Here’s to hosting an epically fabulous New Year’s Eve with family and friends from the comfort of your living room. Pop open a bottle of bubbly, build a wow-worthy cheese board and serve up caviar (yes, caviar!), whether you’re in PJs or party attire. From essential time-savers to easy ways to elevate your food, we’ve gathered our best tips to help you throw a spirited gathering to welcome 2023 from home. When you're ready to stock up, visit your nearest Whole Foods Market store or Prime members can shop online with pickup or delivery.
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1. Plan ahead.
One way to avoid last-minute chaos? Plan your menu, create a shopping list and knock out your grocery trip as early as possible. Use our handy servings calculator to figure out exactly how many hors d’oeuvres and bottles of wine you’ll need to buy for your evening.
2. Have bubbles, of course.
What’s New Year’s Eve without the sparkling wine? Fortunately, our expert Wine Team members have handpicked their holiday favorites in our stores for all your toasting needs. Stop by our Wine department to stock up on our top-notch selection of sparkling wines from Champagne to prosecco to brut rosé cava.*
3. Serve shrimp cocktail …
Treat yourself to an effortlessly fancy appetizer — shrimp cocktail. All you need is fresh, cooked shrimp from our Seafood department, a small glass bowl, ice, lemon wedges and cocktail sauce. Enjoy with a glass of sparkling wine*, the perfect palate cleanser for tart cocktail sauce and subtly sweet shrimp.
4. … and caviar.
This year, you’re going to have caviar (because you deserve it). This briny, salt-cured fish roe is a true delicacy, plus it’s easier to assemble than you’d expect. Master the basics with our caviar guide and visit your nearest store to check out the selection.
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5. Or, showcase them on a seafood tower.
Yes, it may be a little over the top, but that's exactly the point. A stunning seafood tower, whether it includes oysters on the half shell, crab, lobster, shrimp or caviar, is a guaranteed way to wow your guests. Plus, it’s fun (and easy!) to assemble.
6. Build the best cheese board — ever.
For something impressive yet easy, assemble a stunning cheese board loaded up with creamy, nutty, tangy and buttery picks from our stores. If you need advice on pairings and accoutrements, ask one of our Certified Cheese Professionals or cheesemongers for help.
7. Eat cake!
Usher in a new year with a decadent cake (or pie!). Bake your own or save time by ordering one of our bakery options. Just reserve online and schedule a time for pickup at your local store. Or just drop by — we also offer a selection of ready-made desserts.
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8. Let nice dishes do the heavy lifting.
One of the simplest things you can do to elevate your night is break out your best bowls and platters. Beautiful serving bowls and plates are an effortless way to make simple snacks and appetizers feel special.
9. Pick up fresh flowers.
Bright, cheery flowers can instantly add color and life to your evening. Visit the Floral department in your store to browse our selection, including locally grown or Sourced for Good flowers. Want to make your own beautiful arrangement? Check out our how-to guide from our Global Flower Buyers.
10. Forget something? Get pickup or delivery.
It’s New Year’s Eve and you’ve got everything in place. Then you remember those crackers you were supposed to have for your cheese board. No worries! Prime members can order from Whole Foods Market on Amazon.com and get fast delivery or free pickup** — even on New Year's Eve.
*Must be 21+. Please drink responsibly.
**Free pickup for orders $35 or more. Delivery exclusive for Prime members in select ZIP codes