12 Crowd-Pleasing Christmas Party Food Ideas

Top view of a table laden with food for Christmas, and hands sharing food over the table

The Christmas holiday season is a time for warmth, joy and togetherness. Or, in other words, Christmas parties! If you’re hosting your own gathering (i.e. taking care of everything from booking and decorating the venue to planning festive games), you may want to order in your Christmas feast to save yourself some effort. But if you’ve been invited to a Christmas potluck party and are looking for the perfect homemade dish to contribute, the FairPrice recipe collection is a great repository to explore!

To help you navigate our collection, we’ve handpicked 12 recipes that are sure to be hits at any Christmas gathering. From savoury plant-based treats to adorable, eye-catching desserts, there’s something here for everyone.

Savoury Delights

From classic dishes to contemporary takes, here are 5 standout savoury recipes to try this Christmas.

1. Christmas Kuih Party

Christmas Kuih Party

Bring a gastronomic twist to the gathering with this recipe for Christmas Kuih Party! A great choice of finger food for large parties, this culinary creation draws inspiration from the traditional Peranakan dish, Kueh Pie Tee, but gives it an innovative twist. Instead of the usual filling made with turnips, each crispy tart shell offers a burst of flavour with a refreshing combination of diced steamed cod fish, Japanese cucumber and avocado, complete with a zesty lemon and olive oil dressing.

Best of all, you can make the filling in advance, then assemble the dish just before serving so that the shells stay crisp and delicious! Easily shareable and visually appealing, Christmas Kuih Party promises to add a unique touch to your festive celebrations.

For extra convenience, check out FairPrice’s range of frozen cod so you can whip up this dish whenever you need to!

2. Christmas Treat Candy Cane Sushi

Christmas Treat Candy Cane Sushi

Embrace the festive spirit with this whimsical and delightful dish: Christmas Treat Candy Cane Sushi! In this recipe, you’ll take a step beyond the conventional, and use vibrantly coloured red and green rice to create a sushi roll that looks like a giant festive candy cane. That’s where the resemblance stops, though. Instead of peppermint-flavoured hard candy, this candy cane is filled with succulent luncheon ham, crunchy cucumber, fresh carrots and delicate strips of egg omelette.

Perfect as a bite-sized appetiser or a unique side dish, this sushi roll makes a great talking point at any Christmas party. Pair it with some warm miso soup to enjoy delicious Japanese-themed fare. Itadakimasu!

3. Focaccia Pork Shoulder Sliders

Focaccia Pork Shoulder Sliders

Who said sliders can’t get a festive makeover? These Focaccia Pork Shoulder Sliders are the delicious result of classic comfort meets Christmas flair. While these mini sandwiches may be “sliders” in name, they’re not your everyday bite-sized burgers! The exotic focaccia — soft and chewy on the inside, with a crisp, golden outer crust — elevates the experience, while the slightly charred pork shoulder slices add body and depth of flavour. What truly sets this dish apart, however, is the zesty homemade salsa: a fresh burst of cherry tomatoes and pineapple to evoke tropical holiday cheer.

These sliders will bring both nostalgia and innovation to the table, promising to charm both slider purists and those looking for a refreshing holiday twist!

4. Vegan Luncheon Mushroom Canapés

Vegan Luncheon Meat and Mushroom Canapes

As we gather around the Christmas table, it’s important to ensure that everyone feels welcomed, included and cherished. Enter these Vegan Luncheon Mushroom Canapés — a delectable treat that caters to our vegan and vegetarian friends, ensuring that they too have a star dish to enjoy. Crafted from finely chopped shiitake mushrooms and vegan luncheon meat, these mini patties sit atop golden toasted baguette slices and are crowned with melted cheese (vegan, of course!). To top it all off, the pomegranate seeds not only add a festive splash of colour but a sweet yet tart burst in every bite!

This dish isn’t merely about providing a vegan alternative; it’s about celebrating the spirit of togetherness, understanding and embracing diverse dietary choices.

5. Choux Puffs with Aged Gouda and Truffle Cream

Choux Puffs with Aged Gouda and Truffle Cream

Looking for something decadent to feature in your Christmas party menu? Consider these Choux Puffs with Aged Gouda and Truffle Cream! The delicate choux pastry provides a light and airy base, complemented by a rich filling of truffle cream cheese. This mixture of cream and parmesan cheese, butter and a hint of truffle oil, offers a burst of flavour, heightened by the addition of spring onions and garlic. The final touch of aged Gouda adds a slight sharpness, rounding off the dish beautifully.

While these puffs are packed with flavour, they remain a simple, elegant option for a festive gathering, ensuring your guests are treated to a savoury appetiser that is both delightful and memorable.

Did you know? You can get truffle oil at FairPrice! Browse our range of truffle oil and elevate your Christmas dishes today.

Sweet Treats

Now that you’ve had a taste of what savoury dishes you can make, how about a look at some dessert options? Here are 5 festive dessert recipes you can whip up for this holiday season!

