Christmas is about family, festivities and fun. To really get into the spirit of the season however, you need to decorate not just your home, but your family’s platters as well. Making them more ‘Christmas-y’, means making the platter look cute and colourful. Doing so will entertain your kids and give your guests something to talk about in the coming year!
We recommend these six food decorating ideas to get your platter into the Christmas mood.
- Melted snowman cookies
Melted snowman cookies are simple to make and super-cute. They will make the holiday food spread look tasty and downright adorable. Busy homeowners can even use store-bought cookies in case time is short. Just melt the marshmallow enough for it to look like a snowman, add a little black frosting and taa-daa, all done!
Find the full recipe here – Melted Snowman Cookies
- Snowman Sandwiches
Bugle snack hats, cut-out bread shapes, Smarties for buttons, pretzel arms, large caramel chip nose and chocolate chip eyes – now you have every ingredient you need to make little smiling snowman sandwiches. Narrow, medium or wide drinking glasses can be used to make the circular sandwiches, arrange these circles on a plate and put on the decorations. If you are serving a Santa-themed cake, not a problem! Make little reindeer-shaped sandwiches instead.
Find the full recipe here – Snowman Sandwiches
- Snowman Cupcakes
Children get excited by two things: sweets and toys. Why not combine the two this Christmas with snowman cupcakes? These adorable treats take a little more work than melted snowman cookies, but with a few marshmallows your children will have a reason to stay glued to the dining table.
Find the full recipe here —-Snowman Cupcakes
- Dusted Nilla wafers in Metallic Dust
Here’s a simple way to add a little shine and sparkle to the Christmas platter. Get some Nilla wafers, paint them with lemon extracts and then coat them with edible dust – gold and silver. While the dust does not add to the taste, it will certainly get your guests drawn to your table.
Find the full recipe here – Dust Nilla Wafers in metallic dust
- Edible Wreaths
Not every wreath has to be hung on walls or outside your front door. Some wreaths have their place on the dinner plate to make a more visually interesting spread. Place the dip in the middle and the rest of the ingredients around to make a wonderful looking dish with minimal effort. Another option would be making the wreath out of gumdrops, marshmallows, cornflakes, sugar-cookies, rock-candies, ham-cheese and vegetables or just popcorn. There’s a lot of variety to choose from.
Find the full recipe here – Edible Wreaths
- New Year Sugar Cone Party Hats
Made with sugar cones, melted pure chocolate, melted white confectionary coating and candy melts, white modeling chocolate and colored sanding sugars, together with white taffy, white fondant and Vanilla Tootsie Rolls — this colourful dessert is easier to make than you think. You can then make them pop with edible food colouring, top them off with white modeling chocolate logs and you are ready for some awesome pictures and a fun way to ring in the New Year.
Find the recipe here – Sugar Cones Party Cones
That’s all from us at Bella Vita Kitchen for now. Let us know about more fun holiday recipes you have tried and tested!