New Year's Eve is the most festive night of the year. You can celebrate it in many ways: quietly at home, out at a restaurant, club, or party (at home or away)! These recipes are great to serve; combine appetizers, desserts, and some buffet items to make a fabulous spread. People can eat when they want and as much as they want!
Just be sure to keep an eye on the time. After two hours, rotate all the perishable foods to keep them safe. Set your buffet table with nice linens, candles (electric or real), and flowers. Be sure to offer lots of little plates so people can sample your delicious food and come back for more. And have a happy New Year!
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These little goodies taste like a BLT, but better. Each little cherry tomato is stuffed with a rich mixture of bacon, mayo, basil, and cheese. They're fabulous.
02 of 08
A ham is a really good idea for a party. You can feed a crowd, and it looks so festive on the buffet table. This recipe is flavorful and easy and makes the ham very moist and tender. Put out some little rolls so your guests can make sandwiches.
03 of 08
Add French onion dip to a veggie platter and let everyone snack away! This recipe is simple and produces a flavor you won't find in the packaged powder mix. You'll start by caramelizing sliced onions then add them to a combination of sour cream, mayonnaise, and an assortment of seasonings. Let it sit in the refrigerator to let the flavor develop, and it will be ready whenever you are.
04 of 08
Brilliant, elegant, and a ton of fun, Champagne cupcakes are simply fantastic. Sparkling wine is incorporated into the batter and frosting and gives these tempting treats a lightness and flavor that you won't find in the average cupcake. Decorate them with some fancy piping work and extra sparkle and they become irresistible.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
This famous dip is a shoo-in for the best appetizer for parties. It's rich, creamy, and flavorful. Serve it with tiny appetizer knives and some toasted baguettes.
06 of 08
This wonderful salad epitomizes the holiday season. The colors are gorgeous, and the fabulous sweet and tart flavor can't be beat.
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Nothing says the holiday like this fragrant and crispy appetizer. Whole pecans are baked in a cinnamon-scented meringue until they are crisp and have absorbed a whole bunch of butter. Yum.
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Caramel corn is wonderful. But topped with different flavors of melted chocolate, this treat is elevated to a special party addition.