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Dec 28, 2012
11:00 AM

New Year's Eve Party Snacks and Beverages for Family Fun

Ring in the New Year of 2013 with a memorable bash featuring these tasty treats and kid-friendly drinks

New Year's Eve Party Snacks and Beverages for Family Fun

Say goodbye to 2012 and hello to a New Year by celebrating with family and friends. These recipes for appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and sweets will help you get the party going!

 

Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Shrimp

Start off your New Year's party celebration with this spicy, tangy shrimp that's wrapped with bacon and then grilled. Make your own sauce with this bacon-wrapped BBQ shrimp recipe from Cook & Be Merry.

 

Ultimate Chicken Wings

Impress your guests with these flavorful chicken wings from Kraft. The sauce is made up of orange marmalade, Kraft's Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing and garlic powder for a sticky sweet and sour sauce that coats chicken wings perfectly.

 

Lime Sherbet Punch

Everyone in your family can enjoy this lime sherbet punch from Paula Deen. The simple recipe has just three ingredients – lime sherbet, ginger ale and pineapple juice – but packs big flavor. Garnish the glasses with lemon and lime slices to dress up the drink.

 

Banana Slush Punch

Create a slushy, refreshing drink with this recipe for banana slush punch from Allrecipes.com. For kids who love bananas, this frothy beverage will be a big hit. Get your party glasses out!

 

Apple Ginger Sparklers

These easy non-alcoholic apple ginger sparklers from Martha Stewart combine the flavor of apples with ginger for a unique drink. Serve the drinks in glasses with a cinnamon stick for guests to use as a stirrer.

 

New Year's Eve Cupcakes

Shape AirHeads candy and jimmies into decorations like mini glasses and confetti to top these New Year's Eve cupcakes from Taste of Home. The candies are easy to mold once you microwave them for a few seconds. Your kids will have a blast creating the decorations for cupcakes you make from a simple boxed mix.

 

Chocolate Cherry Trifle

Break out the saucepan instead of baking dish to create this rich dessert that doubles as a centerpiece for your New Year's Eve food table. The chocolate cherry trifle recipe from The Food Network uses store-bought chocolate pound cake for the base, you make the custard to go along with it before topping it off with cherries, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

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