As you busily prepare for the holidays by planning menus and family get-togethers, you’ll want to celebrate the season with flair. And a wonderful way to do that is with a brand new serving piece that promises to bring on big smiles. The adorable Winter Whimsy Cheese Tray Set with matching cheese markers and knives combines all-out fun with function, helping you happily serve snacks and appetizers at holiday gatherings big and small
Featuring the sentiment ‘Joy!’, cute little Christmas trees, polka dots that feel like snowflakes, and a charming black and white striped trim, it just doesn’t get any cuter than this! Plus, a little black pen comes with the set, so you can customize the cheese markers (1 snowman, 1 penguin, and 1 Santa!) based on what you’re serving, and the markers easily wipe clean, to be personalized again and again. The set also includes a spreader for soft cheeses, a knife for breaking up hard cheeses, and a fork for transferring portions to appetizer plates. Makes a wonderful holiday gift too, if you can part with it 😉
Holiday Hosting Tip #1: A Hearty Appetizer Assortment with Something For Everyone
Create a beautiful Cheese Tray presentation, and round it out with the perfect assortment of nibbles and crudités! Surround the tray with other temp-tations® ramekins and bowls (I used red Floral Lace here – love how it looks with the set) filled with crostini, crackers, crunchy almonds, fruits, and salty olives.
That way, you combine textures and flavors that complement each other, and give everyone a choice of things to sample and savor. Plus, a cheese tray is the ultimate party dish – whether you’re having friends over for drinks, planning a cocktail party menu, or whetting appetites before sitting down to dinner. It’s easy, attractive and pulls together quickly – even at the last minute!
Holiday Hosting Tip #2: Rosemary Place Cards, A Delicious Hint of What’s to Come
It’s often the small touches that make each guest feel welcome. So when you’re hosting a seated dinner, consider a fresh, lovely way to create place cards! Use card stock and a pretty, script font to print each guest’s name. Then take a sprig of rosemary and poke it through the card stock, so that it lays simply across the top. The look is classic, the aroma is wonderful, and it can’t help but be a delicious hint of what’s to come!
Holiday Hosting Tip #3: Candied Grapes for Decorating & Eating
Incredibly easy, delicious and beautiful ideas are what I look for during the holidays, and these Candied Grapes are just the ticket. Serve alongside other appetizers, put them in bowls to add edible, sparkling décor to your holiday table, or use them to decorate a turkey on a platter. So easy to make! Simply rinse grapes in a colander, and sprinkle with your favorite flavor of Jell-O gelatin mix (I used strawberry). Toss gently and refrigerate for an hour to set. Serve in temp-tations 😉
I hope your holidays are full of festive food and wonderful times spent with family and friends!