New Year’s Eve Party At Home

Ring in the New Year with a festive New Year’s Eve Party At Home! This easy guide will show you how to set up a fun and stylish table filled with appetizers and snacks for your celebration.

With just a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful display that will wow your guests. So get ready to toast to the New Year with style!

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I completely believe that going out to bars, clubs, restaurants, and concerts for New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun, but it can also get quite expensive. 

Also, it’s probably a lot different than it used to be before the pandemic.

So instead of spending a lot of money for a bar cover, waiting over 30 minutes for an Uber, ring in the New Year at home.

New Year's Buffet Table taken from left corner

Table of Contents: New Year’s Eve Party At Home

In this post, we will cover the following topics:

  1. What To Serve At A New Year’s Eve Party
  2. New Year’s Eve Party Decorations And Equipment
  3. How To Host A New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Buffet Table taken from left corner - close up

What To Serve At A New Year’s Eve Party At Home

New Year’s Eve parties generally start around 10 pm, which means your guests have already eaten dinner. 

That’s why it’s best to serve finger foods and appetizers. 

Some of my favorite NYE party apps include:

  1. Popcorn
  2. Charcuterie Board
  3. Brie Cheese With Fruit
  4. Hershey Kisses
  5. Shrimp Cocktail
  6. Appetizer Skewers
  7. Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
  8. Wontons
  9. Puff Pastries
  10. Mini Crab Cakes

Left side of New Year's Eve Table


Popcorn is the quintessential late-night snack.

It’s easy, inexpensive, and perfect for your NYE party. 

I found the cute popcorn containers and number ‘2’ from Hobby Lobby.

The tiered serving tray is from Amazon.

Three tiered tray with single servings of popcorn

Charcuterie Board

This charcuterie board pops because of the silver 2022 ‘decor’.

The 2022 pieces are actually candles from Dollar Tree. I cut off the wick and stems and I think it looks so cute!

While you can really get fancy with your NYE charcuterie board, I chose to keep it simple and filled with crowd favorites:

crackers, prosciutto, grapes, mixed nuts, cheeses, and chocolate-covered almonds.

I arranged the snacks on a cake stand to dimension to the NYE party table.

Charcuterie board with 2022 'decor'

Brie Cheese

If you ask me, Brie should be served on a pedestal.

It’s creamy and delicious and tastes even better with fresh fruit. 

Brie cheese sliced on a serving tray with fresh fruit

Hershey Kisses

Add an extra touch of sweetness with Hershey Kisses!

Start-shaped dish with Hershey Kisses

Shrimp Cocktail

Ok. now we are starting to get into more of the ‘fancier’ appetizers.

Shrimp cocktail is a perfect addition to your buffet table because there’s really no work involved.

Simply transfer the shrimp and cocktail sauce from its original package to a cute tray and sauce bowl.

Shrimp cocktail on a serving tray with tarter sauce

Charcuterie Skewers

These charcuterie skewers include mozzarella, tomato, basil, and prosciutto.

Originally, I was only going to include mozzarella, tomato, and basil on the skewers, but who doesn’t love a little extra prosciutto?

PS: You can get those mini disco balls here.

Charcuterie skewers: mozzarella, tomato, basil, and proscuitto

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops And Wontons

Two apps that scream NYE appetizers in my book. 

Originally, I planned to serve these on my buffet warmer with puff pastry and mini crab cakes, but I ran out of room on the warmer. 

Instead, I prepared these apps last, and keep them in the oven at 200 until just before guests arrived. 

Two tiered tray with wontons and bacon-wrapped scallops

Puff Pastry And Mini Crab Cakes

These savory puff pastries and mini crab cakes were a hit. 

Serve them on a buffet warmer to keep them warm until next year ?.

Buffet warmer with mini puff pasteries and mini crab cakes

New Year’s Eve Party Decorations & Equipment

Below are the decorations and equipment I used for my party. Adjust, based on what you have at home, and your budget:

  1. Folding table (6′)
  2. Buffet warmer
  3. Tiered serving tray
  4. New Year’s Eve party pack
  5. Mini disco balls
  6. Gold tinsel
  7. Star bowls (tortilla bowl makers)
  8. Mini number 2 pinata

How To Host A New Year’s Eve Party At Home

  1. Plan your menu.
  2. Go shopping for groceries, decorations, and equipment.
  3. Set up your table and table cloth.
  4. Arrange the serving trays, buffet warmer, and decorations on the table.
  5. Prepare the apps that can be served at room temperature (popcorn, Hershey kisses, etc.)
  6. Make the charcuterie board.
  7. Arrange the shrimp cocktail on a serving tray.
  8. Bake the puff pastry apps, crab cakes, wontons, and bacon-wrapped scallops. If you have a convection oven, use that to keep the food warm.
  9. Apply the final touches to your table and enjoy!

New Year's Eve Table With Banner

I Want To Hear From You!

Let me know if you have any questions or comments below.

Also, if you hosted a New Year’s Eve Party, I’d love to see it!

Tag me on Instagram: @lifestyledbysam_ 

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Samantha is the founder of the lifestyle blog, Lifestyled By Sam. She has been cooking and baking since her childhood and now loves hosting family and friends for the holidays. Lifestyle By Sam is dedicated to being your one-stop-shop for recipes and hosting your favorite holidays and events.

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