Irresistible Appetizers and Snack Trays For Your New Year’s Eve

December 28, 2023

As the countdown to the New Year begins, it’s time to plan a celebration that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. One surefire way to set the tone for a memorable evening is by crafting a tantalizing array of appetizers and snack trays. Elevate your New Year’s Eve gathering with these delicious and easy-to-prepare options that are bound to impress even the most discerning palates.

The Art of the Snack Tray

A well-curated snack tray is a visual and gastronomic delight that effortlessly encourages mingling among guests. The easiest answer here is to have our professional create a custom charcuterie for you. But if you want to make one yourself, here are some tips.

Begin by selecting a variety of textures and flavors to cater to different preferences. A classic cheese and charcuterie board is a timeless choice, offering an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, and complementary accouterments. Our gourmet cheese section has an amazing selection, some of it made in-house.

Classic Cheese and Charcuterie Board


  • Assorted cheeses (brie, cheddar, gouda, and blue cheese)
  • Cured meats (prosciutto, salami, and chorizo)
  • Grapes and apple slices
  • Crackers and baguette slices
  • Dijon mustard and honey for drizzling

Arrange the cheeses and meats on a wooden board, interspersed with fruits and crackers. Drizzle Walker Farms honey over the blue cheese for an extra touch of sweetness. This visually appealing and savory selection will keep your guests coming back for more.

Small Bites with Big Flavors

Delight your guests with bite-sized appetizers that pack a punch. These miniature delights are not only visually appealing but also allow for a diverse culinary experience.

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese


  • Dates, pitted
  • Goat cheese
  • Bacon strips, cut in half
  • Toothpicks

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Stuff each date with a small amount of goat cheese, then wrap it with a half-strip of bacon. Secure with a toothpick and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. The sweet and savory combination of these bacon-wrapped delights will leave your guests craving more.

Vegetarian Delights for All

Satisfy diverse dietary preferences with flavorful vegetarian options that are sure to satisfy even the most ardent meat lovers.

Recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms


  • Button mushrooms stems removed
  • Cream cheese
  • Spinach, chopped
  • Artichoke hearts, finely diced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Bread crumbs
  • Olive oil

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a bowl, mix cream cheese, chopped spinach, diced artichoke hearts, minced garlic, and grated Parmesan cheese. Spoon the mixture into each mushroom cap, sprinkle with bread crumbs, and drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the tops are golden brown. These stuffed mushrooms are a crowd-pleaser, offering a burst of flavor in every bite.

Encourage Creativity and Exploration

Encourage your guests to get creative by setting up a DIY bruschetta bar or a build-your-own crostini station. Provide an array of toppings like diced tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella, olives, and prosciutto. This interactive experience adds an element of fun to your celebration, allowing everyone to customize their appetizers to their liking.

A Culinary Extravaganza to Remember

This New Year’s Eve, transform your gathering into a culinary extravaganza with a carefully curated selection of appetizers and snack trays. From classic cheese boards to innovative small bites, these recipes are designed to elevate your celebration and leave a lasting impression on your guests. Embrace the spirit of creativity and exploration and let the flavors of these delectable treats set the tone for a joyous and flavorful start to the year ahead. Cheers to a delicious New Year’s Eve! 

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