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Small bites, big connections

What are drinks without food? Tapas are small dishes served with drinks in Spain. Nibble on a little bit of everything – or stick to your favourites – while enjoying the good company of dining with friends. Use your classic recipes, or enjoy some delicious leftovers for a waste-free evening.

Location: Dining room
Time of day: Evening
Duration: 2 hours

Revel in good company while snacking like a Spaniard.

A group of young friends are cheerfully eating, drinking and talking, while standing at a buffet table full of food on an outdoor terrace.

Create a ritual of gathering your tribe for wonderful conversations over a shared meal. Small portions like "Tapas" are easy to prepare and share. Use your classic recipes, or enjoy some delicious leftovers for a waste-free evening. Bring everyone closer together with #IKEAEverydayRituals.

A young woman is smiling at a dinner table on an outdoor terrace.

    Ritual recipe

    An informal tapas meal sets the right mood to relax and enjoy your time with your friends. Small portions like tapas allow you to try and discuss more dishes, and conversation over a shared meal brings everyone closer together.

     

    • Cook or buy some tapas – or invite your guests to each bring a tapa. Bread is essential!
    • Drinks are a must – wine, beer or non-alcoholic drinks are all good.
    • Serve the dishes in small portions on a casually-set table. Small bowls and serving plates like IKEA 365+ and a chopping board like PROPPMÄTT are ideal.
    • Skip the plates – just give guests forks, spoons and GRUPPERA napkins. Let them stand around the table and enjoy the conversation.

    The more the merrier

    Serve your tapas on a PROPPMÄTT cutting board and small IKEA 365+ bowls and serving plates. No need for plates on this informal evening, but HEMLAGAD wine glasses and GRUPPERA napkins are a must.

    A hand reaches for some vegetables, laid out on an IKEA 365+ serving plate.
      A woman in an apron carries a PROPPMÄTT chopping board, filled with cheese, fruits, and olives in small IKEA 365+ bowls.
      A hand is pouring a summery drink from a bottle into a HEMLAGAD wine glass.
      A set of GRUPPERA napkins are hanging from a hook on a side table.
      A hand with a spoon picks up some olives from three small IKEA 365+ bowls.