Christmas Party Snacks and Food Ideas

Once again, the holiday season is going full blast, Christmas is getting closer by the day, and you are thinking about throwing a Christmas party for your close friends and family or maybe for your youth group. One of my favorite times as a youth minster is inviting youth and church members to my place for a Christmas Celebration.

Planning for a Christmas Party?
Do you have everything planned out or are you still looking for great party ideas about locations, entertainment, drink, games, and food? All of these are very important things to consider because you want everything to be perfect and who would blame you for that. Of course, perhaps the most important thing to think about and get great ideas for is what you will provide people with to eat at your Christmas party.

Main Course
With any party and particularly a Christmas party, the most important thing to figure out is what you will serve as a main course particularly if the party is going to be a dinner style party. Different regions of the world have main courses they serve for Christmas, but just because you live somewhere do not think you have to adhere to traditions there. Of course, the old stand bye’s like turkey, lamb, and ham are always very popular amongst diners. However, you may also want to think about serving a goose, duck, or maybe even something Italian like lasagna, which are also favorites of the season.

Side Dishes
Side dishes are also going to be very important to any Christmas feast and they will have to mesh well with the main course or main courses you decide to serve. With most meals, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes are the main side dishes, but they are not the only option available to you. You really want to have contrast with what you serve with the meal so look at serving something like fresh made cranberry sauce, candied yams, stuffing. Vegetables are also necessary in a Christmas dinner and things like green beans, spinach and even broccoli are good choices and can be made more than one way to give the meal diversity.

Everyone’s favorite part of a Christmas party or meal is dessert, and boy there are lots of ideas to choose from too. First off, let us look at some pies ideas for your Christmas party or meal. Pumpkin pie is of course the traditional favorite and they are very tasty too. However, you may want to think about serving a strawberry rhubarb pie or a pecan pie both of which are popular southern desserts served at Christmas time. Cheesecake is a popular dessert that is served at Christmas parties and meals and can be made with different fruit toppings and whipped cream.

Party Snacks
When throwing a Christmas party or meal snack food is always a good thing to have around so that people do not get hungry while waiting for their dinner. If there is no meal, but just a party snacks are a good idea for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that people like to eat good snacks over the holidays and particularly sweets. Second, if the guests happen to be drinking then snacks will help absorb the alcohol in their system. A couple of good snack ideas are Christmas cookies such as sugar cookies and snack mixes that contain thins like pretzels, peanuts, and dried fruit.

Hopefully, this has given you a few ideas for planning the food and snacks for your Christmas Party. After all, one of h best parts of any Christmas Celebration is the food! If you need activity ideas for your Christmas Party, check out Creative Christmas Ideas

Ken has been actively involved in youth ministry for almost 20 years and has been writing youth materials since 1988. He has written for numerous Youth weekends and summer camps around the world. He also does training workshops for youth leaders and teachers in Asia and is recommended by others for his creativity and for his passion in mentoring youth.

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