New Year’s Dessert Board

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Updated 2023

new years eve dessert ideas

New Year’s Eve isn’t just about the bubbly; it’s also a perfect time to explore New Year’s Eve dessert ideas that create sweet, memorable moments. Imagine delighting your guests with a creatively arranged candy board – it’s a fun and delicious way to celebrate.

Plus, who doesn’t like a candy board? You know I do! These treats are sure to add joy and indulgence to your festive evening. Happy New Year!

For more winter-y inspiration, check out my Hot Chocolate Board, Charcuterie Chalet, Brie & Cranberry Bites, Christmas Candy Board, Christmas Tree Dessert Board, New Year’s Charcuterie Board, and Hanukkah Candy Board.

How To Make Your New Year’s Eve Dessert

  • Gather your favorite white and silver sweets. These can be cookies, chocolates, or candies. 
  • Pick a few gold items as well, but not too many so that they’ll stand out more against the white and silver. 
  • Use the gold candies to spell out 2024 – the examples shown are from 2020! Place these gold candies on your board first. Then fill in the white and silver sweets next. 
  • To make it look like a real festive party platter, add in some fun cake toppers (or cupcake toppers). This Happy New Year cake topper was perfect, as were these star cupcake toppers. See also SHOP THIS POST below for additional options. 
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Other Occasions For A Numerical Board

This board would also be great for a birthday party. Write out the birthday boy/girl’s age and use a Happy Birthday cake topper instead. In fact, you could easily change the colors to accommodate the party themes. Just make sure the color that you are using to showcase the number contrasts the surrounding colors enough to stand out. For instance, in the board above, silver wouldn’t have stood out enough against the white, so I chose gold.

And here are a couple birthday cupcake toppers (here and here).

You could also use this as inspo for a CLASS OF 2024 graduation. You could find cute “Class of 2024” toppers for the occasion. 

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Another Take on this Idea

In lieu of spelling the numbers out with candy, these number-shaped dishes are an easy option to help you create the perfectly shaped 2024. Fill them with candy on a dessert board or savory items on a large cheese board.

Show Me Your Boards

I hope this post inspires you to create delicious celebratory treats. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the beautiful spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share!

And, if you liked this board recipe, please rate and review.

New year's dessert idea

New Year’s Candy Board

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Pull together your favorite New Year's candy to ring in the new year with the whole family.


  • Rolos wrapped in gold foil
  • White Chocolate KitKat Bites
  • White Chocolate Reeses Bites
  • Hershey's Kisses
  • Snowball Cookies
  • Mini Meringues
  • Peppermint Chocolates wrapped in silver foil
  • Snowflake Marshmallows
  • White M&M’s


  • Using the unwrapped Rolos, spell out "2024" in the center of the board. Then fill in the spaces in the numbers with the white M&Ms.
  • Fill in the spaces between the numbers with the Reese's and KitKats.
  • Line the edge of the board with the Snowball Cookies and mini meringues, then fill in any holes in the board with Kisses and peppermint chocolates.
  • Garnish with snowflake marshmallows to finish!
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THIS is the board used here (also included in the SHOP THIS POST below). It’s dimensions are 12″ x 9″ x ½”, but I have also listed some other options below.

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4 Reviews

  1. Ashley VanOchten wrote:

    5 stars
    I’m SO excited to make this for NYE!

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  2. Sofia wrote:

    5 stars
    I love it! I have a feeling this year’s NYE board is gonna look different though… ????????????

    Posted 12.3.20 Reply
  3. 5 stars
    such a clever idea! I think this has to be recreated this year! safe to say we are all ready for 2021!!

    Posted 12.4.20 Reply
  4. Desiree wrote:

    5 stars
    This board was a hit last year! Who knew then how it would all turn out?!?!

    Posted 12.21.20 Reply