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RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 02-May-19 23:05:35

For reasons which would be too outing to go into, I'm planning a Christmas party this or next month.
Will have to be finger food or fork only as wont be able to seat everyone. Want to keep the food Christmas themed (Christmas dinner buffet style) but simple. Know how brilliant you lot are at this stuff so would really appreciate your help.
So far am thinking:
Hot turkey sandwiches (ie carved roast turkey; stuffing and cranberry. Maybe a variety of breads/rolls.)

Sausages wrapped in bacon

Potato wedges

Coleslaw made with sprouts (if we can get them)

Mince pies & Christmas cake. trifle. Maybe Christmas pudding.

Mulled wine

Then running out of ideas foodwise. So a buffet that shouts Christmas without being a Christmas dinner.

Can cobble together enough leftover crackers from various friends and will have Christmas decors and music. Maybe some Christmas games but might not be appropriate.
Any other suggestions very welcome, thanks

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Doyouavocado Thu 02-May-19 23:09:28

Cheese cheese and cheeeesssee

RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 02-May-19 23:13:40

@Doyouavocado yes of course!!! Thank you - obligatory Stilton . And cranberry stuffed something!

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 02-May-19 23:18:26

Oh and of course a roast ham as an alternative sandwich filler

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Blondie1984 Fri 03-May-19 00:16:59

Something with smoked salmon?
Bucks Fizz
You could serve stuffing balls on their own as well as in sandwiches

Blondie1984 Fri 03-May-19 00:17:38

Oh and some tins of Quality Street / Roses

TheSpottedZebra Fri 03-May-19 00:25:41

Sausage rolls, obviously.

Some gravy to dip the rolls into? It's a thing, honestly!

You could do a Christmas pudding ice cream - ie crumble bits of Xmas pudding through vanilla ice cream.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 03-May-19 05:05:13

Mini stollen bites www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/food/recipes/mini-stollen-bites
Gingerbread
Christmas pudding cupcakes www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/christmas-pudding-cupcakes
Mini yule logs but don't make them, just buy chocolate mini rolls and dust them with icing sugar.
Brie and cranberry parcels www.dairycouncil.co.uk/consumers/recipes/cheese-up-your-life/baked-brie-and-cranberry-parcels
Smoked salmon tarts
Stuffing bites www.rachelphipps.com/2015/12/christmas-kitchen-bacon-wrapped.html
Mushroom and chestnut parcels www.saga.co.uk/magazine/food/recipes/snacks-light-meals/mushroom-shallot-and-chestnut-parcels

YemenRoadYemen Fri 03-May-19 07:14:13

You need to take inspiration from us 'southern' types that have Christmas in summer.

Smoked salmon / BBQd fish
Boiled new potatoes with butter, parsley, chives, sea salt, pepper
Warm new carrot salad
Green leaf salad with something like pomegranate or mango
Prawn and chorizo skewers

And of course, a festive, fruity pavlova.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 03-May-19 08:31:37

Thank you all, really appreciated. @YemenRoadYemen lovely food ideas but I really to represent a traditional Christmas dinner, adapted to a buffet.
That's really the whole point.

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kateandme Fri 03-May-19 09:19:25

do you know whos coming.could you do some ginger or spiced xmas biscuits iced with their names on it.
some paperchains to deocrate.
sausage rolls
mini prawn cocktails in little jam jar or shot glasses.
crackers.
make some snowflakes from paper.
could you make some stolen type bites.
have some ginger biscuit shapes on offer
red cabbage
roulade or something for pudding
big box of cadburys in a bowl.
brownies or choc melt in the middle pudding for alternitvie
yorkshire pudding with roast beef and horseradish in
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cheese-stars
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/brie-apple-onion-tart
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cupcake-christmas-tree
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/christmas-tree-garlic-bread
www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/european/french/mini-boeufs-en-croute
www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/picnic-recipes/little-croustades-filled-with-gravadlax-and-soured-cream
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1805663/baked-camembert
roasted veggies.
mince pies.
chocolate bark
look in the frozen isle if you cant find fresh sprouts maybe??

YemenRoadYemen Fri 03-May-19 09:49:02

* That's really the whole point*

That's me told!

Good luck, hopefully you have some good ideas for your buffet.

RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 03-May-19 14:04:52

Sorry @YemenRoadYemen that came across rudely, wasn't intended that way. Loved your ideas, just not for this occasion x

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Fri 03-May-19 14:06:10

Wow @kateandme - lots of ideas there. And thanks to everyone else too

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Sun 05-May-19 17:49:33

Any vegetarian suggestions please? Delia's vegetarian 'sausage' rolls are a favourite at Chtristmas even for meat eaters in our family so will include those

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justicewomen Sun 05-May-19 17:53:09

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2295/moroccan-spiced-pie

Its veggie, lovely and easy to make

TheSpottedZebra Sun 05-May-19 18:09:21

Those Delia not-sausage rolls are delicious!

what about a festive shaped baked bread rolls with camenberts in the middle, adding cranberry sauce at last Minute? like this

reindeermania Mon 06-May-19 08:45:55

https://pin.it/f4elxoqb3oafen

These ideas are great

woodcutbirds Mon 06-May-19 08:51:40

cranberry sauce and brie filo parcels

smoked salmon and cream cheese on mini bagels with a glass of bucks fizz. That's classic Christmas breakfast, if that counts

how about a garlic roast new potato and a honey glazed baby carrot together on a cocktail stick?

Baked ham and piccallilli?

mini trifles?
stollen bites and pfeffernusse biscuits
A big tin of roses chocolates?

Spam88 Mon 06-May-19 20:57:16

If you wanted some lighter dessert ideas with it being summer, the following are pretty festive. Otherwise I think your menu sounds great though smile

RockingMyFiftiesNot Thu 09-May-19 18:19:58

Thank you, so many fab ideas. Love the strawberry Santa's!

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TheSandgroper Sat 11-May-19 13:07:11

In Australia, we like prawns for Christmas. Lots of them.

foodiemama26 Mon 13-May-19 14:13:46

Prawn cocktail lettuce cups, loaded fries/wedges (topped with sausage meat, stuffing, etc) honey roasted parsnip crisps, soup shots (could be vegetarian). Good luck!

RockingMyFiftiesNot Mon 13-May-19 20:12:32

Thank you both

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Banhaha Mon 13-May-19 20:24:31

Twiglets.

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