New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for FOOD

December 20th, 2015
by Wilks & Wilson

Okay, you know you are a PAR-TAY animal at heart. And, you have always wanted to host your own smashing New Year’s Eve party. You can visualize it clearly, sparkling decorations and candles all about. Your guests take hilarious photos, dance with loud, crazy noisemakers, and enjoy a selection of appetizers.

If you are itching to host your own New Year’s Eve bash, food is going to play an important role. Fun times center around great food and drinks. So, give some thought about how to feed your guests. While that could pose a problem if you’re on a budget, have no fear. A great party doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some great money-saving party food ideas sure to please every guest:

Make it a BYOA AffairBring your own Appetizer 

Phone your invitees and inform them that it’s a BYOA event. There are many cheap and easy appetizers a guest can select from. If someone needs help with an idea on what to bring, suggest something simple like raw veggies and hummus, a fruit and nut platter, or a cheese and crackers plate.

For a perfect alcoholic drink that’s simple and requires no mixing, Wilks & Wilson Shake2Make Bloody Mary Mix with Vodka is an ideal choice. Packaged in disposable plastic bottles, it’s the perfect grab and go drink for any party.

And, since it’s New Year’s Eve, you’ve got to have a champagne drink. Cut down on champagne costs by making your own champagne sangria. Here’s the easy recipe:


  • One 32-ounce bottle of apple juice
  • One 12-ounce can of frozen cranberry juice concentrate
  • One cup of  W&W Ginger Simple
  • One cup of orange juice
  • One-and-a-half liters of champagne (or soda water for a non-alcoholic version)


1   Keep items chilled (or frozen) until use.

2   Combine the W&W Ginger Simple, apple juice, cranberry juice concentrate, and  orange juice in a large bowl. Stir well.

3   Add sliced oranges, kiwi slices, and any other fruit you like.

4   Slowly add the champagne or soda water at the last minute to keep it bubbly.

This recipe serves 12, but you might want to double up for thirsty guests!


Have a Midnight Supper

Follow the midnight toast by closing the bar and inviting everyone to take part in a midnight supper. A baked potato bar is easy, fun, and inexpensive. Bake the biggest potatoes you can find. Provide a setting of all the toppings for the potatoes and allow everyone to add the toppings they desire.

Follow with a simple dessert of chocolate cake with sprinkles.

Throwing a New Year’s party doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money on the food. A little planning will enable you to host a memorable party at a reasonable cost.


From The Wilks & Wilson Blog Team

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