14 Cute New Year’s Eve Party Food Ideas

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What New Year’s Eve party is complete without an assortment of party-themed food?! I’ve found some cute New Year’s Eve food ideas your boys will love helping you make…and eat. When all eyes are on the clock at midnight, be sure to share some of the fun clock-themed treats, 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 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 :: Repeat Crafter Me, Inspired by Hungry Happenings
Big or small your guests are going to love the surprise inside of these cookies.

2. M&M Apple Caramel Cheese Ball :: Will Cook for Smiles 
This dessert is so cute it’s almost too cute to eat…almost.

3. S’mores Popcorn :: Crazy Little Projects 
This fantastic dessert may test all of your resolutions. Be sure to eat as much as you can before midnight.

Kids Won Ton Clocks Party Food Ideas

4. Won Ton Clocks :: Fun Family Crafts, Recipe by Hungry Happenings 
Not only is this appetizer delicious but it will go perfectly with the theme of your party.

Party Food For Kids Black & White Cheesecake Clock

5. Black & White Cheesecake Clock :: Hungry Happenings 
Never before has watching the clock been so delicious. Everyone will enjoy counting down with this Cheesecake Clock.

New Year Clock Cake For Kids Party Food Ideas

6. New Year Clock Cake :: Cake Central, Created by Nathalie’s Taarten
A gorgeous black fondant covered cake that will double as the centerpiece of you New Year’s decorations.

Homemade Cotton Candy Party Food Ideas for Kids

7. Homemade Cotton Candy :: Cooking Books, Recipe from “Sugarbaby” by Gesine Bullock-Prado
Here’s something new to try this year. Enjoy your own homemade cotton candy.

Marshmallow Fairy Wands Food Ideas for Kids

8. Marshmallow Fairy Wands :: Yummy Mummy Kitchen, Recipe by Martha StewartThese homemade marshmallows are a cute and go perfectly with hot cocoa.

9. Countdown Cheesecake :: Taste of Home
Your guests will be counting down the minutes until they can dig into this delicious dessert.

10. Clock Pie Pops for New Year’s Eve :: Crazy for Crust
This fun dessert is the perfect snack to nosh on until the ball drops.

Party Food Ball Drop Cupcakes For Kids

11. Ball Drop Cupcakes :: Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker, Inspired by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Cake Pops and cupcakes — what better way to send out the old year and ring in the new?

12. New Year’s Eve Macarons :: Diamonds for Dessert, Adapted from A la Cuisine and About.com
These cute macarons will add a splash of color to your festivities.

13. New Year’s Eve Cupcakes :: I am Baker
Every party needs fireworks. These fireworks are tasty and easy to do.

Homemade Kettle Corn Party Ideas for Kids

14. Homemade Kettle Corn :: Caramel Potatoes, Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com 
A sweet and salty snack dressed up in a gorgeous package that everyone will enjoy.

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.