Here’s some inspiration for seasonal party foods that are fun and fresh and fabulous.
The iconic shape of a Christmas tree makes it a dream to copy.
Simple sandwiches – transform a basic plate of sammies into a fun platter and watch them disappear.
Pita bread snacks – use some wholemeal flat breads teamed with a guacamole dip and some brightly coloured veg to create irresistible bites.
Cheese board – so simple and yet so impressive. Use a chopping board or tray to build a tree from cheese, nuts, dried fruit, herbs, veg or some lovely grainy crackers.
Candy canes seem to turn up attached to everything at this time of year. Luckily, making a healthy version is super quick and easy.
Apple candy canes – this is the simplest. Slice an apple and then cut into bite-sized pieces. Arrange to make a brightly coloured candy cane that’s irresistible to little hands.
Cheese and tomato candy canes – that’s a very long name for a very easy plate! Alternate sweet cherry tomatoes with chunks of cheese for a great appetiser.
Fruit candy cane – who doesn’t delight in strawberries and banana? This was done with enormous care but a quick version can look just as appetising.
Nothing says Christmas like Santa!
Strawberry Santas – combine plump strawberries with yoghurt, cream cheese or coconut cream and then add some blueberries for detail. Winner.
Santa hats – a simpler version is to create just his hat. Use desiccated coconut for the fur!
Santa pizza – if you want a savoury version then a pizza with red veg and cheese is perfect.
Stars – a star platter makes a lovely statement. Use red and green fruit or veg to create a fabulous share plate.
Baubles – use fruit to create some colourful baubles. Add a dollop of yoghurt or coconut cream – yum!
Rudolph – and we can’t forget the star of the sled. Team wholemeal crackers with a cherry red nose and some jaunty carrot antlers.
Have a fabulous Christmas.