11 Elegant Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

grid of 4 elegant appetizers: jalapeno cranberry spread, bacon wrapped dates, shrimp shumai, and proscuitto pears.

You don’t have to go out to a fancy party to have a fun New Year’s Eve celebration! With these elegant appetizers, you can enjoy a festive evening right in your own home!

A grid of 4 elegant appetizers, incuding jalapeno cranberry spread, bacon wrapped dates, shrimp shumai, and proscuitto pears.

There is just something special about New Year’s Eve celebrations! There is reflection of the prior year and hope for what is to come in the new year; fun drinks and delicious food!

I always have visions of getting dressed up and going somewhere fancy to celebrate the new year. But the truth is, that kind of a New Years’ celebration has only happened once in my entire life! And that night wasn’t even the best time.

The reality is that most of my New Years’ Eve parties happen right in my own home, and instead of a cocktail dress I am wearing yoga pants and a T-shirt. But it still feels festive and like a special night of celebration because we have really great food! Little bites of goodness turn an ordinary night into an extraordinary one!

So put on your slippers, get comfortable, and pick a few of these amazing appetizers to make your night spectacular!

11 Elegant Appetizers

Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
Cranberry Jalapeno Dip is a festive dip for your New Year’s Eve. This no-bake dip recipe is loaded with tart cranberries and a kick of jalapeño and layered over creamy cream cheese. – From Darcey Lafo Olson, foodieandwine.com
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Bowl of cream cheese, topped with cranberry jalapeno sauce, and crackers on side.
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese & Honey
These Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Honey require only 4 ingredients and are so easy to make for an appetizer or snack. – From Kathryn Broullire, wornslapout.com
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Shrimp Shumai
Shrimp shumai are a classic feature on a dim sum platter. These delicate and pretty Chinese appetizers have great flavors and better still, they’re easier to make than you might think! – From Caroline Williams, carolinescooking.com
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Bourbon Pecan Brie Bites
Bourbon Pecan Brie Bites are a show-stopping bite-size, make-ahead appetizer that’s perfect for holiday entertaining. – From Sharon Greenwell Rigsby, gritsandpinecones.com
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Balsamic Blueberry Marscarpone Crostini
Perfect for last-minute entertaining, crispy toasts are topped with sweet and tangy mascarpone cheese and a blueberry compote with hints of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. You’ll impress your guests on New Year’s Eve with this blueberry recipe with a delicious flavor combination. – From Gwynn Galvin, swirlsofflavor.com
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Pear Prosciutto Appetizer
This Pear Prosciutto Appetizer is perfect for New Year’s Eve party! Elegant, tasty and easy to make! – From Julia Ky, appetizeraddiction.com
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Spinach and Ricotta Rolls
Made from scratch with fresh ingredients, these Spinach and Ricotta Rolls are delicious savory baked goods that are perfect as an appetizer for a party or to serve for the holidays! – From Sylvie Gruber, abakingjourney.com
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Mini Bacon and Onion Pasties
Caramelized onion and bacon are encased in flaky puff pastry to make these delicious Mini Bacon and Onion Pasties. A great make-ahead appetizer perfect for celebrations! – From Alexandra Cook, itsnotcomplicatedrecipes.com
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Round platter of bacon and onion pasties with a small bowl of sweet chili dipping sauce.
Baked Feta with Tomatoes
If you love tangy feta cheese then you MUST make this! A block of feta cheese is smothered in a mixture of cherry tomatoes, garlic, shallots, capers, olive oil, and herbs, then broiled to creamy deliciousness with a browned top. – From Susie Weinrich, momsdinner.net
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Bowl of baked feta topped with tomatoes and garlic.
Steak Crostini with Mushroom Pate and Truffle Oil
f you’re looking for an easy but impressive appetizer, look no further than this steak crostini. It’s a delicious combination and the truffle oil drizzle really takes it over the top. – From Caroline Williams, carolinescooking.com
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Champagne Cheesecake Fruit Dip
4 ingredient boozy dip made with champagne. This champagne cheesecake fruit dip with strawberries is the perfect way to celebrate New Years’. – From Darlene Kratz, diprecipecreations.com
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