Ready to ring in the New Year but unsure what to bring to the party? Party on with 3P as we make sure not to “drop the ball” while watching the ball drop with THREE mix-ahead dips and a classic shrimp cocktail! Let’s get the party started with these marvelous must haves…martinis and champagne optional!
For a swanky souriee at home: Shrimp Cocktail in a snap! Start with extra large pre-cooked shrimp, fresh green leaf lettuce, your favorite cocktail sauce and a lemon or two. Wash and leaf your lettuce into large enough pieces to line each glass. Line “vintage” champagne glasses or martini glasses with 2-3 leafs of green lettuce, add a dollop of cocktail sauce and arrange 3-4 shrimp around the glass with tails hanging out. Slice lemons into circles and make a small cut into each lemon slice to “curl” it along the side of each glass! Use your favorite glasses if you’re making these at home, or carefully wrap a few to bring to the party just in case. 3P Tip: these are a great starter to set out and “set the mood” as guests arrive!
For a “nestled in” New Years Eve: Keep it casual + spice things up with Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Dip! Rena has us hooked on this hot dip with a tangy kick that guests go ga-ga for!
Photo Courtesy of Frank’s Red Hot
1 (8 oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce
1/2 cup bleu cheese or ranch dressing
2 cups shredded cooked chicken or canned chicken
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese or your favorite shredded cheese
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
COMBINE all ingredients in a 1-quart baking dish.
BAKE 20 min. or until mixture is heated through; stir. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables.
Psst…this Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Cheese Dip is a keeper: Carla introduced us to this fast and flavorful dip and it was a HUGE hit with our party people!
Photo Courtesy of Caleb D.
8 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup favorite basil pesto sauce
5 -6 sun-dried tomatoes (not oil packed)
1. Soften cream cheese and spread on the bottom of a decorative plate or glass pie plate.
2. Top with layer of Pesto Sauce.
3. Snip sun-dried tomatoes into small pieces and place on top of the pesto.
4. Serve with crackers.
A Real P-‘Arti’ Pleaser: Hot Artichoke Dip! We’ve been whipping this up for all occasions and when we do…it goes fast!
Photo Courtesy of Kraft
1 (14 ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilies
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1. Mix all of the ingredients together and put in an oven-proof bowl.
2. Oven temperature: 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
3. Bake until golden brown on top.
Need a centerpiece in a flash? An ornate ice bucket with a bottle of your favorite bubbly will do this trick quick! With these three dips and a quick shrimp appy…you’re prepped to be the hit of the NYE Party! Stay tuned this week as we feature even more nifty New Years party hacks, snacks, menus, and more.