Christmas is over but we still couldn’t get over it. I’m glad I got what I wanted. I initially wanted born shoes from Zappos but finally I decided on replacing my old guitar effects which I really need. I gave my son a beyblade toy which he really liked and my wife some nice dress also from Zappos.com. After the gift giving we went over at my mother’s house to celebrate Christmas.
Of course, no Christmas party would be complete without mouth-watering Christmas party food. Unfortunately, the most common problem that party throwers have is planning the menu.
Basically, the decision on what party foods to serve is dependent upon the guests that you’ll be having. If you’re planning a Christmas party for the kids, then have food items that children are sure to love. Good examples are spaghetti or baked macaroni, hotdogs, and chicken lollipops. A favorite among kids are yummy pastries. Those who know how to bake cupcakes and cookies can make these delights in the shape of popular Christmas figures such as Christmas trees, Santa Claus or Frosty the Snowman. For drinks, you can serve colas or healthy fruit juices.
The menu for adult Christmas parties can be tricky. It may be necessary for you to know in advance if certain guests have food preferences, such as if you have a close friend who is a vegetarian. The safest way to plan Christmas parties is to have a little of everything – meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes – so that your guests can have several options to choose from. You can start an adult Christmas party by serving appetizers like hors d’oeuvres, chips and nuts together with light wine or beer. For the main course, you can have lechon or roast pig, turkey, pancit or other noodle dishes, pinakbet, baked tahong or mussels, and shrimps. Complement this with drinks such as sodas or fruit juices. For dessert, you can serve cakes and pastries. Don’t forget the coffee for after the party.
For those who don’t have the time to cook, you can simply order Christmas feast meals from your favorite restaurants if it’s only a traditional get-together/reunion with family or you can get a catering service to do all the cooking and serving for you via a buffet style presentation.
Having that Christmas party need not be a problem. Just remember that rule of thumb – know your guests and the menu will follow.