Festive Food - Christmas 2015

Festive Food is really a pretty key thing to a good Christmas isn't it? We all get so excited by all the brilliant creations that our favourite food halls bring out and all the delicious magical food we are going to eat - not only on Christmas Day itself but in the entire festive period - having that something special to bring out when guests arrive or taking along a show stopper to a Christmas party. Best of all, being a bit of a piggy and eating something that you have to go out and replace before the rest of the family notices ... not that I have ever done that!

So here are some of the Festive Food highlights I've spotted so far!

What gets your taste buds tingling?

Rudolph Chocolate Cake and Christmas Tree Cupcakes - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
The piping on this Rudolph Cake is just perfect! Whilst I love the Christmas tree made from cupcakes - such a simple idea, you could recreate this at home!

Chocolate Gingerbread House - Little House Lovely - Festive Food

I do love a good gingerbread house and love this chocolate take on the classic, Hobbycraft do a silicon mould so you can make your own! I'm so tempted to have a go at this!
Giant Gingerbread Man - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
So many delicious biscuits! The giant gingerbread man would keep my small people busy for hours! The current trend of mini cookies with a slot to perch on your mug is a simple novel idea!

B&Q:

Make Your Own Tile Coasters - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
Make your own coasters with Tile samples from B&Q with felt circles stuck on the bottom! 
Make Your Own Table - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
One of the things I felt at the BandQ press day was inspiration - they had literally made this table with storage bench seating from items they stock - with Waney edge wood, we need a table - this left me wondering if I could just make one! Maybe we shouldn't be afraid to just make a larger table if we need more space for Christmas dinner?!
Dinnerware - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I just love how simple this plain white dinnerware looks against the festive hints with the LED tree nestled between green herbs, I would love to share Christmas breakfast around this setting? Casual and festive, it's just very inviting isn't it?

Mini Doughnuts - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
These mini doughnuts are delicious (I tried one!) and great for any guests who pop in over Christmas!
Gingerbread House Cake - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
Don't you just love this gingerbread house cake! 
Rudolph biscuits - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
These Rudolph biscuits are adorable!
Rudolph Cake - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
There may be a lot of cake! I'd apologise for that but I really wouldn't mean it!
Snowman Cake - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I'm not sure I could eat a snowman cake! ... Who am I kidding? Of course I could and I'd start with the nose!
penguin Cake - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
These cupcakes come in packs of 6 and I can't wait to see my penguin crazy little boy's face when he gets one of these in his lunch box!
mini hot dogs and burgers - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I know it's become a festive thing when all the mini burgers and hot dogs come out but I'm sure those of is with small people would love to see mini ones all year round! Perfect size for adults and children at parties and perfect size for under 10's all the time, not just for Christmas! 
Stilton and Sloe Gin - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I don't know about you but cheese and gin seems like a good idea! 
Brie with Mushroom and Truffle  - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
Top Tip! The actual cheese buyer - who was lovely by the way - highly recommends this cheese - Brie with mushroom and truffle.
venison sausages wrapped in bacon  - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
These are venison sausages wrapped in dry cured bacon - a decadent spin on the traditional pigs in blankets. Maybe it's because I'm a veggie (the rest of my family isn't) but all I could think was poor Rudolph!
Duchy Organic  - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I'm so pleased to see the Duchy organic range doing so well - I'm very pro organic :) 
Heston's salted caramel popcorn - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I can't wait to try Heston's Salted Caramel Popcorn - it just sounds delicious doesn't it?!
Heston's christmas dinner - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
Absolutely delicious Christmas dinner from the Heston range - everything looks and smells amazing!
signature spice mixed nuts - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I tasted these "signature spice" mixed nuts and they were so tasty and the lovely blend of colours look amazing!
Sipsmith mulled sloe gin and apple - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
Sipsmith mulled sloe gin and apple.

Something special for Christmas Eve for the little ones (and Dads!)
Nutribaby - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
Blend up Christmas dinner for the smallest family members.
Copper Pans  - Little House Lovely - Festive Food
I'm just going to need these for cooking Christmas dinner 😉

Are you feeling festive yet? 
What do you fancy? 
I can't wait for an excuse to eat all the cake!

Emma xx
Little House Lovely

2 comments:

  1. Thank you Emma - you've made me feel all festive on a glum Monday! I love that Rudolph cake! I can't wait for Christmas food!

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  2. Great round up! I'm really hungry now, that brie looks yummy x

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