And just like that we’re saying goodbye to another year! If you’re looking for some appetizers or inspiration to Ring in the New Year, I have a round-up of recipes for New Year’s Eve, along with some good luck foods for your New Year’s Day celebration. Click on the links below highlighted in red for the complete recipe or post.
New Year’s Countdown Table
Ring in the New Year with a celebratory countdown table with clock plates, clocks and party horns and hats
New Year’s Countdown Tree
Transform the Christmas tree to a New Year’s Countdown Tree, with the addition of gold and silver ribbon, streamers, party horns and tiaras for New Year’s Eve sparkling celebration!
Sparkling Mini Parfaits!
These no-bake party size desserts are easy to assemble using ready-made cake from the grocery store. Make them as simple or as fancy as you like, add a sparkler in celebration and serve!
Chocolate Tuxedo Cups with Strawberries and Grand Marnier Whipped Cream!
A festive, sweet bite for New Year’s Eve! Easy to dress, filling with your favorite ingredients.
New Year’s Eve Popcorn Party Mix
An easy sweet and salty treat that is highly addictive, and dressed to impress with gold and silver edible stars
Easy Entertaining to Ring in the New Year: A Festive Cheese Platter
Easy to pull together at the last-minute and festive way to entertain
Short Cut Mini Chicken & Waffles with Pepper Jelly Syrup!
A Southern dish turned-finger food, that’s fit for company and fun for New Years!
Parmesan-Crusted Crab Cake Bites with Chive Aioli
This little bite is a crowd pleaser! The crab mixture can be made a day in advance, then the bite-size cakes are baked in a mini muffin tin with a crust of Parmesan cheese and panko bread crumbs!
Citrus Marinated Shrimp
A make-ahead appetizer that’s light and bright and tantalizes your taste buds with tangy vinegar, bright citrus, with a slightly sweet licorice flavor from fennel
Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes
Oh so good and easy! Roast the grapes in advance, allow to cool and refrigerate until ready to assemble. If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, substitute another soft cheese like goat, Boursin or Brie.
Honey-Rosemary Cherries and Blue Cheese Crostini
Make the cherry medley ahead of time and place bowls of ingredients and baguette slices for your guests to assemble a delicious self-serve party bite!
Warm Olives, so simple and so good!
Use your favorite olives, especially easy and convenient using a mixed assortment from the olive bar at the grocery store. Ready to serve in 10 minutes.
Good Luck New Year Layered Cornbread Salad
A layered salad with ingredients to bring good luck in the new year~ cornbread, corn kernels, black-eyed peas, and bacon. Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes and smoked turkey, makes it a complete meal.
Good Luck New Year Appetizer: Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
Easy to whip up with a food processor and a delicious and healthy way to serve up some good luck for the New Year
Cornbread is considered a good luck food for the new year since the color resembles gold. The addition of broccoli and cheese makes for a moist and flavorful cornbread that sneaks in some green veggies!
Good Luck New Year Cornbread Skillet
Serve up your good luck for the new year with pork, black-eyed peas and collards under a layer of golden cornbread, in one skillet!
Wishing you a Sparkling New Year and New Beginnings!
* Pop * Fizz * Clink *
Good morning! Mary
You’re making me hungry!
It all looks soooo delicious.
Thank you for all the great ideas.
🎉 Happy New Year to you and your family! 🎉
Those crab bites are “da bomb!!” Our “farm dinner bell” is ready to “ring in” the New Year!! franki
You are so talented and creative, but most of all, show us short cuts so we can enjoy our party too. I still hope you’ll write a book. I want one!!! A Happy New year to you and the pups🎇
Hi Mary! I want to try each and every bite that you’ve shared with us. Thank you for rounding them up because I definitely needed the reminder for this old mind of mine! Happy New Year to you, your hubby and Sophie and Lola. 🎉 🎊 🎉
Beautiful. And I love the options for black eyed peas.
Mary, delicious and beautifully presented round-up! Happy New Year❤️🎉❤️
So many tasty treats & beautifully festive decorations. Mary you wrapped up the year and decade perfectly! Happy 2020! Clara ❤️ 🎉
YUM! Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year 🎆🎊🎈 Wish I were celebrating the New Year at your house this year, everything looks so festive and delicious Thank you for the super suggestions .
Love all the sparkle and bling, so festive! Those crab bites are calling my name, really need to make those! Everything you posted looks so good! Thanks Mary for all your efforts in keeping us happy with good eats, fun projects, beautiful gardening, relaxing views of the water and boating excursions! We are blessed by you and this awesome blog! Excited for a new, fun year with you. Happy New Year to you, your hubby and the lovies! 🥂🎉
Mmmmm those all look so good Mary – especially the waffles and the grape crostini – I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for the excellent recipes and ideas, and such beautiful photos and inspiration! I’m so glad I found your blog this year! ❤ Happy Celebrating!
Mary, I want to party at your house!!! Seriously, I could eat my way right through this post. Every bite is so tempting and beautifully presented. This makes me want to host a New Year’s Party. I think my favorite may be the mini parfaits! They are so festive!!! Happy 2020 to you and your guy and of course, Sophie and Lola!
Hi Mary ~ wow what a festive and exciting post! Everything looks so delicious I want to prepare and eat everything! I am partial to black silver and gold for New Year’s Eve also. Most years it’s just hubby and me, but I still go all out for him and surprise him with a beautiful table, hats and blowers and a delicious dessert and Prosecco at midnight. Wishing you, your hubby and your fur babies a wonderfully happy and healthy New Year and Decade ! Fondly, Dorinda xo
Hi Mary ~ wow what a beautiful and delicious looking post. I just love the color scheme you used for New Years – I am partial to that color scheme for New Years Eve as well. I am definitely going to try some of your recipes, now to decide which ones !! Wishing you and yours a beautiful and healthy Happy New Year and Decade ! Hugs, Dorinda
I want to be at your party haha! 😆
You always have the best appetizers for any occasion for us to enjoy and create! They are all too pretty to eat, but I guess I could get over that!
Happy New Year to you and your family Mary!!!
Whew Mary. Outrageous🎉