14 Christmas-Themed Appetizers for Your Wedding Reception


Christmas Deviled Eggs from Mom Dot

‘Tis the season for delicious bites and festive flavors! While you’re busying preparing your holiday wedding menus, we’ve been compiling lists of recipes that you’ll want to utilize to fluff up your Christmas-time dishes. You’ll want to bookmark this one.

Below, you’ll find 14 Christmas-themed appetizers for your wedding reception. These unique appetizers will delight all of your guests. Just make sure you have extra – everyone will be hoping to score some seconds!

14 Christmas-Themed Appetizers for Your Wedding Reception

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread with Marinara Sauce from Eclectic Recipes

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread with Marina from Eclectic Recipes

Check out this Christmas tree pull apart bread. Have these stationed around the room and watch your festive fusion of food and style be gobbled up by your guests in no time. And don’t forget the marinara accompaniment.

Caprese Christmas Wreath from Cafe Delites

Caprese Christmas Wreath from Cafe Delites

This easy appetizer will be a hit among the guests. The ingredients are minimal and it’s beautifully festive once plated. You can even drizzle a bit of balsamic on top to finish it off.

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball from Inspired by Charm

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball from Inspired by Charm

Who knew that cheese could be turned into a tree? Especially one this festive and delicious looking. Pair it with pretzels and crackers for dipping, have your guests dive into all of these yummy flavors.

Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks from It’s Always Autumn

Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks from It’s Always Autumn

Here’s another tree that can serve friends and family gifts in the form of warm food. This time it includes a frequent favorite appetizer right inside each of the breadsticks. Spinach dip will ooze from every bite!

Olive Wreath from Julie Usher

Olive Wreath from Julie Usher

This is an easy one to pull off, even for those that want to DIY their own food. Olives and rosemary look heavenly on a platter and those olives are savory. This could be a new favorite snack for your guests, especially if antipasto is coming up.

Festive Salsa from Taste of Home

Festive Salsa from Taste of Home

Here’s a way to serve up salsa at Christmas but with some seasonal appeal. An assortment of crackers and on a bed of brie turn this spread into something extra special. Instead of tomatoes, you’ll go with cranberries for a bite of tart sweetness!

Antipasto Wreath from Delish

Antipasto Wreath from Delish

Check out this innovative wreath display for your guests. A few of these scattered on every roundtable will have your guests grubbing and your menu started off on the right – and festive – foot for the night. Again, you can DIY these yourself!

Cranberry and Brie Bites from Kitchen Sanctuary

Cranberry and Brie Bites from Kitchen Sanctuary

These bites are quintessentially Christmas, in both flavor and presentation. They’re quick, sweet and savory treats, that will blend well with other appetizers circulating as well. It’s another great addition to the night’s menu.

Pomegranate Guacamole from Just a Taste.

Pomegranate Guacamole from Just a Taste.

Well, here’s a bit of a different way to jazz up the wedding menu. Everyone loves guac and this is a way to polish it in a way that’s both seasonally appropriate and unique. Those red bits of pom really spring right off the green avocado for an enticing presentation ready to be dipped into.

Christmas Tree Fruit Platter from The First Year

Christmas Tree Fruit Platter from The First Year

We’ve found the perfect way to serve up your fruit and cheese to your guests. And we have a sneaking suspicion that the kiddos at the event will swoop in to gobble this right up. Have a few of these around the party to pick at.

Easy Cinnamon Stars from Take Two Tapas

Easy Cinnamon Stars from Take Two Tapas

If you’re looking to add something sweeter to the menu, think about serving up these cinnamon stars. Crispy and delicious, everyone will need at least two or three of these crunchy bites – if they have the willpower to keep it at a minimum. Even the kiddos will want to grab a few of them.

Christmas Deviled Eggs from Mom Dot

Christmas Deviled Eggs from Mom Dot

Give your deviled eggs a dip into some spirited colored. Follow along here or mention to the chef of the event if you can have some classic deviled eggs on the menu – but with an extra punch of pizazz like you see here!

Mini Cheese Ball Bites from Tastes Better From Scratch

Mini Cheese Ball Bites from Tastes Better From Scratch

Check out these mini cheese ball bites filled with seasonal flavor and aesthetic appeal. Covered with parsley, almonds, and cranberries, you have all of the necessary tones for presentation. But really, these quick treats are quite delish too.

Roasted Cranberry & Goat Cheese Flatbread from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Roasted Cranberry & Goat Cheese Flatbread from Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Finally, we wrap up our delicious findings with this flatbread recipe. Filled with our seasonal favorite – cranberry – and topped off with a bout of creamy goat cheese, these beginning bites will be gone in an instant. Sweet and savory in one dish always goes over nicely with each taste.