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27 Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

Christmas is done and New Year’s Eve is almost here. Our favourite way to celebrate is by serving a ton of appetizers for New Year’s Eve dinner. It’s fun, festive and doesn’t have to mean a full day in the kitchen. It’s also an easy way to flex the amount you serve to include friends and family you would like to celebrate with. The more the merrier, right?

I’m not usually one to decorate for New Year’s but we have a great DIY New Year’s Party idea for Kids that you’ll love. It’s easy to have a bubbly New Years with balloons.

Now, on to the appetizers for New Year’s Eve. We love all of these and I add or subtract others depending on who is attending. It’s fun to add a new appetizer or two to our favourites. I’ve divided my suggestions into two categories, appetizers and dips.

Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

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Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders because nothing beats BACON


Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostini– This recipe had me at goat cheese…my most favourite of the cheeses.

Slow Cooker Glazed Bacon Wrapped Sausage - MerryAboutTown

Slow Cooker Glazed Bacon Wrapped Sausage Bites – Delicious and super easy!

Gluten-Free Chip and Guacamole Bites – A single bite of deliciousness! Perfect for passing.

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Pepperoni Pizza Triangles – Perfect for the pizza lovers!



No celebration can be complete without Brie. Try this Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath.

The perfect chewy pretzel bites recipe

Chewy Pretzel Bites Recipe – Little buttery bites of pretzel goodness.

Brie With Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto, And Fig Jam

Fig jam is a magical substance. It makes these Brie With Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto, And Fig Jam extra delicious!


Beef wrapped in pastry? Sign me up! Mini-Beef-Wellingtons


Easy Bacon Halloumi Bites – Cheese wrapped around bacon? Delicious!

Spicy Olive Cheese Bombs

Spicy Olive Cheese Bombs – A savoury, cheesy bite of yum!

Nacho Stuffed Potatoes

Nacho Stuffed Potato Skins – All the nacho flavour in a tasty potato skin.

How to Assemble a Charcuterie Platter Like a Pro

A well put together charcuterie platter can be the highlight of your party.

Sausage and Cheddar Balls - Merry About Town

Jimmy Dean Sausage Balls – A Southern favourite made without a mix.

Mini sweet and spicy cheese balls

Cheese balls are always a hit but make yours even more fun by making them bite size! Love these Mini Sweet and Spicy Cheeseballs.

Spinach Cheese Quiche Squares

Spinach Cheese Quiche Squares – All the flavour of quiche without the crust.

Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites

Sweet Potato Guacamole Bacon Bites – Whole 30 and Paleo compliant!


Easy, Delicious Brie, Apple and Thyme Melts Appetizers – So many flavours in one easy bite.


Pineapple Sausage Bites With Hazy IPA Glaze – Pineapple and sausage go together beautifully.

Rye Bread Party Pizza Recipe

Rye Bread Party Pizza Recipe – Everyone loves pizza!


Fried or baked Sauerkraut Balls (with a vegetarian option)  Classic German beer garden fare.

Dips for New Year’s Eve

Beefy Taco Dip Recipe

Delicious Beefy Taco Dip Recipe – Always a party favourite!

Buffalo Chicken Dip - Merry About Town

Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip – All the delicious buffalo chicken flavour without the work. Serve with tortilla chips or celery and carrot sticks.

Authentic Swiss Fondue is a fun and delicious appetizer for New Year’s Eve.

Spinach Dip Recipe - Merry About Town

Spectacular Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl Recipe – Spinach dip is a classic because it is SO GOOD!

Rueben Dip - Merry About Town

Easy Baked Reuben Dip – Saurkraut, pastrami, thousand island and swiss cheese make this a dip you can’t say no to.

Skor and Caramel Apple Dip

A sweet treat to add to your appetizer table. Serve this Easy Skor Bar and Caramel Apple Dip with Granny Smith apple wedges.

However you decide to celebrate New Year’s Eve, I hope you have a great one and a prosperous New Year!

27 New Year's Eve Appetizers