Last Minute New Year’s Eve Dinner Party Ideas

2014 is just around the corner! How will you be celebrating this New Year’s Eve? On the night of New Year’s Eve, the roads are expected to be super busy and restaurants are most likely fully booked. If you haven’t made reservations yet or if you were already planning to host a dinner party to welcome year 2014, here are some last minute ideas:

Bubbles for your New Year’s Eve
Want to start the New Year with a pop but haven’t picked a bubbly yet? The Montreal Gazette has some suggestions to help you choose your bottle.  To make it easier for you, they have also included food-pairing ideas for each bubbly! For more recommendations, have a read through Dish’s picks too.

Nips, dips and chips to start!
Why not start the night off with some easy party food? Dips, spreads and crackers make great nibbles for guests while they sip on their drinks. Need some inspirations? Take a look at these quick recipes from The Benton County Daily Record. How does hot pecan spread with lemon pepper crackers sound? These recipes would be great additions to movie nights at home too!

Global take on New Year’s Eve dinner
With a large group of friends and family, you will have to take note of their food preferences when you put together a menu. How do you feel about a mash-up of flavors from around the globe? The Telegram (St. John’s) has recipes that combine flavors from the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Europe. From start to finish, these dishes only take 10-45 minutes – completely stress-free. To stay on the healthier side, they also have some vegetarian options for you to choose from!

Casual appetizer-sized nibbles
If you would prefer preparing lots of appetizers for a more casual atmosphere, these stylish nibbles from Dish would be perfect. They have serrano ham and asparagus rolls, mushroom tarts with whipped goat’s cheese and many more scrumptious bites. Chattanooga Times is all for making classic appetizers in fresh ways as well. Read more to find out how you can make pineapple chicken lettuce wraps in 10 minutes!

For more party ideas or food inspirations, try using our cross-title search to uncover more festive magic. Wish you and your guests a fabulous time on New Year’s Eve! Happy year 2014 to you all!

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