Your Perfect Holiday Party Menu (With alive Recipes!)

What’s on the menu for your holiday party? We’ve got you covered with these delicious alive recipes!

Christmas dinner is often comprised of the same dishes (turkey or meat equivalent, stuffing, potatoes, and veggies), but if you’re planning a holiday party that’s not a sit-down dinner, you’ll have to get more creative.

If guests will be standing, mess-free finger foods are essential so guests don’t ruin their party attire (or your carpets), but it’s also important to have variety in a menu, balancing different flavours, temperatures, and dietary needs. These alive recipes make it simple!

To make the planning process even easier, we’ve divided recipes into four categories: beverages, snacks, cold dishes, hot dishes, and desserts, so you’ll want something from each. Depending on the number of people you’re inviting, choose a few from each of the categories below for a party menu with something for everyone.

Beverages
Keep in mind that not everyone will be drinking alcohol, so at least one non-alcoholic drink is always appreciated.

  • Citrus Pomegranate Sunrise
  • Chai Iced Tea
  • Ginger Lemonade

Snacks
Have some snacks out before the main dishes are served, to give people something to munch on.

  • Smoky Avocado Spinach Dip
  • Parmesan Pita Chips
  • Lemony Kale Popcorn
  • Festive Nachos

Cold dishes
Light and refreshing, these dishes are perfect for guests who don’t want something too heavy.

  • Fresh Baby Greens with Pea Shoots and Almonds in Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Devilled Eggs
  • Vegetarian Party Sandwiches
  • Polenta Pizza Squares

Hot dishes
Winter calls for warm, comforting dishes such as these.

  • Spring Rolls 
  • Greek-style Chicken Skewers
  • Baked Spinach and Potato Samosas
  • Sherried Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

Desserts
A holiday party wouldn’t be complete without something sweet at the end!

  • Chocolate Date Truffles
  • Gingerbread Chews
  • Mayan Chocolate Dip
  • Licorice and Fig Biscotti 

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