28 Easy Appetizers for New Years Eve Your Guests Will Love

New Years Eve celebrations are a great time to spend with friends and family. They give you a sense of welcoming the new year with those you love and bring warm wishes of things to come. One of the best ways to celebrate is throwing a party. Although your party will require some prep work, here are some of the easiest and best new year’s eve appetizers to make your party a huge hit without much work on your part.

Grab a couple recipes below and bring in the new year on a tasty note!

Delicious and Easy Dips Recipes

Easy and Delicious Dip Recipes- Easy Appetizers for New Years Eve

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This creamy, tangy, and cheesy buffalo chicken dip tastes just like real buffalo chicken wings. With some common ingredients like chicken, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and ranch dressing, this is an easy yet flavorful recipe for your next party or gathering.

Caramelized Onion Dip

This dip is very high on the delicious food list. This savory appetizer will quickly become a crowd favorite with the rich flavors of the onions. You can serve this with chips or even bagel or pita bites.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip is the perfect combination of flavors for your end of the year celebration. It has simple ingredients like spinach, artichokes, and sour cream and doesn’t take long at all to prepare. It can also be made ahead of time, saving you prep time on the day of the party.

Cheesy Corn Dip

Most everybody loves a good corn dip, especially when its made with Monterey Jack cheese and grated parmesan, cheese please! This recipe only takes five minutes to prepare making it a perfect addition to your holiday gathering.

Cheese Ball Recipes

Classic Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

This is a favorite dip all over the world. A classic cheese ball appetizer adds so much flavor to the party with crispy bacon, two kinds of cheese, walnuts, and ranch. It’s sure to be one of your guests favorite things on the food table.

Classic Cheese Ball

You can’t get any better than a fifteen minute appetizer for your December 31st celebration. It just needs a few common ingredients to make and you will have your guests coming back for seconds.

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball

Fresh fruits and cheese in one delicious recipe, yes please! Although not the most common cheese ball recipe, it has to be a divine food flavor combination.

Mexican Cheese Ball

Packed with flavors from around the world, this appetizer will send the taste buds swirling. The best part about this recipe, you just put all of the ingredients in your food processor and mix away. Serve with some tortilla chips and add decoration to match the holiday season.

Chicken Appetizer Recipes

Chicken Appetizers- Easy Appetizers for New Years Eve

Thai Chicken Wings

Packed with flavor from the marinade and the dipping sauce, the crowd will love this appetizer. This is such a good recipe, it can also be served and the main course.

Chicken Strips

One of the oldest (and best) classic appetizers around. Personalize them with a variety of dipping sauces making them a nice option for people with different tastes.

Crispy Chicken Sriracha Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a pleasure on their own, but the sriracha kicks this appetizer up a notch!

Chicken Cilantro Egg Rolls

Packed with flavors like cilantro, jalapeno, cabbage, and cranberries, you can give your guests something out of the ordinary, and they will appreciate it.

Puff Pastry Appetizers

Puff Pastry Appetizers -  Easy Appetizers for New Years Eve

Herb and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Bites

Herb and goat cheese puff pastry bites are packed with flavor and will add a little elegant tough to your festivities.

Spinach and Cheese Puffs

Puff pastries filled with creamy and cheesy spinach is all you really need to say about this appetizer. Not to mention, they look fantastic on an appetizer table.

Pigs in a Puff Pastry Blanket

Pigs in a puff pastry blanket are a new take on an old classic. Combining puff pastry dough with mini hot dogs adds new flavors to this recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser, especially if you have some picky eater kiddos at your party.

Pepperoni Pizza Pastry Puffs

Mozzarella Cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce all inside of a puffed pastry sounds like a match made in heaven to me. It’s like bite sized pizza perfect finger food!

Seafood Appetizers

Seafood Appetizer- Easy Appetizers for New Years Eve

Baked Salmon Cakes with Sriracha Lemon Aioli

These salmon cakes are loaded with things like parsley, lemon juice, onions, and mustard and that’s just the cakes. The dipping sauce has flavors of sriracha, lemon juice, and clove. These are packed with flavor.

Avocado Cucumber Shrimp

Succulent tender shrimp with flavors of garlic cilantro, and paprika on a bed of creamy avocado and cucumbers. Yes please!

Spiced Rum Glazed Shrimp

This easy shrimp appetizer recipe can be cooked on a grill, in the oven, or in a skillet making this a very versatile meal to prepare especially if you don’t have a lot of oven space. The spiced rum marinade packs this recipe with flavor. Your party guest will be reaching for more than one helping of these.

Fish Taco Bites

Even though these are loaded with flavor such as lime, cilantro, and honey, they are one of the easiest appetizers to make on this list. The fish used is frozen fish sticks, easy right!!

Fast Crowd Favorites


Cream Cheese Wontons

This cream cheese wonton recipe is sure to please with a creamy filling and a crispy outside. These can be fried in oil or possibly even air fryer.

Antipasto Skewers

If you need a super simple appetizer that is loaded with pasta, fresh vegetable, and cheese this is for you. The only thing that needs to be cooked is the pasta making this the perfect appetizer if you need to throw something together quickly.

Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini

Grilled avocado caprese crostini are little pieces of toast piled with olive oil, avocado, tomatoes, cheese, and a balsamic glaze. If these are made at your special event, the guests are in for a treat.

Cowboy Caviar

This recipe is literally beans and a variety of vegetables tossed in a very flavorful dressing. It can be made in no time at all and in advance to save time the day of the party.

Oldie But Goodie Recipes

Onion Rings

Soft Pretzel Garlic Knots

Soft pretzel garlic knots are an easy recipe that most people will love at a party. They can be dipped in a variety of sauces and be kept at room temperature all night long.

Crunchy Taco Cups

Make your new year’s eve celebration like a taco Tuesday with this total crowd pleaser. You can even go as far as a make your own taco cups bar.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Zucchini is a wonderful appetizer for many parties, especially with the addition of Parmesan cheese!

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Onion rings are the ultimate finger foods making them ideal for any party whether it be new year’s eve party, a cocktail party, or game day.

Whether you are throwing a small get together or having a bash like you’re in Times Square waiting for the ball drop, these delicious easy appetizers for New Years Eve are a great way to kick off your party to welcome the new year!

Just remember, celebrate with good food, good people, and don’t make your new year’s resolutions until you have ate your last bite and drank your last champagne cocktail!

Have a Happy New Year!

I hope these easy appetizers for new years eve recipes will get you thinking about your party and wowing your guest with your culinary skills. Have fun bringing in the new year!

28 New Year Eve Appetizer Recipes Guests Will Love

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