Whether you’re planning the annual office Christmas party or a festive celebration for a small group of friends, there any many different catering options to choose from including canapes and sharing platters to buffets, grazing tables and fine dining experiences. Here are just a few Christmas party catering ideas to inspire you this festive season…


Canapes have come a long way in sophistication with Blowtorched Salmon Skewers and Beef Fillet Carpaccio Crostini prominent favourites amongst our clients these days. An all-time popular choice for Christmas party nibbles, canapes give you the freedom to serve a wide variety of flavours without interrupting the natural flow of an event. To really get everyone in the holiday spirit, pick a few festive canapes such as Turkey and Cranberry Filo Parcels and Charred Brussel Sprout Crostini. 

Sharing Platters

Sharing platters are a great way to get plenty of delicious food served to the table quickly and easily. They are also a great way to get conversations flowing between guests. Build upon the good-old favourite platters with a fun festive twist. For example, serve a tower of assorted cheeses alongside some spiced pear chutney or caramelised cranberry relish, and decorate with sprigs of holly. Or present your Italian antipasto spread in the form of an elaborate wreath.

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Buffets and Grazing Tables

Create a spectacular centre-piece for your Christmas party with a premium buffet or grazing table. Make the most of the festive theme and decorate your serving table with sparkling baubles, twinkling lights and evergreen wreaths. For the food, choose a spread that is full of flavour and high-quality ingredients. Whether you choose rustic charcuterie nibbles, BBQ surf and turf or a winter wonderland dessert spread of mince pies, Christmas pudding and dark chocolate truffles, keep your theme concise to create that ‘wow’ factor.

Private Dining

If you really want to impress your guests, book a private chef and indulge in a sit-down meal of three or four courses for your Christmas Party. The choice of menus is endless, from a traditional Christmas roast dinner to a confit of salmon or beetroot wellington, and much more. Make your evening extra special with bespoke wine pairing to complement each course perfectly and hire waiting staff to ensure your party runs smoothly and hassle-free.


Whether you want a formal sit down meal, tasty canape nibbles, a gourmet buffet or impressive sharing platters for your Christmas party this year, we can find a catering style to suit your needs. We provide Christmas party catering in Bath, Bristol and Cardiff as well as across the wider Gloucester, Somerset and Dorset areas. We are dedicated to using fresh and locally sourced produce for maximum flavour and will work with you to create a unique and bespoke menu to suit your festive event, however big or small. 

If you would like to know more about our Christmas Party Catering Services or would like to discuss some ideas for your next event, we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 01225 667818 or email info@fullflavourevents.co.uk to find out more.