Cupcakes Are So 2019

It’s OK to be extra when entertaining for your friends. And, it’s pretty easy to entertain effortlessly if you plan ahead. Below are simple and fast ideas to WOW your guests with delicious foods and show-stopping presentations. If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, we can assume you’re the hostess with the mostest. Now prove it! :)

Cheese Boards 

The secret to a great board? Just pile it on! It only takes a few minutes to put together a delicious and flavorful cheese board.  When it comes to making cheese boards, the possibilities are truly endless. Click here for some of our favorite Cheese Board Ideas!

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Affogato Chocolate Mousse
Rich, decadent, and it happens to be gluten-free … your guests will love this indulgent treat. And the best news? It only takes fifteen minutes to make! Get the recipe here.
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Mochi Charcuterie Board 

Put a spin on a traditional charcuterie board by making a mochi charcuterie board! The vibrant and colorful presentation and the unique flavors will certainly excite your guests. 

Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler

A home-cooked baked good is always a nice touch when you have guests. This Strawberry and Rhubarb Cobbler is a crowd-pleaser that just happens to be light on ingredients and doesn’t take a long time to bake. Easy-to-make, easy-to-serve and outrageously scrumptious!

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Tiered Plates of Fun!

Presentation is key. If you happen to have gorgeous platters or tiered plates, let them do the heavy-lifting! Skip the typical macaroons or cupcakes, and show your guests just how innovative you are. We love how our mochi looks stacked up. 

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Fruit Platters

A gorgeous fruit platter is one of the easiest and most popular contributions to a party. Chop up your favorite fruits, add delicious dips, and serve to your guests. Easy, breezy and show-stopping!  Click here for Fruit platter 101! 

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