8 Fun Christmas Food Ideas for Classroom Holiday Parties

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So you’ve got your classroom holiday party coming up, and you’ve got parents asking what to send in with their children. Or maybe it’s time for the class holiday play, and you’ve got to set out food for the parents.

Fun Christmas Food Ideas for Kids

No matter who you have to feed, these fun Christmas food ideas for kids aren’t just simple — many are healthy too!


Watermelon Holiday Cut-Outs

Let’s start things off with the easiest (and fun) Christmas food idea out there — watermelon cut into holiday shapes. Yup, it’s that simple.

You will need:

  • watermelon
  • holiday cookie cutters

Strawberry Grinches

Throw How the Grinch Stole Christmas on for a pre-winter break movie day, and hand out these fun (and healthy) Grinches. made from fruit and marshmallows.

You will need:

  • strawberries
  • grapes
  • white marshmallows
  • short bamboo skewers

Teach Starter Teacher Tip: Use kitchen scissors to cut your skewers in half to maximize.

“Peanut” Butter and Celery Reindeer

Worried about nut allergies? You can make these “peanut butter” reindeer with nut-free butter or cookie butter to keep kids safe while they enjoy the fun of a Christmas food during the party.

You will need:

  • celery (washed and trimmed)
  • nut-free peanut butter or cookie butter
  • pretzels
  • chocolate chips
  • raspberries, red gumdrops, or red hot candies

Oreo Santa Hat Cookies

These Santa Hat cookies are a bit more complicated to make for your classroom Christmas party, but they’re extra cute.

You will need:

  • Oreo cookies
  • whipped cream
  • strawberries
  • mini marshmallows
  • a piping bag.

Banana Santas

These Santas are similar to the grinches above, with a few small twists. They’re still super easy and a fun idea for Christmas food that kids will love.

You will need:

  • bananas (cut in half)
  • strawberries
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate chips (white and dark)
  • raisins

Crunchy Vegetable Christmas Tree

Bring out the veggies with a holiday tree!

You will need:

  • cucumber (washed and sliced)
  • cherry tomatoes (washed and cut in half)
  • carrots (washed, peeled, and cut — or just use mini carrots)
  • hummus or a dip of your choice

Avocado Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree is a crowd-pleaser if you live in a place where avocados are abundant.

You will need:

  • pita bread or wraps cut into quarters
  • avocado
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cheese
  • small star-shaped cookie cutter

Reindeer Cookies

We’ve saved the best until last… check out the cutest reindeer in town!

You will need:

  • shortbread cookies
  • chocolate spread or Nutella
  • pretzels
  • white/dark chocolate chips
  • raspberries or red hots

christmas food reindeer crackers

Add some fun activities to your holiday party — see our full collection of winter and holiday teacher resources!


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