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3 New Year’s Party Tips!

By Schwan's Home Service, December 14, 2015

Bacon Wrapped Scallops


The New Year is a time for reflection, renewal and to give thanks for the past 365 days. But let’s be real — it’s also an opportunity to throw (or attend) an amazing party to celebrate what’s to come!

And of course you’re going to want delicious food to help you ring in 2016. Here are three noteworthy appetizers to please any party-palate.

  1. Plus-up the beverages

Add a healthful pop of color to sparking water, juice or champagne with fruit cubes! Simply add mango chunks, blueberries or your favorite fruit to ice cube trays, fill with water and freeze, and you’ve got yourself a delicious party in a cup!

Fruit Cubes


  1. Add bacon

Anything bacon is always a good idea, which is why Bacon Wrapped Scallop Mini Skewers make the perfect appetizer. All you have to do is preheat your oven to 450 degrees and bake these gems for 15 minutes. Plus, the skewer means you can hold your food in one hand and throw confetti with the other. Score!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops


  1. Bring a classic crowd-pleaser

Everyone loves pizza, which is why it’s the ultimate party food. To make it the ultimate New Year’s party food, cut your pizza into fun shapes. Adults and kids alike will be star struck.

Pizza Stars

Pro-tip: Thin crust pizzas, such as BON APPÉTIT™ Mozzarella & Pesto and Roasted Vegetable pizzas, work the best for creating clear shapes.

Cheers to a great New Year!