‘Tis the season for gatherings filled with warmth, laughter, and the aroma of delightful creations wafting through the air. As the holiday spirit settles in, there’s nothing quite as magical as hosting a memorable party, where the heart of the celebration lies in the food shared among loved ones. Embracing the joyous essence of the season, I’ve curated a collection of enchanting recipes destined to elevate your holiday soirée. From comforting classics that evoke nostalgia to modern twists that spark new traditions, these culinary delights are crafted to add a dash of merriment and flavor to your festive table. So, let’s unwrap the magic and embark on a culinary journey designed to make your holiday party a feast to remember!

 

  1. Sausage Roll Wreath

This savory recipe is both festive and delicious. It takes a British classic like the sausage roll and turns it into a beautifully presented, delicious savory finger food for your guests! All you’ll need is sausage (preferably Italian, but any sausage you prefer works just as fine!), puff-pastry, and a dipping sauce to place in the middle. Take a look at the full recipe over on delish.com!

  1. Gingerbread Bundt Cake

It’s Christmas, of course we’re going to include a gingerbread recipe! This gingerbread bundt cake is the perfect holiday dessert. It’s simple, easy to prepare and a definite favorite for your guests this year. Presented beautifully with a light dusting of powdered sugar, it’s sure to 

  1. Christmas Crack

This dessert is not only perfect for any guests, especially the little ones, but it’s also fun to make with your little ones! There are two ways you can go about making Christmas Crack; you can make it the classic way, with saltine crackers – don’t be put off by this! The saltiness of the crackers mixed with the sweetness of, well, everything else, makes this a perfect holiday dessert – or you could make it with toffee instead! Either way, it’ll be delicious!

  1. Butternut Squash Souffle

This sweet side dish is healthy and delicious! This recipe is similar to sweet potato souffle except it’s not as sweet, which makes it a perfect side dish for your holiday dinner. If you wish to make it sweeter, just add in more sugar, and you’ll have a healthy sweet potato souffle substitute! The full recipe is over on allrecipes.com!

  1. Honey Glazed Ham

This is a classic holiday dish. What’s Christmas without a ham, after all? You can go about this a number of different ways: you can order a ham from honeybakedham.com – this is a company that specializes in hams, turkeys and other holiday foods. Their hams are the best! Savory, sweet and perfectly tender. Ordering from here will not only make your life easier, but tastier, too! However, if you decide to save the money and make a ham from scratch, this recipe from AllRecipes.com is a great alternative!

  1. Christmas Fudge Squares

Fudge is a holiday classic! This fudge recipe only takes about five to ten minutes to make, then needs to chill for at least two hours to set. Top it off with some festive sprinkles, add marshmallows or caramel to add an extra kick, then set it in the fridge for two hours. Cut into squares when ready to serve and it’s a perfect finger food! Check out the whole recipe on delish.com.

  1. Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are always a good idea! What sets this cheesecake recipe apart from others is the beautiful gingersnap crust, making this dish perfect for the holidays! It’s easy to make, and isn’t overly sweet. A fair warning, this recipe calls for the cheesecake to be chilled for at least 8 hours, so it’s best to make it the night before. The full recipe for this masterpiece is over on mybakingaddiction.com!

  1. Spiced Cranberry Punch

This beautiful punch is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday party this year. It’s easy and tastes just like Christmas! This is an alcoholic punch, so of course you can choose to skip the vodka to make it child-friendly. It only takes about fifteen minutes to make and makes a perfect holiday drink! 

  1. Jingle Juice

Another spiked punch idea, because why not? This jingle juice includes prosecco, moscato and vodka, and is served with mint leaves and cranberries, making it a perfect holiday cocktail. The recipe is simple, just pour the alcohol listed above in a punch bowl, add some cran-apple juice, mint leave frozen cranberries and stir together. To serve, rim glasses with sugar and pour!

  1. Spiked Eggnog Milkshakes

Finally, the star of the show! This is a personal recipe I created myself, and trust me when I say that it was delicious and easily customizable to make it to your liking! To start, put a few scoops of eggnog ice cream (and I like to throw in an extra scoop of vanilla as well), some cinnamon, and some spiked eggnog (or eggnog moonshine, if you’re brave enough!) in a blender and blend until smooth. Of course, if you’d prefer it, you can always sub the spiked eggnog for regular to make this for the kiddos! When ready to serve, top with whipped cream, festive sprinkles and a dash of cinnamon! For an extra hint of pizzazz, you could line your glasses with crushed graham crackers or gingerbread cookies. I also like to serve mine with a caramel drizzle around the glass (because I have an insatiable sweet tooth), but feel free to serve however you like!