31 Stupendous Christmas Platter Ideas

The countdown to Christmas has just begun. From decorating the house to putting up the Christmas tree to buying gifts, there’s a lot to do in just a handful of days.  Another important chore to do during Christmas is making delicious food. Not just taste, even presentation of the food is equally important. Keeping that in mind, we have gathered some wonderful and creative Christmas platter ideas that are super easy to come together. Check out our Christmas platter ideas below.

31 Christmas Platter Ideas

  1. Christmas Vegetable Platter:

Christmas Platter Ideas

Even the kids or people who are averse to the idea of eating veggies, especially broccoli would find hard to stop themselves from indulging in these. Chop broccoli florets and shape them as a Christmas tree. For decorating the tree use black grapes, capsicum slices, and baby tomatoes. Fill these sides with baby carrots to give a colorful look to your platter. Serve these with delicious dip and see them vanish.

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  1. Caprese Christmas Wreath:

 

There’s no one we know who doesn’t love Caprese here. A platter with creamy fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes and basil dressed in Italian herbs and olive are served with a dip or reduction. We particularly love the thick and delicious balsamic reduction served with this platter. They would make a perfect accompaniment to the cheese and tomato.

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  1. Watermelon Snowman:

 

This is one of the most appropriate Christmas platter ideas for summer Christmas. It’s extremely easy to bring together too as you just need a round seedless watermelon and two personal sized watermelons. Use the smallest one for the head, the medium one for the torso and largest for the lower body. Scoop out the watermelons and fill them with blueberries and scooped watermelon as shown in the picture. Decorate any way you like and it’s done.

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  1. Fruit Christmas Tree:

This fruity Christmas tree with a golden pineapple tree topper is looking too beautiful to eat. The body of this Christmas tree is basically a pineapple cut neatly and a pear. To trim the tree, use any fruit that you have in hand, be it kiwi, clementine or grapes. You have to start by piercing toothpicks into the tree and adding the fruits.

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  1. Kiwi Fruit Christmas Tree:

This is one of the easiest Christmas platter ideas in our opinion. You’ll need loads of kiwis, finely sliced and chopped strawberries for the body of the Christmas tree and the peel of the kiwi for the tree trunk. For the tree topper, you can use a whole strawberry. And trust us, this platter won’t last long once you place it on the table.

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  1. Veggie Gingerbread House:

 

This veggie gingerbread platter would be a perfect activity to do with your kids during Christmas. The gingerbread house is made out of cucumbers, celery, carrots and red capsicum. We totally love how the carrots are shaped like logs to give it a real house feel. There’s a cute snowman at the backyard too!

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  1. Cheese and Crackers Christmas Tree:Christmas Platter Ideas

 

How pretty and detailed are this cheese and crackers Christmas tree? You need to form a thick cone around pretzel rod, using cheese ball mixture of your choice. To give your tree the green color, use fresh parsley. Tuck in min crackers, small pretzels, pomegranate seeds, nuts and dust some grated Parmesan cheese to give it a snowy touch.

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  1. Citrus Star:

Christmas Platter Ideas

They say that citrus fruits are at their best during winter. So how about making use of them for making Christmas platter. Food Network shows how to prepare a pretty star-shaped citrus platter using tangerines, blood oranges, white and red grapefruit, kumquats and pomelos. To add extra sparkle and make the platter more vibrant, add tomatoes and pomegranate seeds.

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  1. Crispy Rice Cereal Snowman

Christmas Platter Ideas

This crispy rice cereal snowman is so adorable that people will feel bad eating it. When the cereal treats are warm, shape them into two medium sized balls for the snowman’s body. Remember, one ball should be slightly bigger than the other one. Coat the balls in coconut flakes and make eyes, arms, nose, and buttons using a chopstick. You can use the melted marshmallow to stick the props.

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  1. Antipasto Express Train:

Christmas Platter Ideas

We totally love the idea of a Polar Express train theme Christmas platter. The train track is made using pretzel ties on parchment runner. For the rain coaches, you have to line up pieces of halved baguettes.  Use cucumber wheels for the cars and bread and olive for the engine chimney. Don’t forget to provide toothpicks to guests to pick their favorite food.

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  1. Baked Brie With Blackberry Compote And Candied Pecan:

 

Take your love for baked brie to an entirely new level with this delicious and aesthetically pleasant platter. It’s incredibly easy to make and is filled with traditional winter flavors, all of which come out beautifully. You will totally love the combination of gooey baked brie and crunchy pecans.

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  1. Dark Chocolate Platter:

Christmas Platter Ideas

Give your guests a taste of unusual pairings with this exquisite dark chocolate platter. The flavorful wine with cherry infused dark chocolate will make your taste buds tingle. Besides, you can even serve dark chocolate with cheeses, nuts, and cold meats because everything goes well with chocolate, isn’t it?

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  1. Christmas Tree Cheese Platter:

This Christmas tree cheese platter is incredibly cute. Just get hold of different varieties of cheese, cherry or grape tomatoes, rosemary, and thyme. If you want, you can even drizzle some olive oil dressing over it to make it even more palatable. Don’t forget to serve the toothpicks to guests so that they can enjoy their heart out.

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  1. Holiday Charcuterie Platter:

Charcuterie is basically the art of preserving meat long before refrigerating them. And this traditional method has come back with a bang. So how about presenting your guests a classy holiday themed Charcuterie platter? The palette featured here has an amazing combination of flavors- sweet, salty, savory and even spicy.

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  1. Holiday Wreath Cheese Platter:

Christmas Platter Ideas

If you’re planning to serve mulled wine to your guests, this Christmas wreath cheese would make a perfect accompaniment. The cheese platter in this image is composed of delicious seasonal ingredients, such as pomegranates, mandarin oranges, persimmons, nuts, chocolates, and of course, different types of cheeses.

