For New Year's Eve, my husband and I always stay home and watch the New York celebration. To make it a little special, we eat appetizers for a late dinner and toast each other at midnight. We have had parties in the past, but this year it's appetizers and family.
Here's a good one if you like potstickers.
Mine don't look like this, they look less yellow in real life, but they are sooo good!
And this cold taco dip is a classic. Just layer 8 oz cream cheese and 8oz sour cream with a taco seasoning pack, layer it with a small bottle of taco sauce (not salsa, too watery), cheese, lettuce, tomato and other fave taco toppings and you're good to go. Serve with tortilla chips of course.
If you're having a party, I love this idea for favors from Martha Stewart magazine.
And if you want to do some fun activities, you could write down the bad luck you've had this year and then burn the in the fireplace, bake a coin in a cake and see who gets the luck for the year, write fortunes on slips of paper, slide into balloons and then blow them up, then pop at midnight to see who gets what fortune for the year or just watch some old home movies. I love seeing the kids when they were little, you forget just how cute they were!
Happy New Year's to my crafty friends, wishing you a year of all good things!