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15 New Year’s Eve Snacks and Finger Foods

These 15 New Year’s Eve Snacks for Kids are delicious and so fun to make! If you’re ringing in the new year at home with your kids, these festive treats will be a huge hit. Since becoming parents, we always celebrate NYE at home, but that certainly doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Use these creative New Years snack ideas to make your family NYE celebration festive and fun!

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Let’s make festive NYE snacks!

15 Finger Foods for New Years

1. Fruit Rockets Recipe For New Years Eve

image shows a fruit rocket with strawberries and grapes.
Looks so delicious, doesn’t it?!

For a healthy but awesome treat, make fruit rockets with grapes and berries with this yummy recipe from Eats Amazing!

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Image shows oreo cookie clocks on a black table.
A fun way to countdown to New Years!

Countdown with these yummy Oreo cookie clocks. If there is an Oreo involved, I’m in! via Pint-Sized Baker.

3. Crescent Dippers Recipes 

Image shows four cookies shaped like 2015.
Baking and celebrating go hand in hand!

Pillsbury’s crescent dippers are easily shaped into the numbers of the new year. What a fun snack!

4. Delicious Pinwheels Recipe For New Years 

Image shows pinwheels shaped to look like 2014.
What a greative way to celebrate the new year!

We are loving this idea from Hungry Happenings to make your favorite pinwheels, and then line them up to spell out 2020! 

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So delish!

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5. Champagne Cake Balls Recipe For New Years Eve

Image shows champagne cake balls and a person grabbing one.
Festive and tasty!

Champagne cake balls are my favorite NYE dessert! Check out the recipe from The Seasoned Mom! Just replace the champagne with a non-alcoholic option for kids.

6. Sweet and Delicious Snack Mix Recipe

Image shows a snack mix with new years decorations.
Snacks can also be healthy.

Make a NYE inspired snack mix with Cheerios, Chex, pretzels, and white chocolate. Check out the recipe on Sports Mom Survival Guide.

7. Kid-Friendly Milk Shots Recipe 

Image shows milk in champagne glasses with cookies on top of it.
Kid-friendly recipes are always a hit!

Cheers to the new year with milk shots! What a fun idea from Jo-Lynne Shane.

8. New Year’s Eve Eggnog Dip Recipe 

Image shows christmas appetizers with biscuits.
This is the perfect party food!

One of my favorite New Year’s Eve snacks is this eggnog dip from It’s Written on the Walls. It goes perfectly with vanilla wafers!

15 New Year's Eve Snacks for Kids - milk shots, cookies, cereals and cheese sticks.
These desserts are to die for!

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9. Decorated Marshmallow Treat Recipe

Image shows decorated marshmallows to look like they're countdown.
3.. 2.. 1… Happy New Year!

Put marshmallows on a stick and decorate with colored sugar, with this idea from The Decorated Cookie.

10. Edible Party Horn Recipe For New Years Eve

Image shows sugar cone party horns for new years eve.
These are super fun to make!

Use ice cream cones to make edible party horns. They’re much quieter than the original! Check out  Hungry Happenings for the tutorial! 

11. New Year Eve Puppy Chow Recipe 

Image shows puppy chow snacks for kids.
So delicious and easy to make!

Make NYE puppy chow with white chocolate and gold sprinkles! We love this festive idea from The First Year Blog!

12. Kid-Friendly Sparkly Jell-O Push Pop Recipe

Image shows several sparkling jello push pops on a table.
Add your favorite fruits on top!

Your kids will love these awesome sparkling Jell-O push pops from Modern Parents Messy Kids.

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13. Delicious Pizza Recipe For New Years Eve

Image showskids holding a tray with a pizza shaped like 2014
You won’t believe how easy this recipe is!

Make pizza for dinner and mold the crust into the year with this fun recipe from Fun On A Dime!

14. Sparkling Cotton Candy Drink Recipe

Image shows sparkling cotton candy drinks
Doesn’t this drink look just magical?

Add Perrier to a little cotton candy to make the most fun NYE drink ever – Vicky Barone‘s sparkling cotton candy

15. Gummy Bear Mocktail Recipes

Image shows mocktails on a plate in different flavors and colors.
Kid-friendly cocktails are a must-have!

For a fun sparkling drink that’s kid-friendly these gummy bear mocktails topped off with rock candy are perfect. Check out the recipe on Modern Parents Messy Kids.

How can I make New Years Eve special at home with kids?

New Year’s Eve is one of my favorite holidays to spend with my daughter because of all of the special traditions we started after she was born.

Every Christmas, Santa brings a couple new board games for our New Year’s Eve Game Night! We combine a couple of glam pieces with comfy, new pajamas, binge-watch Harry Potter, and play her new games. We also always make some of our favorite snacks, including a birthday cake for the new year! 

One of our favorite things to do is to open up our Gratitude Jar for the year, and read through all of the amazing blessings. We also use a bouquet of balloons with each hour written on one balloon, and we pop them as the hours go by. Then, we write our our goals, hopes, and dreams for the new year. We wrap it up with karaoke, and then watch the ball drop!

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Tell us how you plan to celebrate the New Year in the comments below!



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