People like to go all out for New Year’s Eve, and with it being the last party of the year, it is easy to imagine why people want to leave a lasting impression and make great memories. Whether you are planning on a small celebration at home, attending a big party, or even hosting a shindig of your own, you’re going to need to eat. And you’re going to need that food to help you make it all the way through the countdown! New Year’s Eve parties are the perfect backdrop for fabulous appetizers, sweet treats, and dip. Lots of dips. But there’s more than just dip recipes to choose from for your New Year’s Eve party! Check out these 15 New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas!
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From bacon-wrapped sausages, to cheesecake clocks, to layered dips, here are 15 New Year’s Eve party food ideas for you to add a little something memorable to your celebration.
15 New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas
I have a few tips to get you started to save you some time for your party. Check out these ideas, and you will be all ready to get busy in the kitchen! Whenever possible make-ahead the dishes to save you time.
- Do any chopping for dips and appetizers a day or two ahead and refrigerate.
- Cheese balls can and should be made a day or two ahead as this gives great texture and richer tastes.
- Most desserts and treats can be prepared a day or two ahead as well, and this can take a lot of the party planning stress out of the mix.
- Shop the sales for things like crackers and nacho chips, and remember when you’re serving meats to keep them warmed to the right temperatures before serving.
- Stock your food serving area with lots of serving utensils and napkins.
1. Hot Crab Dip
Dips, especially unique ones, are always good party fare, and this Hot Crab Dip by Six Sisters’ Stuff will be a big hit at the party!
2. Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Appetizers
These Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Sausage Appetizers by the Country Chic Cottage are going to be the one that guests will want the recipe for. And how could you blame them?
3. Blackberry Brie Bites
4. Parmesan Artichoke Cheesecake
I sure hope somebody I know makes this Parmesan Artichoke Cheesecake by Hungry Happenings! It’s too cute, AND there’s also a tutorial for some festive Times’ Square Cheese Balls!
5. Oreo Cookie Balls
These Oreo Cookie Balls from Kennary are a festive sweet treat to add to your dessert table on New Year’s Eve!
6. Greek 7-Layer Dip
Again with the dip – this 7 Layer Greek Dip by Our Best Bites is packed full of great (and inexpensive) things and would work with pita crackers, regular crackers, even nachos!
7. Mini Cheeseball Bites
Every party needs a cheese ball – and these Mini Cheese Ball Bites from Five Heart Home are just perfect for the occasion!
8. Crockpot BBQ Meatballs
It doesn’t get any easier than Crockpot BBQ Meatballs by I Heart Naptime. Make this your contribution to the party and let them cook themselves.
9. Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Your guests will love you forever when you make this Loaded Baked Potato Dip by Brown Eyed Baker. It’s so easy (and cheap!) to prepare, and so so good!
10. New Year’s Marshmallow Clocks
These New Year’s Eve Marshmallow Clocks by Nifty Mom is just too cute! Perfect for the kids and the adults! Also, you could make some for every hour and use them as countdown treats!
11. Black Bean Chipotle Dip
Another fabulous dip is this Easy Black Bean Chipotle Dip by Home Cooking Memories. It’s all about the easy and the frugal, and I think this would actually go quite well with a loaf of pumpernickel.
12. Oreo Ball Drop Pops
13. Candied Whiskey Bacon Grilled Cheese Dippers
These Candied Whiskey Bacon Grilled Cheese Dippers Eve’s Wine 101 are going to be perfect for later in the evening – when you need that extra fuel to make it all the way to midnight.
14. Easy Ranch Cheeseball
This Ranch Cheeseball by It’s Always Autumn is easy, like really easy, and will go great with your favorite crackers. Also, the leftovers (if you have any!) are going to be amazing for breakfast.
15. White Pizza Dip
And one last killer dip for the list is this White Pizza Dip by How Sweet Eats. This one packs a big wow factor, so be sure to keep the napkins handy!
Happy New Year!
Written by ACN Team Member Evelyne N. : Evelyne is the fearless, axe wielding, quirky, hardworking, and incredibly funny creative genius behind Nemcsok Farms and Knits’ End. Who also has a weird fascination with soil and wreaths.
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