Growing up, we always had the traditional Thanksgiving meal on Christmas Eve night. You know…turkey, dressing, sides and such. I personally never loved this tradition because I felt like my family and I had just been together consuming this exact meal only a few weeks before…not nearly as exciting the second time around.
Then, I married Andrew…and I learned that their side of the family does a big appetizer party on Christmas Eve and that my friends, is a tradition I can totally get behind! (And by the way, once I came home and told my mom how much fun an appetizer party can be on Christmas Eve, my side of the family decided to adopt the tradition too…and now we eat appetizers.)
So, on Christmas Eve, invite your friends and family over…maybe you suggest they bring an appetizer or dip with them…listen to carols, look at the twinkle lights, watch for Santa on the radar and enjoy little bites. It’s the best way to spend my very favorite day of the year!
No Christmas is complete in my family without a cheese ball…so my Cranberry and Pecan Cheese Ball is the perfect little dip for our big night.
I love this Spicy Spinach Dip because it’s prepared in the slow cooker, it’s served warm and it has a little kick to it. So good!
Yummmm…Ham and Cheese Biscuit Sliders will be the first thing to go at the party. I promise.
My friend Sarah makes these Pinwheels that will rock your world. Whenever she invites us over, someone always group texts and asks if she’s making pinwheels…and sweet Sarah always does.
Every single Christmas Eve, Andrew’s family has Pizza Boats. Every. Single. Year.
Several years ago, Erika shared this recipe for Southwestern Egg Rolls with me and they are insanely good (and pretty simple too!). People always eat them up at parties.
To see all of my yummy appetizer recipes, click here.
If you’re needing something fun to drink this Christmas Eve, you should try my Cranberry Lime Cocktail…
Or try my Peppermint Punch…
Only 6 more days until Christmas!