Are you planning the ultimate holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re looking for fun holiday food ideas for a large group or an intimate gathering, there are lots of easy and delicious options to choose from. And let’s not forget all the home accessories to serve them up on! Keep reading for some fun holiday recipes your friends and family are sure to talk about for the seasons to come. We’ll even show you how to serve them perfectly using products from Cambridge® home!
1. Roasted Vegetable Platter
This is not your average charcuterie board! These boards make great finger food ideas for holiday parties. To create this spread, use roasted vegetables like carrots, asparagus, fingerling potatoes, roasted red bell peppers, and tomatoes. Accompany everything with your favorite dips like hummus — a couple of varieties at least so that you have something to satisfy every palate! You can also add cheeses if you like or keep it vegan-friendly.
And to serve it? We recommend our mango wood sled serve board to create a festive holiday look or our small marble bowl for hummus and dips. When not in use this serving board makes for a great ottoman tray, too!
2. Heirloom Tomato Salad
Heirloom tomatoes are one of the best parts of summer — but they also make for amazing holiday party recipes. You’ll need diced heirloom tomatoes, pickled red onion, burrata cheese, and balsamic glaze. Mix these ingredients and serve in our modern terrazzo salad set for a simple salad to go with the rest of your holiday cooking.
3. Bake an Apple Galette
If you’re looking for simple holiday recipes, this one is a rustic take on the traditional apple pie. You’re going to need apples, sugar, cinnamon, honey, and butter. You can make a simple dough with flour, sugar, salt, and butter for the crust, or you can use a pre-made pie crust to put everything together. Serve your finished galette on the light yellow terrazzo cake stand to add a touch of class.
4. Fall and Winter Flatbreads
If you’re searching for a versatile cooking idea, this one's for you! With flatbreads, you can create any number of easy finger food recipes, or you can make themed party food. Think toppings like fall vegetables or Mediterranean ingredients if you want to stick to a theme. Otherwise, choose your favorite toppings and bake them on store-bought pizza dough for quick, easy, and perfectly elegant cocktail party food.
Need topping ideas? Try pastrami, red onions, Swiss cheese on rye dough, kale, Parmesan, roasted chickpeas, or grilled vegetables with tzatziki sauce.
As hot pans of flatbread come out of the oven, serve them — pans and all — on these metal trivets. They’re amazing as kitchen decor when not in use, and they’ll keep your counters safe!
5. Cranberry Mule Mocktail
What’s a party without a festive drink, right? Cranberries are traditional around both Thanksgiving and Christmas, plus this recipe is easy to make. You’ll need ginger beer, cranberry juice, a spritz of lime, plus some fresh cranberries to garnish. Stir everything up and pour it over ice — preferably in these gorgeous gold cocktail tumblers.
The recipes above should get you started on food ideas for parties — but there is a lot more out there to explore. As you’re putting together your feast, don’t forget about the serveware you’ll use to put it all on display. To elevate your holiday entertaining experience, shop Cambridge® home for serving dishes, drinkware, utensils, and more.