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Summer Party: How To Do An Outdoor Appetizer Display

Summer entertaining is easy with an outdoor appetizer display that offers the freshest flavors of the season.

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[MUSIC] Summer entertaining is easy with an elegant appetizer display that offers the freshest flavors of the season. Follow these three easy tips. [MUSIC] First, create a three layer presentation by stacking two large cake pedestals on a small white table. Buy about 50% more than you think your guests will eat, but only set out what you need. Next, maximize visual interest by mixing colors and textures and using glassware and pedestal dishes to add height. Mingle carrots, peppers, grapes, and olives with crackers and cheese, celery and cherry tomatoes, and, of course, a creamy dip. Serve it with style in a hollowed out cabbage. Just peel back the outer leaves, cut a circle in the top and use a melon baller to hollow it out. Finally, pair soft cheese selections like goat and velvety mini-Brie with a savory, semi-hard cheese like this blue Stilton. Whether you're a first time entertainer or a seasoned host, follow these simple tips for a crowd pleasing display at your next summer get-together. [MUSIC]