New Year's Recipes and Tips

New Year's Eve is a fun celebration. Everyone gathers to eat, drink, and see the old year out in style. You can throw a fabulous New Year's Eve party with very little advance preparation—just shop and chop with this New Year's party menu. Or you can have a cozy party with fondue and a few select friends. New Year's Day is traditionally celebrated with an Open House, so you can see as many friends as possible. A simple buffet is the best way to entertain for that party. Have a wonderful and safe New Year's celebration!

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    New Year's Eve Appetizer Party

    Fried Ravioli

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    A combination of last-minute and make-ahead appetizer recipes makes this party menu foolproof. A couple of non-alcoholic punches will keep everybody (including the kids) happy, and there are enough savory and sweet nibbles to keep everybody satisfied too. Add some party hats and confetti and you've got yourself a party.

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    Top 10 New Year's Party Recipes

    Appetizer: artichoke dip with slices of baguette
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    These 10 recipes are quick, easy, delicious, and perfect for any New Year's celebration. Mix and match, or pick one or two to add to your own menu.

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    Fondue for New Year's Eve

    Cheese fondue with dippers
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    If you prefer a quiet and cozy party over a noisy gathering, this is the menu for you. Fondue is such a wonderful, communal way to entertain. With fabulous dippers that range from the traditional bread to meatballs, apples, and avocados, you and your guests will love this special dinner. It's important to have a special dessert too: try pecan cakes.

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    New Year's Day Open House

    Devils on horseback recipe

    The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

    An appetizer and dessert buffet is a fun way to entertain with this easy menu. With an Open House, you just invite friends and family to come during a certain time period. Part of the fun is seeing who shows up and how long they stay. All you have to do is replenish the buffet tables occasionally. And enjoy yourself.