When it comes time to PARTY, I do not like to be preoccupied with serving food after guest arrive OR worn out from working all too hard beforehand. However, #3 most important aspect of a successful party is… Yummy Food. See all three party success tips. Keeping all my #partygoals in mind, I love to make this simple crudités party platter.
TOP 3 FAVORITE CRUDITES PARTY PLATTER IDEAS
These are my secrets, and if you come to my parties and read this you can appreciate how great these simple recipes are. I have written about this before. I love to serve whole, healthy foods that people love. That way when you have a cupcake (or two) you are not bouncing off the walls. Read more about my Real Food strategy.
Now technically, the cruidtes platter is going to include veggies and cheeses. One of these is not like the other, but we love it all the same with fresh, juicy melon.
- Cheese and Cracker Platter
- Melon and Prosciutto
- Tomato, Mozzarella Skewers
My go to is to also add meatballs, chicken skewers and just allow for light snacking. However, if you are serving kids than you know some will come hungry.
CHEESE AND CRACKERS CRUDITES PLATTER
Pull out a huge platter. Mine is 14 X 18 inches, and I have another that is 36 inches around. You will need more space than you might imagine. I love this cheese board in 14 X 20 from Amazon. You can write on it with a chalk pencil, but I like to fill it all up with food.
Step one: Put some lettuce or parsley on a large party platter
Step two: Fill with yummy foods. Pick 5-8 of the foods on this list, and mix them up.
- cheese cubes
- nuts (in a small bow)
- dried fruit
- sliced deli meat
- cooked potatoes
- green beans
- hummus (in a small bow)
- ranch dip (in a small bow)
This platter allows people to munch and choose what they like. It feeds kids and parent’s alike, and it gives lot of variety. Most of all, it looks beautiful I would LOVE to create of those gigantic, floral creations on the beach. However, the reality of my life is that this is quite pretty, delicious and fool-proof!
Melon and Prosciutto
Warning. Warning. Do not make this while you are hungry! The combination of juicy, sweet melon and salty prosciutto is so good you could eat it all before anyone even arrives. At least I could.
Your dairy free and gluten free guests will thank you!
This recipe is simple enough. Buy a cantaloupe and 1-2 packages of prosciutto.
Step One: Cut Cantaloupe into 2 inch by 1 inch slices.
Step Two: Wrap with a thin slice of prosciutto and spear
Done and done. I always test a recipe by the amount remaining at the end of any event. This one is just gone. Goodbye!
Tomato, Mozzarella Skewers
Truth be told, this would be my lunch every day if I could. It is so, so good. The tomatoes have a raw, sweetness with a little bite. The soft, mozzarella melts in your mouth. Wrapped in basil and vinegar for that finishing touch.
Four classic ingredients sing with flavor on this skewer.
- cherry tomatoes
- small mozzarella balls
- vinegar & oil