It's party time!
Christmas is the official party season of the year. We're celebrating with a selection of stunning yet stress-free recipes for entertaining, from a simple mince pie and mulled wine get-together to cocktails and canapés.
Cocktails and canapés
Add a sparkle to your party and impress your guests with an indulgent collection of cocktails and canapés this Christmas.
To make your spread look extra sensational, add a few artistic touches, like a small pile of colourful chillies on a plate of mini bhajis.
The magic numbers
Sarah Cook from the Good Food cookery team suggests 3-4 canapés per person if you're serving them with drinks before dinner, or 8-12 per person if you've just invited friends round for drinks and nibbles.
Mince pie and mulled wine party
If you're having friends and family round for festive drinks and nibbles, we've got the perfect recipes for relaxed entertaining - they can all be made ahead giving you more time to schmooze on the night.
Go to the next page for sweet canapés to end the evening, a sophisticated Asian menu and non-alcoholic drinks for drivers.