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How to celebrate with vegan party food

22 Nov 2022 • 1 min read


Whether you’re planning a Christmas feast or want to put on a vegan birthday spread, you’re in the right place. Vegan or not, you might be feeling a little worried about what vegan party food to provide your guests.

Fear not, we’ve collated some of our favourite vegan food recipes for every occasion in the calendar.

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Vegan Christmas ideas

Ahhh Christmas, a time for indulging in all of your favourite foods… Vegan Mince Pies, we’re looking at you.

From snuggling up on the sofa to watch a film or cooking dinner for the whole family, having some tasty grub is a must. And this is no different if you or a loved one are vegan!

Let’s start with the biggie, how to make the Best Vegan Christmas Dinner. This guide contains everything you need to know about creating a plant-based feast to end all feasts.

Covering all bases, you’ll find inspiration for your vegan starter, main, side dish, dessert and tasty snack ideas to munch on throughout the day.

Already got Christmas dinner covered? If you’re on dessert duty, check out our tantalising Vegan Christmas Cake for a real festive treat.

Or if you’re not as fussed about the traditional options, a chocolately Vegan Yule Logis the ideal alternative.

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about the best bit of the day… yep, the ultimate Vegan cheeseboard. From camembert to brie plant-based alternatives, we’ve got the full lowdown on some cracking vegan cheese pairings.

Vegan Easter ideas

Fast-forwarding to spring, vegans don’t have to miss out on the sweet treats at Easter time. Fortunately, there are a range of delectable vegan Easter eggs available nowadays, from classic eggs to chocolate orange options.

Fancy taking your vegan party food up a notch at Easter? This Squirrel Sisters Brownie 'Nice' Cream recipe is ideal for those missing chocolate ice cream. Or if you’ve overdone it on the chocolate, we’ve listed recipes for The Best Vegan Biscuits as an appetizing alternative.

It's not Easter without a nod to the Easter bunny, right? This Vegan Carrot Cake is the perfect subtle, yet sweet, seasonal option to do just that.

Vegan birthday ideas

Stuck for vegan birthday ideas? Don’t stress, we have a whole host of failsafe recipes for you to try this celebration. Let’s start with an obvious one, the birthday cake! A classic vanilla flavour with lashings of vegan buttercream, this Vegan & Gluten-Free Birthday Cake is ideal for both your vegan and gluten-free party guests – win win!

If you’re feeling particularly generous, why not go the whole hog and make these Raspberry And Vanilla Cupcakes as well?

Now for something savoury, these Caramelised Onion Vegan Sausage Rolls offer the perfect alternative to its meaty counterparts. Also, they’re super easy to make thanks to the plant-based sausage mix used in the recipe.

And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about snacks.

The award for the ultimate birthday party snack has to go to crisps, perfect for popping in bowls for the whole crew to munch on.

So to be sure that they’re suitable for everyone, discover the best Vegan Crisps to add to your buffet in this article.

Vegan wedding food inspiration

Vegan food isn’t always the go-to for weddings, but if you’re bucking that trend – good for you! Currently planning the big day?

We’ve got vegan food inspiration for your starter, main and dessert. Starting off with a classic, choose from these three Cosy And Nutritious Vegan Soup Recipes to win over your wedding guests at the beginning of the meal.

For mains, this comforting Vegan Mushroom, Leek & Parsnip Pie will leave your guests feeling warm and ready for a night of boogying! And to top things off after two courses of plant-based tastiness, this Mango, Poppy Seed and Blueberry Vegan Cheesecake is the perfect choice for a fruity yet indulgent dessert.

Your guests might need a hit of sweetness after celebrating all day, so these fresh Vegan Chocolate-Coated Snacks should also go down a treat.

Other occasions to celebrate with vegan party food

There are so many different occasions that call for a celebration. Here’s a list so you can be prepared with a vegan food selection suitable for the gods, whatever the occasion:

  • New Year’s
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Halloween
  • Bonfire night
  • Engagement parties
  • Baby showers

The final say

Whether you’re hosting a vegan dinner party to celebrate mother’s day or you’re planning a big feast of vegan party food for a Christmas party, we hope your brain is full to the brim with ideas and inspiration after reading this article. Happy celebrating!

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. 

Last updated: 22 November 2022


Author: Amy TalbotRegulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Aug 2005

Amy originally started her career with Holland & Barrett in August 2005 with the Labelling Regulatory team for Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements. 

Amy moved over to support the Food Regulatory Team in October 2020 and was promoted to her role of Regulatory Affairs Associate (Food) in February 2021.

In her spare time, Amy likes to go to the gym, listen to a variety of podcasts, read and socialise with friends.

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