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Ahh that wonderful time of year when you get together with your family and friends. Of course you’ve been asked to bring a delicious appetizer to the gathering and you agree. Except now you have no idea what to serve. Massive list of delicious Christmas Appetizers to the rescue!
I reached out to all of my favorite food bloggers and asked for them to share their best of the best Christmas Appetizers with us.
I’ll be honest with you, I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday season. I love the times when we can just relax but the stress of it all really gets to me sometimes.
If you are feeling stressed out about the holidays, take a look at my post 8 Ways To Reduce Stress Around The Holidays. It’s got all sorts of helpful tips to staying calm and actually enjoying this time of year.
The one thing that never stresses me out about the holidays is the food. It’s basically all my favorite comfort food for two whole months. My waistline doesn’t like it, and my jeans start swearing at me by January 2nd, but I’m ok with being fat and happy.
Christmas Party Tips
When throwing a holiday or Christmas party there are a few helpful tips you need to know.
First, whatever can be made a day or two before the party, should be made. Even prepping food the day before can make the day of cooking less stressful.
Cut up your potatoes, cook, cover them and stick them in the fridge the night before. Then it just takes a quick boil to heat them back up so you can mash them into creamy mashed potatoes.
Bake your desserts a day or two before as well. Prep your appetizers the day before so all you have to do is bake them the day of.
Table of Contents
To get to exactly what you need for your Christmas party here is a handy table of contents. I have the appetizers split into three categories.
- Holiday Appetizers For A Crowd
- Christmas Dips and Appetizers
- Easy Christmas Appetizers and Finger Foods
Holiday Appetizers For A Crowd
These appetizers are sure to please a big hungry family or a party. They are easy to make for you but are a larger serving size for a crowd.
Christmas Dips and Appetizers
Dips are always a favorite at Christmas parties because people can pick or choose their favorites. These dips are super easy to whip up a day or two before your party too.
Easy Christmas Appetizers and Finger Foods
Finally, who doesn’t love simple finger foods. These are great for smaller parties and family get togethers with less than 15 people. Of course you can always prepare more if one of them strikes you as super delicious too.
Christmas Party Appetizers Ideas and Tips For Party
Remember, you need to enjoy your party too so make sure you do your prep early so you have time to join in on the conversation.
Ask family or friends to help by bringing a dish of their own or arriving earlier than other guests to help you cook. Cooking is always better when you have someone to share the experience with.
Finally, remember what the holiday season is really about. While it may drive us crazy, cause stress, and be hard to handle at times, it’s really about enjoying your time with those you love most. Don’t stress about the food so much and enjoy your family and friends.
What’s your favorite holiday appetizer? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite holiday boards.
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