Platters & Bring-A-Plate Ideas for Christmas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Do you need some easy and delicious food ideas for end of year events and gatherings? Here are some ‘bring a plate’ and platter ideas for Christmas. 

There are a lot of end of year events starting to fill up the calendar, from class break-up parties at school, Christmas office parties, and family and friend catch-ups. We are all looking forward to getting together with friends and family and celebrate the end of 2021 and bring in the new year! I have put together a delicious list of platter and ‘bring a plate’ ideas for you to make and share for the holiday season.

What is your favourite Christmas dish to take to parties?

Nibble Platters

These are my favourite things to put together, especially when I am entertaining at home, and they are perfect to take to a BBQ get together. Pick your hero items like the cheese, and build the rest of the platter around them so it looks nice and full. Yum!

READ MORE: Cheese and Meat Platter 

Homemade and Ready-Made ‘Bring a Plate Ideas

Have a look at this big collection of bring a plate ideas! There are ideas that you can make, plus some quick and easy ideas to throw together and some suggestions of ready made plates for when you just don’t have time!

READ MORE: 24 Homemade and Ready-Made ‘Bring a Plate’ Ideas

Bacon and Onion Dip Recipe

Dips are great and quick for  preparing to take to a party along with some with some crackers. Everyone loves a delicious dip at gatherings.  This is a lovely one to just keep in the fridge for snacks with veggie sticks as well.

READ MORE: Bacon and Onion Dip

Delicious Cinnamon Scrolls Recipe

For a sweet treat idea to take to an end of year event, why not whip up some easy and delicious cinnamon scrolls. They are not time-consuming at all to make, as the dough doesn’t need to prove.  They will be a hit wherever you go!

READ MORE: The Most Delicious Cinnamon Scrolls


Mexican Layer Dip Recipe

This is a mouth watering dip recipe that you can put together in 10 minutes! Perfect for when you have to go to a ‘bring a plate’ event straight after you’ve had a busy day. Throw it together before you go, and wow everyone with your kitchen prowess.

READ MORE: Mexican Layer Dip

healthy kids food

Salted Caramel Bliss Balls

If you need to take finger food or a snack type treat to a get together, then these Salted Caramel Bliss Balls are perfect.  They are so delicious that you may not want to share them! With only four ingredient they are fast and easy to prepare.

READ MORE: Salted Caramel Bliss Balls

Cheese and Bacon Cob Loaf Dip Recipe

This dip is a crowd pleaser and looks so impressive on the table. What can be better than the combo of cheese, bacon and bread? You could easily tweak the ingredients to include some of your favourite flavours as well.

READ MORE: Cheese and Bacon Cob Loaf Dip


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