New Year's Eve Party Food for the Whole Family

10 Best New Year's Eve Recipes

It's that time of year, yet again. The holiday season is quickly upon us and for many that means one thing - time to entertain and plan a few menus.  New Year's Eve parties for kids are just as popular as parties for adults. But planning a New Year's Eve party doesn't have to be a daunting task. Preparation is the key to an enjoyable celebration. Opt for recipes that can be made or prepped ahead of time, so when the day comes you can just enjoy your guests instead of cooking all...MORE night in the kitchen.

We've rounded up some easy recipes, both kid and adult approved so the whole family can ring in the New Year in style.

  • 01 of 10

    7 Layer Dip Recipe

    Mexican seven layer dip
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    This 7 layer Mexican dip is a party staple in my house. I use homemade guacamole, but feel free to use store-bought guacamole (in the refrigerated section of your supermarket) to make it easier.


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    Chocolate Strawberries Recipe

    Chocolate covered strawberries
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    This is one of those New Year's Eve recipes appeals to both kids and adults. Everybody loves the flavor of sweet, juicy strawberries paired with chocolate.


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    Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

    Spinach dip
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    Think the kids won't eat a spinach dip? Think again. This spinach dip is one of my kids' favorites, and it's no wonder. It has bacon, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and sour cream in it. What's not to like?


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    Party Mix Recipe

    New Year's Eve Recipes - Party Mix
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    This party mix is one of those New Year's recipes that appeals to both kids and adults, because it combines sweet and salty flavors in every bite.


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    Spinach Balls Recipe

    Spinach Balls
    Spinach Balls. Stephanie Gallagher

    These spinach balls are always a hit - even with people who claim they don't like spinach. The addition of sausage gives these spinach balls a zesty flavor.

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    Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs
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    Who doesn't like deviled eggs? This recipe is a classic, and it makes a good, healthy snack for kids who might be too excited to sit down and eat at a New Year's Eve party.


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    Tuxedo Brownie Cookies recipe
    Tuxedo Brownie Cookies. Stephanie Gallagher

    These dressed-up cookies look festive on a New Year's eve party table, but they're really simple to make. Soft and chewy, these tuxedo brownie cookies are like a brownie and a cookie in one bite.


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    Mexican Quesadillas

    Mexican quesadilla
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    Two kinds of cheese make these quesadillas extra tasty. If you don't like spicy food, feel free to leave out the green chilies.


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  • 09 of 10

    Cocktail Meatballs Recipe

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    This is one of those party recipes that's been around for decades, but it's still worth making because everybody loves it.

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    Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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    These chocolate brownies are one of those New Year's Eve recipes you'll want to make every year. Simple, chocolate goodness is what you get in every bite of these chewy brownies.