Fun finger foods and tasty one biters are what is on offer with this round-up of New Year’s Eve Buffet Appetizer Ideas. Warm and room temperature options along with cocktails, for a fun and easy entertaining evening of celebration.

Shrimp and puff pastry, whipped ricotta with tomatoes and cocktails

Cook and no cook appetizers

Some have a little cooking involved, some no cooking at all. Mix-it-up, have fun without too much work like Apricot and Cheddar Crostini and Rosemary Sun-Dried Tomato Olives.

A fun and festive centerpiece is a stunning sausage rolls wreath that has only 2 ingredients, Pull Apart Sausage Roll Wreath.

Nuts are always a great idea and you can add your own spices to any of your favorite nuts like Mexican Chile Lime Peanuts or Autumn Spiced Nuts (not spicy).

I have some delicious cocktails on offer, my newest being Smoked Christmas Manhattan, a Christmas Cosmopolitan is a lovely festive red and Pear Ginger Champagne Cocktail is a great way to toast the New Year.

A bruschetta bar is a fun theme idea. I have options from Tomato and Crispy Prosciutto Bruschetta, Sautéed Mushroom and Rosemary Bruschetta to Warm Tuscan Bean Crostini with Crispy Kale.

A cheese option is always a must and have Baked Brie with Strawberries and Rosemary, Baked Brie with Pistachios, Pomegranate and Rosemary, Baked Ham and Brie in Puff Pastry.

Buying already cooked shrimp and pre-made puff pastry shells are a huge help for an elegant appetizer like Shrimp & Avocado Puff Pastry Shells. They also come in handy for a no cook Vietnamese Summer Shrimp Vegetable Rolls.

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ideas

Champagne is a must for New Year’s Eve and a Pear Ginger Champagne Cocktail and White Peach Bellini are perfect choices.

Dessert Ideas

A simple dessert that you can made in batches are Irish Coffee Milkshake Shooters are a fun spiked treat. Also taking help from pre-made phyllo dessert cups, Chocolate Mousse Cream Cheese Phyllo Dessert Cups can be made ahead.