Crowd Pleasing Finger Foods
Merry Christmas friends! I hope you are having such a fun holiday season with your friends and family. It has been such an enjoyable time for me. My girls are exhausted from all of the excitement and currently taking a nap so I thought I’d quickly share about our Christmas Eve finger foods. They would be great for any type of party and are so easy!
I put this charcuterie board together with a blend of meats, cheeses, pickles, olives, nuts, gingerbread cookies, flatbread crackers, kettle corn and pretzels. I used summer sausage and mini chorizo for the meats. The cheeses I used this time are medium cheddar and sharp white cheddar but you can do as few or as many options as you like. We love Gouda, Brie, Monterey Jack and pepper jack too. I used gingerbread men since they were festive for the Christmas holiday but cookies could be left out completely or swapped with something else more appropriate for your event/season.
I purchased this charcuterie board at my local Home Goods but I have linked other board options here. I have been using it a lot as it creates a fun and easy, eye catching appetizer display for parties.
I always try to have vegetables out during snack time so there is a lighter, healthier option available for guests as well. For the Christmas holiday I chose to arrange the vegetables to look like a wreath and my kids thought it was so cool! I simply arranged sliced cucumbers in multiple circles, added broccoli to the inner circle and multicolor baby tomatoes for colorful buds/ornaments on the “wreath”. I made a bow out of red bell pepper or you could put an artificial bow in its place too. Add a small bowl of ranch dip to the center and you’re done! Our favorite for vegetable ranch dip is mixing a Ranch seasoning packet in with a tub of sour cream. It produces a thicker consistency then regular salad dressing and is perfect for dipping your favorite veggies!
*Not a finger food but definitely a crowd pleaser for the Under 21 or pregnant crowd* For Thanksgiving I had purchased sparkling white grape juice for my little girls to feel like they were getting their own extra special drink when we sat down to our holiday meal. For Christmas I decided to purchase red grape to match our Christmas red and green color scheme better and they said it was “soooo yummy”! Their eyes lit up when I brought it to the table and it’s a simple, inexpensive, fun way for the kids to feel extra special at holiday/important dinners.
I hope these ideas were helpful. They are simple and all contain items that can be found at your local grocer. Let me know if you try any of them; I would love to hear about it and see photos!
More of my family’s favorites include jalapeño poppers, pigs in a blanket, crockpot meatballs, 7 layer bean dip, or head to Costco and grab any dip (the La Terra Fina brand ones are our favorite!) plus chips/crackers/bread to go with it; always a hit! For more finger food recipes and ideas visit my Finger Foods Pinterest Board here.
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