Celebrate a Sparkling New Year with Appetizers, Mini Desserts and Good Luck Food!

Find a round up recipes and inspiration to ring in the New Year with Appetizers, Mini Desserts and Good Luck Food!

 Ring in the New Year with Appetizers, Mini Desserts and Good Luck Food | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #newyear #recipes #party #tablescapes

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are enjoying a more relaxing and slow pacer this week like we are!

I think we’re all ready to turn the calendar page and looking forward to a happier and healthier year in 2022!

If you’re looking for a recipe or some inspiration to ring in the new year, I’m sharing a round-up of recipes,

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.

Sparkling Mini Parfaits! These no-bake party size dessert are easy to assemble with ready made cake from the grocery store. Make them as simple or as fancy as you like! #newyear #dessert

 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! #dessert

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

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 Board! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #NewYearsEve #easyappetizer #party #cheeseboard

Easy Entertaining to Ring in the New Year: A Festive Cheese Board

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!

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! 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!

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 Appetizer | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #shrimp #appetizer #recipe #citrus #makeahead #newyear #christmas

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.

A make-ahead recipe, ideal for holiday entertaining. It comes together in 15 minutes using precooked shrimp. #makeahead #recipe #shrimp #easy #recipe #party

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

A make-ahead recipe, ideal for holiday entertaining. It comes together in 15 minutes using precooked shrimp. Allow 8 – 12 hours to marinate and serve in a trifle bowl or individual martini glasses.

Create an easy appetizer with antipasto skewers! Festive and easy to assemble in a wreath shape, ideal for easy holiday entertaining. #appetizer #christmas #wreath #antipasto #skewers #easy

Antipasto Skewer Wreath

Create an easy appetizer with antipasto skewers! Festive to serve in a wreath shape for easy holiday entertaining.

Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #easy #appetizer

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! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #recipes #party #appetizer

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. | homeiswheretheboatis.net #easy #appetizer

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 Cornbread Salad, a crowd-pleasing salad with layers for Good Luck in the New Year! | homeiswheretheboatis.net #salad #recipe #newyear

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! A delicious and healthy way to serve up some good luck for the New Year #recipe #hummus #newyear #healthy

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

Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread! 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! | homeiswheretheboatis.net

Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread

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! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

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!

Festive New Year's Eve Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #newyear #tablescape

Celebrate with a  New Year’s Countdown Table

Ring in the New Year with a celebratory countdown table with clock plates, clocks and party horns and hats

Add some New Year’s Eve shimmer and sparkle with gold and silver ribbon, streamers, party horns and tiaras to transform the Christmas tree to a New Year’s Countdown Tree | homeiswheretheboatis.net #newyear #party #tree

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.

Easy Entertaining to Ring in the New Year | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #NewYearsEve #easyappetizer #party

Confetti Popper for a Happy New Year and New Beginnings

Wishing you a Sparkling New Year and New Beginnings ♥

* Pop * Fizz * Clink * | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #newyear #party

* Pop * Fizz * Clink *

Ring in the New Year Party Inspiration with Appetizers and Mini Desserts and Good Luck Food | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #newyear #recipes #party #appetizers #desserts #goodluck #food #newyearseve #tablescapes

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  19 comments for “Celebrate a Sparkling New Year with Appetizers, Mini Desserts and Good Luck Food!

  1. Rita C.
    December 28, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Wow. Just a huge wow to all these recipes and sparkling tables. I have bloodwork this morning so I’m fasting, but damn, these foods make my mouth water. They all look good!
    Happy New Year, Mary.

  2. Cindi
    December 28, 2021 at 7:46 am

    The food treats look so delicious: can’t wait to make some. I think the tuxedo treat and the crab dish will be first. Pennsylvania born Southern girl here who has to have pork and sauerkraut for New Years Day dinner to assure some luck throughout the year. Many laughable memories of making my youngest eat “ just one little bite” of sauerkraut. Happy Happy New Year to you and yours! Looking forward to many more beautiful and tasty visions from you in 2022! Peace.

