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Welcome to Sweet Tea Hospitality: The Holiday Edition. Dave and I had so much fun making a special holiday charcuterie board and we want to walk you through the process to help you realize just how simple it is. Here are 8 simple steps to a lovely family time around the board.

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The possibilities for a theme and a color scheme are endless. You can choose anything from a kid’s theme (Goldfish crackers, fruit roll ups, marshmallows, etc) to a food theme (asian, greek, spicy, salty, sweet, etc) to a holiday theme (Thanksgiving with cubed turkey and dressing or Christmas with candy canes and sugar plum fairies). We love to make every part of this process a family affair and that includes the shopping (divide and conquer), laying out the boards and placement of the goods (many hands make the job easier).

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Remember when choosing boards and bowls to combine different heights which will not only make the layout pleasing to the eye, but also easier for several people to partake at once. When using candles for dramatic flair, use votives that will protect hands from being singed while reaching over the board. Your design accents can be floral or herbal or something that would enhance your theme (Super Bowl themes could have little footballs and helmets for example).

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Plates, napkins and glasses may not match the theme or color (paper plates are not always the preferred choice) but you can incorporate your own dishes into nearly any theme. The main thing to remember is to have fun making it and have fun eating it. We would love to hear from you and see how your charcuterie boards turn out. Send us a picture to info@karenconrad.net or message us on Facebook. Happy Holidays!

Don’t forget to check out Sweet Tea Hospitality: The Coastal Cottage on Liftable TV.