New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the past year and look forward to the new one. While many people go out to restaurants or attend parties, some prefer a more low-key celebration at home. If you’re planning on hosting a New Year’s dinner party in 2023, here are some ideas to make it a night to remember.
Start the night off with some delicious appetizers. You can’t go wrong with classic options like cheese and crackers, but why not mix it up with some unique choices? Try making homemade sushi rolls, bacon-wrapped dates, or roasted garlic hummus with pita chips.
When it comes to the main course, there are plenty of options that will impress your guests. If you’re feeling ambitious, try making homemade pasta with a creamy carbonara sauce. If you want something more casual, build your own burger bar with different toppings and sauces. Vegetarian? Create a tasty vegetable lasagna with layers of roasted veggies and ricotta cheese.
Don’t forget about the sides! Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and balsamic glaze, garlic mashed potatoes, and roasted root vegetables are all delicious options. If you’re looking for something lighter, try a simple mixed green salad with a homemade vinaigrette.
No dinner party is complete without dessert. Impress your guests with a show-stopping dessert like a decadent chocolate mousse or homemade cheesecake. If you want something more casual, set up a s’mores station with graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows.
A New Year’s Eve dinner party wouldn’t be complete without some festive drinks. Create a signature cocktail for the night, like a champagne and berry spritzer or a spicy margarita. Don’t forget about non-alcoholic options like homemade lemonade or hot cocoa.
Set the mood for the evening with some festive decorations. Gold and silver balloons, confetti, and glittery tablecloths are all great options. Create a photo booth area with fun props like hats and glasses for your guests to take pictures.
Create a playlist of upbeat songs to keep the party going all night long. Mix in some classic hits from the past year and some dance-worthy tunes that will get everyone out of their seats.
Send your guests home with a little something to remember the night. Personalized champagne flutes, mini bottles of champagne, or homemade cookies are all thoughtful options.
Hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner party at home can be a fun and memorable way to ring in the new year. With these ideas, your guests will be talking about your party for years to come. Cheers to 2023!