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Christmas film night- snacks suggestions please!

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RuggerHug Sun 13-Nov-16 11:10:17

Hi all, need to pick you brains over nibbles/what I've forgotten!
Each year I have my friends over for a day/night of christmas films and eating. It's our christmas catch up that doesn't involve having to be in town trying to organise lunch/dinner/pub madness and means people can come and go throughout the day. Take away is ordered for dinner so I don't need to do that thankfully but I like to have lots of food and drink available throughout the day. If there's any suggestions for what I should add/what you'd like available at something like this, please let me know smile
so far:
mini mince pies,
yule log,
mini oreo cheese puddings,
the M&S christmas tree made of cheese,gringringrin
have the mulled wine punch, making of hot schnoclate, soft drinks and wine ordered,
lots of candy canes.

is there anything film night/festivey that I should add in? I'm worried it's not enough but I always make way too much so but don't want to go too far the other way! There'll be 10-12 through the day.

Thanks! smile

Leeds2 Sun 13-Nov-16 11:25:44

Pringles. And kettle crisps. With dips.

Cheese and crackers.

RuggerHug Sun 13-Nov-16 11:29:28

done and done!
I'm tragically excited about all the cheese...I'm a wild woman I know!!

woodwaj Sun 13-Nov-16 12:12:38

Are you in the market for anymore friends?! grin i think you've got it covered!

Flanderspigeonmurderer Sun 13-Nov-16 12:13:38

Mini stollen

RuggerHug Sun 13-Nov-16 12:24:37

Falanders would it be sacrelig of me to say here that I've heard of stollen but I haven't a notion what it actually is? and Woodwaj Ha sure, more the merrier! you will be required to sing along to the muppets christmas carol with gusto or face being forcibly removed and judged but other that that we have no rules! grin

FoofFighter Sun 13-Nov-16 12:27:11

chutneys and pickles for the cheese?

can I be your friend please

VanellopeVonSchweetz99 Sun 13-Nov-16 12:36:35

Rocky road.
Ok I'm hungry now.

FledglingFTB Sun 13-Nov-16 15:13:22

Sainsbos have some festive snowflake shaped prestzels which I've been told are flipping amazing

wobblywonderwoman Sun 13-Nov-16 15:18:19

I would love this!! How nice

All sounds perfect for ten to twelve people

Off too google for the cheese tree ..

Paulat2112 Sun 13-Nov-16 15:22:21

Christmas get togethers aren't complete without some kind of nuts! Unless of course you are allergic 😂

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 13-Nov-16 19:11:25

French bread , must be fresh out of the bakery that day fgrin
Crisps yes, those Walkers Tear'n'Share bags are delish, or the Black Kettle Chips.

Garlic bread/pizza bread (DH bought some from Aldi, flat , in a box not a loaf. Frozen. It was really nice, I don't eat bread but I had a slice )

A couple of years ago, I watched "Elf" while I was eating some Sainsburys TTD Salted Caramel Chocolates. They were nice enough but a bit sweet 'n' sickly so now I can't see Will Ferrell without feeling a bit bleurgh . fgrin

Mrstumbletap Sun 13-Nov-16 19:23:34

Yes I agree with Paula! Got to have some nuts!

I usually have pistachios, dry roasted, and coated sweet chilli ones.

In the nut section in Tesco they have these little spicey rice cracker things that are new, they are amazing!!

That and a cheese board with yummy frackers and I'm in heaven!

Mrstumbletap Sun 13-Nov-16 19:23:55

Crackers. No idea what a fracker is, they would be yuck.

VoldemortsNipple Sun 13-Nov-16 19:44:58

Pick and mix sweets
Tin of chocolates
Paper cups for pick and mix and popcorn
Ice cream for the interval

RuggerHug Mon 14-Nov-16 12:06:59

Thank you all! Will be updating the shopping order nowsmile

redexpat Mon 14-Nov-16 12:18:18

Chips and salsa? But naice salsa, preferably with cheese and chive crisps. Ooooh....

mogloveseggs Mon 14-Nov-16 12:21:34

I got gingerbread popcorn last year-so addictive. Hula hoops stars went down well too. And definitely stollen. You could buy advocaat and make snowballs?

Greydog Mon 14-Nov-16 12:24:51

Mog - gingerbread popcorn? Where did you get this wondrous stuff?

BaggyCheeks Mon 14-Nov-16 12:43:02

Stollen bites, Lebkuchen and a tub of Celebrations fgrin

Stollen - german christmas fruit bread, often with marzipan going through it. Yummy.

ShowMeTheElf Mon 14-Nov-16 12:57:07

It sounds lovely.
I'm going to be a bit thrifty and spoil it though..... the cheese tree (or indeed the cheese tray as it's the same cheese with a different stand on the party menu vs the Christmas one) comes in at over £25 a kilo, and for your £25 you get only 900g of cheese and a plastic stand.
It's worth it only if you are going to keep the stand for another year, otherwise it's just madly expensive cheese.
You can get the same cheeses (incl the farmhouse ones where appropriate) from Asda for £10 a kilo on average, and a Christmas tree cardboard cake stand off Ebay for £5: or a ceramic/steel one for £10 giving you up to £12 to spend on a bottle of port or loads of cashew nuts or whatever.

mogloveseggs Mon 14-Nov-16 12:57:25

greydog it came from home bargains. Butterkist stuff

INeedNewShoes Mon 14-Nov-16 13:00:08


Otherwise you've got it covered!

Dozer Mon 14-Nov-16 13:03:37

I would skip candy canes - unpopular IME.

Good cheese analysis there Showmetheelf!

Ilikegin Mon 14-Nov-16 13:12:43

Oh my! Please let me gatecrash???
I will bring Buck's Fizz .. And Gin.. wine

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