6. Christmas Cornflakes Wreaths

Christmas Cornflakes Wreaths

Easy and festive, this sweet dish comes to life with simple ingredients such as butter, cornflakes and marshmallows. The process is straightforward: melt, mix, shape and chill. Along the way, green food colouring and red M&M’s help to add a burst of festive colour.

These edible wreaths not only make for a delicious nibble but also serve as charming festive decorations for your party table! A final dusting of icing sugar adds a winter wonderland vibe, making these Christmas Cornflakes Wreaths the perfect fuss-free sweet treat for your holiday gathering.

7. Rudolph Butter Cupcakes

Rudolph Butter Cupcakes

Light up your Christmas party and bring joy to the kids with these adorable Rudolph Butter Cupcakes. Made from a scrumptious butter cake batter with dried cranberries mixed in, these cupcakes definitely bring the full festive flavour to all palates. But it’s the creative and fun decorations that will truly capture the attention of your guests, particularly the little ones!

Top each cupcake with a layer of smooth Nutella spread, candy eyes, a red M&M nose and pretzel antlers, and it magically transforms into Rudolph, the beloved red-nosed reindeer. These cupcakes are not just a treat for the taste buds, but also a feast for the eyes, making them a tasty way to engage and delight children at any Christmas gathering.

Go wild with our selection of pretzels in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavours to create your very own special antlers for your cupcake Rudolphs!

8. Christmas Coconut Macarons

Christmas Coconut Macarons

Add a tropical twist to your Christmas celebration with these exquisite Christmas Coconut Macarons! The twist comes in the form of the coconut milk-based filling, which is made by melting white chocolate into simmering coconut milk, resulting in a rich and creamy mixture that’ll leave you craving seconds.

What’s more, you’ll definitely impress your guests when they learn that you’ve made the delicate macaron shells from scratch. Indulge in the festive spirit and treat your guests to delightful, restaurant-quality dessert!

To kickstart your baking journey, browse our range of coconut milk!

9. Christmas Gnomes

Christmas Gnomes

Unleash creativity and festive joy in your kitchen this holiday season by making these adorable Christmas Gnomes with your little ones! The recipe is simple and the steps are easy to follow, ensuring a fun and engaging baking experience for the whole family.

Transform your kitchen into a whimsical workshop where you and your little ones bring each cookie to life as a Christmas gnome, using cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries.
Enjoy an afternoon of baking while strengthening familial bonds, sparking creativity and churning out delicious Christmas treats. It’s time to get your hands doughy!

For your piping needs, take a look at the piping products available at FairPrice.

10. Ginger Crunchy Cookies

Ginger Crunchy Cookies

Craving a quick and easy sweet snack for your Christmas gathering? Look no further than these delightful Ginger Crunchy Cookies! This recipe is wonderfully straightforward, ensuring that even in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you can whip up a batch of these aromatic treats in no time.

Once you have all the ingredients assembled, putting together the cookies takes just 15 minutes, making this recipe perfect for last-minute baking. As an added bonus, your kitchen will be filled with the irresistible scent of festive spices as the cookies bake, creating an appetising atmosphere for all your guests. Add a crunch of joy and a dash of spice to your Christmas celebrations with these Ginger Crunchy Cookies!

Molasses not normally in your kitchen cupboard? Explore a variety of molasses for your baking needs!

Merry Sips

No Christmas gathering would be complete without a touch of spirited cheer. And by that, we mean party drinks. Here are 2 recipes to elevate your festive celebrations!

11. Rudolph’s Frosty Margarita (Mocktail)

Rudolph's Frosty Margarita

Capture the festive spirit in a glass — that’s what Rudolph’s Frosty Margarita offers! This drink dazzles with a delightful blend of tangy lime juice, sweet pineapple juice and tart cranberry juice. The sugar and cinnamon-rimmed glass not only adds a touch of sweetness but also a dash of Christmas-spiced charm. Garnished with pomegranate seeds and a rustic cinnamon stick, it’s the perfect drink to keep the merry vibes flowing for all.

Did you know? Besides shopping for the ingredients at FairPrice, you can get margarita glasses too!

12. Rudolph’s Gin-gle (Cocktail)

Rudolph's Gin-gle

Let your adult guests taste a truly unique concoction with Rudolph’s Gin-gle, a drink that perfectly blends the Western tradition of festive cocktails with a delightful local twist. This cocktail features grass jelly, a popular Asian dessert, in a harmonious mix with gin and pomegranate juice. Topped off with a splash of champagne, every sip is a bubbly celebration of flavour!

For a playful touch, make the little marshmallow Rudolph complete with rosemary antlers, clove eyes and a pomegranate seed nose. It’s sure to put a smile on your friend’s faces.

From savoury food to sweet treats and even festive drinks, we’ve covered 12 recipes for crowd-pleasing food that’s great for your Christmas party. Once you’ve decided which recipes you’d like to tackle, then gather shop for the ingredients at FairPrice, don your apron in the kitchen, and get ready to create a feast that will be remembered long after the last ornament is packed away.

Here’s to a season filled with good food, great company and endless cheer!

Happy Christmas partying!

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