Take-out Tuesday, Appetizer Wreath

I hope you are having a Jolly December!

We had a very Merry time at our annual family Christmas Eve

I “passed the torch” to DD this year

and she and her husband hosted our gathering

in their beautiful new home

We decided we wanted to keep it very simple this year

We ordered ham and cheese biscuits from a local bakery,

bought Pastry Pups from Trader Joe’s,

HHjr grilled Teriyaki Tenderloin

and I made a kid friendly appetizer wreath

Appetizer wreaths not only look very festive,

you can tailor them to your own taste

Parsley is the base of the wreath with salami roses tucked in

Salami roses are super easy to make and add a great wow factor

You can see two ways to make them here and here

Pretty red strawberries

Cherry tomatoes and rosemary

I made this wreath kid friendly

with cheese cubes and strawberries

Parmesan Crisps from Trader Joe’s fill the center

Serve with toothpicks for stabbing berries, tomatoes and cheese

I found these pretty paper plates and napkins at Swoozies

They were perfect with DD’s red and green holiday color scheme

and the gold accents in her house

Plus easy clean up!

Pretty Christmas cookies from a bakery were dessert

Every year I give the children some kind of goodie bags

Two families were missing this year,

spending Christmas with their other families,

so we only had 6 of the 11 grandchildren

They each got a bag of faux snowballs

and a pair of Christmas glasses

They had a ball having snowball fights out in the yard

and wearing their crazy glasses!

The guy in the festive Santa suit in the middle

is a close family friend…

He really surprised us when he arrived in this outfit!

Of course I had to give him a pair of glasses too!

I am looking forward to creating more seasonal and themed

edible wreaths throughout the year,

such a festive and easy appetizer!

You can also make a festive decorative

wreath for the new year!!

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All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Turn About Tuesday 

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34 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Appetizer Wreath”
  1. Mary says:

    Happy Tuesday Jenna! Isn’t it nice to be able to pass the torch to your daughter? Your appetizer wreath looks so merry and bright and your menu sounds yummy for an easy celebration. Love seeing the kids in their glasses and friend’s outfit is a hoot! He looks like he’s the life of the party wherever he goes. 🙂 ♥

  2. Looks like that you had a great celebration with the family. The appetizer wreath looks sensational and those holiday cookies are so fun.

  3. Rita C. says:

    Wait. What??? 11 grandchildren?? I don’t remember that! Doesn’t passing the torch feel good? I did that in 2019, even passed along the dinner dishes, chafing, and more to go with it! I still helped with a few dishes, but my daughter took the organization to another level with color coded spreadsheets, lol. She’s definitely a chip off the block.
    Your food sounded terrific. I’m all for easy when the sources can be available. Ham and cheese biscuits from a bakery sound awesome. Someone around here needs to offer that! HHJr’s tenderloin teriyaki – yum! And your tray sounds perfect for young and adult both.
    Here’s to a happy new year, Jenna. I’m already mostly undecorated, ready to play house again.

    • Thank you Rita! Only 4 of the grands are mine, the other 7 belong to my sister in law who we always celebrate with….we kept the food simple so we could enjoy without getting exhausted as DD and her family left the day after Christmas for Disney World! My son and I spent Sunday undecorating and left for the beach early Monday. 78 degrees on the coast this week, but chance of snow on Sunday! Winter in the South 😂

  4. So festive! Love the wreath, and the little rosettes are fun! You could also cut out rounds of cheese to make the roses.
    The kids all look happy! Love the glasses.

  5. The wreath looks so yummy. My kind of appetizer. Love the cute goodie bags with the glasses. How fun! You always make the most wonderful dishes. I hope that you and your sweet family has a most wonderful New Year Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Nancy says:

    Such a beautiful wreath of roses and deliciousness but those sunglasses steal the show along with the family friend!
    Happy Tuesday dear friend!

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Passing the torch, sounds like a good idea. Your Christmas Eve sounds wonderful and so does the menu. Love the idea of keeping it simple and finding delicious food from a bakery. Your platter looks so pretty and I’m sure enjoyed by all. Love the pic of the grands and the man in the seasonal suit, so cute. I love the NYE wreath, so creative. Love the sunglasses…….

    • Thank you Emily, we had so much fun, and my daughter’s house is perfect for entertaining a large group, and they have a huge yard for the kids to run around in. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a peaceful week!

  8. The salami roses wouldn’t last long here Jenna:@) Looks like you had a fun Christmas!

  9. lulu says:

    What delightful treats for your grandchildren. I hope they know how lucky they are.

  10. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your festive wreath looks both beautiful and tasty! That would be a great idea for New Year’s Eve as well. It looks like you all had such a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you a healthy and Happy New Year!

  11. Jenna, you have earned passing the torch. The food sounds perfect and easy. The appetizer wreath looks fabulous and I know it was delicious. Enjoy the beach!

  12. lghiggins says:

    Your friend knows how to celebrate! He must be a fun guy to be around!

  13. Judee says:

    The appetizer wreath is such a clever and delicious looking idea for the holidays. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

  14. pattyanneart says:

    The wreath looks so beautiful and tasty. Great idea, Jenna. Keeping things simple and fun is the way to go. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Happy New Year!

  15. Kitty says:

    Your festive wreath turned out so pretty, Jenna! I copied Mary’s appetizer wreath that she made with skewers. I’ll have to remember yours for another time. I’ve been wanting to make the salami roses. Your family friend looks like he’s a lot of fun!

  16. Jenna, so nice to pass the torch to your daughter. Your family is so much fun. Love the glasses. The wreath looks delicious and so festive. I saw someone using a wine goblet to make the salami roses. pretty cool. Happy New Year.

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