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  1. Frozen Party Veggie Tray:

 

Are your kids insisting on making a snowman? Well, you can make them prepare this adorable Olaf veggie platter and it’s kind of the same. The body of Olaf is made using chopped cauliflower and the hands are made from pretzel sticks. Surround the body of Olaf with other veggies, such as baby tomatoes, celery, edamame, carrots and more.

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  1. Antipasto Cheese Ball Christmas Tree:

Christmas Platter Ideas

If you’re open to trying out something unconventional this Christmas, try making this antipasto Christmas tree. The tree is basically a cheese ball filled with red bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, chives, and seasoning. Serve this Christmas tree with crackers and cold meats like prosciutto and salami. Before making the cheese ball, ensure that it’s soft enough to be mixed with other ingredients.

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  1. Sweet, Spice And Everything Nice:

Christmas Platter Ideas

 

This platter has sugar, spice, and everything nice. Firstly, the platter is huge, which means it can accommodate almost everything. You can put almost everything on it, right from dried fruits, to cheese, to fruits, to crackers to smoked meats- EVERYTHING. Don’t forget to serve some dips along with it, because no one would like crackers without cheese.

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  1. Garlic Knot Christmas Tree:

This garlic knot Christmas tree would work as both, an appetizer and your dining table centerpiece. You can either serve these garlic knots with just one type of dip or several types of dips. Either way, this Christmas tree would be the first item to finish from the table.

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  1. Christmas In July Dessert Cheese Platter:

Christmas Platter Ideas

This fun and pretty look July Christmas dessert palette looks every bit vibrant, just like the summer season. The charcoal cookies look mouthwatering and so do the gingerbread cookies. Throw in some different kinds of cheeses, nuts, berries, fruits, candies and a bowl of melted chocolate in the center and you’re done.

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  1. Holiday Veggie Platter:

 

How pretty is this Christmas tree dressed with a pretty ornament made entirely out of vegetables? Yes, it has pretzels for the bark, but a little bit of cheating is allowed, right? And believe me, even kids who do not like broccoli will happily eat it, provided you serve them with delicious ranch spreads and dips.

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  1. Smoked Salmon Platter:

 

Christmas Platter Ideas

If you’re organizing a healthy Christmas dinner, even this pretty looking smoked salmon platter would make a wonderful addition. We know that fish isn’t the first thing in mind when we talk about Christmas, but exceptions must be allowed sometimes, right? Smoke thinly sliced salmons are serve with onions, crackers, and a delicious dip.

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  1. Christmas Dessert Dip Platter:

How perfect would be this Christmas dessert platter for your upcoming ugly Christmas sweater party? More than perfect, right? Gingerbread, cookie dough and peppermint are the three dips displayed here, but you can prepare dips of any kind. And the wavy chocolate coated Lays would make a perfect accompaniment for these sweet dips.

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  1. Spiced Lamb With Sticky Date And Onion Chutney

Christmas Platter Ideas

This is one of the most delicious looking main course Christmas platters in our opinion. In this recipe, juicy lamb chops are marinated in cinnamon, toasted coriander, cumin seeds and served with onion chutney. Dates and pomegranates add a perfect touch of sweetness to this savory dish.

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  1. Fruit Christmas Tree Platter:

Here’s another absolutely adorable fruit Christmas tree platter to inspire you. Fruits like papaya, grapes, strawberries, and kiwis with coriander at the base are used for making this Christmas tree platter. We’re sure the coriander will provide a unique taste to these fruits.

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  1. Easy Party Cheeseboard:

This platter is just perfect for cheese lovers, like me. Different types of cheese, cut in different ways are presented on a rectangular platter with smoked meat, grape tomatoes, crackers, basil and an amazing dip. If you want to make it completely vegetarian, omit the meat.

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  1. Easy Poinsettia Platter:

Christmas Platter Ideas

This Christmas themed platter is beyond beautiful and is sure to please every onlooker. And if may look intimidating, but you’ll need minimal effort and time you can create this gorgeous platter for a supremely elegant Christmas dessert table. Display these poinsettias is blue or silver platter to make them stand out.

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  1. Wreath Cheese:

Christmas Platter Ideas

 

Here’s an entire cheese wreath for you to indulge in this Christmas. The platter includes goat and blue cheese, grapes, jams and jellies, Marcona almonds, crackers, tomatoes, and of course, charcuterie. Please feel free to customize your platter anyway you like.

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  1. Holiday Party Platter:

Make a gorgeous party platter with crackers, caramelized goat cheese dip, boiled eggs, ginger spiced cashew dip and other trimmings, such as nuts, roasted Brussel’s sprouts, apples, berries, pomegranate, cucumber, cauliflower and more. So basically, this grain and gluten free platter has something for every kind of eaters.

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  1. Ultimate Crudité Platter:

We’ve also included the ultimate guide to creating the best crudité platter. In the picture itself, you can see a beautiful assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, and dried fruits along with the delicious dip. If you want to make it even healthier, add smoked salmon, hard boiled eggs, shrimps and kale chips too!

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  1. Shrimp Wreath:

Christmas Platter Ideas

This shrimp wreath is too pretty to not be included in the listing. You don’t have to do any special preparations for this platter. If you’re making shrimps, just arrange them in a similar manner. Put the dip in the middle and surround the bowl with fresh rosemary.

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These festive platters are sure to be the centerpiece of your dinner table. And why not, after all, they’re so beautiful. So which of these Christmas platters did you like the most? Share with us in the comment section.

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