I’ve found some easy New Year’s Eve party food ideas that will start the year off right
When all eyes are on the clock at midnight, be sure to share some of the fun clock-themed New Year’s Eve themed food like the New Year’s Confetti Clock Cookies, Won Ton Clocks, Black and White Cheesecake Clock, New Year Clock Cake, Countdown Cheesecake, and Clock Pie Pops.
The ball drop is a great NYE tradition, and the M&M Apple Caramel Cheese Balls and Ball Drop Cupcakes reference that.
S’mores Popcorn, Homemade Cotton Candy, Marshmallow Fairy Wands, Champagne Cake Pops, New Year’s Eve Macarons, New Year’s Eve Cupcakes, Homemade Kettle Corn are easy but fancy crowd-pleasers that will dress up any New Year’s Eve party dessert table! Happy New Year!
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1. New Year’s Confetti Clock Cookies
From Repeat Crafter Me
These confetti clock cookies are so cute! I love the idea of being able to fill them and once they’re bitten into, they will have a confetti surprise inside!
When you make them, you just make 3 layers for the cookie and have a hole in the center layer. The clock idea is fitting for new year’s too!
These make a great party favor if you are hosting a New Year’s Eve party this year. Just package them up in some nice bags with a cute message to hand out!
2. M&M Apple Caramel Cheese Ball
From Will Cook for Smiles
Chocolate and cheese are my two favorite indulgences… and New Year’s Eve is the perfect day to indulge in them!
This cheese ball is packed with apple pieces and caramel to add a perfect sweet touch to a traditionally savory dish.
The M&M’s on the outside of it add an even sweeter, colorful crunch to the cheese ball. If you’re going to make this, make sure you don’t eat the whole thing before your guests arrive like I was tempted to.
3. S’mores Popcorn
From Crazy Little Projects
You will definitely want to try this. I swear it’ll become a year-round treat for you and your family.
This popcorn is mixed with mini marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and graham cracker pieces to create an ooey-gooey decadent snack food that everyone will rave about even after New Year’s.
4. Won Ton Clocks
These wonton clocks are filled with cheese. Everyone loves cheese. Once they’re made, you draw on the clock faces with edible black ink.
If you have kids to entertain throughout the night, you could create one for each hour for them to enjoy as the night creeps towards midnight.
5. Black & White Cheesecake Clock
From Hungry Happenings
This no bake black and white cheesecake clock is really easy to make, which gives you more time to focus on the New Year’s festivities! It is seriously soft and rich.
It has a fluffy marshmallow cheesecake filling on top of an easy Oreo and cream cheese crust, which is also used to make it’s clock face!
6. New Year Clock Cake
From Cake Central, Created by Nathalie’s Taarten
This New Year’s Clock cake is so beautiful! I love the gold accents on top of a black fondant. It would look absolutely stunning as a centerpiece for a new year party spread.
If you want to make something like this, you could change the gold or fondant color to match the theme of your party!
7. Homemade Cotton Candy
From Cooking Books, Recipe from “Sugarbaby” by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Here’s something new to try this year. Enjoy your own homemade cotton candy.
8. Marshmallow Fairy Wands
From Yummy Mummy Kitchen
These edible fairy wands are made out of homemade marshmallows. Marshmallows are actually way easier to make than you’d think, and taste so much better homemade!
My kids loved making these wands and casting magic spells with them. They pair perfectly with hot chocolate or served on their own with some edible glitter at your next new year’s party!
9. Countdown Cheesecake
From Taste of Home
Cheesecake is always something that’s on my “to-make” list. This strawberry cheesecake is perfect for the countdown on New Year’s Eve. I love the idea to use strawberries as the clock’s hands.
The numbers are piped on using red decorating gel, and this cake has a secret layer of strawberries inside of the cheesecake! This cheesecake can be made in 30 minutes too, so if you are pressed for time on New Year’s Eve, not to worry!
10. Clock Pie Pops for New Year’s Eve
From Crazy for Crust
After the holidays, New Year’s Eve always ends up sneaking up on me. I always try to eat healthier in the new year, but that hasn’t started yet!
These clock pie pops are so much fun to make, your kids will love to assist with them. They use pie crusts filled with delicious chocolate and a beautiful white chocolate outer layer with a clock face!
11. Ball Drop Cupcakes
From Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker, Inspired by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
These ball drop cupcakes are best made with some help from little hands! I like to pre-make the delicious red velvet cupcakes and have them iced and ready to go, along with all of the materials to make the ball drop piece.
On New Year’s Eve, have your kids help with the dipping, sticking, decorating, and of course: eating! They are topped with a decadent chocolate truffle!
12. New Year’s Eve Macarons
They can be packaged up and gifted as a beautiful hostess gift if you are attending a party this year. Contrarily, if you are hosting this year, you can make sure these babies are front and center!
13. New Year’s Eve Cupcakes
From I am Baker
These festive and easy cupcakes are so cute! You can choose whatever cake recipe you’d like to, even use a store-bought mix if you’re in a pinch for time!
To make the fireworks toppers, you just need to melt white chocolate and then pipe the design onto wax paper.
While the chocolate is still setting, add some festive glitter.
Then, pipe the year onto the firework using black edible gel or icing. You can customize the color of the fireworks and glitter to match the cupcakes you decide on, and even to match the theme of your party!
14. Homemade Kettle Corn
From Caramel Potatoes
Kettle corn is one of my favorite parts about attending the yearly fair… but I could never seem to get it quite right at home, until this recipe came around.
I’ve included it in this list because it makes the perfect party food, all year ‘round! If you want to really kick things up a notch, try mixing your ready kettle corn with some M&M’s.
My favorite part about making this is that I can make it in batches, so I won’t waste too much time, effort, and popcorn.
Celebrate new year’s eve with these party supplies:
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- New Year’s Eve Party Pack
- Happy New Year Banner
- Neon Midnight New Year’s Eve Party Kit
- Fancy Fringed Party Blowers
- Happy New Year Headbands
- Photo Booth Props
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