Coming up with good food ideas can be incredibly challenging, particularly for Christmas parties. You want people to mingle and socialize, but they need to eat as well. Your goal should be to find something filling, but not too difficult to eat.
Which is the reason that fondue makes such a great choice! There is a minor element of danger with hot pots and sharp skewers, but fondue can be a wonderful Christmas party food for your event. It will be unique, delicious, and fun for all!
There’s nothing like the traditional cheese fondue to make your party stand out from the rest. The delicious cheese melts around a cube of fresh baguette, and you’ll find that your guests will have fun laughing and teasing each other as their bread falls into the cheese.
Most fondue cheese is wine-based, but you can make beer-based cheese or even non-alcoholic fondue. You can serve sausages instead of bread, or go with vegetables to provide a vegetarian option for the non-meat eaters.
Cheese fondue is traditional, but it’s not the only option out there…
This is called Shabu Shabu in Japan, and it’s a unique concept that makes for a very enjoyable dinner. It consists of nothing more than a simple flavored broth heated to boiling point, which guests use to cook the various food items they dip into it.
Thinly sliced beef is the traditional Japanese fare, but you can go with vegetables, chicken, fish, or pork if you want. You’ll find that it makes for a very healthy fondue, yet a delicious one nonetheless.
This hot oil fondue is by far the most dangerous of them all, but it can be one of the most delicious as well. Heat cooking oil until it boils at about 375 F, and use it to cook your beef, bread cubes, chicken chunks, battered vegetables, and so on.
You can have a tempura (Japanese batter) station where your guests can dip their vegetables in the simple batter for deep frying, or you can just serve meat – pork, shrimp, chicken, beef, etc.
Who doesn’t love something sweet? Chocolate fondue makes for one of the world’s best desserts, and a steaming pot of hot chocolate releases an aroma like no other. Have sliced fruit handy – strawberries, apples, pears, grapes, etc. – and let your guests coat their fruit with warm chocolate. It’s the perfect fondue to make for the guests with a sweet tooth, and it’s a wonderful way to end your fondue party.
Need more great staff Christmas party ideas? Melbourne is a great place to host a party, and Red Scooter is one of Melbourne’s best venues. You’ll find that we’re prepared for any type of party, no matter how original and creative you get. Bring your ideas to us, and we’ll set our team of hard-working professional event planners to work making your staff Christmas party an event your employees will look forward to all year long.