Save Money On Food For Your Holiday Parties


According to an article in the Canberra Times Newspaper, food tops the list of items that Australians spend money on during the Christmas holidays. We agree that delicious, gorgeous food is a necessity for your holiday parties, but it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.

Here are some great ideas to help you save money and still impress your guests this holiday season.

Skip the Main Course

Unless you are having a dinner party, snack foods are perfectly acceptable for any party. Stick to foods that are easy to eat while mingling, and be sure that you serve food on plates with a fairly high rim if they are ‘mobile’ foods like grapes or cheese balls. You don’t want your guests to spend the evening chasing their food around the room instead of eating it!

Break from tradition

Finger sandwiches, petit fours and other hors d’oeuvres are standard fare for most holiday parties already, so don’t be afraid to get a little adventurous with your party food.  Add some bits of seasonal fruit to your jelly shots, offer up a candy buffet, or add some old school fun with a candy floss and popcorn machine to give guests a Christmas carnival experience.

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Bring a plate, or bring a bottle

One way to ensure that the food is never boring and there is plenty of booze is to have every guest bring their favourite party food and a bottle of booze. Give them a theme if you like, then see what turns up. If you want, you can re-plate the food on fun serving platters to give your party table a more polished look.

Make it mini

Small food is the next big thing in party foods, and you can easily make mini cupcakes, mini waffles and a variety of cake pops at home for your party. These fun bite-sized morsels are easily customized to any holiday themes. Check out our selection of handy gadgets that will make ‘small’ work of your big party foods!

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Get everything you need for your holiday parties, from decorations to food ideas, right here at Party Supplies Now, and have yourself a very Merry Christmas!

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