Do you believe you can recreate the platter above in three simple steps? I am here to show you how. I love hosting parties and having guests over, but prepping can sometimes take a lot of time, here’s an easy three steps to keep it simple, but still create a wonderful platter.
STEP 1: The Base
Use what you have in your kitchen pantry. We bought these inexpensive wood cutting boards and were gifted the cheeseboard, they look really great as a base and create a nice contrast.
STEP 2: The Ingredients
The ingredients are up to you! I love to include a variety, here I have cheese, olives, tomatoes, bread, and meat.
STEP 3: The Decor
The platters you see online look full as they have a lot of extra items like fruit, nuts, table runners, etc. I prefer to use items that will not go to waste. The plums were eaten up, I used the lemons in a drink and the rosemary went into breakfast potatoes!
HOW TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER:
Think of your platter as layers.
Layer #1 – Tablecloth or Tablerunner and extra tea towels or material
Layer #2 – The different bases, spread out
Layer #3 – The ingredients, laid out in any fashion, I kept everything in groups.
Layer #4 – The décor, this layer is create some more color and make the platter look full.
You can create this for a gathering large or small, last minute or weeks in advance!