Photo is a close up of a woman in a black evening gown holding a tray of antique stemmed glasses with cider in them. She is wearing a rhinestone bracelet and holding a decorative party mask. The article is about having a New Year's Eve Party. How to decorate and ideas with food to serve with recipes.

New Years Eve Party

Happy New Year! Where did the year go? It seems like it was just yesterday we were ringing in a New Year with a New Years Eve Party… It’s been an extremely full year for us, I don’t know about you but I always found New Years Eve kind of sad like you are saying goodbye to an old friend. We’ve made some great memories this year from trips abroad to hiking to waterfalls, to trying new things and catching up with old friends.

Hostess serving cider on a tray for a new years eve party


New Years Eve party theme

The New Years Eve party theme this year is time and metallics. You can’t have a New Years Eve Party without having a time centerpiece to show the passing of the old year and the ringing in of the new year.! We wanted to keep it sparkly and elegant. We covered our dining table with a black tablecloth, added candelabras, silver candlesticks and mirrored cones, a vase of gold and silver ornaments and a clock face take center stage this year.
New Years eve table decor


New Years Eve Party Decor


We added a touch of greenery to add a splash of color like we did in our Christmas tablescape. You can use fresh greens or sprigs of faux evergreen branches. 

Table set for a new years eve party


We scattered crystals here and there around the table to tie in the candelabras ( I actually stole these from my Christmas tree).

Table set for a new years eve dinner party


We used a collection of silver trays as chargers beneath these beautiful star bone-china plates. These are not matching chargers but ones we have collected over the years. You can purchase them all together to match but we liked the eclectic look here for our New Years Eve Party Decorations. 

new years eve centerpiece for a dinner party


New Years Eve Party Recipes


No New Years Eve party is complete without some delicious recipes.  Something delicious to sip, something tasty to nibble.  Here are a few of our favorite things to serve.  

1-gallon apple cider
1-quart pineapple juice
6 ounce can of frozen orange juice concentrate
27 whole cloves
8 cinnamon sticks

Mix cider, pineapple juice, and orange juice concentrate in a large crockpot. In cheesecloth place, cloves and cinnamon sticks, tie a knot around them with the cheesecloth and add to liquid. Heat. Serve hot. Make sure you take the seasonings out before storing. We like to make this at least the morning before we serve it so it will have plenty of time to mingle.


New years eve table decor


If you are having a sit-down dinner for your New Years Eve party this delicious Cornish game hen would be a perfect meal for your friends and family. They are showy and will really wow your company.

Rice Stuffed Cornish Game Hens Recipe

Leftover cooked long grain rice
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil and Garlic
Himalayan Pink Salt
Poultry Seasoning
Cranberry Sauce

4 Cornish Game Hens

Wash hens inside and out, and remove giblets. Part skin from the meat in back and front, season with garlic, salt, paprika, sage, poultry seasoning and pepper if desired. Spoon inside of bird cranberry sauce (you can find our recipe here), follow with rice, then sauce then rice again until filled. Season outside of bird and cook for 1 hour 19 minutes in a greased pan at 380 F. You can spoon more cranberry sauce over the top if you would like.

New years eve table design



New Years Eve Party Pizza Rolls

Pizza rolls may not be fancy but they are a delicious finger food that can be passed around on trays easily to your guests.  The filling is simple and these are quick to throw together. Make them ahead of time and freeze them separated on cookie sheets. When frozen, put them in a zipper bag and store in the freezer until you are ready to bake. Simply put them frozen on your cookie sheet and bake them when you need them. 



2 Cups Organic Unbleached Flour
1 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
1/3 Cup Cream
2/3 Cup Organic Milk
2 Tablespoons Organic Butter


In a mixing bowl put your flour and sea salt mix together until combined then slice your butter into thin slices and add to flour and salt mixture. Add Cream and milk and stir until it forms a thick dough. Roll out and cut into strips. Add a small dab of sauce (We use Auntie Betty’s Pizza Sauce) add cheese of your liking (I used a Mexican cheese blend I think 🙂 ) Fold dough over and press sides firmly down. bake for 27 Minutes at 350 degrees. 


New years eve tablescape


This seven-layer bean dip is so delicious. Find a pretty bowl and start layering. Your guests will love it!

New Years Eve Party 7 Layer Bean Dip



3- 16 oz Cans Of Organic Re-fried Beans
1- 16 oz Organic Sour Cream
1 Can Black Olives Sliced
1/2 of  a 10 oz can of diced organic Tomatoes
1/3 of a 7 oz can Organic Ortega Green Chilies
2 Avocados worth of Guacamole
2 1/2 Teaspoons Paprika
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Sea Salt


Organic Cheese of your choice grated (we like Mild cheddar, jack, Colby jack and even pepper jack).

Open the cans of beans, pour into the bottom of the bowl and smooth. Mix sour cream, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder & sea salt in a separate bowl. Spoon on top of Re-fried beans. Follow with guacamole, then cheese. Top with drained tomatoes, then green chilies, and finally sliced black olives. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate.


New years eve party


New Years Eve Party At Home


Wondering where there is a New Years Eve Party near you? You don’t need to go out to town to ring in the new year. Set the table and get some serving trays and invite your friends. It is easy! We strung silver ornaments on twine to use for napkin rings and used white fabric napkins. Pulled out some pretty dishes and voila! Company ready. Spend the dawning of the new year with people that you love.


New years eve table design





Happy New Year! Hope you all have a great year full of many blessings, adventures, joys, and triumphs. We love you all!

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