If you are hosting a Christmas party for your friends and family at home, or just helping to prepare a party at work, you have the ability to turn a holiday party into a special and successful event that everyone will remember. When planning a holiday gathering, you want to make sure you have a selection of Christmas party food ideas available for your caterer to review. This begins by deciding on the types of food that are appealing to the people you are inviting and attending the holiday party. You must also consider what theme goes best with a Christmas party, and the location the venue will be held at. For example, one Christmas party food idea is to have the caterer include finger foods into the menu. You could also have skewers, fried catfish, hush puppies and fries as a possible menu if you choose to have a bayou Christmas theme party. However, if you wish to keep your menu centered around Christmas only, you want to serve turkey and gravy, cranberry sauce, tossed salad, honey glazed ham and a host of other traditional holiday foods. When selecting appetizers, you can serve fresh vegetables. For dessert you can offer apple pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, fresh fruit and sweet cakes. These are only a few examples of how you can set up your catering menu. Just remember that your choice of food items should be centered on the theme of your party. Once theme is chosen it is easier to decide which Christmas party food ideas work best for your caterer to make. Also consider serving a Christmas feast on a table decorated with a massive Santa’s sleigh centerpiece. The sleigh will play host to the main course of the meal, with sides all around it. The reindeer will function as a serving dish. The best part is that the arrangement is suitable for all levels of foods, such as finger foods to fancier Christmas entrees such as lamb, duck, or even seafood.