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Christmas party menu ideas that will make your mouth water

Published on May 20, 2019

Once you have the basics in place for your Christmas party, it’s time to decide on one of the main aspects – the food. This will be the foundation of your party. Your guests will socialise, smile and laugh over a tantalising Christmas feast that they will have looked forward to from the moment they received their invitation. The Christmas party menu requires a relative amount of planning: what kind of food will you be serving – is it a buffet? A sit down three course meal? A variety of canapes? How do you cater for specific diets? How do you choose the right food – it needs to be fancier than your average burger and chips but not too fussy or pretentious. You want something that encapsulates the theme of the Christmas holiday but isn’t too time-consuming, too difficult, or too expensive. It’s best to find things that are simple, effective and taste delicious and that is why we have put together some wow-worthy Christmas party menu ideas that will make your mouth water…

Canapes

Pear, Camembert and prosciutto wraps

For a Christmassy canape to whet people’s appetites, these pear, Camembert and prosciutto wraps are a genius choice. The sweet of the pear, creaminess of the cheese and flavour of the prosciutto are an ideal combination and they are super easy to prepare and make.

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King Prawns with Mango and Chilli Salsa

These King Prawn canapes offer an unrivalled blend of flavours ideal as a pre-meal snack to wash down with a glass of fizz. Simple to cook and prepare, the salsa is a delicious blend of mango, red onion, chilli, ginger, lime juice and coriander. Simply spoon on the end of a form with a prawn to instantly impress your guests.

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Spinach and potato tortilla bites

These spinach and potato tortilla bites are an effortless choice that both meat-lovers and veggies alike will love. A Spanish inspired appetiser, they are a must on our list of Christmas party menu ideas. A  scrumptious mix of spinach, egg, potato and onion garnished with a spring of cress, this recipe will make 30 bites so make for a great Christmas party menu idea.

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To start

Creamy carrot and parsnip soup Recipe

Soup is a great starter choice, particularly when catering for larger groups of people as it can be made in a large batch and dished out. This recipe is delicious and warming – ideal for the colder season and can be made in three simple steps. Be sure to put plenty of crusty bread in the middle of the table as the perfect accompaniment.

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Caramelised onion and goat’s cheese tarts Recipe

This is a classic and much-loved starter that is sure to be a popular choice. The contrast between the sharp and tangy goats cheese with the sweetness of the caramelised onions makes for a winning flavour combination. This recipe also shows you a super easy method to make your own pastry. Easy to create in bulk, simply serve with a sprinkling of rocket on the side and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

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Main

One pan duck with savoy cabbage

This dish is easy to cook, readily available and something a little different that you don’t eat all the time, making it a must on our Christmas party menu ideas. It doesn’t take too much time to prepare or require too many ingredients and looks as impressive as it tastes.

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Moroccan spiced beetroot and squash wellington

This veggie twist on the tradition Wellington is a great choice for a Christmas party to satisfy any non-meat eaters. Stuffed full of winter vegetables such as garlic, butternut squash, beetroot and parsley it is a flavoursome choice. The great thing about these is that you can make them ahead of time to avoid any last-minute preparation and they are easy to make in large batches.

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Desserts

Cranberry and white chocolate mini cheesecakes

These cheesecakes are an effortless choice for a Christmas party dessert as they truly do tick every box. They are easy to make, taste delicious, look amazing and can be prepared ahead of time. With a cookie crumb crust, cranberry jam layer and a creamy cheesecake lightly flavoured with white chocolate they’re guaranteed to be an instant hit.

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Baked Alaska mince pies

A combination of two winning desserts, these baked Alaska mince pies are a great choice for your Christmas party desserts. A lighter choice, these are the perfect finisher with a cup of tea or mulled wine at the end of the meal or as a sweeter canape choice.

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Cocktails

Christmas punch

This is a great recipe to get everyone feeling festive. Either pre-make the cocktails or make a large punch bowl for people to help themselves to. This cocktail is easy to make and is best when left in the fridge for 1-2 hours before serving. A blend of clementine juice, cranberry juice, Benedictine liqueur, whisky, vanilla and cherry it’s the ideal winter warmer.

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Spiced apple tea

Spiced apple tea is a delicious winter cocktail thanks to its blend of warm winter spices, fruits and a splash of gin. This cocktail is easy to make and an instant crowd pleaser. Garnished with a slice of lemon and apple it tastes as good as it looks.

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Which is your favourite on this list of Christmas party menu ideas? Let us know!

 

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