Christmas Party Food Ideas

Christmas Party Food Ideas

Cydnee Capps, Photography Editor

It’s December, meaning time for countless holiday parties. Whether it’s for school, work, or just with your friends, this article will give you a wide range of food ideas to bring to every occasion. 

  • Sausage Balls

Sausage balls closely resemble a meatball, making them the perfect finger food for parties. They typically consist of sausage, Bisquick, cheese, and milk, but people sometimes put their own personal twist on them. They are extremely easy to make and always crowd favorite. 


  • Hershey Kiss Pretzels

These are bound to be the perfect sweet and savory treat at your next holiday party. They’re extremely simple to make, only needing about three ingredients. You will need a bag of pretzels (not the sticks!), Hershey kisses, and M&M’s. Simply put a Hershey Kiss on the pretzel, put it in the oven for about two minutes on a low heat setting, and wait until the chocolate is soft. Then put an M&M in the middle and allow them to cool. For some extra sweetness, use a Rolo instead of a Hershey Kiss!


  • Cookies

Cookies will always be a staple food at any party – no matter the occasion. They’re easy to make and simple to eat. Whether they’re sugar cookies, chocolate chips, or peanut butter, cookies will never fail at a party. They’re extremely easy to make and can be made using prepared dough/mix, homemade, or even store-bought containers. 


  • Sliders

Everyone loves sliders, a perfect snack-sized sandwich. Sliders are extremely versatile and can be made with various types of meat and toppings. Pulled pork BBQ sliders are perfect for the holidays. Not a fan of pork? No worries! Sliders can also be made with turkey, chicken, bacon, beef, steak, etc. The possibilities are endless. 


  • Various Dips with Chips

Whether it’s salsa, cheese dip, rotel, or buffalo chicken dip, parties will always have at least one bowl of dip with a bag of chips sitting beside it. Grocery stores carry many seasoning packets to make your own dip but also carry premade cans. They’re a simple and easy item to bring, especially if you’re running behind and need to pick up food at the store before the party. They’re bound to be a hit. 


  • Party Trays From Fast Food

So, maybe you’re not the best cook – and that’s okay! Many fast-food places offer party trays for pickup. For example, subway offers a party platter of 6-inch subs, and comes with an additional platter for toppings. Chick-fil-a offers nugget platters, and even breakfast platters for those easy morning office parties. If you’re not in the proximity of one, don’t worry! A box or two of pizza from any nearby store will always be a hit at any party.  


So next time you’re having trouble deciding on food to bring to your next holiday party, consider the list above, There are so many possibilities of food that are sure to be popular at your next party. And if this list doesn’t help, you can always sign up to bring the plates or the drinks!