Christmas Appetizer Party


I helped my parents host a Christmas themed party for their neighbors. We served hot and cold appetizers. Our guests brought desserts. It was a fun party to host.

Special Touches:

  • Candy Cane vase with flowers (My Mom was inspired by this)
  • Candy Cane place card holders (I used a Martha Stewart holly paper punch)
  • Homemade ice bowl with flowers and dill

Candy Cane holder


Candy Cane Vase



  • Holiday Fruit Punch – we used this recipe but did not use sugar and substituted ruby red grapefruit juice for the grapefruit juice.
  • Hot Wassil – apple cider, cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, allspice, orange studded with cloves
  • Iced water with lemon slices

Drink Table



Cheese and Olive Tree


Cheese Pastry with Roasted Vegetables


Cheese stuffed rigatoni


Fruit Kabobs


Miniature Pizzas


Spinach Pinwheels


Vegetable Wreath with Ranch Dip



  • Chocolate Pound Cake
  • Assorted Cookie Tray
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Pecan Pie Bars
  • Carrot Cake

Note: The party was not vegetarian but the meat was on a separate table. Meat/fish dishes served: shrimp in a homemade  ice bowl with red sauce, chicken fingers with ranch, honey, or ketchup, miniature hotdogs in dough with mustard, and beef cubes.

Meat/Fish table before party started


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15 Responses to Christmas Appetizer Party

  1. It all looked so wonderful! I’m sure it was a success!

  2. Mary Lee Page says:

    Very festive! I especially like the olive & cheese tree, the vegetable wreath and the candy cane vase.
    Mary Lee

  3. mtetar says:

    Very Festive, nice presentation, everything looking really nice. Thank you for sharing, including the recipe. Regards, Mtetar

  4. Amy says:

    All food look great!Neat & nice arrangement.I like this idea of Candy Cane Vase..very beautiful…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Keeping the meat/fish on a separate table was a wonderful idea.

  6. I would have loved to sample one of each of the appetizers. This looks wonderful.

  7. Roma Anasazi says:

    I love your blog so much! Everything is so cute and practical. I really love the candy cane holder. Keep up the good work. 🙂

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