  3. franki Parde
    December 28, 2021 at 8:10 am

    “PARTEE @ MARY’S!!!!” “POP!!!” WHOOHOO!!! See ya!! franki & Merle

    • December 28, 2021 at 8:43 am

      Come one, come all! 😀Happy New Year Franki! 🎉🍾❤️

      • Cyndi Raines
        December 28, 2021 at 12:39 pm

        Love all your sparkling tables and delcious food / recipes! You know how to party Mary! Lol How can we already be looking at a New Year? But yes, I am ready, praying it will be better than the last 2! Maybe this year, I will finally try to do the crab cakes, they sound Sooo good! Thank you Mary for all your hard work and awesome blog, you are one talented lady and we are blessed to enjoy all that you present to us! Happy New Year and best wishes for a blessed year ahead for you and the family (pups included ♥️🐾). 😘🥂

      • franki Parde
        December 28, 2021 at 5:53 pm

        And, also to YOU! f&M

  4. Carolyn Price
    December 28, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Mary, you are amazing!! I agree: WOW!! to all these recipes!
    I made lasagna for Christmas Eve and had mini tiramisus for our dessert. Because we were headed out to Mass just as child #1 arrived from Michigan … children #2 and #3 had already arrived … your antipasto wreath was the perfect appetizer for everyone to snack on until we returned from Mass and there were even a few skewers left for my husband and l to enjoy!!
    Thank you for all the deliciousness and wish you all the best 2022 has to offer.
    PS: We often sail on your lake. We’re just up the road in the foothills around Morganton. ; )

  5. December 28, 2021 at 9:17 am

    You always provide us with so much inspiration, Mary. Thank you for taking the time to round up all your party ideas in one post. 🎉❤️🎉

  6. December 28, 2021 at 9:57 am

    So many New Year’s goodies, I think I’ll just come to your house! I am going to be resting at the beach this week, but you’ve inspired me to get some hats and festive things for the kids for New Year’s Eve! Luckily my personal chef is with me, so I’m looking forward to not cooking…I think I could eat black eyed peas if they were covered with cornbread! Happy New Year’s week Mary!
    Jenna

  7. Tricia
    December 28, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Everything is so incredibly beautiful and delicious. In awe of your presentations. Looking forward to making some of these recipes for friends and family. Happy New Year Mary to you and your loved ones 🥳💫💞

  8. aldampierverizonnet
    December 28, 2021 at 11:45 am

    These appetizers and good luck dishes all sound and look wonderful. Thank you for sharing. The New Year decorations are gorgeous!

    Wishing you and yours a happy, Healthy and Safe New Year.

  9. Carolyn Eisenman
    December 28, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Loved this. Lots of great ideas.

  10. December 28, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    You could place the antipasto wreath right near my seat Mary!!! Wishing you a fun filled New Year’s Eve:@)

  11. December 28, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Beautifully presented food and I am sure all is delicious. Thanks for sharing so many fabulous ideas for the New Year’s celebration. I have notified all the family that my kitchen is temporarily closed 😂😂😂

  12. Gale Crudup
    December 29, 2021 at 6:18 am

    I tell all my friends if you want a dose of happiness go to your blog! Thank you for the best therapy a girl could have!
    Wishing you and yours a blessed 2022!

  13. jane Lund
    December 31, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Oh my. goodness, absolutely a beautiful, bountiful way to ring in the New Year. Love your creativity, food, tables, furbabies, everything you do. Happy, blessed New Year to you and yours!

  14. January 2, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    I recently started following you and your recipes make my mouth water! The photos and the ingredients are just fabulous. I wish I had found you long ago……but trust me, I will be looking forward to all of your activity going forward! Happy New Year and Best Wishes through all of 2022 and beyond!

  15. Aquietlife
    January 3, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Such a beautiful array, life was so fun before covid! Hope you had a great new years 😊

  16. January 8, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Popping in to wish you a very Happy New Year! It may be January 8th, but your celebrations in this post still excite and delight.

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