27 Cute Christmas Appetizers

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Published Updated December 20, 2021

~ These Cute Christmas Appetizers make any gathering feel more festive! Loaded with personality and far more pizazz than typical appetizers, these recipes have real WOW factor! Great ideas for everything from appetizer buffets to holiday potluck get-togethers, or as starters for a special Christmas dinner. ~

Collage of 4 recipe photos with the text overlay "Cute Christmas Appetizer Recipes That'll Steal the Show!"

Everything should feel more festive at Christmastime – and food is no exception. (I mean … why stop with only decking your halls, when you can deck out your tables, too!?!)

At this time of year, you want your recipes to be extra-special. To be true attention-grabbers that everybody comments on … and eagerly requests year after year.

These cute Christmas appetizers are perfect examples!

They go beyond typical party snacks to really shout “Merry Christmas”!

They’re the kind of nibbles everyone at the party will gravitate to. Practically worthy to be centerpieces!

You’ll notice that some of these Christmas-themed appetizers rely on clever shapes. Like turning “regular” recipes into cute things like ornaments, Santa, or Christmas trees.

And, some of them are just so darn Christmas-y because of their colors and holiday flavors.

Some of ’em have it all – fun shapes, Christmas colors, cute presentation … the works!

True showstoppers.

Choose one … or several. Tuck the ideas away for last-minute gatherings that pop up, and for the moments you really, really want to impress.

Enjoy … and Merry, Merry Christmas!

Cute Christmas Appetizers

Cute Christmas First Course Ideas

If you're looking for more of an appetizer course – an impressive starter to kick off a plated, sit-down meal – then what you might need is actually a fun, Christmas themed salad. Any of these next ideas would be a terrific choice!

4 thoughts on “27 Cute Christmas Appetizers”

    • Hi there, Peg! This is a compilation post of hand-picked recipes from different sites across the Internet. It’s designed as a showcase of ideas to help you easily find fun, cute Christmas recipes that you might like. To get to each appetizer recipe you’re interested in, just click on it and you’ll go straight to the original site that created the appetizer – for the recipe card, more recipe photos, extra tips, substitutions, etc etc. I hope you’ll find lots of ideas you’ll want to try! Happy holidays! 😀 ~Shelley

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    • I knooooow! I had so much fun choosing the recipes for this list – so many cute Christmas ideas. I was feeling totally festive and inspired, just looking at all the possibilities! Thank you so much – and merry Christmas!! 😀 ~Shelley

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