Host a Spectacular New Year’s Eve Party!

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This New Year’s Eve instead of heading out and spending loads of money, host a five star party. I love to have people over for appetizers and cocktails. You can easily do this stress-free and on a budget. Here at we know how to throw a celebrity-worthy soiree. We collected recipes and crafts to get your home ready for the big bash. Make sure you check out our bonus giveaway at the bottom of the page!

Host a Spectacular New Year’s Eve Party!

Party Ready New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipes

Finger foods and appetizers are the best recipes to serve at a party. They can be prepared ahead of time and you won’t have to worry about everything being ready at the same time. With these recipes, people will think you hired a caterer.

Appetizer Recipes

  1. Bacon-wrapped Lil’ Smokies from Favorite Family Recipes – To be honest, we are a fan of anything wrapped in bacon, but these lil’ smokies make for the perfect bite.
  2. Copycat Joe’s Crab Shack Popcorn Shrimp – Everyone will go wild for this crunchy shrimp recipe.
  3. Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms from Sandra’s Easy Cooking – Adorable and tasty!
  4. Applebee’s Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Copycat – Recipes for homemade dip are easy and will please all your guests.

Smashing New Year’s Eve Cocktail Recipes

New Year’s Eve is one of the few holidays synonymous with drinking fancy cocktails. Champagne is a must, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your champagne or serve other fun drink recipes.

Drink Recipes

  1. Pomegranate Champagne from Real House Moms – This champagne cocktail recipe is the perfect addition to the bar. It is fruit, colorful, and the “sweetest” way to ring in the New Year.
  2. Homemade Sparkling Grape Juice – Okay, we know this isn’t a cocktail, but it is good to have something on hand for the kiddos and those who don’t drink alcohol. This is an impressive, yet easy mock-tail recipe.
  3. Poinsettia Cocktail from Andrea Meyers- This is truly a perfect drink recipe for the season.
  4. 18 Drink Recipes Perfect for the Holiday Season – For more great drink ideas, check out our full collection!

Divine New Year’s Eve Dessert Recipes

You must ring in the New Year with some decadent desserts. Luckily, these dessert recipes only look difficult to make.

Dessert Recipes

  1. 4-Ingredient Oreo Truffles – These delightful chocolate balls are the perfect bite of heaven.
  2. Clock Countdown Cookies from Cheryl Style – Festive and scrumptious!
  3. Andes Fudge Chocolate and Mint Dream Bars – These dessert bars are definitely dreamy…
  4. Prosecco Cupcakes from Kailley’s Kitchen – Who says prosecco is only for drinking?

Get Your Home Ready for the Party

There are so many easy and fun ways to get your home ready for a big New Year’s Eve bash. Here are just a few cute ways to add spark to the party.

  1. Balloon Countdown from My Dream Sample Box – This a super easy way to add a little flair to the party.
  2. New Year’s Eve Centerpiece – A stunning display that can be made in just a few minutes.
  3. New Year’s Eve DIY Ball Drop from Anna Kay Home – Forget NYC, you can make your own epic ball drop!
  4. New Year’s Memory Jar –  This keepsake will get people reminiscing.

Bonus: Win a GEFU Spiral Cutter

Make all your dishes worthy of a fancy restaurant with this GEFU Spiral Cutter. Garnish your plates with delicate strands of carrots and cucumbers with no effort required. This month at we are giving away (1) GEFU Spiral Cutter to (1) lucky winner!  You have until December 29th at midnight to enter here.

GEFU Spiral Cutter Giveaway

What’s Your Favorite Way to Ring in the New Year?


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  1. Stephanie L. says

    I absolutely love the appetizer dip recipe, it combines my two favorite things: artichoke dip AND appetizers! At every holiday party or family get together, it is always requested I bring my famous spinach-artichoke dip. I, however, found a rather simplistic way of making this dish when, upon cooking, I realized I didn’t have half the ingredients at home. Keeping the spinach and artichokes (or just one or the other), use 2 8oz containers of Parmesan cheese and, instead of the very fatty Alfredo sauce, use Miracle Whip! Mixing those few ingredients will create the same amazing tasting appetizer with half the amount of ingredients.

    I have to say that adding the garlic to this dish is a fantastic idea. I have always been a fan of garlic and can’t believe I haven’t thought of this before. It works perfectly with the tang of the artichokes. You better believe it will be added to my next batch!

    Maybe tomorrow…

  2. Caitlin says

    I love this post, great ideas! Is it ok to substitute the brand of Prosecco or does it alter the recipe? Thanks for posting!

    • says

      Absolutely! We love Prosecco and other types of sparkling wines in cocktails. Cocktails with sparkling wine are fun to experiment with. You can also try adding different juices and liqueurs, such as St. Germain, a personal favorite!

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