Cheers to a New Year’s Eve Party

Sparkling Holiday Cocktail
Sparkling Holiday Cocktail

*Horns Blowing* confetti flying through the air, landing in your hair, on the floor, in your drink ; ) Then before you know it the clock strikes MIDNIGHT, you’re dodging party horns and the crowd screams Happy NEW YEAR! Well not quite but almost! I love New Year’s Eve. It’s a time to reflect on the year we’ve had and to dream about the year to come. It’s a time to gather. To eat, drink and be merry! Whether you’re hosting an intimate event with just a few friends and family or a lavish to do with the entire neighborhood {it could happen}, here are a few suggestions of our tried and true recipes for a few luscious libations and tasty treats that you can whip up in no time flat. RossiniRossini

Wild Hibiscus Prosecco CocktailWild Hibiscus and Prosecco Cocktail


Wild Hibiscus and Prosecco Cocktail
Frozen Peach Bellini
Very Berry Bellini
Cham-Pom Spritzer
Champagne Slushi
Raspberry Clove Club Cocktail
Sparkling Holiday Cocktail

Negroni www.bellalimento.comNegroni

And because you’re going to need something to nosh on with all those drinks, here are a few tasty treats to tempt your palate…

Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres
Ranch, Bacon & Chive Gourgeres


Cheese Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto
Fried Olives Stuffed with Cheese and Herbs
Crispy Bell Peppers Stuffed with Herbs
Ranch Bacon and Chive Gourgeres
Fried Cheese
Herb Marinated Cheese
Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Crostini
Marinated Mushrooms
Roasted Tomato and Ricotta Crostini
Simple Smoked Salmon
Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls
Baked Brie with Cajeta, Fruit and Nuts
Asparagus Parmigiano Puffed Pastry
Chevre Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Sausage Crostini
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Fried Olives www.bellalimento.comFried Olives Stuffed with Cheese and Herbs

Burrata Crostini with Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes www.bellalimento.comRoasted Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Crostini

Fried Cheese www.bellalimento.comFried Cheese Bites

Now who’s inviting me over to their party?

Auguri a tutti! Here’s to an extraordinary new year!



  1. 1

    Happy New Years Paula! Wishing you all the best in 2011!! MWAH!!!


  2. 2

    If these don’t scream New Year’s Eve party I don’t know what does! Here’s to wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year Paula, cin cin with a Bellini Surgelato in hand! XOXO

  3. 3

    It all just sounds divine love! Happy New Year to you and most definitely, “bottoms up”! *CHEERS* xo

  4. 4

    Wonderful selection of drinks and appetizers.. I am eying those cheese stuffed dates with Prosciutto – ok, drooling is probably a more appropriate description!!

    Happy Hogmanay to you Paula and wishing you health, happiness and continued success in 2011!!

  5. 5

    LOL, you’re a hoot – Happy New Year!! Cheers!

  6. 6

    Happy New Years Paula!
    Dates and prosciutto are a great idea. I just tried to do a bread with walnuts and dates and cookies with dates and chocolate. I need that idea for appetizer.

  7. 7

    Happy New Year! Those drinks and apps look so delicious! Bacon wrapped prunes ran in my family. Have a good one.

  8. 8

    The olives are calling to me… not it’s the dates… no -it’s- well – dreaming of it all. Happy 2011.

  9. 9

    bellinis are one of the best drinks of all time. forever and ever amen 🙂

  10. 10

    What Heather said…I love champagne; add some fruit and there are no words!

  11. 11

    Everything looks lovely! What time should I arrive at your house for the party? 😉

  12. 12

    Happy New Year to you too dear 🙂

  13. 13

    I love bellinis! They make every party perfect. Reason I even do the whole New Year’s thing. Yours are gorgeous.

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  15. 15

    Congrats on making the Top 9 today with this wonderful cocktail!

  16. 16

    Lovely food and photos! Hope your New Years Eve was fabulous! Happy new year!

  17. 17

    Cheers!! Congrats on top 9!! I love reading your blog!!

  18. 18

    What a great round-up for New Years!! Hope you have a great one!


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