For those of you hosting some form of New Year's event at your house here are some suggestions.
1. Invite me
2. Have you ever tried fondue? You can buy a fondue set and they aren't very expensive. Fondue is easy to make and interactive. You can do either a cheese fondue or a dessert one, such as chocolate
3. Home made pig in a blanket.
Buy some frozen puff pastry sheets and wrap a whole sausage with it and then bake it. Find a nice sausage like a chorizo or something. Make sure the puff pastry is large enough to cover it. Don't worry about sealing the sides as you will cut them off. Brush the pastry with egg wash and then bake in the oven at about 350-375F.
slice into bite size pieces and serve with dijon or whole grain mustard.