Party food has upped its game in recent years and tasty finger-food in particular is always a winner, especially at Christmas.
Gone are the days of bland vol-au-vents, cold mini shrimp cocktails and basic peach melbas - oh yes, thanks to shows like GBBO, Masterchef and Saturday Kitchen there is a little Gordon Ramsay in all of us - at least we like to think so.
Christmas is already hectic, so the pressure builds when you're hosting friends over the festive period. Thanks to Lidl, you can transform into the host of the year with their delish Party Time range of foods.
Prepare for serious brownie points.
1. Assorted Chicken Skewers
Succulent chicken with dipping sauces? Yes please.
A firm party favourite, these chicken skewers come with either a peanut satay sauce or a sticky, sweet and salty yakatori sauce. NOM.
2. Assorted Spring Rolls
A party food veteran, you can't go wrong with a decent spread of spring rolls. Lidl have pushed the boat out with these, meaning you can get so many variations.
We're talking tender duck and vegetable in hoisin spiced sauce, pulled pork in a tangy Chinese style marinade and mixed veg with ginger and garlic. YES. PLEASE.
Pass us a plate of these any day and we would be a very happy bunch.
3. Mini Pizzas
Mini versions of food epitomise a good get-together - endless options of bite-sized tastiness, what's not to like?
Enter mini pepperoni and ham pizzas. These pretty much speak for themselves but anything with melted cheese is gonna be a winner in our eyes.
Take a bow mini pizzas, take a bow.
4. Chicken Breast Platter
Behold, a feast that will keep bellies full!
With 60 pieces including southern fried style, hot and spicy and garlic herb chicken we're a fan of this platter.
Ready in only 22 mins, you won't need to keep your mates waiting too long for these finger lickin' bites.
5. Crispy Filled Potato Skins
You had us at crispy.
Whether you're a meateater or a veggie, these will certainly whet your appetite. Choose between classic cheese and ham or yum cheese and onion (or both) when getting your shopping list together.
6. Mac & cheese and pulled pork bites
Melting macaroni cheese coated in crispy, golden crumbs.
Need we say more?
Alternatively, you can go for delish pulled pork bites with a sweet and smokey dipping cause.
7. Melt in the Middle Puddings
After all that - you might need to loosen the auld belt a tad - a brilliant dessert is the ultimate swan-song of any party.
How does a rich, soft sponge with an unreal gooey Belgium chocolate centre sound?
Yep, that'll do.
Party food needs an epic ending so why not treat your guests to these bad boys. We highly recommend buying both the chocolate and salted caramel because, well why not?
Stock up ahead of party season and find out what other offers Lidl has on, you'll thank us later.