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Looking for fabulous Christmas party food ideas? Make your guests feel like royalty by preparing a grand spread fit for a king. They'll have a hard time choosing between stuffed mushrooms, French paté, Greek meatballs and mini quiche...that's not to mention the decadent sweet treats we recommend for the occasion. Your best bet is to serve these Christmas party foods buffet style and let guests help themselves. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand! Here's what to make:
RUM CIDER PUNCH
You'll need something to help you wash down all that Christmas party food. Prepare a big pitcher (or two) of this cinnamon laced apple cider punch spiked with rum.
Button mushrooms are stuffed with bacon, anchovy and herbs before being baked to perfection. It's an easy appetizer that takes no time to make.
GOOSE LIVER PATÉ
Sautéed shallots and a splash of cognac make this legumes and goose liver paté an exquisite addition to any holiday gathering. Slather it on bread or crackers and accompany with your finest wine.
MINI VEGETARIAN QUICHE
It's always a good idea to have Christmas party food vegetarians can enjoy. A buttery crust and cheesy filling guarantee these mini quiches will be a big hit.
Hands down, this is the most popular appetizer recipe at FDL. Why? Because it's incredibly easy to make, the mussels taste amazing and the Parmesan topping is to die for.
Roasted pork loin is sliced thinly and layered with homemade mayonnaise, cranberry jelly and gorgonzola cheese. Here's the recipe.
Tender lamb meatballs are simmered in a garlicky tomato sauce with olives. Keep them warm in a slow cooker and serve them with toothpicks on the side.
CHRISTMAS YULE LOG
As if being made with three different types of chocolate wasn't enough to win you over, this Christmas staple is filled with a luxurious chestnut and brandy cream.
These fragrant Italian fruit cakes are infused with cognac and make wonderful parting presents for your guests. Just wrap them in cellophane and a bow.
Don't be fooled by these adorable cupcakes. They are made with chocolate and rum and topped with a luscious white chocolate icing. Yum!