With Christmas fast approaching, you might be thinking about doing a Christmas buffet instead of a sit down meal this year. If you are, we’ve got some top Christmas buffet ideas especially for you.
Check Out The Food Magazines
The Christmas food catalogues are already out and they make your mouth water just by looking at them! You can lose yourself for hours dreaming of the fabulous food you could be enjoying over the festive period. Tasty treats for everyone! You could even consider ordering your Christmas buffet food from some of these supermarkets or shops. That means all you need to do it collect it and put it on your table. One of the less time consuming Christmas buffet ideas!
If you fancy some traditional items for your Christmas buffet, you’ll be going down the turkey sandwiches, pigs in blankets and luxury mince pie route. You might think about canapes, beautiful slices of beef, a nut roast, glazed parsnips and all the sprouts you can dream about. Traditional is good as that food so often is Christmas for some people. You can even try to recreate the crumbles that Grandma used to make or do the annual laugh at Dad serving up the lumpy gravy.
Think Outside The Box
Maybe you want to think outside the box with your Christmas buffet ideas? Rather than the traditional stuff we mentioned above, go for something else. Why not have fajitas on Christmas Day? Hot dogs and chips for the kids? Plates of wonderful salads or a selection of pies to enjoy with some mash? We so often fall into the routine of Christmas but slaving away in the kitchen isn’t for everyone. We know people who enjoy their favourite easy-to-cook food on Christmas Day rather than cooking a turkey. This frees them up to enjoy time as a family, rather than sweating away over the hobs in the kitchen.
Cater For Everybody
There are lots of people on different diets and with different food requirements, so you need to make sure you cater for everyone with your Christmas buffet ideas. Don’t get too carried away and forget about those or they’ll end up with a slice of toast, if indeed they can eat bread! From gluten free and paleo diets to veganism and lactose intolerance, be sure there is plenty of delicious food for everyone to enjoy.
Add Some Decorations
Whatever you decide to put on the buffet table, you need to make sure the table is beautifully themed and looking extremely festive. Fortunately for you we have even more ideas! Take a look at our table decorations category which includes ornaments, candles and even a fluffy Santa Claus. We particularly love this artificial Christmas tree in a pot and a metal reindeer candle holder. These are great items to place on the table which bring some festive fun around the food.
With these fantastic Christmas buffet ideas and some tip top decorations, you can create the perfect Christmas Day this year.