It’s your time to shine!
The effect on health, animal welfare, and climate change has caused more people to embrace a plant-based lifestyle. With the rise of veganism, you may find yourself inviting several guests with specific dietary needs. Instead of planning several menus to cater to your various guest’s needs, why not create a fun and trendy vegan party with a delicious and healthy menu for your guests to enjoy! As it is your turn to host a party, we have a delicious and easy selection of dishes planned out for you so you can be the star chef this holiday season! The most important rule is to prepare a menu that you are familiar with hence it is easy to achieve. This will make it easier for you to plan and get your food out on time (you certainly won’t want to be facing a table of hungry and disgruntled guests!). So before you get cracking, check out our vegan list of all the ingredients you’ll need for the best holiday vegan party from the heart:
Planning is the most important part of any event. Since you’ve sorted out the guest list, now you can figure out what to prepare. Trust us, it’s not that complicated. For this particular vegan party, think of food that meat lovers will enjoy too. For instance, mushrooms are a great substitute for meats.
Before the day arrives, create the right Christmas-y vibe for your home with holiday tunes to kickstart the mood. Serve guests a welcome cocktail that will definitely give a great first impression: Hibiscus rose latte, gingerbread hot chocolate, hot spiced apple cider and German mulled wine are great options, amongst others.
Dips, spreads, and pieces of bread! These can never go wrong. You just need to make sure that they are meat- and dairy-free. Your options? Baked avocado fries, crackers with beet pesto and cheese, tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze, vegan smoked salmon, baked onion rings, baba ghanoush, guacamole dip, and the list goes on and on. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Trust us, these won’t take much of your time. With a warm welcome and delicious food like this, your guests will already be thinking about the dessert ahead.
The Main Highlight
Now, this is the best part. It’s common to have turkey as the main dish. This we know the meat lovers would enjoy. However, how do you serve a vegan crowd pleaser with the same appeal and ability to impress that turkey has? Try swapping turkey for equally impressive vegan mains like sweet and savory stuffed acorn squash, vegan pot pie, mushroom wellington, vegan lasagne and wheat berry risotto with winter roasted vegetables. These are guaranteed to satisfy your guests’ Christmas feast cravings.
Gingerbread men are a must to lift the holiday spirit! Gluten-free and vegan-based are the best ones to serve your guests. Add a bit more effort with Christmas-y design desserts that they will enjoy aesthetically as well. Chocolate made into pine cones; cookies in the shape of Christmas trees and star shapes are achievable even if you’re an amateur baker. Cookie cutters in many unique forms will help you create delicious cookies with ease.
Now that we’ve helped you out with suggestions for delicious vegan meals, it’s your turn to make it happen. Good luck!
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