kids
Make some fun Oreo Rudolph and Reindeer Cookies serve the younger guests – or as a real party treat for the older guests. They look good on a plate and taste amazing. With the left over Oreos don’t eat them all save some for the next recipe.
What is Christmas without a little peppermint? These peppermint Oreo truffles are so amazing, they just melt in your mouth!
If you are looking for a healthy, yet festive snack, check out these simple Grinch fruit kabobs, shaped just like the Grinch, himself!
Whilst we are talking Grinch – these Grinch Nutty Butters we ever so simple to make. The kids will love them and you can make them in advance. Pile a plate high and co-ordinate with a red napkin. Perfect Christmas Party Food for the kids.
Kiddos and adults, alike, are going to go crazy for this Grinch Popcorn from Two Sisters it’s sweet, yet salty snack!
It does not get much cuter than these adorable little Black Olive and Mozzarella Penguins appetizers.
Deviled eggs are a must for all get togethers. Though these Santa Deviled Eggs Recipe from Taste of Home take a little extra time and dedication, they are certainly picture worthy, and almost too cute to eat.
Grinch green guacamole from Two Peas & Their Pod is topped with bright red, sweet and juicy pomegranate arils will make a wonderful addition to the food spread. Don’t forget the tortilla chips, or veggies to dip with!
Fresh, juicy raspberries and cream cheese are some the main ingredients in the filling of this delicious Candy Cane Shaped Raspberry Danish.
More Christmas Party Fun for Families
Have fun as a family playing these 10 Christmas Party Game ideas our favourite is the Worst Gift game! I have a few that people just don’t believe when we play it!
If you are looking for Party Drinks that everyone can enjoy check out these Christmas Mocktails perfect for Kids and Adults alike I’m going to make up some of the Sangria as I know the kids and our guests will love that.
More Party Appetiser Inspiration for you
We love simple food here on Rainy Day Mum and involving it in our celebrations. Check out these other Party Appetizer ideas we have
These Quick (ready in under 30 minutes) appetiser although are great for a summer party – they will also work really well for Christmas too.
New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be going out these Easy Appetizers are perfect for New Year’s Eve Parties with the family. Make up a buffet table and everyone will enjoy the food and milling around chatting playing party games and having fun.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.