Lucky foods - Start 2016 on the right plate
Sweet or sour?
Predict 2016 with grapes
Mark the New Year like they do in Spain by eating a dozen grapes at midnight. Sweet grapes represent a good month, sour grapes are less than lucky. Make the tradition yours by serving with Champagne.
Humility served in simple dish
According to Southern tradition, eating black-eyed peas shows humility and, in turn, invites good fortune. The peas' coin-like shape is also said to bring wealth when eaten on New Year's Day.
Favorite side represents gold
Serve up a slice of your favorite cornbread on New Year's Eve to represent the glories of gold and wealth. Keep with tradition and also serve some greens, which some say represent dollar bills.
Serve a menu of round foods
Give your party foods a theme with meaning, choosing all round foods to represent the year coming full circle. Think doughnuts, bagels, Bundt cakes or your favorite drop-cookie recipe.