Categories: Food & Drink

8 Recipes To Make For Your Next Holiday Party

If you’re looking to host any holiday parties this season, no matter what you celebrate, you have to check out our 8 Recipes To Make For Your Next Holiday Party! These creative holiday themed recipes are all super easy to make, but will be bound to impress your guests!

1. Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

Nothing represents Christmas time better than a Christmas tree! This Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board is a great appetizer and one of the easiest holiday party recipes, as it requires no actual cooking. Your guests will be super impressed with your creativity and excited to try the board!


  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Manchego Cheese
  • Grapes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Sliced Bread of Choice
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Rosemary

Start by selecting a wooden cutting board that is large enough to fit the tree’s shape. Next slice up all your ingredients, then begin arranging them by row. Make sure to include pieces of rosemary throughout the board to mimic the pine from the Christmas tree. Once the shape is formed, use a thinly sliced bread of choice to cut out a star for the top of the tree. Finish off your tree by adding a handful of pretzel sticks to use as the tree stump.

2. Champagne Cupcakes

These Champagne Cupcakes make the perfect dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth on New Year’s Eve! You can start from scratch, or use pre made ingredients from the store to recreate this recipe.


  • One Box of Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 Tsp of Champagne for Frosting
  • 2 Sticks of Softened Butter
  • 4 Cups of Powder Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp of Vanilla extract
  • Gold Sprinkles

Begin this recipe by making your cake mix, then baking the cupcakes according to the instructions on the box. Make sure you line your cupcake pan with cupcake holders before pouring in. For the frosting, mix your butter with an electric mixer first, then slowly add the sugar, vanilla, and champagne. If your looking for just a subtle flavor, slowly add small amounts of champagne to the frosting to taste. Once your cupcakes have cooled down fully, add your frosting by knife or with a piping bag. Top your cupcakes off with some gold sprinkles and any fun NYE decorations you’d like!

3. Christmas Margarita

You can never go wrong with serving your guests some holiday themed mixed drinks! Serving drinks at your party is an easy way to please everyone without spending too much time preparing. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, these margs still make a great holiday drink that any tequila lover will enjoy.


  • 2 Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2 Tequila of Choice
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 1/2 Ounce Triple Sec
  • Sugar or Salt for Rim
  • Rosemary Garnish

First, add sugar or salt to your glass by dipping the rim in juice. Next, fill the cup up with some ice. Pour your cranberry juice, lime juice, tequila, and triple sec in the glass and mix together. For the garnishing you will want to add about 5 fresh cranberries to float to the top of glass. Since it is the holidays, add some rosemary to create a red and green color scheme.

4. Fried Ravioli Dippers

If you love the taste of mozzarella sticks but want to make your appetizer a little more adult friendly, you should consider serving these delicious Fried Ravioli Dippers. These are one of the tastiest holiday party recipes that you can really make any time of the year!


  • Bag of Ravioli
  • 2 Cups of Breadcrumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Flour
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley for Garnishing
  • One Jar of Marinara Sauce

Begin by coating the raviolis in flour, then zip each one in your whisked egg mixture. Next, fully coat each ravioli in the breadcrumbs. Heat your oil in a pan and start frying the raviolis till they are golden brown. Once all of the raviolis are done, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese and parsley on both sides. Lastly, heat up your marinara sauce on the stove or microwave and your appetizer is ready!

5. Caprese Bruschetta Bites

These Caprese Bruschetta Bites make the perfect finger food to serve as one of your holiday party recipes. They require minimal ingredients, including some you may already have in your fridge!


  • Sliced Crostinis
  • Basil
  • Thick Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Start by baking your crostinis in the oven until they are perfectly toasted. These can be found at most supermarkets in the bread section. While baking, prep your ingredients by slicing the mozzarella and  tomatoes. Once your crostinis are ready, slightly coat each one in olive oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper for taste. After this, put a small amount of basil on each crostini, then add your thinly sliced mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. Finish off the recipe by drizzling some balsamic vinegar and your done!

6. Santa Strawberries

Out of all our holiday party recipes, it’s safe to say these Santa Strawberries require the least amount of skill for those who hate cooking! These adorable desserts will be complete in no time at all!

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  • 2 Packs of Large Strawberries
  • Jar of Vanilla Frosting
  • Bag of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Begin by slicing your strawberries 3/4 up from the bottom allowing enough room for the Santa hat. Once cut, squeeze a thin amount of frosting in between both strawberry halves. You can also substitute this frosting for white chocolate or homemade icing. Add 2 mini chocolate chips to each Santa to act as the eyes. Finish off by adding a tiny amount of frosting to the top of the hat and to middle of the strawberry.

7. Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosa

If hosting a holiday brunch or need the perfect pick me up on New Year’s Day, these Sparkling Pomegranate Mimosas are a must-try from our holiday party recipes. This new take on your traditional mimosa is refreshing and bound to start a conversation!


  • Choice of Prosecco
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Lime Juice
  • Pomegranate Seeds if Desired

Coat each champagne flute in some lime juice, then dip the rim in sugar. For the mimosa, it’s best to fill the glass 3/4 of the way with champagne and 1/4 with pomegranate juice. If desired, add a small handful of pomegranate seeds to each glass. Feel free to garnish with a lime wedge or rosemary to create a festive vibe.

8. Grinch Punch

If you love getting into the Christmas spirit than you have for sure seen “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” aka one of the best Christmas classics. This Grinch inspired alcoholic punch is the perfect way to channel the inner kid in you while making your holiday party recipes!


  • 1/2 Ounce of Vodka of Choice
  • 1 1/2 Ounce of Lemon Liqueur
  • Red Sugar Sprinkles
  • 3 Lime Wedges
  • 5 Ounces of Ginger Ale
  • Mini Candy Canes for Garnish

Coat each glass rim with juice, then dip rim in the red sugar sprinkles. For the beverage, add your vodka, lemon liqueur, and lime wedges into a shaker with ice. Pour your mixture into your sugar coated glasses, then top off with some ginger ale. Add a mini candy cane to each glass for decoration. You can also add a slice lime wedge to the side instead!

Now that you have some new holiday party recipes, you’ll have something different to make all throughout the winter months! Let us know if you try any out!

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Kristina Kastrinakis

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