41 Adorable Food Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

Food just tastes better when it looks all cute and Christmas-like. And the kids will be way more likely to eat something shaped like a snowman or reindeer.

1. Use marshmallows to simulate a melting snowman on a cookie.

Get the recipe here.

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2. For a savory snack, make Santa crackers.

The Santa hats are made from pepperonis while the fluffy white stuff is ricotta cheese. Top with celery and capers.

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3. Dust Nilla wafers with metallic dust.

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4. Cut sandwiches into snowmen and top with Bugles.

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5. These Santa hat bugle bites are quick and easy.

A great recipe for the kids, especially if you don’t feel like cooking.

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6. Make these cute reindeer with icing and mini M&Ms.

You could even use store-bought ginger snaps.

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7. Stick pretzels into chocolate donuts to simulate reindeer.

Get the directions here.

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You could also make snowmen with vanilla-glazed donuts.

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8. Make New Year’s hats out of waffle cones.

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9. Cut waffles into triangles to make a Christmas tree.

Just add food coloring to your waffle batter.

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You can do a similar thing with French toast.

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10. Put a chocolate-covered marshmallow reindeer on a stick.

Get the directions here.

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11. Turn your hot dogs into stockings.

The fluffy part is cream cheese.

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12. Make a simple donut wreath with sprinkles and red chocolate chips.

Get the instructions here.

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13. Make these party horns out of sugar cones.

Get the instructions here.

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14. Construct little gingerbread houses for your mugs.

Get the directions here. (They’re in Polish, so you’ll need to turn on Google Translate!)

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15. Use cookie cutters for pizza.

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16. These easy Rudolph noses are made from pretzels, Rolos, and red M&Ms.

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17. Top round brownie bites with strawberry Santa hats.

Get the directions here.

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18. Sprinkle edible glitter stars over marshmallows.

Get the recipe here.

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19. Fill cookie cutters with brownie batter and add M&Ms for decoration.

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20. Draw snowman faces on marshmallows with edible food marker.

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21. Use food coloring and wrapped Rolos to make these ornament Rice Krispie treats.

Get the instructions here.

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22. Arrange crudité into a Christmas tree spread.

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23. Use Hostess cakes and tootsie rolls to make these snow cake penguins.

Get the instructions here.

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24. Turn any sundae into a snowman sundae.

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25. These sparkly vanilla bean macarons are almost too pretty to eat.

These are made with white chocolate peppermint buttercream filling.

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26. Stack your cookies into snowmen.

This website is in Polish, but you could easily do this with any round, flat cookies and edible food marker.

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27. Transform Laughing Cow cheese wedges into reindeer.

Just add pretzels and olives.

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Make the Christmas tree version with cheese wedges, chili flakes, and broccoli.

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28. Arrange sandwiches in a wreath.

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29. Arrange wraps into a Christmas tree.

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30. Pipe a butter mixture on top of dinner rolls in a snowflake design.

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31. Turn candy canes into sleds.

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These simple sleds are made from candy canes, mini Milky Way bars, and Teddy Grahams.

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32. Make a pinecone spread with almonds and cheese.

Get the recipe here.

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33. Make peanut butter cookie reindeer.

Get the recipe here.

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Use nutter butters if you don’t feel like baking.

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34. Make Santa Strawberries.

Get the recipe here.

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35. The kids can help with making these meringue Christmas mice.

Get the recipe here.

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36. Put candy or popcorn into these edible Santa suit cups.

Get the recipe and directions here.

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37. Dress up your cupcakes with candy.

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38. Transform Nutter Butters into snowmen by dipping them in white chocolate.

Get the directions here.

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39. Serve these adorable cream cheese penguins with crackers.

They’re made from cream cheese, olives, and carrots. Get the recipe here.

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40. These simple santas are made from strawberries and bananas.

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41. ADVANCED: Yule Log Cake

They claim it’s not as hard as it looks. Get the recipe and directions here.

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