Planning a party can be a fairly stressful undertaking as it is. Throw the pressures of the festive season and the biggest night of the year into the mix, and it can all seem a bit daunting. But by planning ahead you can make sure everyone has a good time – yourself included. Whether you’re looking to host a gala-style banquet with all the glitz and glamour that goes with it or just want to bring a small gathering of friends and family together, it’s the food and drink you serve that will make all the difference.
New Year’s Eve is a tricky one when it comes to food – it’s one last chance for a proper blow-out before the January health-kicks kick in, but the indulgences of Christmas have also started to take their toll slightly. Opting for a mix of canapés and nibbles gives the most freedom of choice (you can’t be to blame if your guests eat too many!) and should keep everyone going through the evening. Here are some party food ideas and tips to help you sit back and enjoy the festivities before the big midnight countdown.