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New Year's Eve Party 2023

While I don't love staying up till midnight- I do love a New Years party. Over the years, our parties have morphed as kids grew but one thing that has remained the same is: fondue. It definitely requires a lot of prep work but is SO worth it for the experience. Whether it's cheese, meat or a combination of both, we always have 2 different dessert fondues to sample from- always one kind of chocolate then the other one is usually a marshmallow or caramel. Either way, it's hard to go wrong.

We have gathered some of the best fondue pots and servers to help you throw the perfect gathering for family or friends. Plus we have added some cute decor to festively ring in the new year. Be sure to check out the sweet painterly paper plates and napkins from Amazon (use for New Years or any occasion for that matter!) and we are loving the flexibility of the articulating 2 tiered server from Macys to serve all the dessert dippers on. It's also a great server for appetizers as well. Anything that can pull double duty gets a big thumbs up from me. For the fondue pots, the Bosca cast iron is a great heavyweight for distributing the melted cheese evenly and if you think you may be incorporating fondue into your yearly celebrations, I highly recommend investing in a cast iron one for the main dish dips.


For this years menu, we are doing a traditional swiss fondue (dippers are bread, broccoli, peppers, apples & pretzels) and an oil based one for meat. The dessert fondues will be a dark chocolate raspberry and marshmallow with bananas, strawberries, pound cake and ginger cookies for the dippers. Have you ever done fondue? Thinking about trying it this year? Start slow, maybe with a dessert fondue. Then next time do a cheese & dessert. It took me a few years to incorporate meat fondue into our celebration, and while we don't do it every year, it is fun to mix it up sometimes and add it in. Let us know what you're doing!

Want to learn more about fondue? Click here for some info on this yummy Swiss- originated meal and here for some recipes, both from the Spruce eats . Or check out this blogpost for a step by step guide to serving up your own fondues- complete with recipes!


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