If you’re planning to get together with friends and family over the holiday season, why not host an appetizer party? Here are 20+ recipe ideas including tasty appetizers, treats and holiday drinks! Everything you need for a Christmas Appetizer Partayyyyyy!
Homemade appetizers are one of my favourite things to serve at Christmas parties! But appetizers, like all other Christmas-time food, really can take some thought and planning ahead. So, in this roundup post, I am taking all the guesswork out of your Christmas appetizer prep and sharing some of my all-time favourite Christmas appetizer recipes that I have made over the years. I’ve also included some festive treats and drink ideas. I know you will love them, and your friends and family will too!
20+ Ideas for an Appetizer Party!
Recipe ideas for tasty appetizers, snacks, treats and even homemade drinks, everything you need for the most delicious holiday appetizer party ever! Many recipes can be made ahead, making planning even easier.
No charcuterie board or Christmas appetizer table is complete without Brie. It is so creamy and delicious and pairs well with so many flavours. I have six oh-so-tasty ideas here for you to try – from honey drizzle to cute Christmas cutouts to creamy fondue. Need I say more?
Baked Brie with Honey, Walnuts and Rosemary
This Baked Brie with Honey, Walnuts and Rosemary is a simple and delicious appetizer! Ready in about 20 minutes, making it perfect for parties! And look how pretty it is!
If you are looking for an incredibly quick and delicious dip for your Christmas party, this is it! It is creamy, tangy, and so delightful. Serve it with fresh sliced vegetables or spread it onto crackers for the ultimate holiday appetizer. Plus, you can make it ahead to save time on a busy day!
Classic Cheese Ball
Is it even a party without a cheeseball?! This Classic Cheese Ball is a perfect party appetizer! This delicious no-nut cheese ball recipe is made with cream cheese, old cheddar and a crust of dried apricots, cranberries, bacon and green onion. So good.
Parmesan Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms
These Parmesan Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms are a quick and delicious appetizer that is perfect for all your friends and family. Right out of the oven, the filling is sooo warm, creamy, and cheesy. Combine this with the mushroom and crispy butter bread crumb topping, and I’m hungry just thinking about it! These will disappear from your appetizer table so fast.
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If you’re looking for a showstopper appetizer that is both EASY and DELICIOUS, then this Christmas Antipasto Wreath is it! Make it with your favourite vegetables, pickles, charcuterie meats and cheeses, and marinated tortellini pasta. So good. And looks fancy but it’s really easy and quick to put together, and is absolutely perfect for an appetizer partayyyyy!
Charcuterie boards are a favourite at any celebration and especially at Christmas! They look incredible and oh-so-festive. Plus, they can be so easy and fun to create. Learn here how to create your own and then sit back and enjoy stress-free entertaining that all your guests will love.
For an appetizer that everyone will love, look no further than this classic Spinach Dip made with Knorrs Vegetable Soup Mix. So delicious! Serve it in a bread bowl as a dip for bread chunks and fresh vegetables as you chat around the table with friends and family.
These Sweet and Sour Meatballs will be a hit with your family and friends! My kids come running to the table when I make this simple and delicious recipe and it can easily be made into a Christmas appetizer too! Just add toothpicks and you’ve got delicious single-serving holiday meatballs!
These Maple Bacon Wrapped Smokies are always a hit at parties, trust me, they will be the first to disappear from the food table! When I make these for parties, I bake them about 1/2 hour before everyone arrives, then I transfer them to a crockpot and keep them warm (on the low setting) until serving time.
Sweet Christmas Treats!
For a delicious treat or the sweetest gift, make my easy Christmas Gumdrop Nougat! This recipe tastes like nostalgia and Christmases past. Create a batch of these sweet, soft and chewy treats to share at your Christmas party or family gathering…I guarantee you won’t have leftovers after your shindig.
Looking for the chocolate cookie recipe of your dreams this Christmas? Look no further than these Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies. With chewy chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and sweet chocolate chips, these cookies have all the flavours of Christmas come together to be enjoyed. They’re a must for a holiday treat table.
Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail
It’s always nice when throwing a party to have a festive signature drink to offer your guests. So if you’re looking for a delicious drink this Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail is it! It’s SO simple to make and it’s SO delicious.
Homemade Baileys Irish Cream
This copycat Baileys Irish Cream recipe is as good as (if not better than) the real stuff! In just 5 minutes you can have this creamy, flavourful drink made of easy to find ingredients. Enjoy it served over ice or add a splash to your coffee this Christmas.
When you want to create a drink that looks as festive as it tastes, make this Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch! This recipe is a burst of fresh citrus flavour and is so simple and delicious. Make it with a no-alcohol base and share it with the whole family this Christmas. Punches are such great party drink options…let everyone just help themselves.
Non-Alcoholic White Cranberry Punch
Share the fun with kids and non-drinkers alike this year with this delicious Non-Alcoholic White Cranberry Punch recipe! It is the simplest recipe yet, but is so tasty. Make it extra special and pretty with slices of green apple, frozen cranberries, and large ice cubes. Everyone deserves to sip a pretty punch on Christmas. Again, another great help-yourself-party-punch!
I hope these recipes will help you plan the most delicious Christmas appetizers, treats and drinks for your celebrations. Tag me @aprettylife and share with me which ones you make!
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!