Christmas Food Recipes & Ideas for the Family holidays

20 Awesome Christmas and Holiday Party Food Ideas and Recipes

These holiday party food ideas are perfect for entertaining guests this Christmas. Serve these Christmas party food ideas at home or take them to a potluck this year.

Christmas Party Food Ideas for holiday events - Appetizers and DessertsChristmas party food ideas

Ho Ho Ho, it’s Christmastime! We are so excited for another wonderful holiday season with family and friends.

Unfortunately, we will not be having a Christmas party at our house this year but we will be attending some. 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.

Holiday Christmas party fun activities

The best holiday foods list

Are you looking for some great holiday food ideas and recipes? From Christmas trees to snowmen, we love these party ideas!

If you are enjoying the holiday festivities at your place and need a few Christmas party 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 to go with Christmas dinner.

Holiday food ideas - Gingerbread house kit


Building a gingerbread house is always a fun activity! Make it together, and EAT IT! I think this is what we’ll do, along with trying out the strawberry Santa hat brownies below!

20 Christmas and Holiday Party Food Ideas and Recipes

1. Santa Sugar Cookies – Created by Onion Rings and Things, 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 buttercream frosting and strawberries make the perfect festive holiday treats!

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

Easy Sausage, Crackers and Cheese Tray - Holiday food ideas

5. Christmas tree appetizer platter – This cute edible Christmas tree is made of cheese, crackers, and meats, just like a charcuterie board. Find more Christmas charcuterie board ideas here.

6. Dipped Oreo snowman cookies – these adorable cookies are decorated to look like snowmen. What a fun Christmas party food idea!

7. 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.

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

Cute Reindeer Cupcakes

9. Adorable reindeer cupcakes – Our friends at Spaceships & Laserbeams are sharing these cute cupcakes with reindeer faces made of little candies!

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

11. 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. This is such a cute Christmas party food idea!

12. 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.

Bite into these white chocolate peppermint OREO balls recipe, a delicious no bake holiday dessert!

13. White chocolate peppermint Oreo balls – these peppermint balls are made of Oreo cookies and candy canes for a delicious, white chocolate-dipped treat!

14. Festive snowman crackers – These snowman crackers are a fun and quick appetizer to make for your holiday parties.

15. Christmas holly pretzels – I love these cute little pretzel treats. They are decorated like holly and are so festive for Christmas gatherings.

Christmas wreath cookies recipe

16. Christmas wreath cookies recipe – These cute green holiday wreath cookies are made with cereal and marshmallows. What a fun holiday party food idea!

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

Hazelnut Lingonberry Linzer Cookies recipe

18. Hazelnut lingonberry linzer cookies – These holiday cookies look amazing and use a delicious lingonberry jam filling for a tasty Christmas cookie!

19. Christmas tree brownies –  These delicious brownies are decorated like cute Christmas trees for a fun holiday treat.

Christmas cake balls recipe - holiday food ideas

20. Christmas cake balls – this festive holiday recipe uses Little Debbie’s cakes to make this cute little cake balls recipe for Christmas.

Taste of Home Christmas Book

For more holiday recipes, check out this Taste of Home Christmas recipe book. There are 465 amazing appetizers, entrees, side dishes, bread, cookies, brunch, cakes, pies, beverages, and more recipes that will make your holiday a merry one!


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Holiday snowman treats made out of Hostess Sno balls - Christmas party food ideas

Snowman Sno-balls on a stick

Enjoy your holiday season!

These cute Christmas appetizers are great party food ideas for your holiday gatherings. We love the little Santa crackers and can easily make that holiday appetizer wreath. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  • wow.. lovely art work. this christmas will be more interesting with new recipe of you. You did an amazing job. These are the perfect dessert for my weekend party. i’m going to try your recipe. thanks for sharing and keep on sharing more stuff.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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?

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