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Sweet & Boozy Ideas for New Year's Eve

Not sure what to bake and what to mix up at your New Year's Eve bash? Try making a few of these desserts and serving up these sips for a boozy and sweet way to ring in 2013!

Any New Year’s Eve party is about one thing: having a blast! Make your party an even sweeter time by serving up a table full of delicious desserts and boozy sips for guests to sip on all night. For New Year’s Eve, skip the big dinner. Since people will be coming over kind of late in the evening and closer to midnight, chances are they’ve already eaten dinner. Rather than slaving away at the stove to make entrees that’ll go almost untouched, opt for going the sugar route instead for a guests to snack on sweet treats instead. Pairing desserts with cocktails and you’ve got a recipe for a great New Year’s Eve party!

  • Say Hello to 2013 with This Peppermint Martini

    If you've got peppermints left over from the holidays, make use of them in this peppermint infused martini. This sip has a nice flavor that fits in well with a New Year's Eve celebrations.

  • Kiss Your Sweetie with These Champagne Drinks

    As the clock draws closer to midnight, get a closer to your date and enjoy champagne cocktails including this one with shaved chocolate kisses on the rim. The bubbly kick of these drinks will warm you up and get your ready for your midnight kiss!

  • Winter Inspired Treats

    Not everything at a New Year’s Eve party has to be bedazzled and sparkly. Incorporate some wintery accents to your table spread with these no-bake snowballs. You’ll love the fact that it’s no-bake and guests will love the white chocolate coconut combination.

  • A Sparkly Cupcake

    Everything about this cupcake screams “New Year’s Eve!” From the glittery cupcake wrapper to the sparklers affixed on top of the cupcake, this is a celebration in a cupcake!

  • Ice Cream That Sparkles

    Another way to incorporate sparkle into a simple dessert is like this idea featured on Chicabug. Adding sparklers to a bowl of ice cream will make boring vanilla ten times more fun.

  • Shake Your Bon Bon for These Treats

    Bite sized desserts are always more fun to serve at New Year’s Eve parties. Maybe because they are adorable to look at, or they are east to grab and eat as one is trying to balance their champagne flute, guests love small sweet treats. Our recipe for mint ice cream bon bons are the perfect little treats for your big bash.

  • Make a No-Bake Treat to Save Time

    If you're not looking to bake up a storm, make this no-bake treat guests can pop in their mouths and melt from the sugar rush! Combining peanut butter, marshmallow, white chocolate with rice cereal, you'll get bite sized treats that didn't take up a lot of time to prepare.

  • Snowmen Celebrate the New Year Too!

    Don't shy away from snowmen once the holiday season is over. As long as it's winter, you can bake a batch of these snowmen cookies that are decorated with sugar beads to give it a nice elegant look for a New Year's Eve party.

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