Ring in the new year with a fun New Year’s Eve fondue party for kids! With delicious recipes for cheese and chocolate fondue with all the fixins’ it’s sure to be a hit this year! This post was originally shared in 2014 as a collaboration with Evite. This post contains affiliate links.
New Year’s Eve Fondue Party For Kids!
When I was 18 years old I flew out to visit some friends out of state and stayed with my aunt and uncle. It was such a fun trip. I got to spend New Years with them and visit with my cousins. My aunt made a cheese fondue for dinner one night and I loved it so much that I made it for my parents when I got home. It is such a fun dinner and now that I have kids of my own we still enjoy dusting off the fondue pot and making our favorite dips on New Year’s Eve!
I’ve collaborated with my friends at Evite to share photos from one of their recent parties! They did a fabulous job putting it together. Everything tastes better on a stick—or maybe it’s just more fun to eat food off of a stick!
Fondue is a great way to give kids a bit of independence in creating their own appetizers. My kids also love kebabs and this summer kebab party was a lot of fun to put together. Everyone made their own kebabs and they were grilled to order!
We do a cheese, chocolate, and broth fondue with our kids, but a broth fondue requires quite a bit of supervision because of the hot broth and raw meats. Not one to let kids do on their own.
Today we’ll share two simple fondues that can be served warm (not a boiling broth); a chocolate fondue and a cheese fondue.
New Year’s Eve Fondue Party for Kids
Kid-Friendly Cheese Fondue
Fondue is such a great kid-friendly dinner and activity. My kids love being able to be independent and especially like having a little buffet of items to choose from instead of me handing them a plate with food on it.
This cheese fondue recipe skips the white wine and calls for mild Monterey or Colby jack to appeal to kid palates (just save it for kids 4 and above, as melted cheese, fondue pots, and pointy skewers can be safety hazards for younger children). It can be served warm in a bowl and eaten immediately or last all party long in a fondue pot set on low.
Favorite Foods To Dip in cheese fondue
- cubed French bread
- blanched broccoli
- hot dogs
Cheese Fondue Ingredients
- Colby/Monterey Jack Cheese
- Evaporated Milk
We like using half medium cheddar and half Colby Jack. You can use all cheddar or all Colby Jack, whatever you prefer. It’s always delicious.
Tip: buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself. It melts better than way vs. buying shredded cheese.
Combine shredded cheese, flour, salt and evaporated milk in a saucepan and heat until the cheese melts. Continue to stir until the fondue thickens. Transfer to a fondue pot and keep warm.
Easy Chocolate Fondue
Two ingredients are all you need for this show-stopping dessert kids and adults alike will love (just save it for kids 4 and above, as fondue pots and pointy skewers can be safety hazards for younger children). The chocolate fondue can be served warm in a bowl and eaten immediately or last all party long in a fondue pot or fondue fountain set on low.
Favorite Foods To Dip In Chocolate Fondue
- banana slices
- donut holes
- gummy bears
- apple slices
- mandarin slices
Chocolate Fondue Ingredients
- chocolate chips (Ghirardelli semi-sweet are our favorite)
- heavy whipping cream
Combine chocolate chips and cream over med/low heat and heat until melted and smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot or fountain and keep warm.
I’m loving all of the details in this darling New Year’s Eve themed party! The paper medallions, sparklers, beautiful food spread, and this sign. It cracks me up and gives me flashbacks to the 90s.
3 More New Year’s Ideas
New Year’s Eve Fondue Party
- fondue pot
- 1 bag milk or semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Apple slices, banana slices, strawberries, marshmallows, etc.
- 8 oz. block monterey jack cheese colby, or medium cheddar
- 1 can evaporated milk may need a little more to thin out fondue if necessary.
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cubed baguette and/or baby carrots and apple slices
- Heat cream and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.
- Pour into fondue pot or bowl and serve with dippables.
- Shred cheese.
- Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally for the first three minutes.
- Stir constantly for two more minutes, or until melted, bubbly, thickened and smooth.
- If fondue is too thick, add evaporated milk a quarter-cup at a time until it’s the consistency you want. Pour into fondue pot or bowl and serve with dippables.
Thank you Evite for sharing these darling photos and delicious recipes with us today!