Opt for Savory One-Bite Wonders for Your Holiday Party Buffet

Opt for Savory One-Bite Wonders for Your Holiday Party Buffet
Johnny Miller
Shop This Post

A multitiered buffet of easy fork-free foods keeps guests mingling— and means less cleanup for the host (just a few crumbs)!

RELATED: Spice Up Your Holiday Party With Our Favorite (Spiked) Cranberry Punch Recipe

1. Black Magic

For instant ambience,  N.Y.C. party-planning pro Jung Lee sets out black candles in brass candle holders. "At an evening affair, one really just sees the flame—it's so inviting," she says. A display of dark fruits (think concord grapes and figs) in brass bowls at staggered heights completes the dramatic look.

2. Say Cheese

What looks like a wedding-worthy dessert is actually a trio of cheeses. Just stack wheels in descending sizes and embellish them with edible flowers (dried fruits also work beautifully), or place an order for goat-cheese purveyor Cypress Grove Chevre's 9-pound splurge-worthy Ultimate Cheese Cake.

3. Single and Fabulous

Lee is a big proponent of individual servings whether it's a few warm sips of squash soup in a sparkling Moroccan teacup or a single jumbo shrimp with a dollop of cocktail sauce in a shot glass. "It's easier to socialize when you're not holding a plate and utensils," she says.

4. Crunch Time

Banish ho-hum crackers and go for something more alluring like oversize round rye crispbreads from Peter's Yard. Guests in the gluten-free camp will enjoy Maya Kaimal's chickpea chips. Flecked with cumin and red chili, they're light and delicious.

PHOTOS: Holiday Sweets Recipes That Everyone Will Love

The Latest in Video

Sarah Jessica Parker's Twin Girls Make Their Red Carpet Debuts
See More Videos

More Entertaining

See All Latest News

Sponsored Stories

Back to Top