{Day 2} 12 Days of Holiday Prep | What to Bring to a Holiday Party?

by Mindy Lockard on November 5, 2013

We are back for Day 2 of our 12 Days of #Holiday Prep!

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Over the next couple of weeks our social calendars will start to fill up with parties we might be hosting or parties we will be guesting.

Having a few snacks that you can whip up on a moments notice or bring to a party is always helpful during the holiday season. One of my favorite snacks to whip together is a fruit and cheese board. Not only is it beautiful (sometimes I used it as a centerpiece) the variety provides a nibble for everyone. And by nibble I mean totally stuffed. This tray or board of munchies has become my signature party move, well that and the running man. But we will save those details for an 80’s related post.

Okay, so let’s get down to business, shall we?

First, I gather a large cutting board (one that I only use for cheese) and a variety of glass containers, vases or bowls.

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Next, I cut striped paper straws in half and glue little paper flags to use as cheese markers.

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I did this in a pinch one time when I didn’t have enough markers and they were a hit! I just love it when a plan randomly comes together… and in five minutes.

Now the tasty part, the munchies!

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Often times a cheese board can feel stuffy, our family loves to have fun with it and some of our favorite items include:

  • Crackers assortment
  • Seasonal fruit and berries
  • Favorite charcuterie items
  • Nuts (noting allergies)
  • Chocolates
  • Popcorn
  • Olives
  • Spreads such as fig or apricot
  • Cheeses, our favorites include: Brie, Gouda, Jarlsberg, Cotswold Double Gloucester with Chives, Port Salut, Asiago with Rosemary and Olive Oil, and Feta with apricots

Now for my most favorite, putting it all together. The more bountiful the better.

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