Pop the bubbly — it’s almost time for New Year’s Eve! The one night a year that you get to be glam to the max with sequins and a vampy lip is upon us, and it’s time to get planning. The most important item on the to-do list is, of course, plotting NYE cocktails. You can’t have just any cocktails, though. You *have* to serve Champagne cocktails, and if you don’t want to be playing mixologist all night (you don’t), then sparkling Champagne punch is where it’s at. Set out a platter of your best food pairings and dust off your flutes, because these 19 Champagne punch recipes will be the talk of your NYE party.


1. Sour Apple and Pear Sparkling Sangria: Seasonal winter fruit is the star of this tart sparkling sangria. The mix of pear nectar, green apple vodka and Champagne will have you dancing all night long. (via My Life As a Mrs)


2. Classic Champagne Punch: Even if you’re in a pinch, you can make a great punch for NYE. All you need is ginger ale and Champagne, plus frozen strawberries to chill your drink. (via Style Me Pretty)


3. Blood Orange and Pomegranate Sparkling Sangria: There’s something about the crimson hue of this sangria that makes you feel the love in the air. Grab your crush to kiss at midnight and start the new year without regrets. (via Cookie and Kate)


4. New Years Eve Champagne Punch: Even if you’re hosting a party for NYE, you want to be stress-free. This punch makes a HUGE batch, so you can enjoy your company while everyone serves themselves. (via A Spicy Perspective)


5. Strawberry Satsuma Champagne Sangria: This festive Champagne sangria is full of berry, satsuma and cherry flavors. Make everything ahead of time and add the Champagne at the last minute so it keeps its bubbles. (via How Sweet It Is)


6. Champagne Punch: Feel free to use the bargain Trader Joe’s Champagne for this punch. There’s a host of supporting ingredients, so save the good stuff for your promotion. (via Chew Out Loud)


7. Citrus Champagne Sangria: You know that fruit basket aunt Sally sent for Christmas? We found a use for all of the citrus. She would be so proud. (via Kiran Tarun)


8. Coconut Fruit Punch Champagne Punch: If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in a tropical location, this sultry punch will be perfect for your soiree. Add a drop of red food coloring to make it extra special. (via Averie Cooks)


9. Punch Royale: This 17th-century punch will definitely make you feel like you’re puttin’ on the ritz. Just make sure you don’t commit a party foul and spill it on your dress. (via Brown-Forman How-to Hostess)


10. Cranberry Limeade Holiday Champagne Punch: Sherbet punch isn’t just for kids’ birthdays and baby showers. This boozy version is so delicious, you may just sneak a bottle of Champagne into your nephew’s next party… shh! (via The Cookie Rookie)


11. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco: Minimal, fresh flavors make this punch dangerously drinkable. Plus, it takes only five minutes to bring together. Score! (via Damn Delicious)


12. Blackberry Champagne Punch: Sparkling blackberry juice paired with Champagne creates an extra bubbly punch. Garnish with fresh blackberries so everyone knows what they’re in for. (via Sugar & Cloth)


13. Jingle Juice Holiday Punch: Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a little jingle juice. Soak up the last bit of the holidays with whipped vodka, Champagne and cherry lemon-lime soda. (via Inspired by Charm)


14. Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch: NYE is the one night you’re guaranteed to get flashy, so your signature cocktail of the evening should be just as chic. Gold straws not optional, obvi. (via The Sweetest Occasion)


15. Lemon Drop Champagne Punch: When toasting the new year, you should do so with vodka AND Champagne. Accent each glass with candied lemon peel for an elegant touch. (via Martha Stewart)


16. Pomegranate and Orange Champagne Punch: Accessorize your punch while keeping it cold by freezing pomegranate and mint in ice trays. This cocktail feeds a crowd, but it’s going to go fast. (via Foodie Crush)


17. Raspberry Champagne Rum Punch: Before you start making resolutions, enjoy your evening with a glass or two of this raspberry Champagne rum punch. It’s not too sweet, not too tart and has just the right amount of fizz. (via The Blond Cook)


18. Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Punch: Even if you’re at home watching the ball drop on NYE, you need to have some bubbly in your life. This fun and fruity cocktail is great for a girls’ night in and pairs wonderfully with junk food. (via Eat. Drink. Love.)


19. Strawberry Champagne Punch: As you’re singing Auld Lang Syne, you want to have the perfect drink to take you into the new year. This strawberry-packed punch might just be that drink. (via Sugar and Soul)

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