We've pulled together a Christmas party plan that's stunningly simple — yet its festive flavors will leave everyone incredibly impressed. Our favorite item? The chocolate beet cake at the end of the meal. It's a delicious surprise that'll create a wonderful talking point around the dinner menu. For more Christmas fodder, keep reading.
— Additional reporting by Camilla Salem
Sources: Nicole Perry, Anna Monette Roberts, Camilla Salem, and Katie Sweeney
Start off the festivities by serving a bubbly, floral hummingbird cocktail .
Mulled Wine and Manhattans
Christmastime calls for a steaming mug of mulled wine , but for those guests who want something slightly more powerful, offer mulled bourbon Manhattans .
Apricot, Goat Cheese, and Almond Bites
Apricot, goat cheese, and almond bites  are vegetarian and take almost no time to prep.
Mushroom and Brie Bruschetta
A flavorful and elegant appetizer is mushroom and brie bruschetta.  Your guests won't be able to stop eating this one.
Brie and Fig Preserve Pie Bites
These mini "pie" bites  are stuffed with a little square of brie and a dollop of fig preserves.
Fill your house with the wonderful aroma of a slow-cooked rosemary porchetta roast .
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
Provide your guests with a crisp and delicious salad filled with shredded brussels sprouts and kale. 
Green Beans With Caramelized Onions
This simple, classic side dish doesn't take much preparation. Green beans with caramelized onions  accompany your main porchetta roast perfectly.
Mashed rutabagas  are an interesting side dish. The vegetable is flavorful and your guests will surely enjoy it.
Chocolate Beet Cake
Moist chocolate beet cake  is completely delicious. Trust us on this one, you'll love it.