Party Panache, Spring Charcuterie Spread

We had a perfectly lovely Easter Sunday,

blue skies, bright sunshine and temps in the mid 70s…

It was the perfect occasion to enjoy a charcuterie board on the patio

while we watched the bunnies hunt eggs

I told everyone to come hungry for our afternoon gathering

We nibbled on a Spring charcuterie board and sipped Mimosas

The charcuterie board was more of a charcuterie table,

or should I say

s p r e a d

The largest board I had was not nearly large enough

to hold all the goodies I wanted to serve

I did a mock up of the arrangement with PicMonkey

I love to have a “map” to refer to when I’m planning a buffet

The menu was simple and composed with old favorites

like Fleming’s Bleu Cheese Dip, homemade Pimiento Cheese,

and a new recipe,

Bacon Jam and Asparagus Rolls,

which I’ll share tomorrow…

A bountiful array of vegetables and fruit

AND

HHjr grilled “lamb lollipops”~

a rack of lamb cut into individual chops

The different foods were placed on a mixture of real and faux cabbage leaves

and in flower bowls

The bleu cheese dip is inside a hollowed cabbage,

surrounded by roasted broccoli, cauliflower,

radishes, snow peas and baby carrots

A stemmed glass holds bunny toothpicks for spearing the vegetables

An Easter egg bowl, left,

holds a pan of warm ham rolls with Mustard Butter

A carrot basket holds paper plates and napkins

Just before everyone arrived

I set out the food on the shaded table

Easy Lemon Tartlettes were topped with a sliced strawberry half

A Grande martini glass is full of kid friendly white cheddar cheese puffs

Later in the afternoon, HHjr grilled the lamb lollipops

They were a big hit with the kids and adults alike

The kids thought it was great fun holding the chop by the bone

and walking around eating their “lollipop,”

something I’d never let them do inside!

I surrounded the table umbrella with tulips

and a couple of little surprises

The 4 children found 96 eggs in under 10 minutes!

This was an easy party to clean up too,

paper plates were thrown away~

And very few dishes to wash,

since most of the food was served on cabbage leaves 😊

I hope you’re having a lovely April!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends

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40 Responses to “Party Panache, Spring Charcuterie Spread”
  1. You have a very beautiful home! The Easter buffet was so professionally set up and everything on the table looks absolutely irresistible! Wish I could reach in and grab some lamb lollipops!!

  2. Jenna, what a lovely Easter afternoon and with the most perfect weather! The spring charcuterie spread looks fabulous and what an easy way to entertain. The grilled lamb lollipops sound delicious. Thank you for sharing, you gave me some wonderful ideas! Your three grandsons are so handsome and CC is beautiful!

    Enjoy these beautiful April days!

  3. I’m jealous, I have to admit, both of the spread and the way your family embraces eating new foods and recipes! It ALL looked wonderful, Jenna. A great and very colorful charcuterie table spread!

  4. Love your menu and your gorgeous table. I know everyone had a fabulous time — and ate very well! it all looks gorgeous. Looking forward to the recipe for those bacon/asparagus wraps!

  5. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    My mercy Jenna! If I am ever in your neck of the woods I am coming to eat with you! Girl, I am starving right now and it all looks so good. I am going back to look at those lemon tartlets. I need to do a Spring board. I love doing things like this but girl…MERCY though….it takes a whole table for my crew! Forget the board! LOL! Love the picture of the kiddos. So precious. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful family! They are getting so grownup. That spread was amazing and so colorful. And how fun to have a special kind of lollipop!
    I am so happy you had a lovely Easter with your beloved family!

  7. Wow, Jenna! What a fantastic party table, oh my goodness that food looks scrumptious!! You certainly know how to throw a party! Isn’t it wonderful to feel ‘normal’ again!!

  8. A lovely spread Jenna, but how did you serve everything without everyone touching serving pieces or platters? We are having someting in two weeks (after the last of our vaccinations) And, I’m not sure how to serve safely! Hugs, it looks like it was really fun! Sandi

    • Thanks Sandi, all the adults have been vaccinated, and I provided toothpicks for the fruits, vegetables and sandwiches. One thing you can do is make individual cups or baskets with an assortment of foods so guests just grab a ready made container instead of serving themselves.

  9. Such a beautiful display Jenna, I’m sure it was a marvelous time together. 96 eggs!!!!!!!

  10. Martha says:

    What a perfect spring spread you set up! The kids are adorable, sure didn’t take them long to find all those eggs! We are having a board week all week long here with a few different things added each day. It’s fun!

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Your charcuterie table looks fantastic….I love the graphic, too. Nice way to plan! Your grands are so cute, Jenna, you are truly blessed!
    I didn’t even dye eggs this year….I feel like a loser, lol!

    • We didn’t dye eggs either, just hid plastic ones…the weather certainly cooperated, and the grands all adore each other, it’s always a lot of fun when we gather…

  12. Beautiful charcuterie board. You are such a wonderful hostess. Goodies galore. I am sure the kids loved everything including finding eggs and their gifts. The graphic is lovely and so special.

  13. Pattie says:

    I love charcuterie! Your tray looks beautiful, and I love the mock up that you did. I’ll be back tomorrow to check out that recipe for bacon jam and asparagus. That sounds amazing, and I have asparagus that I bought, but I’m not quite sure why. 😛

  14. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, everything looks so colorful and delicious! I like how you used cabbage rolls to hold some of your food. Your grands are getting big! So happy to hear you enjoyed your Easter. 🌈🦋

  15. Deb says:

    Jenna, what a lovely Easter afternoon. The spring charcuterie spread looks fabulous! We enjoy grilled lamb lollipops very much. Your three grandsons are so handsome and CC is beautiful!

  16. Mary says:

    A beautiful and delicious spread Jenna! It’s how we love to graze too and is perfect for this time of year! ♥

  17. Kitty says:

    Your charcuterie spread was a great idea, Jenna! I’m so glad that you had a wonderful day. Your grandchildren are beautiful peeps that are really growing up.

  18. LydiaF1963 says:

    Oh boy that looks good! Love the use of the faux and real cabbage leaves for serving. Glad you all had a grand time 🙂

  19. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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