Throw a Christmas Party for Less Than $100…Aldi Style!

Make a little Merry for less when you throw a Christmas party Aldi style!

Make a little Merry for less when you throw a Christmas party Aldi style!

Here's your festive $100 party plan*, and your guests will enjoy a yummy spread of more than just chips and dip – thanks to Aldi.
*based on 20 guests

Christmas Party for Less than $100


Opt for a simple Evite…they're easy, free and people actually RSVP!


This is the easy part since your home is already decorated for Christmas. Just add this fun and festive edible centerpiece made with a glass hurricane, holiday m&m's and a candy cane. Use the extra candy canes to make easels to label your party food.


If you're a regular reader of The Budget Diet, you know I'm not a fan of overpriced, packaged, prepared foods BUT thanks to Aldi for serving up affordable party hors d'oeuvres. I've also included a few super easy semi-homemade “recipes” to help you fake-it fancy!

  • Shrimp Ring with Cocktail Sauce
  • Spiral Sliced Ham
  • Rolls
  • Goat Cheese Ball Trio with Crackers – roll each goat cheese log in a different topping (Craisins, Nuts, Black Pepper/Poppyseeds)
  • Brie with Crackers
  • Sea Salt Pita Chips with Garlic Hummus
  • Holiday Mix (nuts, craisins, white chocolate chips)
  • Petite Cheesecake Party Sampler
  • Mini-Eclairs
  • Peppermint Dipped Pretzel Stars
  • Poinsettia Signature Cocktail – 50/50 mixture of sparkling wine and cranberry juice. (note: serving a signature cocktail is a huge money saver!)

Aldi Shopping List

  • Holiday M&M's $2.79
  • Candy Canes 99¢
  • Shrimp Ring with Cocktail Sauce $6.99
  • Spiral Sliced Ham $15.00
  • Hawaiian Rolls (2 packages) $3.98
  • Goat Cheese (3 packages) $5.07
  • 6 Cracker Assortment (2 packages) $4.98
  • Brie $2.99
  • Pita Chips $1.99
  • Hummus $1.99
  • Almonds $4.99
  • Dried Cranberries $1.19
  • White Chocolate Chips $1.29
  • Petite Cheesecake Party Sampler $5.99
  • Mini-Eclairs $3.99
  • Peppermint Dipped Pretzel Stars $1.99
  • Sparkling Moscato Wine (4 bottles) $27.96
  • Cranberry Juice (2 bottles) $3.78
    Total: $97.95

Good news, you have enough money left to splurge on Aldi's festive Christmas paper plates and napkins!

Now aren't you feeling festive and frugal? Enter to Win a $50 Aldi Gift Certificate, so you can host your own Christmas Party! It's easy to enter…simply leave a comment letting me know your favorite, easy party food. Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, December 6th at 11:59 p.m.


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aldi for One2OneNetwork. Don’t worry…all opinions are 100% mine!

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Ashley Ortiz
7 months ago

My favorite easy party food is deviled eggs.

Kandace K
4 years ago

Cheese ball!! Super simple and a hit every time!

Helen Gajda
4 years ago

Great ideas. My favorite easy party food is cream cheese w/pepper jelly. It is easy & can be festive in red or green jelly. Add crackers and voila – delish

4 years ago

Baked potato dip! So bad but so good.

Carol Lynch
5 years ago

Ham cube and pineapple chunk on a toothpick. A little nibble that goes every time!!

6 years ago

My favorite would be “baked cranberry Brie bites”. You take croissants and put them in a muffin pan, add a chunk of Brie, top with fresh cranberry sauce and pecans and bake in the oven. So delicious!

6 years ago

Cracker candy for dessert. Can never go wrong and it will disappear cause it’s a hit with everyone.

6 years ago

Homemade Cheese Balls with Ritz or Townhouse crackers are our favorites when sharing at Thanksgiving and Christmas time!

Micquetia Mitchell
6 years ago

You cannot go wrong with pecan brownies!!

Jean Schmeiske
7 years ago

Our family always loves a chocolate fondue with various fruits for those who want a healthier optionand cookies for those who want to indulge

Arleen Sheppard
7 years ago

nothing like homemade egg rolls to make a holiday special

Angela Lumenello
7 years ago

Great Ideas! I love the idea of a signature cocktail, I’m thinking berry sangria!

