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!
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.
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.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/christmas-light-strawberries” name=”Christmas Light Strawberries Recipe” summary=”Create an edible string of multi-colored Christmas lights with this unique idea for chocolate-covered strawberries.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?q=85&c=sc&poi=face&w=1000&h=524&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F19%2F2015%2F11%2F11%2Fchristmas-light-strawberries-mr.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://projectnursery.com/2015/12/fruit-christmas-tree-tutorial/” name=”Fruit Christmas Tree Tutorial ” summary=”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. ” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://projectnursery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/fruit-tree-collage.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.livinglocurto.com/pine-cone-cheese-ball-appetizer/” name=”Pine Cone Cheese Ball” summary=”Pine Cone Cheese Ball Appetizer with Almonds. Fun and Easy Christmas Party Appetizer recipe for the holiday season!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.livinglocurto.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Pine-Cone-Christmas-Party-Cheese-Ball-Living-Locurto.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.savvysavingcouple.net/perfect-holiday-appetizer-kraft-snowman-cheeseball-recipe-cookingupgood/” name=”Easy Snowman Cheese Ball Recipe” summary=”A delicious and easy to make holiday entertaining staple!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.savvysavingcouple.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Kraft-Snowman-cheeseball.jpg”]
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.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/rudolph-red-nose-reindeer-brownies/” name=”Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Brownies” summary=”Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Brownies….a fun & easy Christmas treat that the kids will love having their own individual slices!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Christmas-Rudolph-the-Red-Nose-Reindeer-Brownies.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/christmas-tree-vegetable-platter/652abef8-2f37-4200-8dc6-c38a4350ba96″ name=”Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter” summary=”A broccoli and tomato “tree” with pretzel “trunk” and cauliflower “snow” are delicious dippers for a cool and creamy dip.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/46a5f27d-1339-40af-a45c-fcd180429452.jpg”]
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?[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://lovelylittlekitchen.com/chocolate-covered-strawberry-christmas-trees/” name=”Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees ” summary=”These chocolate covered strawberry Christmas trees are a fun and easy Christmas project to do with your kiddos!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://d2t88cihvgacbj.cloudfront.net/manage/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry-Christmas-Trees-5.jpg?x11740″]
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.
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.thestonebakeovencompany.co.uk/recipes/christmas-tree-tear-share/” name=”Christmas Tree Tear & Share ” summary=”This recipe was made for Christmas parties – perfect for sharing and as an accompaniment to all those other nibbly Christmas food goodies! ” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.thestonebakeovencompany.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/Christmas-Tree-Tear-Share.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://www.roxyskitchen.com/egg-snowman.html” name=”Egg Snowman ” summary=”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 ;).” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://www.roxyskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Egg-Snowman.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/mini-crescent-dog-wreath/4e45d6a4-ee27-4060-bbf7-a1db6d327be8″ name=”Mini Crescent Dog Wreath” summary=”Create a festive and edible appetizer wreath with mini sausages wrapped in crescent dough and brushed with a seasoned glaze.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/76995a2e-4bd4-4ebb-9b09-e9bedacf5a6f.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/crescent-pizza-stockings/c83b8470-4cec-46d7-bc57-6b9c3d09c6f8″ name=”Crescent Pizza Stockings” summary=”Ho, ho, ho! These little stockings are stuffed with your kids’ fave flavors.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://images-gmi-pmc.edge-generalmills.com/6c2a5272-26cf-4f8f-aa1a-08a43270a7c9.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/christmas-party-idea-reindeer-sloppy-joe-slidders/” name=”Reindeer Sloppy Joe Sliders with King’s Hawaiian Bread” summary=”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.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Christmas-Reindeer-Sloppy-Joes-Sliders.jpg”]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.dealsplus.com/blog/turkey-cranberry-pinwheels/” name=”Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels” summary=”Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels are a perfect appetizer for bringing to any holiday gathering, so check them out!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.dealsplus.com/ai/600×315/dealimage/blog/original/01_2016/1453421772368.jpg?cropOrig=1″]
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.[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://www.thepeachkitchen.com/2012/12/ho-ho-ho-hotdog-christmas-stockings/” name=”HO-HO-HO Hotdog Christmas Stockings ” summary=”Turn ordinary hotdogs into Hotdog Christmas Stockings this holiday season!” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://www.thepeachkitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Hotdog-Christmas-Stocking3.jpg”]
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![wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/krispie-treat-christmas-trees/” name=”Krispie Treat Christmas Trees” summary=”These Christmas tree rice Krispies are super fun and cute too!” image=”-1″ image_url=”http://www.raininghotcoupons.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Christmas-trees.png”]
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?[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://hungryhappenings.com/winter-themed-treats-frosty-snowman/” name=”Winter themed treats – Frosty Snowman Pretzels ” summary=”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.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://hungryhappenings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Snowman-pretzels-white-chocolate-snowman-pretzel-rings-winter-recipes-Christmas-edible-craft-ideas-for-kids-snowman-chocolates-copy.jpg”]
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?).[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://whenisdinner.com/grinch-fruit-kabobs/” name=”Grinch Fruit Kabobs” summary=”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.” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://whenisdinner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Grinch-Fruit-Kabobs-Final.jpg”]
Christmas Tree Waffles
Christmas tree waffles are the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. Don’t forget the chocolate candy “ornaments!”
[wprm-recipe-roundup-item link=”https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/77852/christmas-tree-waffles” name=”Christmas Tree Waffles” summary=”Need a kid-friendly idea for Christmas morning breakfast? Try these Christmas Tree Waffles” image=”-1″ image_url=”https://kidsactivitiesblog–o–com.follycdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/christmas-tree-waffles-Facebook.jpg”]
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?