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30+ Easy Make-Ahead New Year's Eve Appetizers

Noemi loves sharing fun ideas for the holidays, from gifts and decorations to seasonal food.

Delicious and eye catching this fresh appetizer never fails! Make sure to display it in a glass container to showcase it. Already marinated mozzarella balls makes this supper fast to prepare.

Delicious and eye catching this fresh appetizer never fails! Make sure to display it in a glass container to showcase it. Already marinated mozzarella balls makes this supper fast to prepare.

Ring in the New Year With Fun Party Snacks

When it comes to New Year's Eve, people all over the world celebrate with parties and food. For example, in Spain, it is traditional to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight—each grape representing the 12 months ahead.

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve gathering, you will want appetizers such as finger foods, charcuterie boards and more. Many of these bite-sized treasures can be made in advance so you will just have to heat them up or keep them in the fridge as necessary. This is especially handy if you are hosting a party where guests are dropping in at different times. So check out these tasty ideas and get ready to celebrate!

Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that are quick and easy to make. Fill them with your choice of fillings or opt for cream cheese and parsley.

Ingredients

  • 8 brown mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms, chop the parsley and grate the Parmesan cheese.
  3. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, salt and pepper and 1 tablespoon of parsley. Fill each mushrooms with the mixture.
  4. Take another bowl and blend the remaining ingredients for the topping.
  5. Using equal measurements, spoon into each mushroom. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft.
Cheese and meat platter

Cheese and meat platter

Cheese and Meat Platter

A cheese and meat platter is a great way to feed a large number people. Putting together these trays is so simple and you can customize them exactly how you like. In addition, you can make them ahead of time by assembling a day or two in advance—which of course will allow you to relax the day of the. party. Purchase your chosen cured meats and cheeses and arrange them on platters.

Canapes

Canapes

Canapes

Quick and easy canapes are a definite crowd-pleaser. One option is smoked salmon stuffed tomatoes with chive cream cheese. Place the cream cheese and smoked salmon on slices of cucumber and make deviled eggs. This will also work well with a charcuterie board.

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Caprese in a shot glass

Caprese in a shot glass

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Cheesy shrimp and grits

Cheesy shrimp and grits

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