Blogmas day 9: Christmas party food πŸΎ

Food & Christmas, two of my favorite things and they go together so well! Last year for Blogmas I did a post on yummy diy sweet treats so I thought this time round I would stick to the food theme but go for party food. This is a great time of year for parties & buffets and I love some of these ideas. 

I’ve included websites & me methods for these recipes to make it super easy if you fancy giving any of these a try! & if you do give them a try let me know!! I’d love to see them.

Let’s get started,    

Christmas ham

I love gammon and this adds a special touch for Christmas.

Good Food Glazed Christmas Ham recipe

Baked cheddar crackers

These would be lovely with some tasty chutney or on their own, super cheesy.

Baked cheddar crackers recipe 

Cheese and grape Christmas tree 

This looks really cool and is so simple to create.

1. All you need to do is to chop up at least three different cheeses into cubes and pick green and red grapes off their stems. 

2. Once you’ve done this you can arrange them in layers, in the shape of a Christmas tree.

3. Pop a piece of celery at the bottom as the stem & add herbs between the layers to make it look more tree-like.

Tear & share garlic bread Christmas tree 

Garlicky, delicious and great to share. This recipe is a Jamie Oliver one, give it a try πŸ‘Œ

Tear and share garlic bread 

Cocktail sausages and dips

Cocktail sausages with dips, pretty self explanatory. I would personally swap plain cocktail sausages for pigs in blankets for the holiday season. Ketchup & mustard make great dips.

Spiced/seasoned nuts

These are great for a buffet or for snacking throughout the day. Nuts are quite traditional for Christmas too!

Good Food spicy/seasoned nuts 

Baked camembert with bacon wrapped breadsticks.

Gooey melted cheese and crispy golden bread = heaven!

Baked camembert with bacon wrapped breadsticks recipe 

Turkey & stuffing sausage rolls

These just sound amazing and would be fab as part of any buffet. Perfect to use up those leftovers too.

Great British Chefs turkey & stuffing sausage roll recipe 

Caramelised cranberry relish 

Super festive!

Good Food caramelised cranberry relish 

Starry mince pies

This recipe is a Nigella one and they look really cute with the star on top.

Nigella Lawson Mince pie recipe

Cranberry & Lime vodka 

This is a lovely festive twist on an alcoholic classic. Great for the party season.

1. Peel the rind of the lime.

2. Poke a hole in each cranberry using a fork.

3. Drop each cranberry into your empty bottle or jar. Drop pieces of lime rind alternatively throughout the layers of cranberry.

4. Add the sugar.

5. Using a funnel fill the bottle with as much vodka as you can fit. 

6. Serve 🍸

Strawberry and cream Santa’s 

These are super easy! 

1.Cut the top (stalk end) of the strawberry off so that you have a flat bottom. Turn it upside down on to the flat surface.

2. Cut off the pointy end, fill the space with whipped cream, mixed with cream cheese & icing sugar to make it stiffer.

3. Place the pointed end of the strawberry back on top as the Santa hat, add a blob of cream for the bobble on top.

4. Pipe a little cream for buttons & eyes to add detail.

And finally, 

Chocolate truffle cheesecake 

I’m hoping to make this for me & Tim to have on Christmas day as our dessert as neither of us like the traditional Christmas pudding or cake. This would also make a great centrepiece at a party or a lovely addition to a buffet table.

Chocolate truffle cheesecake 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! All things foodie πŸ˜‹

Whats your favourite party or Christmas food?

Day 9 of my advent calender…

Another nude lipstick! This looks quite similar to the one that I got previously but it’s actually a much lighter shade of nude. 

Ho Ho Ho

Roseanne πŸŽ…

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