~ Snacks: Let guests nibble on hearty little bites, as well as tidbits from gourmet markets, such as Bella Cucina Artichoke Lemon Pesto, Food Should Taste Good Olive Tortilla Chips, Sahale Soledad Almonds, and Tillen Farms Pickled Crispy Carrots.
Drinks: For a refreshing alternative to Champagne, try Prosecco or nonalcoholic Twelve, a fizzy blend of fruit and herbal tea (twelvebeverage.com).
Dessert: Chocolate Bar Fondue with fruit and pound cake for dipping, in a fondue pot.
Favors: Give guests parting gifts of good fortune. Pack up black-eyed peas (which bring good luck, according to southern tradition) in a box or cellophane bag and a recipe.
Pears With Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
Mini Salami Puff Sandwiches (shown)
Chickpea and Mint Crostini
"Fly Me to the Moon," Frank Sinatra
"Golden Years," David Bowie
"It Had to Be You," Harry Connick Jr.
"Mas Que Nada," Sergio Mendes, featuring the Black Eyed Peas
"Night Time Is the Right Time," Ray Charles
"Put Your Records On," Corinne Bailey Rae
"Rock Steady," Aretha Franklin
"Save the Last Dance for Me," Michael Buble
"The Best Is Yet to Come," Tony Bennett
"Twiggy Twiggy," Pizzicato 5
To sample and purchase these New Year’s Eve songs, head on over to iTunes.com.