Have a Happy New Year's Eve: 12 No-Cook, Low-Stress Appetizer Ideas


New Years Eve Party IdeasEveryone wants to have a happy New Year’s Eve, and the key to a fun New Year’s Eve party is to keep things simple. After the chaos of Christmas, you want something low-key and easy so you can focus on the things you care about: friends, family, and fun. So go easy on yourself this year! We have these 12 awesome ideas for easy, no-cook New Year’s Eve appetizers.

Happy New Year’s!

1. Cheese Plate

Ours features Iberico, Jarlsberg, and Port Salut cheeses, but feel free to use your favorites. For tips on constructing the perfect cheese plate, check out Julie’s awesome cheese plate tutorial.

2. Winter guacamole


3. Olive fig tapenade (a teensy bit of cooking required for this one)

fig and olive tapenade

4. Artichoke cherve dip

artichoke dip

5. Real onion dip (cooking optional–just sub in minced raw onion for the cooked stuff)

caramelized onion dip

6. Pinto Bean Dip

pinto bean dip

7. Olives

8. Grapes

Concord grapes
9. Salami slices
10. Pear or apple slices
11. Dried dates
12. Fresh pomegranate seeds

pomegranate and dates