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Spread some holiday cheer with these easy to make, holiday appetizer recipes. Whether you are hosting a group of friends or planning a Christmas Eve party, make sure to share only the best when it’s time to entertain.
It’s time to gather, share, and raise a glass to the most wonderful time of the year. I have a little bounce in my step and Christmas carols are running through my head. And, I can’t wait to make some of my favorite Christmas appetizers.
“Winter-taning” is all about getting friends and family together to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. I like to keep things simple with foolproof recipes that I know everyone will love. I combine some make-ahead dishes with easy prep work to make sure that there’s less work in the kitchen and more entertaining happening!
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A Few Of My Favorite Things
When I entertain, keeping things simple with a bit of flare is my style. Here are a few things that make it fun to host a gathering of any size and to do it with ease.
- a slow cooker fondue pot for serving hot dips.
- pretty napkins.
- stone boards with pretty knives.
- wooden boards that are used almost every day during the holidays.
- dishwasher-safe wine glasses that can be used for any kind of beverage.
- ice buckets for wine and drinks.
- bar set for mixing drinks
- appetizer plates for food and desserts
Hot dips are one of my favorite things to serve at a party. You can make them ahead of time, then reheat and serve. All you need is your favorite cracker, toasted bread, or some cool dippers like carrots or celery to serve alongside.
Easy Make Ahead Appetizers
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, having a few make-ahead appetizers in your back pocket is essential because no one what’s to be stuck in the kitchen when there’s fun to be had!
Sliders are always at the top of the list when it comes to crowd-pleasing appetizers! They are ideal to serve when you’re entertaining a large group yet easy enough to make for just a few people.
Finger foods are always a smart move when it comes to appetizers, since you don’t need a knife or fork to enjoy. Just pile them on a platter and have your guests serve themselves.
It’s always fun to serve a little something sweet as an appetizer, and I can’t think of anything better than a cool, creamy dip!