Today I'm sharing 20 easy New Year's Eve appetizers to make your next holiday party a success. These homemade appetizers are flavorful, crowd-pleasing, and easy to prepare in your own home.
Our list of 20 easy New Year's Eve appetizers includes no-cook appetizers, make-ahead appetizers, and appetizers made with 5 ingredients or less. You're sure to find a new holiday favorite on this list.
How many appetizers do I need per person?
Hosting a party? Whether for New Year's Eve or Christmas, it can be hard to estimate how many appetizers you'll need for an upcoming event.
For a dinner party, you'll want to offer about 6 bite-sized appetizers per person. If you're hosting a finger-food only party, up that number to 8-12 per person.
For more detailed information, check out this article: How Many Appetizers To Serve Per Person
Tips for a stress-free party
- Choose a few appetizers from the list below and write out a grocery list. Last minute grocery store trips add unnecessary stress to your day!
- Offer a variety of appetizers, including gluten-free and vegetarian options, to suit your guests needs.
- Don't try to make all the appetizers yourself. A mix of homemade and store-bought appetizers take some stress off the host. Pre-made cheese trays and candied nuts make great additions.
- Many cold and room temperature appetizers can be made ahead and stored until ready to serve.
- Pull out the slow cooker - warm appetizers can be prepared hours ahead of time, or stored in the slow cooker to keep warm during the party.
Easy new year's eve appetizers
From spicy hummus to bite size cranberry tarts, you're sure to find a new favorite holiday appetizer on this list!
Turkey Pesto Pinwheel Sandwiches
Cranberry Orange Brie Tarts
All you need are five ingredients to make these festive cranberry orange brie tarts. Phyllo shells are filled with cranberry sauce, orange zest, brie, and a pinch of cayenne pepper for a hint of heat.
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
An easy no-cook appetizer that's made with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic dressing.
Sausage Cranberry Brie Bites
This easy puff pastry appetizer is filled with your favorite seasonal flavors! Made with Italian sausage, cranberry sauce, and brie - the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
Honey Mustard Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Sun-Dried Tomato Ricotta Crostini
This bite-size appetizer is made with a handful of simple ingredients and packs a ton of flavor! Crispy crostini is topped with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, and ricotta. Easy to make ahead and assemble just before serving.
Baked Brie with Apricot Jam
Herb White Bean Artichoke Dip
Make a batch of herb white bean artichoke dip for your next party. This 5-minute dip is made with white beans, artichokes, fresh herbs, and feta cheese.
Everything Bagel Cheese Ball
Crockpot BBQ Meatballs
Made with just three ingredients, these bbq meatballs are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer to make for your next party.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings
These baked buffalo chicken wings are an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next get-together. These wings turn out crispy, perfectly seasoned, and are tossed in a homemade buffalo sauce.
Smoked Salmon Dill Ricotta Appetizer Bites
This gluten-free appetizer recipe is easy to prepare for your next party. Made with smoked salmon and lemon dill ricotta spread on toasted garlic baguette.
Creamy Spinach Jalapeno and Artichoke Dip
This creamy dip is assembled with simple ingredients and baked in the oven until hot and bubbly. A crowd pleasing appetizer that's easy to prepare!
Garlic Brie Toasts
Sliced French baguette is brushed with garlic-infused olive oil and topped with melty brie cheese. Easy to assemble and ready in 15 minutes!
Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops
You only need four ingredients and twenty minutes to make these easy bacon wrapped scallops in your air fryer.
Keto Sausage Balls
These sausage balls are an easy keto appetizer to make your next holiday party. Made with just six ingredients and twenty minutes in the oven.
These olive penguins are a fun, family-friendly appetizer to serve at your next holiday party. Made with olives, goat cheese, and carrots, these adorable penguins will look great on your appetizer table.
The Best Shrimp Dip
This shrimp dip is easy to whip up ahead of your next party. Made with cream cheese, tiny shrimp, mayonnaise, chives, and a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
Looking for more ideas? Check out my full appetizer recipes archive!