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How To Plan Christmas Dinner Party & Cater for Guests with Dietary Requirements this Holiday Season

How To Plan Christmas Dinner Party

Planning a Christmas dinner party can feel like a challenging task. It requires a lot of time and effort. There are many different dishes and courses to prepare, and you want to make sure there’ll be enough food for everyone at the party. You also need to ensure that you have enough plates, glasses, napkins, cutlery, and decorations. Of course, who doesn’t want everything to be perfect? One needs to make sure that all the guests are comfortable and happy. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration when you’re planning a Christmas dinner party. So, here are some tips on planning a Christmas dinner party for your friends and family.

  1. Start with the guest list – it’s important to know who will be attending your Christmas dinner party so you can make sure that the menu is suitable for them.
  2. Decide on the location – where will you hold your Christmas dinner party? Will it be at home, in a restaurant or at someone’s house? The location will depend on what you want from the event, but if it’s going to be at home, then you’ll need plenty of space for everyone and enough kitchen equipment as well as tableware.
  3. Consider how much available time your guests will have – this will help you decide what dishes to prepare and how long it will take you to cook them. For example, if they have three hours, you should prepare a pasts dish with salad and a side. You might want to prepare a turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy if they have six hours or more time available.

This can help you to plan suitable dishes to prepare or order for everyone.


Nothing compares to a Christmas gathering with fantastic company, delectable food, and festive drinks. Moreover, it gives you a homey feeling. Therefore, if you haven’t already, this is the day to prepare for your Christmas dinner party!


If you are celebrating at home, check our Christmas table setting ideas to set the mood and add ambience to the gathering.

How to cater for family members with dietary requirements this Holiday Season?

We all know how difficult it can be to cater for dietary requirements this holiday season. But with a bit of planning, you’ll be able to ensure everyone is happy.


If you have a vegan in the family, this is the time to try the tofu turkey and say goodbye to the traditional roast dinner. But don’t worry if you’re not a vegan; plenty of other options are available too! Sausages and stuffing – This is one of the most traditional and easy-to-prepare options when hosting a Christmas dinner party. You’ll need to buy a meat product like pork sausage or turkey sausages, but then it’s as simple as just putting them in the oven with some vegetables and breadcrumbs. Most people I met love this meal! Vegan option: You can use vegan sausages, be sure to cook them before adding them to the soup.


For those who are gluten-free, there are plenty of gluten-free alternatives available. And for those who can’t eat dairy products, vegan cheese is an option too! Fruity, vegan smoothies – It’s best to prepare a fruity and refreshing vegan smoothie! Some dairy-free alternatives can be tricky as they don’t have the same pudding consistency as dairy ones. However, it’s possible if you invest time and effort into making one at home. Protein-Rich Recipes – One of the most important components in any diet is protein.


Summing Up

Many people will look for healthy recipes for the whole family this Christmas. Knowing new ideas or a list of recipes suitable for every dietary requirement and taste preference becomes handy. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or meat lover, there is something to prepare for every taste.

We hope these help you to plan your Christmas so that everyone has something to enjoy!


We have easy-to-prepare homemade recipes you may add to your dinner. Check it in our blogs.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Celebrate the Christmas Dinner party with The Coconut Store family

Happy Holidays from The Coconut Store family!



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