New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party Menu

New Year's Eve Party

Now that we’ve all had a few days to detox from our holiday parties, I wanted to share the menu from our New Year’s Eve cocktail party, along with some pictures.

On the Menu:

Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce
Lamb Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce
Spinach and Feta Puff Pastry Swirls
Homemade Pigs in a Blanket
Smoked Trout Dip
Crudites with Horseradish Hummus
Cheese Plate with Strawberry and Fig Jams
Artichoke Dip
Dates Wrapped with Prosciutto and Honey
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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I wanted to have everything done ahead of time so that I could enjoy the party with my friends.  While the Martha Stewart wanna-be in me wanted to make every single thing, it just wasn’t feasible to do that.  So, I picked a few things that I would buy, I made a lot and my very generous friends brought some spectacular dishes to the party, including the dates and the buffalo chicken dip.  My friends also brought some lovely desserts that I really wish I had pictures of ~ including delicious thumbprint cookies, a spectacular fruit plate and treats from Alon’s, a local bakery.

I highly recommend the lamb meatball recipe that I used from Food52 ~ we actually had them for dinner one night when I was testing out the recipe alongside a big salad.  The pigs in a blanket were homemade and I will share the recipe at some point soon.  You can make those ahead of time and freeze them, which is very helpful for party planning.

The main thing that I “cheated” on was the beef tenderloin ~ I ordered it from a local caterer.   Alongside the tenderloin, I served these awesome silver dollar rolls that I found at Publix ~ they are perfect for making mini steak sandwiches.  At the end of the day, it was delicious and it saved me a lot of time.  Who knows…maybe I’ll make it next year 🙂

We also gave out party favors ~ a mini bottle of champagne and orange juice for New Year’s Day mimosas, along with Triple Chocolate Mini Muffins.  I have to credit my husband with this idea!

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It was such a great night ~ I was sad when it was over, but there is always next year 🙂  Happy New Year everybody!

4 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party Menu

  1. What a beautiful spread Leah! Everything looks delicious. Beautiful pics too.
    Richard–I’m very impressed with your input. Keep it up. Did you live up to Joe Mayo’s expectations and make sure nobody tapped on the glass?

  2. Such a fun night and beautiful spread. The trout dip was insane! I felt like the night flew by…can’t wait ’til next year!

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