Easy New Year's Eve Appetizers to Please Vegans and Meat-Eaters Alike

The annual tradition of ringing in the New Year with a night out on the town will always have its appeal, but forgoing the traffic and crowds for a more private affair is never a bad idea. You can actually socialize with guests without shouting over loud music, you don't have to fight for a reservation at a flashy restaurant, and there's no mad dash to find a ride home after the clock strikes midnight. Remind me again why I ever go out?

Whether you're playing host or attending a gathering at a friend's place, the first course is the key to keeping hungry party guests happy, which means you'll want to throw together a few easy New Year's Eve appetizers that look as good as they taste. No matter the dietary restrictions of your guests, there's a wide variety of appetizers that you can make with minimal time and effort spent in the kitchen (even though they'll taste like you spent the whole day making them).

Ahead, we've rounded up the best vegan, vegetarian, and meat eater–approved recipes we could find to help you wow any guests. Give these easy New Year's Eve appetizers a try for a delicious evening in.