For a New Year’s Eve party, you don’t necessarily want a sit-down feast so easy appetisers that you can put together, set out and share with family and friends are ideal. These suggestions for appetizers are perfect as there is a mix of ones that your meat-loving friends will enjoy as well as your Veggie friends too.
We love a good buffet, it’s easy to set up and clear up which is always a bonus and people can help themselves as well.
Check out our suggestions below.
Easy Appetizers for New Year’s Eve Buffets and Parties
Stuffed Mozzarella Meatballs
We love these ever so simple to make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs – my kids and I can make them in advance together and then when ready for the party we can reheat and serve warm.
Apricot Brie Bites
When I was a child I hated Brie now as an adult I just can’t get enough of it and this Apricot Brie Bites from Real House Moms have gone down a hit with me and my cheese-loving friends.
Rotel Dip With Hamburger Meat
We love dips and this Rotel Dip with Ground Beef over on 3 Boys and a Dog is one of our favourites. It’s easy to make on the Stove and tastes amazing. My cheese-loving daughter and I love it with salad sticks or chips.
Chicken Wrapped Bacon Bites
We love how simple these little Chicken bacon-wrapped bites are. Don’t forget the toothpick to avoid sticky fingers.
This has been a hit every year with my husband who loves meat on the bone – the rest of us like making them with chicken breast and I think they must taste just as good you have to try them Teriyaki Wings from Deliciously Planted.
LOaded Potato Bites
I love loaded potato skins so I had to give this recipe for Loaded Baked Potato Bites from Landeelu.com a try and it was delicious and took so much less time than my normal potato skins.
5 Ingredient White Queso Dip
Cheese dip and some homemade tortilla chips are one of my favourites and this Five Ingredient White Queso from The Baking Fairy has been one of the best that we have tried – it uses real cheese instead of fake which is always a huge bonus to me.
When you decide at the last minute to have guests around for New Year’s Eve you want an appetiser that is easy to put together and these Antipasto Skewers from Homemade Interest are perfect and with our love of Italian food, we have all of the ingredients there and ready.
Cranberry and BBQ Meatballs
If you are like us then you will have cranberries leftover from Christmas and looking for ways to use them up these Cranberry BBQ Cocktail Meatballs from Wishes and Dishes may be a little messier than some of the others but there certainly won’t be any left at the end of the night.
Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites
Anything that is easy to hold and eat is ideal for party food and these Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites over on Entertaining with Beth are brilliant. They look great and that Mac and Cheese flavour is always a favourite.
Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Ball
Even more cranberry goodness in this Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Ball from Dessert Now Dinner Later perfect for the centre of a buffet and some help yourself goodness. Provide some crackers and it would be perfect.
Easy Lasagna Roll-UPs
These Easy Lasagna Roll-Ups over on Crystal and Co. are a little messy but they make up for that mess in deliciousness and get hold of some toothpicks and your fingers won’t be as messy afterwards.
French Dip Sliders
Sliders are easy to make but I love the twist that these French Dip Sliders from Chelsea’s Apron have. They are full of yummy goodness and your guests will be raving about them for years to come.
How I wish I could eat this but my allergy prevents it however my husband loves this Coconut Shrimp from Deliciously Plated they are the perfect little mouth-sized bites.
Mini Cheesy Flatbreads
Much like a mini pizza, these Cheesy Flatbreads from Jo Cooks are a favourite with the younger ones at New Year’s Eve and those that me that just love the cheesy deliciousness.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip from Meatloaf and Melodrama are great with some crackers, or even some crunchy french sticks and is another perfect help yourself dish for your Party Buffet.
Crunchy Taco Cups
Over on Kevin and Amanda, these Crunchy Taco Cups are just amazing. I have made them filling with our homemade chilli and salsa which was delicious too and make a really good party appetizer as well as a lunchbox treat.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
For some more Mexican influenced food check out these Guacamole Deviled Eggs again from Meatloaf and Melodrama which would be a perfect combination to go with those Taco Cups above.
Mini Meatball Subs
These hand-sized morsels of Meatball Subs from plain chicken are great to serve the guest they can walk around eating their meatball subs without the need for a plate and in a couple of mouth balls, they will be gone. Better make sure that you make enough of them for all the guests to enjoy.
Time for some delicious Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites from The Cozy Cook perfect for dipping and all that cheesy goodness would be great with tomato salsa or dipping sauce.
Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Sliders
Another slider recipe although more traditional these Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders from Eating on a Dime can be made in mini slider rolls and make perfect bite-sized servings for your guests.
One for the vegetarians these Easy Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms from Grits and Pinecones are perfect appetizers for New Year’s Eve.