New Year's Eve recipes should be easy and delicious. Don't finish the year off in the kitchen, use these make-ahead family recipes so you can enjoy the evening with your kids!
How does your family celebrate New Year's Eve? We love to spend the day at our favorite bowling alley. We bowl a few rounds, have lunch at their awesome restaurant, and then come home for a quiet evening in.
We watch movies, listen to music, and just count the year down together.
Even though it is usually just us, I try to have something delicious for us to enjoy for our last meal of the year.
Sometimes we do a full dinner, other times we make a meal out of appetizers and dessert.
Whether you plan to fill your house with friends and family or keep it quiet with just your own, you'll find fun New Year's Even recipe ideas for a fun night at home below.
Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope you have a great one.
- New Year's Appetizers Ideas
- Jalapeño Artichoke Dip
- Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs
- Easy Crab Melts
- Spicy Taco Dip
- Swedish Meatball Dip
- Oriental Chicken Layer Dip
- Sausage Crescent Roll Swirls
- Buffalo Blue Cheese Chips
- Easy Cheddar Snack Board
- Seasoned Pretzels with Dip
- Easy Chex Mix Recipes
- New Year's Eve Beverage Recipes
- Casual Dinner Recipes
- Elegant Dinner Recipes
- Simple New Year's Eve Desserts for Kids
- Elegant New Year's Desserts for Adults
- More Party Recipes
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New Year's Appetizers Ideas
Maybe you prefer to snack the night away for your party?
These appetizers are a huge hit with kids but will still be popular with any adults at your New Year's party:
Jalapeño Artichoke Dip
This is one of my favorite hot dips. It is so festive looking with the red and green veggies tucked inside that creamy cheese sauce.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
If you're looking for a more classic hot spinach and artichoke dip, you'll love this recipe with caramelized onions for a bit of sweetness.
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
I make these sweet and sour meatballs in the Crockpot so we can enjoy them over the course of several hours while they keep warm the entire time.
Easy Crab Melts
You can serve these crab melts as a generous portion on ciabatta bread halves or cut each melt into quarters for a more bite-sized appetizer.
Spicy Taco Dip
Just add a big bowl of tortilla chips and watch as this classic party appetizer disappears in a flash!
Swedish Meatball Dip
I love to serve this hot sausage dip with baked tater tots as a fun surrpise.
Oriental Chicken Layer Dip
Serve this creamy chicken dip with crispy butter crackers.
Sausage Crescent Roll Swirls
This is an easy make ahead party appetizer. You can roll the sausage swirls in advance and then just slice and bake at the start of your party.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Chips
This appetizer is inspired by our favorite item on a local restaurant menu. We love the mix of spicy and creamy sauces on the chips.
Easy Cheddar Snack Board
Is it a party if you don't have a snack board to nibble on?? This is perfect for enjoying as you wait for the final countdown.
Seasoned Pretzels with Dip
Easy Chex Mix Recipes
And you can never go wrong with a simple batch of homemade snack mix.
New Year's Eve Beverage Recipes
If you want something other than traditional sparkling wine, here are our favorite cocktails and festive kid-friendly beverages for New Year's Eve:
Casual Dinner Recipes
Keep it extra easy and serve kid-friendly sliders and soup.
This is the perfect comfort food for a relaxing night in that lets you focus on playing games together or watching a movie marathon.
Here are some of our favorites:
Elegant Dinner Recipes
If you like to have a more formal meal to end the year or are entertaining other adults, these elegant dinners are totally kid-friendly and super easy to prep ahead.
You could assemble everything in the morning and just pop these recipes into the oven before dinner.
Simple New Year's Eve Desserts for Kids
We like simple and individually portioned treats for New Year's. I usually stick to cookies, brownies, or bars.
Here are some of my other favorite treats:
Elegant New Year's Desserts for Adults
If you want a show stopping dessert for the last party of the year, these elegant desserts are easy to prep ahead and are utterly delicious: