Are you hosting a party soon and want to learn how to create a grazing table? And, have you ever thought of trying a grazing table itself? As a party host, you want to enjoy the party without spending most of the time running around cooking and serving food. Well, a grazing table is a way to go!
A grazing table is a table filled with artfully arranged foods. You can arrange meats, cheese as well as seasonal fruits and flowers. It also includes decorations and serving utensils and dishes. A grazing table is a relaxed way for you and your guests to mingle without a formal meal.
Whether you choose to create a simple table for a small family brunch or you’re hosting a relatively big party, a grazing table is a fantastic way to indulge your guests. Here’s how to create a grazing table that will leave your guests mesmerized.
Begin with an interesting piece of furniture such as a table. This reflects the overall décor of your party. Add unique tablecloths to spice up your plain table.
What is your location? Do you have enough space? Well, you must leave room for your guests to mingle around the grazing table. This will work perfectly well if your table is not jammed against the wall. Therefore, your guests can access it from both sides.
Make your table as attractive as you can by including mix and match serving dishes. Besides, various height serving boards, trays, and stands create an interesting and exciting vision for your food. For instance, a wooden board will add a rustic look. However, if you are looking for a sophisticated feel, then a marble will do it for you.
Use Fancy Cutlery and Serving Utensils
Apart from just decorating your table, you also want your utensils, dishes, and cutlery to look great. Instead of doing the common red cups and while plastic forks and spoons, spice up the whole table by mixing and matching fun items around your home.
Choose a variety of textures when selecting food
The more the variety, the better!
Go for creamy, hard, crumbly and aged cheeses with different types of cured meats, nuts, dipping vegetables, and some hard and soft fruits. Add several crackers, breadsticks, condiments, and preserves to round out what you’re offering
Cover the entire table
Do not leave ant white space. Instead, cover the whole table in a rainbow of color. Fill in any gaps with greenery, herbs, flowers, and nuts. Pick flowers without a strong scent so that they do not compete with the food.
Ensure to keep the food options bite-sized
Your food should not be too big or too messy to eat. Your ultimate goal here is to be able to eat a little bit of everything. Therefore, keep everything to one or two bites.
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