As we get older, we find that Christmas is mostly for kids…but there are certain aspects of Christmas that are strictly adults only! Whether it’s the abundance of stunning, festive cocktails, the chocolate liquors, the office Christmas party, the night’s out with friends and of course – the food!

Food plays such an important role in everyone’s Christmas – and if you’re in charge of the Christmas party food this year, then it can be a little daunting as to what to serve. How to serve it and can you actually please everyone?

But not to worry – here we’ve collected a list of party food ideas that’ll make your Christmas bash go with a bang! Even when the kids have gone up to bed!

Hog Roast

Yes. Sometimes the simpler ideas can really take your guests breath away! A hog roast ticks all the boxes. Not only does it look impressive, but it smells divine. Some may say that it’s not a traditional Christmas treat, but not everyone is a fan of turkey or goose! Many hog roast companies like you can see on this website, even offer different meats, should you want to cater for everyone’s tastes.

And the best part is: clean up is minimal. No extensive buffet tables to clean up, and plates and plates of uneaten food to throw away when everyone has gone. Most hog roast companies will take away any waste, leaving you with one less thing to worry about this Christmas.

The classic buffet

Now don’t be fooled. Many people think that buffets involve cold soggy sandwiches, and day-old turkey legs. But these days, a Christmas buffet is a totally different ball game. Firstly, the amount of effort you put into it, is entirely up to you. Whether you want to make 200 decadent sandwiches with the crusts cut off and a Christmas cake adorned with a sugar paste Father Christmas or you’d just rather buy frozen food and cook it as the party goes on, is completely up to you.

But the beauty of buffets is that you can cater to everyone’s tastes and dietary requirements. Making you an extra popular host if one of your Gluten-free guests doesn’t have to miss out on the festivities. If you really want to make your buffet sparkle, consider a table centre piece. Glitter and festive confetti in and around the bowls and plates. And always make sure your guests have their plates (and glasses) filled!

Cheese and wine

This one is strictly for grown ups, and perhaps only your nearest and dearest. Serving cheese and wine can be a classy and budget-friendly way of getting everyone feeling festive and is a nice alternative to a heavy plates full of food.

Supermarkets now have a wide selection of cheese from all around the world to locally sourced products from down the road. And as for wine? You don’t have to spend a bomb to get that classy Christmas feel. Many stores do great deals on alcohol so you can get a great selection of wines and spirits without breaking the bank this Christmas!