‘Tis the Season…. For Grapes!

This post is part of my partnership with Grapes from California. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy holidays, friends!

You might not automatically associate Grapes from California with the holidays, but, if you think about it, they’re a naturally festive and nutritious addition to the season. I mean, hello, they’re red and green (and black) and shaped like little magical orbs, which are reminiscent of Christmas tree ornaments. And they are super versatile, so they’re an easy (and fun!) way to celebrate the holidays, especially if you need a last-minute appetizer or dessert. (How is Christmas just 3 days away?!) Just read on for some seriously festive ideas for incorporating grapes into the most wonderful time of year!

'Tis the Season for Grapes

Christmas Tree Cheese Board

Are you looking for a fun and simple appetizer idea for a Christmas Eve gathering? Well, look no further! This Christmas tree appetizer is made from different flavored cheese cubes and grapes. Adorable, right?


Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle

Here’s a sweet appetizer that will wow guests! The combination of frozen red and green grapes with banana and drizzled chocolate is almost too pretty to eat!

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Chocolate-Covered Grape Skewers

Need more chocolate in your life? The holidays + chocolate are always the perfect pair, so when you add festive grapes on skewers, you know you have a winning treat for family and friends.


Grinch Kabobs

How fun are these Grinch Kabobs? Kids will gobble them up since they’re reminiscent of the Grinch and you’ll feel good serving them since they’re made from nutritious grapes, strawberries, and banana.


Triple Grape Fruit Pizza

This Triple Grape Fruit Pizza makes grapes the star of your holiday celebration by using three kinds of Grapes from California, each with a different color to really make this dessert eye-catching. The base is sugar cookie dough with a sweet cream cheese filling, so it’s for sure a winner! Here’s another take on the Fresh Fruit Pizza using Grapes from California!


Grape Fontina Rosemary Skewers

These Grape Fontina Rosemary Skewers are incredibly festive (and easy to make), so they’re a wonderful appetizer to serve or bring to your next holiday get-together. Plus, no one can turn down grapes and cheese together!


Grape Tuxedo Bites, 3 Ways

Mini caramel covered grapes? Yes, please! Here are three delicious options (toffee, white chocolate, and caramel), so everyone will have a favorite!

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Festive Frozen Grape Skewers

Festive frozen grapes are a refreshing addition to your holiday menu. And, bonus, they are very simple if you need a last-minute dish to bring! These frozen grape skewers are fun way to add some holiday cheer to a cocktail or non-alcoholic drink!


Frosted Grapes

Pretty, right? By rolling fresh grapes in superfine granulated sugar, you get a festive and fun snack that tastes even better than candy! And, of course, they add some holiday cheer to any old appetizer!

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Wine Marinated Frozen Grapes

The adults will love this special twist on frozen grapes. They make a fun appetizer as well as a festive addition to a glass of wine or champagne!

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Roasted Grape Crostini with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

Here’s a yummy appetizer to share: slow-roasted grape crostini with goat cheese and walnuts with a drizzle of honey. How amazing does that sound? This dish can be served alone or as a cheese course during Christmas dinner.


Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Grapes

These Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Grapes couldn’t be more perfect for the holiday season, especially with the combination of red and green, chocolate, and crushed candy canes!


Goat-Cheese-Stuffed Grapes with Pistachios

These appetizers are easy-to-make, delicious, and refreshing! The salty crunch of pistachios goes so well with the savory-sweet goat cheese and grape pairing. Your guests will definitely be impressed!


Baked Brie with Warm Honeyed Grapes and Walnuts

Baked Brie is the ultimate holiday appetizer, and this one with warm honeyed grapes and walnuts takes it to the next level!

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Oat Scones with Grapes, Pecans & White Chocolate Chips

These scones are the perfect treat for a relaxing Christmas morning brunch with family and friends. They’re a well-balanced combination of wholesome rolled oats, grapes, and pecans with sweet white chocolate chips for a subtle dessert-like touch. Your guests and loved ones are guaranteed to enjoy this special recipe!


And one more idea from yours truly!

Questions of the Day

How are you planning to incorporate grapes into your holiday celebrations this year?

Which idea from this post was your favorite?


  1. These are all super creative (and pretty!) ideas to use grapes for celebrating holidays and for parties. I especially love the baked brie recipe 🙂 I will be enjoying wine <– obvs 😉 And having a little grape, nut and cheese plate to snack on before our Christmas beach picnic!

  2. I LOVE grapes and think this round-up is fabulous! Thank you for including the grape fontina skewers from my site! That recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, RIPE, and I make it frequently for parties. Merry Christmas!

  3. The grinch grapes are adorable! I however have been wanting to try out frozen grapes for awhile and those wine marinated frozen grapes looked so yummy!

  4. one of my favorite restaurants offers red grapes, covered in goat cheese and then rolled in chopped walnuts. It is my go-to every time we are there. I don’t understand why I just don’t make them at home, now that I think about it. It’s so easy!

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