Throwing a New Year's party? Make it easy for yourself with a buffet table of party food that is quick and easy to assemble but looks impressive and tastes delicious. Our party food menu ticks all those boxes...
Throwing a New Year’s party? Make it easy for yourself with a buffet table of party food that is quick and easy to assemble but looks impressive and tastes delicious. Our party food menu ticks all those boxes…
The recipes in this menu can be made separately. If you make all the recipes, you should have enough party food to feed 15-20 guests.
Everyone loves smoked salmon canapes, they’re always the first to disappear at parties. Hand these delicious little pinwheels round when your guests arrive, along with a glass of fizz.
Get the recipe: Smoked salmon cheese wheels
A platter of homemade sausage rolls will be a huge hit at your New Year’s do. These twisty sausage rolls are really quick and easy with just 4 ingredients and 3 steps.
Get the recipe: Twisty sausage rolls
Don’t waste loads of money buying lots of small hummus pots. Make your own red pepper hummus by whizzing up chickpeas, peppers and tomatoes with tahini, garlic and lemon.
Get the recipe: Red pepper hummus
You need some filling bites for peckish drinkers. Make a big batch of these golden potato cakes and serve with a mayo and lime dip.
Get the recipe: Chilly Philly Potato Cakes
If you’ve got lots of people coming over, make a few pizzas like this chicken pizza mushrooms and tomatoes, which you can cut up into squares or serve in triangles. It’s a clever way of stretching the amount of nibbles on offer without buying lots of ingredients.
Get the recipe: Chicken, mushroom and tomato pizza
Buffet table staples like coleslaw can be made special if you prepare them from scratch and try new flavours, like the spices and chillies in this Moroccan-style slaw.
Get the recipe: Moroccan-style slaw
Get ahead by making a big vat of veggie chilli on the morning of your party and leaving it to simmer on the stove or in the slow cooker. Your guests will love having something substantial to tuck into – just remember the paper bowls and napkins!
Get the recipe: Veggie chilli with zingy avocado salsa
Add a bit of French chic to your buffet table with this traditional Brie and cranberry torte. Serve with chunks of baguette, a block of salted butter and a butter knife for your guests to help themselves.
Get the recipe: Brie and Cranberry Torte
We love a simple no-bake cake here at goodtoknow and rocky road has to be one of the easiest of all. The children will love helping you make this marshmallow filled rocky road. Get ahead by making it the day before your do and leaving it in the fridge to chill.
Get the recipe: Rocky road
The winter berry twist on the classic Aussie/Kiwi pavlova is spot on. Make mini pavs and top them with redcurrant sauce and pomegranate seeds. They’ll look so pretty on your party food table.
Get the recipe: Pommy pavlovas