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Ring in the New Year at Home With Our 41 Best Party-Ready Recipes

Throw the ultimate New Year's Eve bash right in your own home with these deliciously festive dishes and drinks.

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve at home doesn’t mean you have to sit on your couch and watch others ring in January 1 around the world on TV. Throw your own celebration, whether it’s just you and a friend or your entire family! We’ll help you handle the cooking – we’ve rounded up our best New Year’s recipes, all of which are made for hosting parties of every size. From bite-sized apps to finger foods to creative single-serve dishes, these ideas will make your at-home get-together festive, fun and filled with delicious bites. Plus, each recipe has a ton of potential. You can create a spread that mixes and matches a whole bunch of these dishes for a party, or you can make a few of your faves if you’re keeping your celebration small and cozy.

And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the drinks! Whether you’re serving clean cocktails from your home bar cart or mixing up creative seasonal mocktails, we’ve included bevvies made for toasting to a brand-new year. Raise a glass and grab a bite!

New Year’s appetizers, dips and bites

This Bite-Sized Bruschetta Might Be Super Simple, But It’s a Total Crowd-Pleaser

Smoky Tomato Dip & Halloumi Jarcuterie

Burrata Mushroom Bites

Poblano & Mushroom Queso Fundido

Baked Lobster & Brie Dip

Southwestern Potato Skins

Turkey-Stuffed Mushrooms with Manchego

Cheddar Cornbread Jalapeño Poppers

Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers with Serrano Ham & Cheese

Chèvre & Herb-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Sesame Tamari Beef Meatballs

Sweet & Spicy Goat Cheese Spread

Stuffed Dates with Ricotta

Quicker-Than-Quick Baked Feta

Warm Marinated Olives with Thyme and Lemon

Basil Chicken Meatballs

Mini Crab Cakes

Sliders, sandwiches, wings and more

Sweet Potato Sliders

Grilled Chicken Wings with Mixed Bell Peppers & Blue Cheese Dip

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Chicken

These Better-For-You “Boneless” Bites Feature a Sneaky Chicken Swap

Chicken 
Fingers 
with Marinara Sauce

Smoky & Spicy Brisket Sliders with Pickled Onions

Crispy BBQ Cauliflower “Wings”

Tahini Lime Chicken Wings

Little Link Sliders with Pineapple-Ginger Relish

Grilled Guacamole Chicken Sliders

Healthy Turkey Sliders with Homemade Ketchup

Chile Orange Chicken Wings with Ranch Slaw

Festive cocktails and mocktails

Stone Fruit & Ginger White Sangria

Dark & Cloudy

This Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant-Rich Turmeric Margarita is a Must-Try Winter Cocktail

Vanilla Pear Shrub

Savory Breakfast Cocktail

Chai-tini

The Secret to a Better Gin Smash Cocktail? Add a Little Heat

Ginger Lemon Switchel

Honey Lime Margaritas

This Cherry Rosemary Vodka Ice is Like Aromatherapy in a Glass

Pineapple Hibiscus Mocktail

Orange Rhubarb “Sangria”