It’s Christmas time, and we’ve started a unique family tradition that we call our ‘Fun Food Christmas.’ I thought you might enjoy if I share it with you, so that’s what I’m doing today!
Fun Foods Christmas Video
Watch along here as I explain our holiday meal, it’s history and what we created this year!
How It All Began
When my daughter was young, I wanted to have a special meal at home that was different from all the other holiday meals we went to. I started seeing ideas for themed food items, and it seemed like a great way to impress a 2 year old. The fun food experience began with our first being a Thanksgiving celebration with a turkey meat/cheese/relish tray and turkey cheeseball!
The Holiday Meal Spread
Here’s what we created this year…
…and my plate full of yummy goodies!
Pizza is so easy and you can make it in the shape of a snowman, Christmas tree or anything else. For a shortcut, buy refrigerated dough like I did!
This was new to our menu this year, and it will definitely be a returning favorite. It uses refrigerated pizza dough as well, plus string cheese sticks. Delicious! Get the recipe by clicking on the link above.
There are millions of pretty jello recipes. This one is pretty but not our favorite flavor-wise.
Wreath Relish Tray
Last year we created a Christmas tree relish tray, but this year’s wreath is so much prettier!
Santa Hat Brownies
All I have to say is…yum!
These are another new addition this year. Ours are not nearly as professional looking as the samples I saw online, but I think they’re some of the cutest penguins on the planet…partially because two of our little penguins made them.
The entire family LOVES this punch!
Get The Family Involved
For whatever reason, the fun food Christmas experience is fun enough that the entire family helps prepare the food – even the boys! Without me twisting their arms! Seriously…one of our teenage boys (I won’t name names) made the Santa hat brownies! And farmer Matt made the beautiful relish wreath!
What traditions do you have in your family? I would love to hear them.
Merry Christmas my friends! I hope you’ll have the courage to try a fun food Christmas yourself!