If you’re hosting a Grinch-themed Christmas party and aren’t sure what to serve, we’ve got you covered. With 40 Grinch party food and drink ideas, you’re sure to find some options that your friends will love.
The Grinch is coming to town.
That means you’re in charge of throwing a Christmas party that won’t be ruined by his shenanigans.
You want to keep it classy, but also festive and fun.
And most importantly, you don’t want your guests to go hungry! Or thirsty!
Don’t worry. We’ve got all the Grinchy food ideas you need for an epic holiday soiree.
From drinks and appetizers to cookies and desserts, these recipes are easy enough that anyone can make them
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Let’s start with the Grinch dessert recipes.
Because I’m an “eat your dessert first” kind of person.
Grinch Cupcakes With A Heart Inside – entertainingdiva.com
If you’re willing to put in a little work, these Grinch cupcakes with a heart inside, and the Grinch face made with buttercream frosting on top are the cutest Christmas dessert ever! And they look awesome on a Grinch party dessert table.
Peppermint Grinch Cupcakes – playpartyplan.com
combine an easy cupcake recipe with peppermint buttercream frosted on top to look like the Grinch in a Santa hat.
Mint & Chocolate Grinch Brownies – shugarysweets.com
Homemade Grinch Brownies With Green Frosting – playpartyplan.com
Christmas Grinch Fudge – threeolivesbranch.com
Grinch Donuts – simplisticallyliving.com
How To Make Grinch Rice Krispie Pops – ourwabisabilife.com
Grinch Rice Krispies Treats – gracegigglesandnaptime.com
Grinch Cookie Recipes
Now we’re on to the cookie portion of our Grinch food ideas list.
Because you can’t have a Christmas party without cookies!
Green Grinch Heart Sugar Cookies (With A Gluten-Free Version) – entertainingdiva.com
These Grinch heart sugar cookies are super easy to make (there’s no icing involved!). Made with peppermint flavoring and green food color, they look and taste like Christmas.
Grinch Cookies with Fur Frosting – findingzest.com
Thick Grinch Cookies – recipesfromapantry.com
Double-Layered Grinch Sugar Cookies – everydayfamilycooking.com
Cake Mix Grinch Cookies – funcookierecipes.com
Grinch Snowball Cookies – cookingwithcurls.com
4-Ingredient Grinch Cookies – thisvivaciouslife.com
Grinch Peppermint Cookies – entertainingdiva.com
For a break from all the green, try these red and white slice & bake peppermint cookies. They are easy to make, can be frozen until you need them, and look very festive…the perfect holiday party cookie!
While Grinch Christmas parties often revolve around desserts, cookies and drinks, you may also want to serve some “real” food.
Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered, starting with these appetizer recipes.
Cranberry Salsa Bites – entertainingdiva.com
This cranberry salsa bites recipe is the perfect Christmas party appetizer. It looks festive, tastes great, and can be made ahead of time. And the red color pairs perfectly with all the green food at a Grinch party.
Easy Avocado Guacamole Dip Recipe – entertainingdiva.com
Another super easy party appetizer that fits right in with the Grinch theme is guacamole. Served with chips or veggies, it’s always a hit.
Grinch Popcorn – cookingwithcurls.com
Grinch Chocolate Pretzel Squares – mooreorlesscooking.com
Grinch Pretzel Bites – onmykidsplate.com
Minty Grinch Dip – whoneedsacape.com
Salads & Main Dishes
In case you’re going to be serving a meal at your Grinch Christmas party, here are a few recipes that will fit in with the green and red color scheme.
Easy Classic Coleslaw – entertainingdiva.com
While not specifically Grinch-themed, coleslaw is a great salad to serve for a crowd. The cabbage is the perfect green color and it doesn’t wilt easily so it’s a great dish for the buffet table. Add in some red peppers and top with cherry tomatoes to add some extra Christmas flair.
Pistachio Fruit Salad (or Watergate Salad) – entertainingdiva.com
This green fluff salad recipe is made with pistachio pudding mix which gives it a green color that is perfect for a Grinch themed party. And it tastes even better when it’s made a day ahead of time. Which is always a party planning bonus in my books.
Green Burritos – quichemygrits.com
Grinch Waffles – simplisticallyliving.com
Now on to the Grinch drinks, starting with the non-alcoholic ones that everyone can enjoy.
Non-alcoholic Grinch Punch – simplisticallyliving.com
Grinch Peppermint Hot Chocolate – theparentspot.com
Grinch Float – mooreorlesscooking.com
Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs – julieblanner.com
Dark Green Grinch Hot Chocolate Bombs – downredbuddrive.com
Mint and Marshmallow Hot Chocolate Bombs – thesoccermomblog.com
3-ingredient Grinch Punch – 4theloveoffoodblog.com
Last but not least are all of our Grinch cocktail recipes.
These adult beverages will make sure everyone is getting in on the Christmas spirit.
Grinch Apple Jello Shots – entertainingdiva.com
I never have a party without serving Jello shots. And these apple-flavored ones topped with a strawberry and whipped cream Santa hat are perfect for a Grinch-themed party menu.
Grinch Jello Shots – thesoccermomblog.com
Apple and Melon Grinch Cocktail – christmascraftsandrecipes.com
Fruity Grinch Cocktail – ourwabisabilife.com
Spiked Grinch Hot Chocolate – cookingwithcurls.com
Tropical Grinch Cocktail – shugarysweets.com
Grinch Martini – entertainingdiva.com
While not specifically a Grinch recipe, these apple martinis are the perfect color! Add red sanding sugar around the rim of the glass (instead of green) and you have a great Grinch martini that everyone will love.
That’s it for my Grinch party food and drink ideas. Hopefully you’ve found some green and red recipes that will make your holiday get-together the talk of the town.
Other Grinch party ideas you might like
- Grinch outdoor decor ideas
- Grinch bingo
- DIY Grinch wreath
- Grinch Christmas tree
- Printable Grinch pictures