Easy Party Appetizers for Your Christmas Hors d Oeuvres


Countdown to Friday and I thought I would share with you the Christmas hors d oeuvres and dinner menu I am serving on Christmas Eve since the hors d oeuvres are easy party appetizers

My Christmas hors d oeuvres include a Salmon Mousse, a Walnut and Mushroom Pate and Cheddar Cheese Crisps all of which are easy party appetizers.  Serve these appetizers with fresh sourdough crisps, crackers or fresh vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes and asparagus.  Both the Salmon Mousse and Walnut and Mushroom Pate recipes can be found in Budget Bash – Simply Elegant Events on a Budget.   

In a previous post I provided the Cheddar Cheese Crisps but just in case you missed it, here it is again.

Cheddar Cheese and Rosemary Crisps 

½ lb sharp cheddar
1 cup unsalted butter
1 ½ cups of flour
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons of finely chopped Rosemary

Combine all the ingredients but the rosemary in a Cuisinart.  Stir in the Rosemary.  Form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Divide dough in ½ and roll out to ¼” thick.  Cut crisps and place on parchment paper on cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

For Christmas Eve Dinner we are serving a bib lettuce salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, dried cranberries and a vinaigrette and old fashioned chicken pot pie.  For dessert, pecan pie which I can’t wait to have a slice of. 


The decor for the event is simple, red votive candles in clear votive glasses, silk poinsettia flowers with gold painted pine-cones and pine leaves and maybe a pine green organza runner.  All of which I keep in my party planning design box.  (More cost-saving design tips can be found in Budget Bash.) 

I hope you have a safe fun joyous holiday and remember this holiday season to keep in mind the Budget Bash mantra:  make it simple, delicious, stylish, fun & economical to all!

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