Sunterra Blog

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2022

Sunterra residents love holiday parties. Their gorgeous kitchens have everything they need to turn out delectable small plates to serve at potlucks, tree trimming and New Year shindigs. If you’re looking for a little inspiration for your own parties, here are some of their favorite dishes.

Break Out the Dip

Retire the dried soup mix and sour cream dip in favor of this delectable and fresh slow-roasted onion dip. This jalapeno popper dip will spice up any party. Guests will gobble up this buffalo chicken dip. You can serve this spinach-artichoke dip in a bread bowl but don’t be surprised if your guests munch on it after all the dip has been scooped out.

Mix It Up

Snack mixes are easy to prep and fun to eat. We’re partial to this sweet and spicy mixed nuts recipe. If you’d rather go savory, try this garlic-ranch party mix. Tell the kids Santa left reindeer chow just for them.

Have a Cheese Ball

A good cheese ball will be the talk of your party. Thanksgiving guests will love this pinecone-shaped cheese ball. For Christmas, shape your cheese in the form of a Christmas tree. This holiday wreath might just be too pretty to eat. Go upscale and serve this sophisticated cranberry-pecan cheese ball.

Cute Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie boards are all the rage. You can just throw out some meat and cheese or try some of these cute ideas. This Christmas tree board is easy to pull together and fun to eat. Guests won’t need to juggle a glass of wine while trying to spread cheese on a cracker if you serve up charcuterie in a cup. This adorable hot chocolate charcuterie board will delight kids and adults alike. Vegan guests will appreciate plant-based board.

So Many Meatballs

Can you have a party without at least one plate of meatballs? Go traditional with these sweet and spicy bites or simple cocktail meatballs. Don’t have a lot of time? You can bake up these sheet pan meatballs served with salsa verde. Use your crockpot for an even easier way to cook up these festive meatballs.

Fabulous Finger Food

Small bites are easy for guests to eat as they mix and mingle. Impress them with these cranberry brie bites. Give your party a Tex-Mex twist with mini enchiladas. Kids will love munching on these red and green tortilla rollups. Ring in the New Year with sophisticated goat cheese and bacon bruschetta. Broiled oysters go great with champagne.

Sweet Treats

Christmas cookies are all well and good, but why not pile a dessert buffet high with these sweet treats. Oven full up? These Oreo truffles are no-bake. If you have 10 minutes you have time to whip up candy cane chocolate fudge. Guests won’t be able to resist this beautiful red-and-white chocolate bark. If you have gluten-free guests, serve these festive peppermint meringues.

Holiday Wassail

Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party or cookie swap, these holiday-themed beverages will go down smooth. Not sure how to make eggnog? It’s easy with this recipe. We’re dreaming of white Christmas margaritas. Who says hot cider needs to be made from apples? Spike your cocktails with chocolate and marshmallows. Kids and adults who don’t imbibe will love this apple-tini mocktail.