Usher in 2013 with an amazing New Years Eve party! Celebrate a new year with friends and family, with good food and great drinks. We collected 13 amazing and unique party food ideas that were submitted by Half Hour Meals users. All of these party food ideas are luxurious and your guests will all be amazed at your creations.

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13. Egg Buffet Bites

These little appetizer bites are beautiful and very simple to make. They’re a play on the classic deviled egg, but these are actually easier! Top with your choice of ingredients, but we love the caviar idea.


12. Baked Chicken Meatballs

Here’s a simple and delicious chicken meatball recipe. The heavenly aroma will bring neighbors to your door! Fantastic on their own or in a sandwich slathered in your favorite sauces and veggies. To serve, skewer with a toothpick and let your guests nibble away.

11. Salmon Vol Au Vents

These make beautiful appetizers. Use store bought vol au vents for a very fast recipe. You can also make your own from puff pastry, but there’s a chance they don’t rise. The premade ones are perfect and beautiful- just pretend you made them yourself.

10. BLT Pastry Sliders

These New Years party snacks are adorable and easy to make. Use store bought puff pastry to cut out the top and bottom buns. Fill with beef sliders, or go with this unique combination. Tomato is paired with pesto, spinach, bacon, and fresh mozzarella.

9. Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

These delicious sweet and spicy chicken wings are paired with a red pepper cream sauce. The result is a tangy kick! Your guests will keep coming back for more.

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8. Orzo Caprese Salad Cups

This unique and refreshing party food is served in a half tomato cup. To make the cup, buy firm large tomatoes. Cut them in half and scoop out the middle. Buying firm tomatoes is key- look for barely ripe ones so they hold their shape.

7. Caesar Salad Bites

Salad becomes an easy appetizer in this fun dish! Handheld salad can be served alongside your favorite munchies! There are so many different ways you could do this recipe. Try a BLT salad for another option!

6. Crab Salad

This is a ridiculously easy salad but it’s got some great texture differences. Replace the crab with shrimp if you prefer. It’s sort of like a California roll sushi salad! Amplify the wasabi if your guests love spicy food.

5. Watermelon Feta Bites

Watermelon can still be found in winter, so we might as well use it! The cool, sweet watermelon blends perfectly with the salty feta cheese and vinegar. The basil oil comes together in a snap, too! Easy, fresh, and light. Perfect!

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4. Cucumber Cups

This fast party food only takes minutes to make. Good party food should keep your hands clean, and these cucumber cups are a great option. Scoop out the inside and fill with any cold salad. Crab or salmon would be fantastic.

3. Prosciutto Wrapped Olives

These salty party treats are a great nibbley when you have a refreshing drink. Choose extra large, or colossal, black olives to make stuffing easier. If you have guests who don’t like olives, try replacing them with pieces of melon and just spread the goat cheese over top.

2. Mini Ham and Cheese Tarts

These tasty tarts are easy to make from scratch, but you could also make them with store bought puff pastry. When cutting store bought puff pastry, try to do it while it’s still half frozen. This will give nice sharp cuts which will allow the pastry to really puff up in cooking.

1. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

These great party food bites are perfect for the seafood lover. Scallops are wrapped in bacon and cooked with a delicious orange sauce. Leave the bacon out if you want a vegetarian dish.

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