Festive Christmas Party Food Ideas

Hosting a Christmas Party and looking for the perfect Christmas party food ideas? You’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing my favorite finger foods and other holiday dishes to make your Christmas party delicious!

Christmas Party Food Ideas

Want to Save This Recipe?

Enter your email & I’ll send it to your inbox. Plus, get new recipes from me too!

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

By submitting this form, you consent to receive emails from Pizzazzerie.

My Favorite Christmas Party Foods

These are the perfect “finger foods” for the holidays! I’ve categorized them below to help you find your perfect Christmas party food easily!

Baked Christmas Party Foods

Warm and toasty, baked and cheesy, these baked Christmas Party Foods will have your guests gathering around as these come out of the oven! Save time by prepping in advance so you just have to pop these in the oven before guests arrive!

Christmas Tree Appetizer

Christmas Tree Breadsticks

How delicious is this Christmas Tree Breadstick appetizer? This will definitely go fast at your Christmas party! Each breadstick is filled with spinach dip! Grab the recipe HERE.

Christmas Appetizer Finger Foods

Spinach Stuffed Mini Peppers

I love the bright colors of these mini peppers! These are also easy to prep in advance of your Christmas party! They’re absolutely DELICIOUS! Grab the recipe for these stuffed mini peppers here!

Sparkling Cranberry and Almond Baked Brie, fabulous holiday appetizer!

Sparkling Cranberry Baked Brie

Baked brie is one of my absolute favorite Christmas party foods! The addition of sparkling cranberries makes this dish elegant and delicious! Get the recipe for Sparkling Cranberry Baked Brie!

Christmas Party Food Appetizer

Baked Camembert Bread Wreath

My friend Leah of Freutcake makes the most delicious recipes! This baked camembert bread wreath is absolutely perfect for Christmas parties! Grab her recipe HERE!

Christmas Party Foods: Christmas Appetizers Meatballs

Crispy Caprese Meatballs

It’s really not a holiday party without at least one meatball dish! These crispy caprese meatballs are stuffed with mozzarella cheese – oh my yum! Grab the recipe HERE!

Christmas Cheese Balls

Who doesn’t love a good cheese ball? Make them extra festive this Christmas season with these Christmas cheese ball ideas! Cheese balls are also a great party food during the holidays because you can make them in advance!

Christmas Appetizers Pine Cone

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

Jazz up the typical cheese ball by creating a festive pine cone version with almonds! My friend Amy of Living Locurto has the full recipe here!

Christmas Appetizer Ideas

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Balls

Speaking of cheese, I love the idea of making mini cheese balls! These cranberry pecan goat cheese balls are the perfect finger food for your holiday party! Grab the recipe HERE!

Ornament Cheese Ball

Pomegranates steal the show in this easy yet festive Christmas cheese ball from Julie Blanner! So delish!

More Christmas Cheese Balls:

Christmas Charcuterie & Cheese Boards

While we’re on the topic of cheese, let’s get into one of my favorite party foods (always a hit) – charcuterie and cheese boards! Christmas style…of course! Charcuterie boards are all the rage, especially at Christmas!

Christmas Tree Cheese Appetizer

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

I have a thing for tree-themed Christmas appetizers, what can I say? I love the festive display of cheeses and fruits. Add sprigs of rosemary and herbs underneath, and you’ll have one fabulous holiday appetizer! Grab the details for this appetizer HERE.

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

Christmas Charcuterie Board

Fill up a tree-shaped holiday board with all your favorite cheeses, meats, crackers and holiday favorites like sausage balls and holiday truffles. Board by Pizzazzerie.

gingerbread house cookies

Gingerbread House Cookie Board

More of a dessert board, of course, but this festive gingerbread house charcuterie board is PERFECT for the holidays! Keep the kids busy so the adults can enjoy each other. ;)

Bite-Size Christmas Party Foods

Pop these bite-sized holiday party foods right in your mouth while mixing and mingling at Christmas parties! I love to include at least a couple of “easy to grab” appetizers at my parties!

Thanksgiving Appetizer

Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini

Nothing is more festive than a holiday “red and green” bite sized crostini! These are so easy and always a crowd pleaser! Grab the recipe for these Cranberry & Prosciutto Crostini!

Chicken Nacho Wonton Cups

Nacho Wonton Cups

While not traditionally a “Christmas food” per se, these little nacho wonton cups are the first to go at my parties! Grab the recipe here!

Baked Brie Bites

Baked Brie Bites

ALWAYS gone in seconds, these baked brie bites are easy to make and so delicious! Get the Baked Brie Bites Recipe HERE! Tip: I topped mine with fig jam but use cranberry sauce or cranberry preserves for a touch of holiday flavor!

Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

A classic Southern staple gets a twist with these pimento cheese sausage balls! They’re always a HUGE hit at my parties.

Cranberry Appetizers

Bourbon-Infused Cranberry + Goat Cheese Tarts

Phyllo cups are such a holiday hostess favorite! I filled mine with bourbon-infused cranberry sauce and goat cheese. They’re absolutely delicious! Get the recipe for these cranberry and goat cheese tarts!

The best cinnamon sugar candied walnuts!

Cinnamon Sugar Candied Walnuts

A bowl of candied nuts is always a welcome addition to any Christmas party spread! Growing up, my grandparents always had cinnamon sugar candied walnuts out, and it’s a tradition I love to continue!

Caramelized Onion and Pear Tart | Easy Appetizer | Fancy Party Food

Caramelized Onion + Pear Tarts

Delectable bite-sized tarts filled with caramelized onions and diced pear. It’s the perfect sweet and savory combo for your Christmas appetizer tray!

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board for Christmas

Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board

I love this Hot Cocoa Charcuterie Board because kids and adults alike LOVE it! It’s festive, pretty and fabulous for Christmas parties or Holiday-themed movie nights!

Christmas Salad

While not a cheese or charcuterie board, this Christmas Salad is shaped like a wreath and SO festive!

Cranberry Punch for Christmas

Christmas Punch

It’s not a Christmas party spread without a delicious signature drink! I LOVE this Cranberry and Pomegranate Christmas Punch! You can make it a cocktail or a mocktail!

I hope you love these Christmas party foods! Which one is your favorite? 

If you’re looking for even more holiday recipe inspiration, check out my other posts below!

Pizzazzerie is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Programs and other affiliate services. This means that pizzazzerie.com receives a small commission by linking to Amazon.com and other sites at no cost to the readers.

Courtney’s Latest book

Get Your Copy!

In The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook, Courtney Whitmore shares her party go-tos, over 75 delicious crowd-pleasing recipes. Featured as a must-have cookbook in Southern Living Magazine.


  1. Rinne Sade says:

    Oh my gosh…. each and every one of these recipes sounds divine !!!! Can’t wait to try them !!!!

    1. Thanks, Rinne! Hope all is well! :)

  2. Some brilliant ideas here will look fab on the table at Christmas

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *