The festive season is in full swing, meaning your company holiday party is just around the corner. It’s a great time to celebrate all the hard work of everyone at the company, with lots of festivities taking place like singing, dancing, gift giving, and of course eating plenty of delicious food.
Catering is perhaps the most anticipated part of any holiday party. Guests get the excitement of guessing what tasty treats are being served up, with a wide range of amazing starters and entrees being served, from classic holiday favorites to more modern offerings with a festive twist.
But what about desserts? The holidays are a time for indulging in sweet treats, so it makes sense to have some exceptional dessert offerings for your company holiday party this year! Here are 7 must-have desserts to serve up at the company party:
1. Pecan Pie
You can go for any type of pie at your holiday party and it’s likely to be well-received by guests, yet there is something quintessentially festive about pecan pie. From the sweet shortcrust pastry to the healthy serving of cream on the side, there’s nothing better than a decadent slice of pecan pie at the holiday party.
2. Christmas Pudding
Consider serving up this classic from the UK, which consists of cake base combined with other ingredients like fruits, nuts, festive spices, and cognac.
3. Christmas Cookies
There are various options for Christmas cookies, with the classic sugar cookie decorated with holiday-themed icing being a great choice. For a healthier cookie, consider gingerbread cookies, which are another holiday favorite and have far less sugar than most other cookies while still tasting amazing.
4. Yule Log
A favorite north of the border, yule log is a deliciously chocolate treat that will go down like a storm at your party. It’s basically a sponge cake combined with chocolate buttercream that is made in the shape of a yule log, although it can be made with a variety of ways including chocolate sponge, ganache, and coffee flavored icing.
While you can’t go wrong with classic desserts like cookies, cakes, and pie, sometimes its nice to treat guests to some international desserts, with the Italian classic cannoli a sure-fire way to impress your guests. These small tube-shaped fried pastries are packed with various mouth-wateringly rich fillings like ricotta and topped with things like chocolate chips or fresh fruit.
You can’t go wrong with holiday-themed cupcakes, which are a highly versatile dessert that can be made in various ways to suit all preferences. Chocolate cupcakes are especially popular during the holidays, pairing wonderfully with a rich buttercream frosting, sprinkles, and maybe even some crushed or mini candy canes for that festive twist.
7. Hot Chocolate Station
What better way to finish off a delicious meal than with a hearty hot chocolate? This will pair well with other desserts on offer and a serving station lets guests make up their own cup of cocoa - be sure to include different toppings like whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate shavings, marshmallows, and candy canes.
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