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Happy New Year

Throw a New Year's party that the kids will never forget. Instead of going out for New Year's this year, why not celebrate as a family and begin the year together?




A buffet works best for this kind of party. Children love to be able to nibble and pick and choose a bit of each item for their plate. Serve a light dinner and then have the buffet later in the evening... if you are putting the clocks ahead to celebrate with young ones, have a late afternoon snack and serve the buffet as a late dinner.

  1. Buffet:
    • Cheese and cracker tray
    • Meat tray with buns and butter pats
    • Vegetables and dip
    • Hot dog wraps: cut a hot dog into 4, wrap with bacon (partially cooked) and secure with a toothpick, grill
    • Pigs in a blanket
    • Pierogies
    • Lasagna roll-ups: cook lasagna noodles. spread meat sauce on noodle, sprinkle with motzerella cheese, roll jelly-roll fashion, spread sauce in bottom of pan and place roll-ups in pan seam side down, place sauce and cheese on the roll-up and bake until heated through and cheese is melted
  2. Dessert tray:
  3. Make an assortment of your family's favourite desserts for their enjoyment. Here are a few suggestions from my family's faves!

    • Variety of cookies (shortbread, gingerbread, chocolate-chocolate chunk, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin)
    • Rice krispie squares
    • Butter tart squares
    • Fudge
    • Macaroons
    • Date squares
    • Nanaimo bars (ok, I cheat - I buy mine at M&M's Meatshop- but I do make the rest!)

The Midnight Hour

If your children are too young to stay up this late, move your clock ahead 3 or 4 hours and celebrate the New Year a little early!