33 New Year's Eve Food Ideas Your Party Guests Will Love

End 2018 with these crowd-pleasing recipes.

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Whether you're planning a large gathering or just a small soirée, these New Year's Eve food ideas will be a hit at your holiday party. With ideas for easy appetizers, fun cocktails, and delicious desserts, these dishes will give everyone something tasty to snack on when the ball drops.

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new years food avocado
Buff Strickland
Oven Avocado Fries

Serve these panko-breaded avocado slices with a delectable creamy chipotle lime sauce.

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new years food bread
Mike Garten
Whipped Ricotta and Grilled Bread

This deliciously simple appetizer is finished off with sautéed garlic and a drizzle of olive oil.

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new years food cocktail
Brian Woodcock
Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned

Those who aren't champagne drinkers can toast with this handcrafted cocktail.

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new years food cookies
Brian Woodcock
Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookie

This dainty dessert is so easy thanks to store-bought lemon cookies.

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new years food crostini
Brian Woodcock
Chorizo-and-Manchego Crostini

Apricot jam gives a hint of sweetness to this easy-to-assemble platter.

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new years food feta
Brian Woodcock
Sweet-and-Salty Feta Cubes

Chopped pistachios give these irresistible bites a nice crunch.

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new years food snickerdoodle
Brian Woodcock
French Toast Crunch Snickerdoodle Sandwiches

A homemade batch of snickerdoodle cookies will make your home smell delicious on New Year's Eve.

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new years food rum
Brian Woodcock
Pomegranate-Rum Punch

Made with an entire bottle of sparkling wine, this punch is perfect for a New Year's Eve party. Plus, it can serve a large crowd!

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Colorful Cheese Balls

These cheese balls can easily be prepared ahead of time and need little more than colorful spices, seeds, or nuts to dress them up for a party.

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crostini platter recipe
Brian Woodcock
Crostini Platter

Give guests something to graze on as they dance the night away. Guests can mix and match these 12 different varieties of two-bite crostini.

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sparkling winter sangria recipe
Andrew Purcell
Sparkling Winter Sangria

Try a new take on New Year's bubbly by sipping this cocktail, featuring St-Germain-soaked winter fruit and prosecco.

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Brian Woodcock
Tomato-Manchego Tartlets

Armed with two sheets of frozen puff pastry, you'll be able to make these savory tarts in no time.

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Brian Woodcock
Apricot-Prosciutto Focaccia

This easy appetizer only requires six ingredients.

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rice krispies treats recipe, new year's eve
Brian Woodcock
Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats

These ooey-gooey treats will be the hit of your New Year's Eve party.

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lemon goat cheese dip recipe
Andrew Purcell
Lemon Goat-Cheese Dip

Impress your guests without spending hours in the kitchen with this rich, zesty dip that takes only seconds to prepare.

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feta and spinach tartlet recipes
Raymond Hom
Feta and Spinach Tartlets

These Mediterranean-inspired tartlets are filled with spinach, feta cheese, and fresh dill in a crunchy phyllo dough shell.

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sweet and spicy ham recipe
Andrew Purcell
Sweet-and-Spicy Cola-Glazed Ham

Paired with Cheddar Biscuits and store-bought chutneys and mustards, this ham makes for a comforting dinner after a cold winter day.

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Andrew Purcell
Cheddar Biscuits

Serve these biscuits with Sweet-and-Spicy Cola-Glazed Ham and store-bought chutneys and mustards for a savory brunch or hearty dinner.

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ANTONIS ACHILLEOS
Bruschetta with Assorted Toppings

A single baguette, sliced and used as a foundation, yields a host of easy-to-assemble appetizers. Prepare toppings the day before and add them just before serving. Offer guests small plates and forks to scoop up the extras.

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ANSON SMART
Pigs in a Blanket

Some classics never fail to score with the party crowd. And they're so simple to make that it's a win-win.

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Anson Smart
Bread Pudding

Topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermints, these single-serving bread puddings make perfect desserts for a buffet-style party.

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Kana Okada
Bacon Dip

Our choice for the last dip to round out your party platters.

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ANSON SMART
Flavorful Popcorn Mix

Guests can snack on handfuls of this either before or after the meal. Our recipe includes Aged Gouda and smoked paprika.

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Andrew Purcell
Mini Brown-Sugar Cheesecakes

Distinctive and delightful tang is infused in these tiny treats, infused with a combination of lemon and ginger.

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Pork Roast

Add some fruit to your roast for a sweet and salty mix.

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Grilled Artichokes

Who knew artichokes could look so scrumptious? Everyone will know you did when this tray is carried into the room.

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Crème Brûlée

The ultimate elegant ending to your meal. To save time, make the custard up to three days before and store refrigerated. Let the custard warm slightly for 25 minutes. Pour into crème brûlée dishes and bake.

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Black-Eyed Pea Salad

This New Year's Eve staple is a colorful display of goodness.

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Goat Cheese Logs

A creamy spread great for chips and crackers. Plus, your guests will be happy to see something besides the usual cheddar.

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Bite-Size Sirloin

For a sophisticated starter, grill old-fashioned pickled shallots and garlic with bite-size cubes of peppered and seared beef sirloin, then place them on fresh basil leaves.

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