Christmas Eve Dinner?
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Brenda from Baltimore, Maryland who asked:

Brenda writes: “We’re having a Christmas Eve Dinner for 50 people after church. I’d like to have some nice appetizers followed by a served, sit down dinner. This will be at the church hall. I have lots of help and time to prepare. What suggestions do you have? Thanks very much.“

Ask-a-Caterer Replies: Hello Brenda - This sounds like a very nice evening - we just might drop in! Merry Christmas!!

Check out our Christmas Section on the site:

Christmas Dinner Recipes has several ideas that will work nicely.


Holiday Ham is one of our most successful dinners served to larger numbers, especially with limited gear.

Another excellent dinner for bigger groups is the Roast Turkey - this takes some work, but it’s so worth the effort.

For 60+ Appetizer Recipes that are easy to make ahead and keep warm or cold, read our Appetizer section.


These Smoked Salmon Roll Ups are a nice welcoming appetizer, which you could easily follow with Spinach Quiche , either served in small bites, or on plates at table.

And how about some Salads ? More and more, people enjoy the quality, color and healthfulness.

Tomato,Mozzarella & Basil Salad is colorful and fun!


We have a wonderful selection of vegetable recipes Rice Pilaf that work with many dinners, including which is our most requested veggie.


Here you’ll find dozens of Chocolate Desserts , but check out the Chocolate Ice Cream Dips . This is new, very simple to do ahead and have ready to serve.


Careful Brenda, you may wind up on the Supper Committee for years to come...! Please use Ask a Caterer again so we can help you with any other questions, OK?

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