Happy Friday! On Wednesday night I hosted my annual Dirty Santa Christmas Party. I will leave to your imaginations what the gifts were, all I can say we laugh alot. I wanted to share a few pictures of the food I made plus share of the recipes I didn’t make that you guys suggested. Ya’ll sent so many amazing recipes my way and I can’t wait to try some of these. Bacon Wrapped Dates was one of the most suggested recipes so I made that for my party. If you scroll to the bottom of this post I linked up some other recipe suggestions!
Champagne is always a must for a Christmas party. I loved this idea of adding rosemary and cranberries to the ice bucket for a fancy look.
I always like to arrange my glasses on a tray. If you like Pinot Noir I really recommend this one from Tuli. They sell it at Total Wine.
A cheese platter is always a must when I entertain. You can shop my exact cheeseboard HERE and it is on sale. It is the perfect size for entertaining. I like to usually do 3 cheeses and 2 meats and then fill in with crackers, nuts, olives, and dried fruit.
Asparagus + Cream Cheese + Prosciutto. Drizzle with olive oil and bake 350 degrees about 10-15 mins.
Baked Brie Bites. There are so many different ways to make these. For these I used Mini Phyllo Shells + cubed pieces of Brie then I topped with Apricot Jalapeno Jam. Fig jam is also really good on these or honey and brown sugar. Then on top crumbled candied walnuts. Bake at 350 about 10 minutes.
I love using veggie chips when I entertain because the colors are so pretty. These are the Terra Chips with 2 dips I made.
Knorr Spinach Dip + Black Bean Hummus
Bacon Wrapped Dates stuffed with Gruyere. These are also great stuffed with goat cheese or blue cheese.
I always like to serve just a small sweet nibble. I usually order cupcakes from Sugar a local bakery. They do such a great job.
What I wore:
Love these ladies so much. They have been such good friends to me this past year.
I wanted to share links to some of the appetizers you guys suggested. So many great ones.