7 years ago

My go-to party food has got to be bruschetta. There are so many different types of spreads you can use, so it feels like you have more than one kind of appetizer. Easy and delicious! 🙂

Shania Mcafoos
7 years ago

A holiday party is never a great one without crock pot hot chocolate and candy canes!!

Yvonne O'Donnell
8 years ago

No holiday can go with a good tray of Mac and cheese! Super easy and can be lots of flavor with different cheeses.

charnelle perkins
8 years ago

Cut mozzarella into thin slices.
Dip in beaten egg mixture
Dip in breadcrumb salt pepper and paprika mixture (paprika optional)
Fry in skillet layered with oil.
Eat once done with spaghetti sauce or marinara

Gina kemna
8 years ago

Tortilla rollups

8 years ago

I love how cheap and delicious the brie is and you can cut it in the shape of a christmas tree and drizzle pepper jelly on top and serve with crackers

Tina Underwood
8 years ago

Love Aldi! Fruit and Veggies are great party food and great price at Aldi!

8 years ago

I used to travel to Aldi in PA before it came to Nj. My most favorite for my parties as well as every party I go to, everyone always requests MY STUFFED MUSHROOMS, . Mushrooms, cream cheese, cornbread stuffing, imitation crabmeat , butter & garlic lots of garlic.. I only shop Aldis for all my Parties. Love Aldis!???

8 years ago

Love these ideas, having my first ugly sweater party this year and am on a major budget. My favorite cheap appetizer would either be cream cheese and pepper jelly shaped like a Christmas tree or bbq meatballs in the crock pot 🙂

8 years ago

Love all your ideas just what I was looking for. Would like to plan my first Christmas Party this year.

8 years ago

i love your goat cheese ball. trio idea!

8 years ago

I love the goat cheese with cranberry – so yummy!!

8 years ago

Chips and dip

8 years ago

yumm chocolate dipped pretzels

Nancy Hickman
8 years ago

I love the signature drink idea!

Angie Lowe
8 years ago

My favorite thing to make is ham and cheese sliders on kings Hawaiian rolls. Plus they can be made ahead of time and just popped in oven 30 minutes before. Yummy

Angie Lowe
8 years ago

Ham and cheese sliders on kings Hawaiian rolls. They are simple to make and yummy!

Beverly Martin
8 years ago

Holiday mix with nuts choc chips and cranberries

8 years ago

I love the Christmas party mix

8 years ago

love meatballs… easy and everyone loves them!

Shelby Fogleman
9 years ago

One of my favorite party foods that can be used really at any party is pigs in a blanket!!! They go with everything really! You can dress them up or keep them simple! They have a great taste and everyone for the most part loves them!

9 years ago

The easiest and tastiest party food ever is sliced turkish bread with home-made curry egg dip mmmmmmm

10 years ago

How about the easiest, creamiest, most delicious peanut butter fudge ever?
1 container Aldi’s cream cheese icing
1/2 to 3/4 of an 18 oz jar of Aldi’s creamy peanut butter (depends on how peanutty flavor you like)
Heat each ingredient 1 minute in the microwave (separately, then combine and mix until thoroughly blended. Pour into 9 x 9″ pan. Place in a cool place until set (2-4 hrs). Cut and serve. Enjoy!
PS. I reuse washed entrée containers, pour the fudge into them. (Each batch will fill 3)This makes a great serving size of fudge for a single person, who loves a “treat” but doesn’t need a whole batch, calorie wise.
I have even used the Aldi’s Dark Chocolate Fudge Icing to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. YUM!

10 years ago

My favorite easy party food is check mix! Open bag, pour in bowl, done! 🙂

Amanda K
10 years ago

Hummus and pita chips… or homemade Christmas cookies 🙂 Thanks!

10 years ago

Love Aldi’s! Favorite party food – Chili Cheese Dip: 1 block cream cheese spread in a deep dish pie pan; top with 1 can of prepared chili (with beans or without); top with 1 cup of salsa; top with 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar. Bake at 350 till bubbly and serve with tortilla chips. Quick, easy and delicious!

10 years ago

Chips and dip!!! Yum

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