Christmas party food recipes
Our easy party food recipes are perfect for any occasion and budget - you just need to do a little planning. Christmas is the perfect excuse to throw a party but don't worry, it needn't be hard work. Our handy checklist below will make sure you've got everything ready for throwing the best Christmas party ever. From canapes to decoration, you Christmas party food spread will certainly look the part.
Our Christmas party planning guide
1. Start a Christmas collection
There are so many different things you can make for a Christmas party - the possibilities are endless. One of the easiest ways to know exactly what you want is to collect all the recipes in one place. Start a Christmas collection in your GoodtoKnow Recipe Book to plan your party food.
2. Work out your guest list
How big do you want your party to be? Knowing how many people are coming can help you decide the style of food you want to cook. Under 10 people and a nice sit down dinner could be nice, a hot buffet with big batches of food could feed around 20 people and if you're planning a big gathering, canapes and buffet favourites are the way to go.
3. Set your budget
Plan how much you'd ideally like to spend on the food and work out just how much food you will need to feed everyone - you don't want too little food but you also don't want too much leftover. Once you know how much you want to spend you can start to think about the food you can make in that budget.
4. Don't forget the drinks
5. Make in advance
If you've planned out all the food you're going to make, it's easy to start making some before the big day. Mince pies, tarts and sausage rolls can be made in advance and frozen - you'll really thank yourself on the big day!
6. Have fun!
No party is ever perfect, things are going to go wrong - but that's half the fun! Real Christmases are always messy so as long as everyone is enjoying themselves - that's all that really matters!
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