Throw a Fun NYE Bash!
New Year’s Eve is partially about watching the ball drop and seeing good friends, but it’s also really important to provide great food and drinks! Here’s a list of appetizers and cocktails that we recommend for your NYE bash, big or small, casual or fancy schmancy!
Here are some fantastic appetizers to get you started! After the appetizer list is the drink list!
Cheesy Potato Skins – These cheesy potato skins make an amazing appetizer!
Fluffy Fruit Dip – Great with fresh fruit! Use apples, pineapple chunks, grapes, oranges or other fruits of your choice. Have toothpicks available to spear the fruit for dipping. Great for showers or parties!
Buffalo Wings – This classic appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. Great for parties, hanging around or even a light meal.
Hot Crab Dip – This healthy crab dip is full of flavor but not full of fat.
Walnut and Cheese Appetizer – This delicious antipasto dish it simple to make!
Cocktail Meatballs – These delicious, spicy meatballs are great for a cocktail party, holiday get-together, or New Year’s Eve celebration!
Asian Chicken Appetizer – This appetizer is truly addicting!
Eggplant Caviar – This appetizer is perfect for an elegant New Year’s Eve party! (Don’t worry, there’s no real caviar in this recipe!)
Red Potato Appetizer – A tasty and creamy potato appetizer or side dish that everyone will love!
Marinated Artichokes and Fontina Cheese – This vegetarian appetizer dish is out of this world!
Parmesan Puffs – This is an American appetizer made with fresh Italian ingredients.
Chicken Nachos – Try these amazing chicken nachos with salsa, sour cream and olives! -
Asparagus with Prosciutto – You can make this appetizer hours ahead of time!
Spicy Lemon Shrimp with Basil Mayonnaise – This shrimp appetizer delivers a flavor-packed punch!
Goat Cheese and Tomato Spread – This makes a great appetizer for any dinner party!
Creamy Avocado-Chive Dip – Use celery, cucumbers, pita chips or peppers to dip into this smooth and creamy dip!
Stuffed Olives – This combination of black, ripe olive and bright red cherry tomatoes is an easy and attractive appetizer.
Create a wonderful cocktail and your guests will be raving!
New Year’s Punch: Serve this concoction at your next New Year’s party and everyone is sure to have a happy time!
Pomegranate Fizz: This cocktail is fruity, fizzy, and classy all at once!
Passionate Mimosa: This is a perfect cocktail to serve either at a party or for a nice and romantic breakfast.
Academy Cocktail: This perfect cocktail results in a lighter colored drink that surprises with its flavor.
Key Lime Pie Martini: If you like key lime pie and tropical tastes, you’ll love this martini.
Pear Brandy Champagne Cocktail: With such a delicious name, you know it’s going to be good.
Red Apple Martini: Almost like a vodka-cranberry… but in a prettier glass.
Verdi Framboise Sparkler: This beautiful, fruity, and fizzy drink will keep you cool this summer! Use Verdi Raspberry Sparkletini to make it!
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