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New Year’s Eve Feast at Home

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Hosting our family for New Year’s Eve is something new that we started last year. Our theme was a Pizza Bar and it so much fun! So, I thought I’d put together some of my tips and recipes for an amazing night. Then, you can feast at home this New Year’s Eve, too.

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New Year's Eve Feast at Home

Let’s Feast!

Here are some of my favorite suggestions for a New Year’s Eve feast at home:

For an easy “fix it and forget it,” how about a cheese and charcuterie spread? It’s something that you can create in the afternoon, and leave out to snack on all evening.

Charcuterie Tutorial New Year's Eve Feast

Learn how to make your own cheese and charcuterie board here or watch my video:

Most ovens have a “keep warm” mode, so make ahead a dish you can bake and keep warm until serving. Lasagna would be ideal as a New Year’s Eve entree. Here’s my recipe link. Not in the mood to cook? Then, you can buy a prepared frozen lasagna rather than making your own.

Last year, I made pizza dough from scratch for our New Year’s Eve feast. Everyone made their own individual pizzas from the dough. An easier way, though, is to buy flat bread as the base for the pizzas. Genius, right?

Chose an entree that’s made in a slow cooker or can be kept warm in one. Think chili, meatballs, chicken posole, clam chowder, a ham, or baked potatoes for a baked potato bar.

New Year's Eve Feast - Bowls of Clam Chowder

If you aren’t suitably food inspired, I’ll add a few more New Year’s Eve Feast worthy recipes at the end.

And Drink!

Although it’s New Year’s Eve, keep the beverages simple. Bottled still water, sparkling waters and juices, orange juice, Champagne, beer, wine, and a mixed drink are all good to have on hand.

This variety of beverages will satisfy most guests. Plus, they can mix Champagne and orange juice for a Mimosa. And, if you have flavored syrups, make them available to create custom non-alcoholic beverages. Consider mixing up a pitcher of your favorite mixed drink, or find a special drink to serve HERE.

variety of beverages such as Champagne and Orange juice for a mimosa

Ringing in the New Year

When it’s time to ring in the New Year, have some noise makers on hand. Sparklers and poppers are also a big hit. Last year, we bought New Year’s hats and tiaras, blowers, and horns to celebrate.

This New Year’s Eve, we will feast on a Cheese and Charcuterie board, Bratwurst, and potato skins.

New Year's Feast - fireworks

The whole idea is to have fun together. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just easy and festive. After all it’s the beginning of a new decade. Spend it with your loved ones and friends.


Happy New Year, friends!


What is a traditional New Years Eve dinner?

In the American South, black-eyed peas, greens, pork, and cornbread are just some of the typical symbolic foods, while other cultures believe in longevity noodles, dumplings, or grapes to your menu. For luck and prosperity in the year ahead, here are some delicious things to eat—and some to steer clear of.

How do families celebrate New Years Eve at home?

Host a fancy dinner at home. …
Have a family slumber party or dance party. …
Create a bucket list. …
Celebrate another country’s New Year. …
Turn your Christmas tree into a “Resolution tree” …
Attend a New Year’s event. …
Look back to look forward. …
Don’t forget to toast!

What are new year’s Eve traditions?

Eat 12 grapes at midnight. …
Decorate a New Year tree. …
Sing “Auld Lang Syne,” Scotland-style. …
Get gussied up. …
Set your New Year’s intention. …
Give a toast to remember. …
Light those sparklers

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