Good Luck Grapes for New Year’s Eve

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Good Luck Grapes

When it comes to the New Year, we are all hoping for a great year. Did you know there are foods considered to be good luck, including grapes, hence the Good Luck Grapes. We gathered some other foods that are considered good luck, besides grapes.

In Spain they eat 12 grapes at midnight for good luck. Rather than handing out a bunch of grapes to your guests, you can thread 12 grapes on a skewer and serve in a tall champagne flute for each of your guests.  Cheers to this magnificent idea from Martha Stewart and a fun way to test the theory!

Below we have a list of the foods to serve as part of your New Year’s celebration that are said to bring good fortune.  If you know of any others or have a family tradition of your own, leave a comment and share with the rest of us!

Other Good Luck foods include:

  • Portuguese party-goers eat raisins to bring them good fortune in the New Year.
  • In the southern United States, black-eyed peas have long been a New Year’s Eve tradition.
  • Cabbage is a “good luck” vegetable that is consumed on New Year’s Day by many cultures.
  • Rice is a lucky food that is eaten on New Year’s Day throughout the world.
  • The Dutch eat donuts for good luck and to symbolize the completion of the year coming full circle.
  • The Chinese enjoy oranges – the word for orange sounds like the word for good luck and good fortune.

Do you have any New Year’s traditions you follow that are said to be good luck and you would like to share?

Other traditions we have is our annual New Year’s party. We have some great tips on how to have a New Year’s Eve Party on a budget and of course, some great cocktail recipes for New Years.

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    This is a great idea.
    I love these new and different twists.

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