10 Simple Christmas Finger Foods To Serve At Your Party

In Christmas Party Ideas by threetigersmedia

The Christmas holidays always put me in a spirit of holiday cheer, and I love inviting my family and friends to my home to celebrate the season. However, party planning can be stressful, and I didn’t want to be worried about the menu. I just needed simple, delicious finger foods for my guests to enjoy.

What are some simple Christmas finger foods to serve at your party? There are so many options to serve at your upcoming party. I found several delicious choices that tasted great and didn’t leave me frazzled the day of the party.

In my search for recipes, I came across several options from which to feed my hungry guests. Keep reading to see all of the Christmas finger food ideas I found.

10 Simple Christmas Finger Foods To Serve At Your Party

Because there are so many options, I decided that it was best to break them down by category. Depending on your tastes – and the tastes of your guests – you may want to choose different options for your party.

Consider what you would like the atmosphere of your party to be, as well as the palettes of you and your guests. While there are many finger food options, I have listed several delectable options below.

I like choosing international foods because of their flavor and spice. Even in little finger food style, international choices always seem to catch my guests’ attention and have them asking for my recipe. Besides, at Christmastime, these foods bring my home just the right amount of warmth.

International Finger Foods:

  • Moroccan stuffed mushrooms
  • Homemade egg rolls: Nothing feels more like egg rolls from your family’s favorite Chinese restaurant, but these are one step better: they’re homemade! Try cooking the meat and vegetable filling, rolling it into your rolls, and frying.
  • Kale and prosciutto toast: This Italian delicacy will only take you a few minutes to make, but will have your guests in love with your menu. All you need is the bread of your choosing (I recommend focaccia), prosciutto, and kale. While you can use any kind of kale, try doing it truly Italian style: lacinato kale will take your toast to the next level.
  • Nachos: While nachos might not sound like the most sophisticated Christmas party food, they can be deliciously dressed up with just a few ingredients. Try adding black beans, red onions, and Monterey Jack cheese to your tortilla chips for an extra flair.

Moroccan stuffed mushrooms are packed with flavor. Make sure to add spices like cumin and coriander to add a zesty spice. All you have to do is sautee the filling, and spoon it into small mushrooms caps. They’re not only simple, but mouthwatering.

Homemade egg rolls are another top contender on this list. Nothing feels more like egg rolls from your family’s favorite Chinese restaurant, but these are one step better: they’re homemade! Try cooking the meat and vegetable filling, rolling it into your rolls, and frying.

Kale and prosciutto toast is an Italian delicacy that will only take you a few minutes to make, but will have your guests in love with your menu. All you need is the bread of your choosing (I recommend focaccia), prosciutto, and kale.

While you can use any kind of kale, try doing it truly Italian style: lacinato kale will take your toast to the next level.

And last but not least, nachos. While nachos might not sound like the most sophisticated Christmas party food, they can be deliciously dressed up with just a few ingredients. Try adding black beans, red onions, and Monterey Jack cheese to your tortilla chips for an extra flair.

On the other hand, maybe your Christmas party is on the sweeter side. Try one (or two or three) of the yummy treats listed below, which are sure to be a hit for guests with a sweet tooth.

Sweet Finger Foods:

  • Brown sugar cookies: All you’ll need is butter, dark brown sugar, and flour for these delightful cookies. Brown sugar is truly the perfect flavor for any winter gathering, and these cute, easy cookies warm your guests as they arrive.
  • Chocolate coated caramel: For a finger food that doubles as a candy, consider this sweet and salty treat. All you’ll need is caramel cubes, chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt for this tiny chocolate goodness.
  • Peanut butter cookie cups: If you want to make sure your guests are warm and toasty, make these later in the day and pull them out of the oven as your guests begin to arrive.

For brown sugar cookies, all you’ll need is butter, dark brown sugar, and flour. Brown sugar is truly the perfect flavor for any winter gathering, and these cute, easy cookies warm your guests as they arrive.

Chocolate coated caramel, on the other hand, is another family-favorite treat. For a finger food that doubles as a candy, consider this sweet and salty treat. All you’ll need is caramel cubes, chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt for this tiny chocolate goodness.

Finally, peanut butter cookie cups are a win in any Christmas party situation. If you want to make sure your guests are warm and toasty, make these later in the day and pull them out of the oven as your guests begin to arrive.

While not all of the previous finger foods contained meat, I still decided to research some specifically vegetarian finger foods. If you – or your guests – don’t eat meat, consider some delicious meat-free options that are still hearty enough for a winter party.

