DIY Serving Tray and Cheese Board Entertaining Ideas

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How to create a raised cheese board for cheese station entertaining display

 

I hope you are all having a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend. We’re spending today working on our deck (yes, we are truly laboring on Labor Day but it must be done) after a full weekend of sports and a very fun 40th birthday party.  I will be back to show you the birthday party later this week, but today I wanted to share a quick project I made for the party– a super easy way to create a display board for a cheese station.

 

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Thanks to Pinterest cheese serving stations seem to be all the rage these days. I am a fan–it is an easy and elegant way to entertain with very little effort. You just pick up an assortment of cheeses, meats, nuts, dips and crackers and arrange them artistically on a tray. It is self-serve for your guests, offers something for everyone and takes almost no time at all.

 

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We were having dinner at our neighbor’s house a few weeks ago and they had the nicest cheese display set up on their kitchen island. I was particularly admiring the beautiful board they were using to hold the cheese (etc) and they told us they had bought it at a local winery. It was absolutely lovely and I could tell it was not inexpensive, but of course I thought to myself I can totally DIY that–it isn’t like I have a shortage of corks laying around my house! 🙂

 

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So last week, knowing I was tasked with bringing a cheese board to the coming weekend’s birthday party,  I picked up a pretty but inexpensive wood board at HomeGoods and then just set to work adding corks to the bottom with my hot glue gun. {If you aren’t close to a HomeGoods you can order a similar board HERE}

 

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The corks elevate it enough to make it look like you didn’t just throw cheese on a cutting board, and of course go nicely with a wine and cheese theme. So easy, and in minutes I had a display stand all ready to go.

 

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I cut two corks in half with a sharp knife, adhered each of them with hot glue and then set the board right-side up to dry. Later, I just spread out the cheeses, dips, dried fruit, nuts, hummus etc. and brought it to the party. Such a simple way to entertain, it is very little work and even people with restricted diets can find something to enjoy.

 

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I will show you more pictures from the party later in the week (I posted a sneak peak on Instagram) and this week I am busy prepping for another 40th birthday. This one I’m hosting this coming weekend at our house so there will be much more along the birthday party theme in the weeks to come 🙂

Have a great day everyone, I can’t believe summer has come and gone but I hope you had a good one!

XO,

 

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Comments

  1. Great idea! I think it looks very appetizing.

    xo
    Pat

  2. Great idea and very good looking pictures!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Cheers!

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