Last Minute New Year’s Eve Recipe Ideas – Kid Friendly Things To Do

Over 21 Great Recipe Ideas for a Last-Minute New Year’s Eve celebration. From appetizers, dips, and main dishes and even desserts, this post will help you plan a quick, easy, and festive holiday celebration. Perfect for New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

New Year's Eve Recipe Ideas

Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Recipe Ideas

Yesterday…I heard on the radio, that 87% of parents are ringing in the New Year at home, with the kids. We are doing a little of both. My husband and I are going out for an early dinner and then heading right back home to beat the kids, and Nana in a rip-roaring Minute To Win It contest. I’ll be sure to post pictures of the games we used and let you know if they are game-worthy. Today, I am going to gather some supplies for the games, and while I’m out, I might as well grab some ingredients for these adorable and delicious looking New Year’s Eve recipes:


Hawaiian Cheese Bread Appetizer

Hawaiian Cheese Bread 

bacon appetizer


Is everything better wrapped in bacon? I think that’s a resounding YES! Here’s the recipe from Taste of Home

bacon wrapped chicken bites

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites from Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites

Slow Cooker Little Smokies Bites

Slow Cooker Little Smokies Bites 

new years eve bread appetizer


Cute idea, and a huge bonus that you don’t have to make the dough. From Pillsbury

Easy Hot Pizza Dip

Hot Pizza Dip 

buffalo cheese dip

I am definitely giving this one a try.  Here’s the link to this Buffalo Chicken Dip from Taste of Home

cream cheese taco dip

A dip you won’t be able to stop digging into – Here’s the link to this recipe

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms from Peas and Crayons 

Easy Main Dishes

slow cooker Italian roast beef sandwiches

If you are looking for a last-minute WOW factor, that is so, so easy to do, and is so delicious – give this a try.  Here’s the recipe

slow cooker ham sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Ham Sandwiches 

chicken taquitos recipe

Chicken Taquitos by Dinner at the Zoo

Dessert and Sweet Treat Ideas

cheesecake New Year's Eve dessert idea

Oh boy…one of my weaknesses – cheesecake! I love the decorations – so simple and fun. This recipe requires overnight refrigeration…so if that’s not an option – try the decorations on a different cheesecake recipe like this one.

New Year's Eve countdown cookies

New Year’s Eve Countdown Cookies by Somewhat Simple 


Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball 

caramel apple grapes bites

Caramel Apple Grapes by Bellyfull 

Chocolate Whipped Cream Recipe

Chocolate Whipped Cream – perfect for fruit trays

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Whipped Cream


slow cooker hot chocolate recipe

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe – so rich and creamy!

Raspberry Sherbert and Cranberry Punch

Raspberry Sherbert and Cranberry Punch

Egg Nog Recipe

Egg Nog Recipe

I hope you have a wonderful New Years Celebration tonight!

~Melissa –


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