12 Days of Christmas Party Food {Last Minute Ideas}

last minute ideas

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love Christmas! This year will be hard as we have our first extended family Christmas gathering without my grandparents but the reason for the season still exists! If it was all about the hoopla, food, presents, and stress, I could definitely see why people don’t want any part of it- but because the true reason is the birth of Christ- I can still get excited about it. (If you missed it, check out my post “How Death and Advent are Inevitably Intertwined.”)

And although it’s not all about the food, this blog is a lot about the food, so I’ve gathered up some recipes from around the web that you might like to try! Just click the name of the recipe to be taken directly to it!

Toffee Pecan Pie Cheesecake

The delicious meeting of two favorites- pecan pie and cheesecake- with a toffee-covered crust. An indulgence you don't want to miss!

seasonal bark candy

Seasonal bark candy from Untrained Housewife. Yum, this just reminded me I haven’t made any candy so far this season!

Chocolate Toffee Bars MamaGab

Speaking of candy, check out this recipe for Chocolate Toffee Bars from MamaGab. I’m definitely going to be trying these soon!

These tasty nuts are super easy to make yet so addictive- you'll definitely come home with an empty bowl!

Addictive Spiced Nuts. Seriously. They’re addictive.

This Beef Tenderloin from ZagLeft looks amazing!  Joanie says “It’s the best tasting piece of meat you’ve EVAH tasted!” Have to try that, right?

spicy olive cheese bites- the perfect appetizer for your Christmas party!

Spicy Olive Cheese bites– one of my family’s favorites for YEARS!

Reese's Covered Popcorn by the Grant life

If you still need a last-minute gift, this Reese’s Popcorn from The Grant Life looks ridiculously good- and can be put in a jar for a fun gift!

christmas crackers updated

Christmas Crackers– another HIGHLY addictive snack. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. :)

(version 2 can be found here)

 Grape Salad1 Grape Salad with Cashews

This Grape Salad from The Hill Hangout is something a little healthier than the traditional Christmas food- and it looks amazing!

I hope that your Christmas season has been blessed.

Looking for more delicious food ideas? Check out the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas Party Food here!


About Kelli Hays

Kelli Hays is a wife, mother, writer, and friend. She has been blogging since 2008 and loves sharing inspiration for the everyday woman!