Ugly Christmas sweater – check! White elephant gift – check! Holiday playlist – check! When you’re hosting a holiday gathering, you’re probably using a checklist, and even checking it twice to ensure everything’s in order for a holly, jolly, good time. But let’s be honest – beyond the obvious joy of gathering, the main attraction of most seasonal get-togethers is the food! Be the star of your vegan holiday party with these insanely delicious, outrageously awesome menus. 

Vegan Holiday Appetizers

Unless your inner Martha Stewart is really coming to life this season, stick with finger foods that allow guests to get their jingle and mingle on. For a vegan holiday party, we suggest: 

Vegan Holiday Desserts 

If guests are invited to bring something to share, expect several plates of homemade cookies and boxed varietal chocolates. With Vevan UnCreamCheese, you can whip up your own rich, creamy, memorable treats, perfect for a vegan holiday party: 

These simple, elegant desserts are the perfect way to indulge without overdoing it on the sweets. Check out other ideas for vegan desserts here.

Holiday Party Signature Drink

When it comes to pairing vegan dishes and beverages, we wrote the blog on it! For your vegan holiday party, a signature drink can level up the experience and make for a more memorable event: 

  • Pa Rum Pum Pum Punch – this naturally vegan recipe is drummer boy-friendly but can be easily punched up with 6 oz. of rum per batch for adults. Remember to leave time for refrigeration so the fruity flavors can blend together.
  • Partridge in a Pear Treat – with just four ingredients – pear vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne – and garnished with a rosemary sprig, you may find yourself remaking this refreshing cocktail beyond the 12 days of Christmas. 
  • Here We Come A-wassailing – this ancient English Yuletide beverage is an easy make-ahead drink, using your crockpot or stovetop. Omit the alcohol if desired, but don’t pass on singing a few carols together. 

The Key to Hosting a Successful Vegan Holiday Party

Okay, so maybe food isn’t EVERYTHING at a party, but what is? Authenticity. Just as Vevan products were crafted in authentic flavors and with authentically creamy texture, you should host a party that’s true to you and your style. 

Not a chef? Most Vevan recipes are designed with amateur cooks and bakers in mind, providing clear, easy paths to successful kitchen experiences. Stick with the suggestions above, or consider a holiday potluck where guests help provide the food! 

Looking to impress? (We see you inner Martha) Check out these options for a more formal,  sit-down vegan holiday party. Invite guests to wear more formal, cocktail attire and be sure to take photos while looking and feeling fancy. 

Like to move? Consider hiring live musicians to entertain your guests or get your dance party on with awesome holiday remixes

Need to unwind? Throw on popular holiday movies and invite guests to wear holiday PJs and bring blankets for a lowkey gathering. 

No matter how you celebrate at your vegan holiday party, may you shine brightly as a rockstar host and create a warm, inviting atmosphere for your guests (with a menu to make all wishes and cheese-lovin’ dreams come true). 

From all of us as Vevan – we wish you a Merry Christmas, Winter Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Festivus!