Vegetarian Finger Foods:

  • Party poppers: For this easy finger food, all you’ll need to buy are some sweet mini peppers, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chives. This savory mixture stuffed into the peppers makes for a delicious, fast treat for your vegetarian guests.
  • Caprese: This simple finger food requires mini tomatoes, mozzarella, and bread – I recommend a French baguette. Slice and spread the tomatoes and mozzarella on the bread and toast – and add a little pesto for extra flavor.
  • Cauliflower bread sticks: Put eggs, cheese, cauliflower, and seasoning in a food processor and then bake for these “bread” sticks. Healthy and delicious, these served with marinara will have your guests disappointed when the platter is emptied.

For party poppers, all you’ll need to buy are some sweet mini peppers, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and chives. This savory mixture stuffed into the peppers makes for a delicious, fast treat for your vegetarian guests.

Caprese is another great vegetarian choice. This simple finger food requires mini tomatoes, mozzarella, and bread – I recommend a French baguette. Slice and spread the tomatoes and mozzarella on the bread and toast – and add a little pesto for extra flavor.

The last item on this list is cauliflower bread sticks: Put eggs, cheese, cauliflower, and seasoning in a food processor and then bake for these “bread” sticks. Healthy and delicious, these served with marinara will have your guests disappointed when the platter is emptied.

Sure, these finger foods are great, but what about the rest of your menu? I decided to list options for every part of your Christmas party dinner – read on to get more ideas to make your Christmas party the talk of the town.

Easy Christmas-Themed Appetizers

There are several colorful Christmas-themed appetizers that could be great options hoping to host a festive Christmas party. For a quick festive fix, try adding red and green elements to your favorite traditional appetizers.

Traditional Appetizers To Make Into a Christmas Theme:

  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Pinwheels
  • Dip

Adding things like tomatoes, greens, jalapenos, peppers, and even food coloring can turn average appetizer dishes into especially cheery ones, perfect for your Christmas gathering.

If you’d like a more subtle touch, make sure to add dishes that have only hints of green or red. Recipes that include a bit of spinach there, or a hint of tomato there can be just enough color.

The most important part of creating great Christmas party appetizers is getting creative: keep your favorite dinner party appetizers in mind, and think about how the recipes can be changed to give your party that special Christmas touch.

Your appetizer is your guests’ first impression of the food you’ll serve, so make sure it’s eye catching a tasty!

The Best Dishes For a Christmas Dinner Party

Your sit down dinner is the finale of your party. Even if your guests have already tried your appetizers, they are still looking forward to the dinner. And even if you serve dessert afterwards, the main dish is what guests will remember as the biggest part of your menu – so make it count!

There are a lot of options for a Christmas dinner party, so make sure you choose something that will taste great to you and that you know that your guests will love. After all, not every Christmas dinner party is the same – make sure that the menu is as special as the host or hostess!

I love to start off with a salad, which is perfect for Christmas theme. Add whatever greens are your favorite, and then add cranberries or pomegranate seeds for a little sweetness. Not only is the color scheme great, but my guests always love that unexpected pop of flavor from the fruit I add to my dinner party salads.

After the salad, I like to start my main course and side dishes. Because guests have already eaten the appetizers, I don’t want them to get too full before getting to the best part of the evening! This is especially true because of how hearty I like for my dishes to be.

I often choose cooked vegetables for my side dishes, and perfectly baked and seasoned meats for the entree. While you can choose whatever specific dishes and recipes you’d like to use, think about what “comfort foods” that you love and would be perfect for a Christmas dinner party.

The Best Side Dishes:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Diced red potatoes
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Steamed brown sugar carrots

For the entree, I like to choose from the traditional winter time meat options: turkey or ham. I love having a turkey or ham on the table to be carved and shared. I think it makes the entire gathering so much cozier, because all of my guests talk and laugh while waiting for their portions.

However, even if that’s not your style, there are still far more options from which you can choose. Chicken, sausage, and even ribs can be integrated into your Christmas dinner menu.

Once you have decided on a meat to serve, make you choose a great bread to go with it. My secret is that I don’t ever bake the rolls for my Christmas parties – I just buy plain ones from the store and add my own special seasonings!

While I love homemade bread as much as the next person, sometimes it just takes too much time and energy to make it – especially when you’re already busy making other parts of the menu!

I like to buy a package of rolls, and spread my own herbs and butter over the top, and then bake as instructed. It takes so much less time, and my guests think they’re from scratch! They’re truly the perfect finishing touch for my Christmas dinner party.

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