Need New Year’s Canapes? – here’s 14 quick, easy, make ahead ideas

Good canapes + drinks = a great event – and so easy to do at home.

Step 1:

Send the invites

Step 2:

Make ahead and freeze everything you can.

Step 3:

Make ahead the rest

Step 4:

Make room, hang lights, organise platters and glasses


Step 5:

Final assembly

Step 6:

Welcome guests, pour drinks, pass around canapes

Savoury ideas

Dill scones with smoked salmon dip, cucumber, aioli, smoked salmon and dill


Cinnamon and brown sugar pear, blue cheese dip, date, walnut pikelets


Cinnamon and brown sugar roast sweet potato slices with hummus and olive


Roasted potato slices with roasted carrot and cummin dip and semi dried tomatoes


Baby pea and feta cheese pikelets with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce for dipping


Sweet corn chorizo and cheese mini-muffins


Red curry, broccoli and coconut soup (originally made with carrot but great with any vegetable)

Couscous, pumpkin, chickpea, date salad (for something more filling)

Spanish potato frittata


Pinwheel smoked oyster, cream cheese and cumin sandwiches


Crumbled mince pie Christmas ice-creams


Mini trifles


Cheesecake marble brownies


Coffee almond meringues


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Finger food ideas



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