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Top 4 Party Food Trends for the Holiday Season

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You’re still finishing up your Thanksgiving leftovers—but the holiday season is just getting started! With December on our heels, it’s time to start planning those all-important holiday parties.

The holidays are an opulent season, so there’s no better way to celebrate than with stylish food and drink. From locally sourced fare to exquisitely paired wines, here’s a look at 4 of the season’s top party food trends.

The Season’s Top Party Food Trends

Farm-to-Table Inspiration

The sustainable food scene is exploding! So source local ingredients and serve your guests a taste of the season. Opt for cozy, cold weather favorites like: Beef Bourguignon, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables, Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms, and Butternut Squash Soup.

Epic Party Platters

Get the party started with beautifully arranged food platters. Dress up traditional cheese and crackers with Italian meats, roasted peppers, marinated olives, toasted walnuts, and fresh figs. Don’t forget the assorted crackers, crostini, and bread sticks. Hint: Wrap some prosciutto around those bread sticks for bonus points!

Wine Pairings & Specialty Cocktails

The bar menu is just as important as the food menu. Perfectly paired wines add instant sophistication to your gathering and give your guests an opportunity to sample more than one varietal. You can also show off your style savvy with craft beers, locally distilled spirits, and special holiday cocktails.

Dessert Bars

There’s another type of bar that everyone must have this season: the dessert bar! Select your favorite indulgences, such as truffles, cookies, or cupcakes, or serve an assortment of treats. Present candies and sweets on platters and tiers or in glass jars for visual appeal.

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