Our Christmas party food ideas really take the stress out of entertaining this Christmas.
‘Tis the season of the buffet. That time of year when wherever you go a table of food and stack of plates awaits you. Now if you’re throwing a Christmas party of your own here’s our easy guide to what to include in a festive buffet.
Let’s talk sandwiches…
Buffet munchers love a good sandwich, so include a selection. Vary the bread so opt for soft rolls, open sandwiches on crusty rolls, sliced baguette sandwiches and regular tea party finger sandwiches.
Popular sandwich fillings for Christmas include…
- Turkey & cranberry
- Festive roast ham & wholegrain mustard
- Mature cheddar and pickle
- Cream cheese & cucumber
- Egg mayonnaise & cress
- Roast beef & horseradish
- Coronation chicken
If you’re catering for ‘picky’ people maybe leave the condiments off the sandwich and just pop the jar and spoon nearby the platter.
Let’s talk party nibbles…
Tuck these amongst the plates of sandwiches – it’s nice to include a few different options from the list below.
- Pizza slices
- Mini quiche
- Roast chicken drumsticks
- Indian platter – with mini onion bahji, samosa, mini popadoms
- Chinese platter – with mini spring rolls, dim sum, prawn crackers
- Scotch eggs
- Mini sausage rolls
- Savoury tartlets
- Falafel & dip
- Chicken satay sticks
- Prawn skewers
- Vegetarian mozzarella/feta and med veg skewers
- Mini brie & cranberry filo parcels
- Potato salad
- Pasta salad
- Rice salad
- Green salad
- Pate & cheese board with selection of crackers
Let’s talk sweets…
Offer a few different choices and styles from the list below.
- Jelly & ice-cream
- Proper trifle
- Chocolate cake
- Carrot cake with frosting
- Apple tart with cream
- Fruit salad or fruit kebabs
- Chocolate dipped fruit
- Selection of shortbread biscuits
- Selection of fudge or truffles
It’s also worth remembering, Christmas is a super busy time of year with loads to do, if cooking isn’t something you enjoy then just make the sandwiches and buy the rest ready made. There’s loads of deals on party food in the supermarkets at the moment and lots that can be stored in the freezer until you need it. Christmas is definitely the season to just do the bits you fancy and cheat with the rest!
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