Food Fortnight: The Best Party Food for Christmas and New Year 2015

It's party time!!  Whether you're hosting a big do in the run up to Christmas, a Christmas Eve or Boxing Day buffet, a small soiree, or a New Year's Eve bash to remember, our top tip is to buy in as much as you can and then supplement with some super-impressive creations of your own too.

These cute rye bread squares topped with slices of sausage and pickled cucumber (we love Mrs Haimisha), and a drop of dill-infused sour cream, look great and are super easy to do.

For great tableware, head over to, love these mix and match designs.

Flavoured olives are everywhere this year, including Cosmopolitan (Ocado, above) and Bucks Fizz (Morrisons and others) versions.

For a slightly different party snack, perfect for those on restricve diets, these Rice Crackers from The Snack Organisation are perfect.  They are moreish, 'sinless' snacks, packed with flavour, and great for dipping or just snacking.  Available in three flavours: teriyaki, sweet chilli and lightly salted, they are available from Tesco, priced £1.00 per packet.

At Tesco, we love the Hot Cheese Selection  which are covered in gluten-free breadcrumbs.  Including Camembert wedges, Wensleydale & Cranberry triangles and goat’s cheese and onion stars, the pack of 12 retails at £4.00.  They also have these finest* 9 Sundried Tomato, Feta & Fire Roasted Pepper Tartlets, £4.  Try them with the finest* Premier Cru Champagne 75cl, £19.99.  tesco also has a great range of frozen party desserts, including Mini Salted Caramel Pavlovas, Chocolate Filled Churros with Cinnamon Sugar, and Frozen Snowball Profiteroles.

What's a party without nibbles, and we love these family favourites from Jacob's: ChTreeselets, Mini Cheddars and Mini Twiglets.  The festive shapes and moreish snacks are a winning combination for all the family!  Why not invest in this cute Christmas-themed dish to serve them in, from Morrisons.

Frank Dale Mini Black Forests (frozen), Ocado

Frys Vegetarian Cocktail Sausage Rolls (frozen), Ocado

Weirdly tasty Prosecco & Elderberry Crisps, Tesco

Taste the Difference Sun-soaked tomatoes, Sainsbury's have a gorgeous, deep rich flavour.
Perfect with the TTD Marinated Artichoke Hearts which are perfectly ripe, in a delicious herb dressing.

Greek antipasti platter, Lidl

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