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14 New Year’s Eve Food Ideas Adults Will Love

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New Year’s Eve parties are always such a fun celebration with friends and fabulous food. Make your party even more special with these New Year’s Eve foods adults will love!

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You could easily host a party and serve only a buffet of appetizers with these terrific ideas:

  • No Fuss Bacon Tomato and Cheese Cups, Lasagna Dip, Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado, Baked Potato Bites, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Mini Cheese Ball Bites, Mini Pizzas, Shrimp Dip, and Garlic Cheese Bombs.
  • For a more formal meal, prepare the Bacon and Rosemary Wrapped Chicken with the Duchess Potatoes.
  • Stock the dessert table with taste treats like the Champagne Jello Shots, Cherries Dipped in White Chocolate, and Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Orange Slices. You’ll have a whole lotta happy going on!

Champagne Jello Shots Party Food Ideas

1. Champagne Jello Shots

From Erica’s Sweet Tooth
Champagne is the pinnacle of any celebration, which makes it the perfect choice for New Years. These Jello shots are made out of your favorite bottle of sparkling adult beverage, and surprisingly easy to make! They can even be made in advance to save you some time before your festivities begin! When you make them, make sure you don’t dip them in the sugar until right before you serve them or the sugar might melt before they are given to guests.

Party Food Idea Cherries Dipped in White Chocolate

2. Cherries Dipped in White Chocolate 

From Simple Provisions 
Cherries are a staple for the Christmas season, so chances are you’re going to see them in supermarkets everywhere. These elegant chocolate dipped cherries are a perfect food to serve at a New Year’s Eve party or even for a romantic new year’s for two. White chocolate isn’t something I’d normally dip cherries in, but I am so happy I tried these! They’re delicious. I’ll definitely be making these again for date night.

3. No Fuss Bacon Tomato and Cheese Cups 

From Call Me PMC 
These tomato and cheese cups are downright simple and delicious to make. Just one cup of everything! They work perfectly as a party food or an appetizer, even to bring with you if you aren’t entertaining for New Year’s this year. They’re perfect for kids, lunches, parties, and even as a weeknight dinner. I am super excited to try these again!

Lasagna Dip Party Food Idea for Kids

4. Lasagna Dip 

From Closet Cooking 
Let’s be real, you really can’t go wrong with a hot melted cheese dip that is packed with all of the great flavors of homemade lasagna. This recipe uses turkey rather than ground beef to stick to the healthier and lighter side. I love serving this up with some tortilla chips or even bread sliced into 1” cubes.

Kids Party Food Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Orange Slices Ideas

5. Salted Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Orange Slices 

From Deliciously Yum 
Mandarin Oranges are in season, and an extremely popular choice to make around this time of year! Chocolate and orange are two flavors that pair perfectly together. These are lightly salted which really helps bring all of the flavors together and create these awesome bite-sized dessert pieces.

Kids Bacon & Rosemary Wrapped Chicken Party Food Idea

6. Bacon & Rosemary Wrapped Chicken 

From Spaceships and Laser Beams 
Bacon makes everything better! Wrapping these bite-sized chicken pieces in bacon really helps to seal in all of the juices, resulting in a perfectly savory dish to serve this New Year’s Eve. The cooked rosemary is super fragrant and adds the finishing touch to these awesome appetizers.

Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado Food Idea for Kids Party

7. Mini Pepper Nachos with Corn, Black Beans and Avocado 

From Closet Cooking 
These mini peppers are so cute! I love the Mexican flair on this appetizer. They are healthy, and easy to put together for your party. They are filled with corn, black beans, pico de gallo, and avocado, then smothered in cheese and baked to appy perfection!

Baked Potato Bites Food for Kids Party

8. Baked Potato Bites 

From Cook the Story 
These adorable potato bites take a surprisingly little amount of effort to execute. They taste just like loaded baked potatoes! The added asparagus gives them a colorful touch and makes them even healthier! They are best served at room temperature so you don’t melt the sour cream before they are served!

9. Duchess Potatoes 

From Simply Recipes 
Duchess potatoes are basically the fancy version of mashed potatoes. You make the mashed potatoes, pipe them into fun swirls and patterns, then stick them back into the oven with some butter to brown them. They are always a crowd pleaser!

buffalo-chicken-dip-recipe

10. Buffalo Chicken Dip 

From Spaceships and Laser Beams, Recipe from Frugal Fabulous Finds
The crockpot is always a lifesaver when it comes to making food with minimal effort, especially during the holiday season. This dip comes out as a delicious, chicken-filled spicy and cheesy addition to your New Year’s Party appetizers. I love to make this and serve it with either tortilla chips or even fresh vegetables for the health-conscious people out there.

Mini Cheese Ball Bites Party Food For Kids

11. Mini Cheese Ball Bites 

From Five Heart Home

Cheese Balls are always a favorite when it comes to appetizers, but by the end of them they sort of turn into a big pile as everyone gets their serving. These mini cheese ball bites make sure that each guest can enjoy their own perfect little Cheeseball! They’re rolled with crunchy pecans, and some dried cranberries to give them a little bit of sweetness.

Mini Pizzas Idea for Kids Party Ideas

12. Mini Pizzas

From Kayotic Kitchen 
Mini pizzas are always a crowd pleaser! These ones are made using puff pastry as the crust. Just use a pastry cutter or a glass to cut out the pizza shapes, and bake them in a muffin tin. Then, add your favorite toppings and bake a little more! One idea I love doing, is pre-making the pizza crusts and putting out various toppings for my guests. Then everyone gets exactly what they want, and we can have a fun little pizza party! This one is great for the adults and the kids.

New-Years-Eve-Shrimp-Dip for kids party food

13. New Year’s Eve Shrimp Dip 

From Tatertots & Jello, Submitted by Is This Really My Life 
This dip is absolutely delicious, I almost ate it all before the New Year’s Eve party even started! The best part is that it only takes 5 minutes to make, so you don’t have to worry about wasting all of your time during the holidays! This recipe is perfect for about 12 people, but you can easily double it if you are serving any more. I love serving it with tortilla chips or crackers, but it goes really well with bread chunks and even veggies too!

Garlic Cheese Bombs Kids Party Ideas

14. Garlic Cheese Bombs 

From Spend with Pennies 
These make the perfect side dish or appy to just about anything you are serving. Cheese and garlic just seem to pair perfectly with everything! They have a buttery, garlicy, and flaky crust and are filled with ooey gooey cheese filling to create the ultimate appetizer. They are surprisingly easy to make too, I like to use store bought biscuit dough when I make them. You can easily use homemade if you have the tie for it though!

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Maria Healey

Maria is a photographer to stylists and stylish brides, a failed newspaper journalist, retired waitress, and ex-paralegal. She is a new mom and Navy wife. Her son keeps things busy on the homefront, while making her husband's deployments seem more like a cruise ship vacation. When she's not writing blog posts for SS&LB, editing or taking photos, you can find her drinking coffee and building LEGO towers with her toddler son. She is currently based in Southern California, though that changes often.