New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas

Hosting a New Year’s Eve Party? Looking for the perfect New Year’s Party Food Ideas? You’ve come to the right place!

New Year's Eve Party Food Ideas

New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas

Tis the season to pop the bubbly! New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays. After a few weeks of the Christmas season, I’m always ready to usher in a new year!

While I used to go out for NYE in my 20s, I’m all for avoiding lines and crowds now that I am in my 30s with a child at home! If you’re like me and prefer to have your New Year’s Eve celebration at home, you’ve come to the right place! 

Whether you pick out one or two of these New Year’s Eve party foods or create a huge celebratory spread, you’ll be ringing in the New Year in style! Perhaps you’ll find a new favorite recipe that instantly becomes a New Year’s Eve tradition! 

New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Let’s start off with New Year’s Eve appetizers, some of my favorite party foods! These bite sized, easy-to-eat foods are perfect for watching the ball drop on TV! 

Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Peas & Crayons

Elevate the typical stuffed mushrooms with decadent crab meat for a crowd-pleasing New Year’s Eve appetizer recipe!

Roast Beef Crostini

Roast Beef Crostini
Snacks & Sips

Beef is always a popular choice, especially since most people are tired of turkey and ham by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, so jazz up crostini toasts with thinly sliced roast beef!

Smoked Salmon Pesto Crackers

Smoked Salmon Pesto Crackers
Savory Experiments

A simple Ritz cracker appetizer is always a winner, especially when it’s elevated with a smoked salmon rosette! This is such a pretty appetizer for NYE!

Filet Mignon Bites

Filet Mignon Bites
Platings & Pairings

Bacon wrapped filet mignon is certainly going to be the star of the show! What better time to enjoy this fancy appetizer than New Year’s Eve?!

Sweet 'n Spicy Meatballs, Recipe perfect for entertaining!

Sweet ‘n Spicy Meatballs
Pizzazzerie

I make these sweet and spicy meatballs every year, and they’re always one of my first appetizers to go! Everyone raves about them!

Cheese, Ham & Olive Bites

Cheese, Ham and Olive Bites
My Kitchen Love

All the best parts of a charcuterie plate made into one little bite sized portion! Perfect for mixing and mingling.

Baked Brie Bites

Baked Brie & Jam Bites
Pizzazzerie

I’ve never met a baked brie bite I didn’t love! These are the perfect, pop-in-your-mouth size appetizer!

Smoked Salmon Bites

Smoked Salmon Bites
Recipe Tin Eats

Fancy Appetizers for Party

Beef Wellington Bites
Pizzazzerie

These Beef Wellington Bites are an easy and fancy appetizer that won’t have you spending all night in the kitchen!

New Year’s Eve Entree Ideas

It’s time for the main course! Wow your guests (or perhaps just family at home enjoying a “fancy” night) with a New Year’s Eve entree sure to please!

Champagne Shrimp Scampi

Champagne Shrimp Scampi

I love this dish because it’s easy to make, serves a crowd and includes CHAMPAGNE! Sip while you cook, friends! It’s New Year’s Eve, after-all!

New Year’s Eve Dessert Ideas

Finish off the year with a little something sweet! All of these tasty sweets are perfect for your NYE celebration!

You’ll even find my absolute favorite New Year’s Eve dessert – champagne cupcakes! They are a must-make!

Champagne Cupcakes

Bubbly Champagne Cupcakes
Pizzazzerie

My absolute FAVORITE easy New Year’s Eve dessert are these champagne cupcakes.

New Year's Eve Parfaits

Boozy Parfaits
The Cozy Apron

NYE Dessert: Champagne Truffles on the Half Shell

Champagne Truffles
Pizzazzerie

New Year's Eve Clock Cake

Champagne Clock Cake
Pizzazzerie

Champagne Jello Shots

Champagne Jello Shots
Sprinkle Bakes

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

Champagne is a NYE classic that you can never go wrong with, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your night, these cocktails will do the trick!

Champagne Margaritas

Champagne Margaritas
Pizzazzerie

Champagne Bar

NYE Champagne Bar
Freutcake

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee Cocktail Recipe

Salted Caramel Iced Coffee
Pizzazzerie

Blackberry Champagne Punch

Blackberry Champagne Punch
How Sweet Eats

Pear and Ginger Sparkler

Pear & Ginger Sparklers
Danilicious Dishes

For New Year’s Eve party decoration ideas and more, find all my NYE content here! Want tablescape content? Check out my New Year’s Eve Dinner Party tablescape!

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