Party Tip #5: Make healthier food choices. Need to bring a treat to the party? Veggie plates, fruit platters, cheese/hummus and crackers are all healthier choices. Be cautious with the festive drinks. Most Christmas drinks are heavily calorie laden. For a non-alcoholic choice, cranberry juice mixed with club soda can be very refreshing. When making a less than healthy choice, make less feel like more by eating and drinking slowly.