Spice up your holiday food table with these creative and fun Christmas food ideas. Make any of these 19 crowd-pleasing favorites that will delight both guests and kids!

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The holidays are coming quickly, and before you know it, you’ll be joining in on holiday get togethers of all varieties.

But who wants to show up with a boring veggie platter when you can just as easily make and bring something more fun that projects some holiday spirit?

You need some festive foods to make and take with you. Not feeling creative? Then it’s a good thing we gathered up 19 creative Christmas party food ideas that’ll make a big splash with everyone.

From appetizers to sweets, we’ve got you covered with cute, crazy, Christmas-y foods for lots of merry-making!

Creative Christmas Food Ideas for Your Holiday Party

This year, toss that old holiday appetizer stand-by to the wayside in favor of making one of these festive Christmas food ideas that will delight kids and adults, alike.

Christmas Light Strawberries

These multi-colored Christmas light strawberries are simply adorable, and they’re edible! They’d make a cute garnish around a more elaborate dessert or would be lovely as a snack themselves.

Christmas Light Strawberries Recipe
Create an edible string of multi-colored Christmas lights with this unique idea for chocolate-covered strawberries.
Read more here.

Fruit Christmas Tree

I can’t wait to make this fruit Christmas tree this year. At first, I was looking for the pineapple and then realized it’s the “trunk” of the tree.

I never would have thought to use a pineapple that way – what a smart idea!

Fruit Christmas Tree Tutorial
With such an overload of holiday cookies and sweets, I love the idea of making a fruit Christmas tree—it’s an unexpected, healthy and yummy holiday treat.
Read more here.

Pine Cone Cheese Balls

Make something savory with this Christmas party food idea. These pine cone cheese balls are delicious paired with your favorite crackers. And, almonds just happen to be my favorite nuts!

Pine Cone Cheese Ball
Pine Cone Cheese Ball Appetizer with Almonds. Fun and Easy Christmas Party Appetizer recipe for the holiday season!
Read more here.

Snowman Cheese Ball

Or, how about a snowman cheese ball for a kids’ Christmas party? This fun and festive appetizer will stand out on your holiday table.

This Christmas food idea not only tastes good but will also make a great conversation piece.

Easy Snowman Cheese Ball Recipe
A delicious and easy to make holiday entertaining staple!
Read more here.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Brownies

Reindeer brownies are the perfect holiday dessert – no special recipe needed. Just make your favorite brownies, and decorate as shown.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Brownies
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Brownies....a fun & easy Christmas treat that the kids will love having their own individual slices!
Read more here.

Christmas Tree Veggie Platter

Get a huge dose of vegetables with this Christmas tree veggie platter. The tomato Christmas lights and cauliflower snow are a nice touch. It almost looks too good to eat!

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter
A broccoli and tomato “tree” with pretzel “trunk” and cauliflower “snow” are delicious dippers for a cool and creamy dip.
Read more here.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

I just love recipes that are as easy to make as they are cute to look at, and I can’t get over how amazing these Christmas trees look.

Use everyone’s favorite cookie as the base for these adorable strawberry Christmas trees.

Don’t they look magical?

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees
These chocolate covered strawberry Christmas trees are a fun and easy Christmas project to do with your kiddos!
Read more here.

Christmas Tree Tear and Share

Make a tear and share Christmas tree with warm bread and gooey mozzarella cheese. Don’t forget the marinara sauce for dipping! So yummy.

Christmas Tree Tear & Share
This recipe was made for Christmas parties – perfect for sharing and as an accompaniment to all those other nibbly Christmas food goodies!
Read more here.

Egg Snowman

Egg snowmen make a wonderful holiday appetizer or a fun breakfast for the kids. The eyes and buttons are made with peppercorns while the noses and hats are made with carrots… smart!

Egg Snowman
These snowmen are a very nice addition to your holiday appetizer platter. Oh and this will make eating eggs more fun for your kids as well ;).
Read more here.

Mini Crescent Dog Wreath

Everyone will go crazy for these crescent dog wreaths made with cocktail sausages and crescent rolls. Are you really surprised? What’s not to love about sausages wrapped in crescent rolls?

Make several of these because they go fast!

Mini Crescent Dog Wreath
Create a festive and edible appetizer wreath with mini sausages wrapped in crescent dough and brushed with a seasoned glaze.
Read more here.

Pizza Stockings

Make pizza stockings out of crescent dough, sauce, and cheese. This is a great time to work in more veggies (like bell peppers and tomatoes) with the kids, too.

Crescent Pizza Stockings
Ho, ho, ho! These little stockings are stuffed with your kids’ fave flavors.
Read more here.

Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders

Who doesn’t love a hearty Sloppy Joe? These reindeer-style sliders include a few embellishments and turned out so well! I love the creativity of this recipe.

Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Bread
We created these fun Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders for a fun Christmas Party idea! This is a really simple idea that you can create in just minutes.
Read more here.

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

Guests will gobble up a stack of these turkey cranberry pinwheels in a flash. Get it? Turkey… gobbled. I’ll see myself out. 😉

Mediocre jokes aside, place these pinwheels in the shape of a Christmas tree for a very festive-looking appetizer.

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels
Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels are a perfect appetizer for bringing to any holiday gathering, so check them out!
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Ho-Ho-Ho Hotdog Christmas Stockings

Stockings made out of hotdogs? I never would have guessed it! A little parsley sprig, cream cheese, and pepper swatch finish everything off an a very cute way.

The kids will love it, that’s for sure.

HO-HO-HO Hotdog Christmas Stockings
Turn ordinary hotdogs into Hotdog Christmas Stockings this holiday season!
Read more here.

Beautiful Cupcake Wreath

Make a gorgeous wreath with cupcakes topped with green icing. Add a few embellishments (like a fondant bow, poinsettias, and berries), and it’ll look flawless.

Krispie Treat Christmas Trees

Kick your Krispie Treat game up a notch. Shape them into trees, and add M&Ms and a marshmallow glaze to decorate the trees.

It’s easier than it might look, and the kids will go crazy for them!

Krispie Treat Christmas Trees
These Christmas tree rice Krispies are super fun and cute too!
Read more here.

Frosty Snowman Pretzels

These pretzel snowmen are one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. The pieces are held together by a fruit roll-up scarf and white chocolate. Isn’t that genius?

Winter themed treats – Frosty Snowman Pretzels
Decorate white chocolate pretzels… These Frosty Snowman Pretzels are as much fun to make as they are to eat and kids and adults will love them.
Read more here.

Grinch Fruit Kabobs

Maybe you’d like to offer the kids a healthier snack? These Grinch fruit kabobs definitely fit the bill (marshmallow aside… but what’s one little marshmallow?).

Grinch Fruit Kabobs
Grinch Fruit Kabobs are a fun and easy to make fruit appetizer for any occasion. They could also be referred to as Santa Fruit Kabobs.
Read more here.

Christmas Tree Waffles

Christmas tree waffles are the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. Don’t forget the chocolate candy “ornaments!”

Christmas Tree Waffles
Need a kid-friendly idea for Christmas morning breakfast? Try these Christmas Tree Waffles
Read more here.

Final Thoughts about Christmas Food Ideas

I hope you found a few ideas on this list of fun and creative Christmas food ideas that you can make for your holiday table or festive get together.

The holidays are a time to have fun and enjoy time with friends and family. What better way to add a little more cheer to any occasion than with some festive (and delicious) food ideas that are sure to be a hit?

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