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20 New Year's Eve Party Food Ideas

By: Adriana Funke, Editor,

Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne ButtercreamWhat better way to celebrate the start of a new year than with some new, delicious dishes? In this guide to 20 New Year's Eve Party Food Ideas you'll find everything from drinks to appetizers to desserts. Start your New Year off right by creating one of these fabulous drinks or dishes. Your guests will rave about the Artichoke and Spinach Dip and the Champagne Cake Balls. Of course, no New Year's Eve party is quite complete without a few signature cocktails. This collection has recipes for a festive Moscow mule and Martini punch among other tempting New Year's drinks.

Surround yourself with friends and family, and use these amazing holiday recipes to help celebrate a brand new year. Go ahead and explore these perfect party foods; whether you're hosting a New Year's bash or just need something to bring along to a friend's party, these New Year's recipes are sure to please. Enjoy and have a Happy New Year!


20 New Year's Eve Party Food Ideas

Table of Contents

New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes

New Year's Party Appetizer Recipes

New Year's Eve Dessert Recipes


New Year's Eve Cocktail Recipes

Wow your guests this New Year's Eve when you mix up one of these incredible cocktails. They are the perfect mixed drinks to sip while you count down to midnight. From the familiar taste of cranberries to the licorice-like flavor of anise, these party drink recipes will please the whole crowd.


Holly Jolly Cranberry Moscow Mules Homemade Holiday Eggnog


Holly Jolly Cranberry Moscow Mules (shown)

Turn this vodka and ginger beer drink into a holiday staple by adding cranberries and rosemary.


Homemade Holiday Eggnog (shown)

Eggnog, especially this creamy recipe, is perfect for any party all throughout the winter months.


Martini Poinsettia Punch

The beautiful red color of this punch will look great next to your New Year's decorations!


IZZE Sparkling Orange

Provide your guests a refreshing drink by making this orange cocktail.


Bourbon Cherry Smash

This is a fantastic winter drink to serve at your holiday party!


Pisco Anise Cocktail

For an elegant and flavorful beverage that everyone will love, make this pisco cocktail.


For even more party ideas, check out our collection of 32 Appetizer Party Recipes and Easy Dessert Recipes.


New Year's Party Appetizer Recipes

Food really does make or break a party. Make sure the dishes at your New Year's party are mouthwatering and memorable by creating these easy appetizer recipes. They're perfect for any party, but especially at a party where there is so much to celebrate and look forward to!


Jalapeno Popper Pull-Apart Bread Party Tortilla Pinwheels

Jalapeno Popper Pull-Apart Bread (shown)

This incredible pull-apart bread recipe is stuffed with melty cheese and just the right amount of heat from the jalapenos.


Party Tortilla Pinwheels (shown)

Pinwheels are a classic party appetizer and will be a huge hit at your New Year's party!


Herb Cream Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

These bite-sized tomatoes offer the perfect amount of fresh flavor to pair with the richer dishes at your New Year's Eve soiree.


Applebee's Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Copycat

Artichoke and spinach dip is a classic party food dish. You definitely can't go wrong with this Applebee's copycat version!


Triple Cheese Bacon Potato Skins

Everyone loves loaded potato skins!


Homemade Beer Cheese Dip

This excellent beer cheese recipe has the right amount of salty and savory flavors.


Savory Almond Mix

For a great snack that your guests can munch on all party long, make this delicious almond mix.



New Year's Eve Dessert Recipes

These dessert recipes are sure to help end the night on a sweet note! Each recipe is decadent and satisfying. Your New Year's Eve party guests won't be able to get enough of these amazing recipes. They'll be talking about these desserts until next year's party rolls around!


Cranberry Orange Trifle Salted Brown Sugar Cheesecake Bars

Cranberry Orange Trifle (shown)

This refreshing dessert is a definite crowd-pleaser!


Salted Brown Sugar Cheesecake Bars (shown)

You, and your guests, won't be able to resist these delectable cheesecake bars!


Champagne Cake Balls

Champagne isn't just for drinking! Incorporate it into your New Year's Eve desserts.


Andes Mint Mini Cheesecakes

Mint and chocolate are a classic combination especially around the holidays.


Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

This mousse cake is so light and dreamy!


Strawberry Cupcakes with Champagne Buttercream

Strawberries and champagne are another duo that never goes out of style.


New Year Good Luck Pretzel

Make sure to bring some extra luck to the new year by making this Good Luck Pretzel!



Need ideas for how to decorate your party?  Find easy DIY New Year's decorations plus other delicious New Year's recipes in this printable collection of 14 New Year's Eve Party Ideas.


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