A New Years Eve party buffet for adults is just what your guests will need to continue the celebration. The theme is a breakfast style appetizer buffet to celebrate the fact that it’s after midnight. See these fun party food ideas here.
New Years Eve party food ideas
It’s not too early to start thinking about New Years Eve parties! After all these years it’s still one of my favorite nights to get together with friends and celebrate a new beginning. In fact, 2016 has been quite a trying year, so I’m optimistic and ready for a fabulous 2017!
I’ve teamed up with Balloon Time to bring you ideas for a fun, unique spin on a late night party buffet that’s perfect for New Years Eve, a New Years day brunch, or even a small wedding reception that has you dancing into the night.
Since New Years Eve parties usually start later than most, guests arrive having already eaten dinner. However, once midnight strikes and the bubbly is flowing, you definitely want to have party food available. Enter my midnight “breakfast” buffet WITH A TWIST.
New Years day brunch party
This is such a fun twist for a late night celebration. Since midnight is technically the next morning, I thought it would be fun to use breakfast food as inspiration for a midnight party buffet.
But this party idea can also work perfectly for a New Year’s Day brunch buffet. Instead of staying up late to see the ball drop, get a good night’s sleep and invite friends over for a new year breakfast.
You can see the full menu printed above. It’s a play on breakfast foods but served as party appetizers.
- Bacon & sausage become bacon-wrapped smokies,
- Eggs and toast become egg salad crostini.
- There are chicken n’ waffles served as mini skewers and drizzled with honey.
- A donut “cake” stack made with mini powdered doughnuts is an adorable centerpiece.
- To wash things down, serve “grown-up milk” cocktails, and champagne of course.
- But that’s not the only way to serve the bubbly on this party buffet. These champagne jello squares are a fabulous addition that your guests will LOVE. And the golden color looks so pretty.
New Years Eve party buffet
- Top the donut stack with a diy laser cut accent topper.
- Add diy mini bowties to your confetti poppers using glue dots.
- Add small tassels to the neck of your champagne bottle for a festive touch.
- Serve the champagne jello squares in a mini cocktail glass garnished with a strawberry, because…champagne and strawberries!
- Add a FREE printable NYE sign to your table because signage is always fun.
- Make your buffet table sparkle and shine with festive fringe, hanging banners, and over-sized balloons. The shiny balloon fringe was cut to size from a long piece of garland found at the party store. It’s a tri-colored garland which adds great interest without any extra work from you (see how I used it as a backdrop for this graduation party).
- You can’t celebrate New Years without balloons so make sure you have some to highlight your party table. Use your Balloon Time helium tank to blow up jumbo sized balloons and flank the buffet table. To hold them in place, just tie on a string and tape it to the underside of the table. Wrap and tape the decorative fringe around the tail of the balloon, and let it fall to the floor.
- Hang some pretty banners above to finish the look, and make sure you have plenty of New Years Eve party blowers, noise makers, masks, and confetti poppers to help bring in the new year with a bang!
This party food buffet was easy to put together and tastes terrific. You can prepare most of the items ahead of time, and nothing is overly complicated or labor intensive.