Festive Tree, Wreath and Sweet Treat Recipes for Holiday Gatherings!

December has arrived, and the festivities have begun!

Here are some recipes and ideas for your holiday gatherings

Let’s start with one of the classic Christmas icons,

the Christmas Tree!

How about a Spinach Dip Evergreen Pastry Tree

A lot of Wow factor for your holiday party!

Here’s another version of a pastry tree,

this one is filled with pesto, prosciutto and Parmesan

Prosciutto and Pesto Puff Pastry Tree

A Snow Pea Tree is easy to make

The peas are filled with prepared Rondele cheese spread

and plated to look like a holiday tree

You can make a cute Snowy Cookie Tree

with store bought Christmas cookies, icing and sprinkles

Another classic holiday icon is a wreath

Make a charcuterie Appetizer Wreath with rosemary and parsley

topped with cheese cubes, tomatoes, salami roses

strawberries, grapes

and fill the center with crackers

One of my favorite appetizers is this Southern classic

Strawberry Pecan and Pimiento Cheese Wreath

This Sticky Bun Biscuit Wreath

is perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch

It’s full of bacon, nuts and maple syrup

Turn your spaghetti supper into a wreath for a festive dinner

with a Spaghetti Bundt

Who doesn’t think of Christmas and sweet treats when they see

a gingerbread man!

For dessert you can enjoy a decorated

Gingerbread House Bundt cake

Add red and green M & Ms to your snack mix to turn it into

Christmas Chex Mix

Make some Coal Candy to remind the kids to behave!

The kids can help make easy Candy Cookies for Santa

And Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies for everyone to enjoy

It only takes a few minutes to whip up a

Santa’s Surprise Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

I hope your December is very Merry!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

36 Responses to “Festive Tree, Wreath and Sweet Treat Recipes for Holiday Gatherings!”
  1. Rita C. says:

    You have a treasure chest of recipes for any occasion! BTW, I love your tree art this year. The leading one here is my favorite!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    You are amazing. I don’t think you must ever sleep.

  3. So many wonderful idea! I really love the spaghetti wreath!

  4. Jenna, you have included a round-up of fabulous ideas and recipes for the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Sunday!

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you have a wonderful collection of recipes to help us celebrate the Christmas season. I especially love the cookie tree, charcuterie wreath, and pimento cheese wreath. I adore pimento cheese! Thanks for sharing! We always enjoy finger foods for our Christmas dinner at my In-laws. My mother in law makes drip beef and pairs it with various appetizers. It is always a nice change from all the heavy holiday dishes. I may just have to bring your pimento cheese wreath. Happy Sunday!

    • Thank you Shannon, the pimiento cheese wreath is a favorite of mine, it’s so good and looks so pretty. We do finger food for Christmas day also, makes it easier and more relaxing than a formal dinner. I hope your holidays are the merriest!

  6. Does it make me a bad person that I like the snowy cookie tree best? ;P These all look like great recipes to make for our celebrations this season.

  7. Kari says:

    yummy Jenna…I want to try them all. hugs my friend

  8. lghiggins says:

    What great variations on the tree and wreath. I think I would just insist that my diners stood back and admired them before digging in!😂

  9. Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    The spinach dip and snow pea trees look yummy! On my way to get those recipes!

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    That is a beautiful Christmas tree! I have to find time to make some of these festive treats. I love all those trees, especially the pea tree and puff pastry tree. Like Bernadette, when do you sleep Jenna! December will be an especially delicious month at your house:)

    • Thank you Emily, this is a round up of some favorites over the years. The snow pea tree is easy to make and you could stuff the peas ahead of time and refrigerate overnight and assemble the tree the next day. I’m going to do that for a party I’m having on Sunday

  11. These are all terrific but I’m loving the appetizer wreaths especially. (There’s something about a wreath!) And the Christmas tree — what a great idea! I don’t do that for Rick and me and this is a great reminder that we can now have friends over! I must give one of these ideas a try.

  12. So many great ideas that you have shared with us. Love it all. I want a little of each please! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Very creative and yummy recipes! I am loving the snow pea tree!

  14. Kim says:

    What a delicious round-up of holiday treats you have here! The puff pastry tree and pimiento cheese wreath both look amazing. I have to pin these… Thanks for sharing and I hope all is well with you down there!

  15. Judee says:

    Really creative! You’ve got some delicious looking ideas for the holidays. The spaghetti bundt is so interesting and the puff pastry tree makes a great presentation. So fun for the holidays.

  16. Mary says:

    So many tasty and festive treats Jenna! ♥

  17. Kitty says:

    Mmmmm my mouth is watering over all these delightful Christmas ideas!!

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