It’s coming on Christmas, which means your December calendar is quickly filling up with holiday party invites. It can be exhausting trying to come up with a fun new idea for every Christmas gathering. At a certain point, we all want to give in to the call of store-bought Christmas cookies in a tin we brought from home so we can pass them off as our own. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Make the social merry-go-round fun this year with these amazing and easy food and craft combos that are sure to have you at the top of everyone’s guest list. From pies to themed dresses, these are your new Christmas party go-tos.
An Old Favorite
The Christmas casserole is a key staple of any holiday potluck, and each guest has their own family recipe. Try something a little different this year with the Soupless Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole, which is guaranteed to please. This recipe is perfect for parties because you can leave portion sizes up to each partygoer. No need to meticulously cut out pieces—just let everyone scoop as much as they want! Plus, green bean dishes complement almost every other flavor, so your casserole will taste excellent with whatever other dishes guests bring. Cart your dish from your kitchen to the party in this awesome upcycled Placemat Casserole Carrier, which will keep your cooking at the perfect temperature until it’s time to eat!
An Eye on the Waistline
Everyone struggles with weight gain during the holidays. How could they not, with all those delicious desserts at the tips of their fingers? Do your loved ones a favor this Christmas with the Skinny Eggnog Pie. This scrumptious dessert cuts out some of the fat and calories without losing a bit of the taste. Fellow party guests won’t believe that this is a “lite” dessert! Keep your pie looking magazine-cover ready in the Casserole and Pie Carrier, which will protect all your hard work from being jostled or ruined in the car. Choose a Christmas fabric to give this carrier an extra holiday boost!
30 Gingerbread Men (and a Lady)
This Little Miss Gingerbread Dress is too cute for words, and will be absolutely adorable paired with some delicious gingerbread cookies! The outfit is surprisingly easy to put together, and can be made the weekend before its party debut. Even better, the Cut Out Gingerbread Cookies are dairy, egg, and gluten free! You’ll be everyone’s favorite party guest with this considerate treat.
Looks Great, Tastes Better
Be careful with the Dreamy Gingerbread Cheesecake — you might have other party guests forgetting about the spirit of Christmas to fight one another over the last piece of this mouth-watering dessert. This cheesecake is a fun twist on usual gingerbread desserts, and even gives an upgrade to regular cheesecake! A slice of this dessert is the perfect way to finish off a potluck meal. And with the 20 Minute Festive Christmas Cake Frill, your dessert can look as good as it tastes! In less than half an hour, you can whip up some bunting and a little frill to make your dish stand out from the crowd.
Cute Enough to Eat
This easy-breezy DIY Applique Onesie is just the ticket for a baby this Christmas. The applique takes no time at all to make, but will have your baby looking so cute and festive while remaining comfortable and warm. Couple that killer outfit with these tree-shaped Classic Christmas Spritz Cookies and you can bet that you’ll have the best dressed plus-one in the room.