Tonight after work, I am heading out to a cocktail party at a friend’s house, and am bringing the cheese. What a wonderful way to spend New Year’s Eve with friends at home. I think it is great to have a cocktail party with drinks and fun appetizers such as baby back ribs or lamb lollipop chops. The ribs comes with its own stick in which you can hold in hand and drink in the other. Food on a stick always work for me at cocktail parties with an assortment of cheeses and fruits. One does not need a great deal of money to have a fabulous party at home. If you are a vegetarian, you can always have appetizers such as different types of hummus, spiced nuts, or make a flavored popcorn.
I think champagne or sparkling wine is always great for a New Year’s Even cocktail, and you do not need to purchase the most expensive sparkling wine. In fact, you can find some nice sparkling wines for around $15.00 and it’s always fun to even try the rose or pink sparking wine and there are even some red sparking wines from Australia. Do not be afraid, the person at the wine store can help you with choosing a sparking wine within your budget, and may be surprised that you can afford champagne with beer budget.