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60+ Holiday Party Food Ideas (Your Guests Will Surely Enjoy!)

If you’re looking to plan your holidays, gathering some holiday party food ideas is a must! Whether you need some ideas for a Thanksgiving party or a Christmas party, you’ll find some great holiday party food ideas here that your guests will surely enjoy!

Holiday Party Food Ideas For 2020

Here in this list, you’ll find over 60+ (50 at one link!) food ideas for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and holiday party food ideas also suitable for other occasions. You’ll also see holiday gift ideas that are easy to put together!

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1. How To Make a Braided Cinnamon Wreath

If you love cinnamon then you are going to love this recipe for a braided cinnamon roll wreath from the ‘Just Love Cookin’ blog. This is perfect with coffee or any warm beverage for any occasion but especially around the holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving. See the recipe here: Braided Cinnamon Wreath.

2. How To Make The Best Sugar Cookies


The holidays are an especially good time to make sugar cookies kids can help decorate the cookies too! The blog at In Katrina’s Kitchen shares the best sugar cookie recipe. These cookies are soft (which I love) instead of hard like a lot of sugar cookies, so these ones are surely worth trying.

You can view the recipe for these sugar cookies at the link here: How To Make The Best Sugar Cookies.

3. How To Make Oreo Cookie Turkeys

Oreo Turkey Cookies -how cute and perfect for a Thanksgiving treat!

These Oreo turkeys make a fun Thanksgiving snack. Our Best Bites blog shows how to make Oreo cookie turkeys with what you need to make them. You can also see how pilgrim hats as a snack can be made.

Follow the link to see the process and details on making these cute Oreo cookie turkeys here: How To Make Oreo Cookie Turkeys.

4. Homemade Southern Praline Sauce Recipe

Praline Sauce recipeThis praline sauce is yummy on top of ice cream and makes an awesome gift:)

It is also super simple to make.This sauce is actually made in the microwave making it so quick and easy to put together. You can see the details on this southern praline sauce recipe at the link from the blog here: Southern Praline Sauce Recipe.

5.Seven Layer Chip Dip Shots

Instead of making a big platter of dip, avoid double-dipping by making individual 7 layer Chip Dip Shots. You can even make some shots with a variation of dip ingredients to cater to different tastes. You may not want to use small regular shot glasses because they are quite small. A glass of approximately 6-8 ounces could be ideal.

The 7 layers consists of: 1. re-fried beans mixed with taco seasoning, 2. sour cream, 3. guacamole, 4. pico de gallo, 5. cheese dip, 6. grated cheese of choice, 7.  green onions

Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

6. 50 Great Food Ideas For The Winter Holidays


Not sure of what to make during the holidays and need a lot more ideas? You may want to try some really cool holiday party food ideas that one day could be a favorite on the holiday menu.

Get inspired with over 50 great food ideas for the winter holidays shared by the Roxy’s Kitchen blog. See all these great food ideas at the link:50 Great Food Ideas For the Winter Holidays.

7. 5 Homemade Baked Gifts in a Jar (Recipes + Printable Tags)

homemade gifts in a jar

Giving homemade gifts can sometimes be tricky. It has to look good and yet also be practical, otherwise it will just end up being re-gifted. If you’re looking for ideas, try these five holiday baked gifts in a jar that’s shared by Cul de Sac Cool. In essence, you will be giving the gift of baking without having to turn your oven on.

The tutorial also comes with printable recipe tags, and the whole package looks gorgeous–guaranteed to please any of your friends or neighbors who will receive these!

Visit the link to get all the details on how to make these baked gifts: 5 Baked Gifts in a Jar with FREE Printable Recipe Tags.

8. 3 DIY Gift Giving Cookie Mix Kits With Free Printables

3-DIY-Cookie-Mix Kits-with-printables

Homemade cookie mixes are wonderful to have on hand and therefore make great gifts for the holidays or other occasions. Here are 3 DIY gift giving cookie mix kits with free printables from the blog at Following In My Shoes.

Choose or make all 3 recipes: Hot Chocolate Cookies, Buttered Toffee Oatmeal Cookies, or Fudge Peppermint Crinkle Cookies. Get all these cookie recipes to make the mixes here: 3 DIY Gift Giving Cookie Mix Kits With Free Printables.

9. How To Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

This is quite a creative way to make cupcakes – making them into Christmas trees that you can eat:)

It would be fun making these together with a a friend or with children. There is a recipe for the cupcakes along with a video demonstration from the Just a Taste blog. See video and link below.


How To Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes

10. Rainbow Christmas Wreath Cake Recipe

Rainbow Christmas Wreath Cake

This rainbow cake is awesome to make for a holiday party and it is quite easy to make too. In fact, you can choose your own colors and make this cake for any other occasion:)

The Betty Crocker site shares the directions on how to make this fun rainbow Christmas wreath cake recipe here: Rainbow Christmas Wreath Cake Recipe.

11. How To Make Champagne Jello Shots

It is a fun idea and super easy to make champagne jello shots. You only need 3 ingredients: 1 pkg. of grape jello, 1 cup of boiling water, and 1 cup of chilled champagne.

Add the Jello and boiling water in a bowl and mix until the powder is dissolved. Allow to cool to room temperature and then slowly add the champagne while stirring. Pour into an ice cube tray and place in fridge.

To serve, dip trays in hot water for 5 seconds then run a knife around the outside. Place in a large bowl ready to serve with tongs.

These champagne jello shots are great to make for New Year’s Eve or any  party occasion.

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