Christmas Veggie Tray – Buddy the Elf
December 15, 2022
Buddy the Elf Movie Party Table

Christmas Veggie Tray Buddy the Elf – Movie Party Food

A Christmas veggie tray inspired by Buddy the Elf is the perfect item for a Christmas Movie Party. But it's easy enough to take to any holiday party. It's festive, tasty, AND good for you! What's not to love!?

Plus it's easy to recreate, take a look and see for yourself!

Simple Christmas Veggie Tray Ingredients

Fresh vegetables, cheese, and sausage for holiday appetizer tray

Choose your favorite veggies for this healthy Christmas tray, then finish it off with some black olive Elf shoes and a red pepper feather!

Green Veggies:

  • Broccoli
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke hearts

Yellow Veggies:

  • Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Squash {cooked}
  • Golden Beets {cooked}

Optional Charcuterie Snowflakes:

  • Summer Sausage
  • Cheddar Cheese Slices

Christmas Veggie Tray Instructions

Buddy the Elf Veggie Tray tutorial steps 1-3

Step 1: You'll want to cut the broccoli {or green veggie of choice} in smaller pieces to allow you to make clean lines for the top of your hat. **Make sure you have a tray large enough and start with a small triangle.

Step 2: Arrange a line of yellow pepper {or yellow veggie of choice}. I like using the peppers because you can cut them into straight lines.

Step 3: Create another line under that one with green veggies. The snap peas work well here for the linear shape.

Buddy the Elf Veggie Tray tutorial steps 4-6

Step 4: Create a final green strip with a stalk of celery cut and kept in a line, allowing another straight edge.

Step 5: Cut your yellow tomatoes in half and arrange 2 columns for one leg and 2 columns for another leg equally spaced from the edges. Then top your legs with a third column of full tomatoes to cover the seams in the middle of each.

Step 6: Slice black olives in half and arrange into pointed shoes. You will need to trim the olives down as each shoe reaches the point in order to keep the shape.

Buddy the Elf Feather in his Cap

Red pepper piece cut into a feather shape

A red pepper makes the perfect feather! Use a small paring knife to create a long teardrop shape. Then carefully slice angles into each side to create the feather look.

Buddy the Elf Christmas Charcuterie Board

Summer sausage cut into a snowflake with cookie cutter

If you're looking for more than veggies, add some meat and cheese to your Buddy the Elf Veggie Tray. Using thick deli sliced lunchmeat or summer sausage rounds and your favorite sliced cheese, create snowflakes using different sized cookie cutters.

Get the Look

  • Snowflake Cookie Cutters – I love this set with all sorts of sizes for 4 different snowflake designs. It's not the highest quality cutter but you get such a great range that I don't mind.

Serve Your Christmas Veggie Tray

Buddy the Elf veggie tray for Movie party

Arrange the snowflakes onto your platter and decide whether to add crackers or bread for a full appetizer spread.

Buddy the Elf Movie Party Table

Add a small dish of Ranch Dressing for the final detail and serve it up. This fun Christmas veggie tray makes the perfect addition to a Buddy the Elf Christmas party. You can find more details from this Elf Christmas Table and other Decorations here.

Buddy the Elf veggie tray for Movie party

If you try this Buddy the Elf Veggie Tray for Christmas, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

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