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The holiday season is most of the time full of joy and merrymaking, but it can also turn into a dreadful experience when mums got so much to prepare. So why not try out this kid-friendly Mini Grazing Party Platter that is super easy to set up, so you can spend your time this holiday on less cooking and more celebrating.
Regularly seen at parties and events, a grazing platter contains a spread of ingredients that anybody can pick. As impressive as these grazing platter looks, you can easily recreate one home. There are no rules on how a grazing platter should look like or consist of, the most important thing is to stamp your personality on it and make it as beautiful as you like.
There is a lot of variety on how you can make up your own grazing platter. In this version, we combine a variety of ingredients that would allow a good mix of texture, colour, and taste so kids could have fun trying out different flavours all together!
Our Mini Grazing Party Platter consist of:
First, choose the appropriate platter size based on the number of people you are serving. It does not even have to be a platter, you can grab a wooden board that fits the amount you want to serve. In this mini version, we use a medium-size board perfect for an intimate holiday feast.
Second, prepare small bowls for the dips. You want to create a certain texture to the presentation, and putting small bowls on the platter not only does that but also helps provide some stable foundation for the smaller ingredients to hold on to.
Third, you might want to remove the cheese from the fridge before you start arranging the ingredients. As important as the presentation goes, it would be somewhat sloppy to start the feast when the cheese is not perfectly ready. It would also be great if you can at least serve two different kinds of cheese on the platter. “Life is great. Cheese makes it better” they said.
We reckon that one of the best ways to do it is to start with the bigger ingredients. Put the whole bread, breadsticks, and biscotti into each individual group and place it on the edges. Allow some spaces in between them so we can squeeze in the smaller ones later. If you are making a big platter, make sure to fill the middle space also (Don’t leave the gap too wide!).
Next, stack the crackers on top of each other and present them like a deck of cards. Then start filling the small gaps with ingredients like fruits, sliced veggies, and mixed nuts.
Now the only thing to do is to present it and start digging! (Don’t forget to take a picture first and tag us on Instagram @haruplate so we can share it with other mums)
If you’re looking for more kid-friendly party dish, also check out our Sassy Sambal Satay recipe.