SLIDESHOW: Throw a New Year's Party for Less
3. Hors d'oeuvres pas trop cher (not too expensive).
OK, You may be a culinary genius or maybe you fantasize about making all of your friends jealous of your puff-pastry making skills. If you're somewhat normal though, why are you going to the pricey local caterer for your hors d'oeuvres? Yes, they're tasty but they disappear quickly and are forgotten about just as quickly. Appetizers are not meant to overly impress (save that for your witty banter), so head to the grocery store or M&M Meat Shops and load up on the frozen variety. Or look up an easy dip or cheese app recipe (Martha Stewart shares plenty on line) and your guests will be scarfing it down like it's lobster tartare.