It’s never too early to plan the menu for your upcoming New Year’s Eve party. Guests anticipate a good time, but what most are really looking forward to is the food. You can please the taste buds of every partygoer, including yourself, with these top 10 party foods.
1. Chicken Wings
No snack is as versatile as the chicken wing. You can get them bone-in or boneless, but either way, pair them with a variety of dipping sauces to keep guests happy. Some people gravitate toward the subtle zing of milder sauces, while others may go big with a hot and spicy punch.
Pizza is one of those foods that everyone likes, and you can offer up a diverse selection of toppings to appease all types of palates. Around the holidays, there are usually phenomenal New Year’s pizza deals that deliver large quantities at a lower cost than usual. Load up your buffet table with a spread of both classic and unique choices.
No party is complete without a pile of crunchy tortilla chips smothered in thick and silky nacho cheese. You can keep it simple or dress it up with additions like meat, olives or peppers. Chips and cheese dip are a classic combination that just can’t go wrong.
A South Dakota delicacy since the 1930s, chislic is a welcome addition to any New Year’s buffet table. Each bite-sized cube of cured meat is full of salty flavor that melts on your tongue. Party guests will be snacking on this regional favorite all evening long.
5. Jalapeno Poppers
Want some spice on your New Year’s menu? Jalapeno poppers give you all that delicious heat in a small, easy-to-eat package. This appetizer is a mainstay at football parties, so there’s no denying it’ll be a huge hit as you count down to midnight.
6. Garlic Bread
You may be gearing up to smooch your honey at midnight, but don’t be afraid of garlic in the hours before. The soft inside of a crisp piece of garlic bread dissolves in the mouth, leaving behind a taste that leaves you wanting more.
7. Chicken Gizzards
The gizzard is chicken’s best-kept secret, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to expose it. Pop one of these in your mouth, and you’ll be delighted by the rich, delicate flavor. You get all the moistness of a leg or a thigh in one delicious bite.
For parties that need a heartier selection, consider lining your table with fulfilling platters of pasta. You can provide guests with both a red sauce and white sauce option. You can’t go wrong with a spicy Cajun chicken pasta or a nice homestyle spaghetti and meatballs.
9. Onion Rings
Another classic at any snack-driven affair is the onion ring. The fried batter gives you the right amount of crunch, followed by all that amazing onion flavor inside. This is another food that’s tasty on its own, or even better with the right sauce to accompany it.
10. Tater Tots
A crispy fried potato is always welcomed at a party. Tater tots protect the moist and juicy potato within with a crunchy shell that’s salted to perfection. Add a dipping sauce for an extra punch of flavor and watch your party guests pop these into their mouth each time they pass by.
Having a good selection of food is crucial at any party. The more options you have, the more likely you are to keep each guest content and satisfied. For all these delicious appetizers and more, order your New Year’s smorgasbord from Boss’ Pizza & Chicken. Ask us about our large order options and our catering.