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A no-cook holiday dinner party

Here’s how to throw a dinner party without cooking a single thing or even using a single plate. Want more good news? You can find most of these items at your IKEA store.

A table covered in a blue table cloth with a row of wooden chopping boards going down the middle full of cold foods.
A table covered in a blue table cloth with a row of wooden chopping boards going down the middle full of cold foods.

A relaxed table setting

Try a line of chopping boards along the middle of your table to create an easy-going, unifed look. Replace plates with smaller boards for the full effect.

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A table covered in blue cloth with a line of different types of wooden chopping boards including PROPPMÄTT along the middle.
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Every winter meal needs a bit of hearty bread

So we suggest an offering of our ready-to-mix whole grain loaf, crisp bread, crackers and wrap bread.

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A chopping board, bowls and a box holding different breads and crispbreads like BRÖD TUNNBRÖD on a table with a blue cloth.
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Now it’s time to bring on the major flavours

Arrange a handful of different meats and cheeses to build the ultimate charcuterie board.

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Chopping boards in a line with meat and cheese on sticks including OST PRÄST and OST BLÅMÖGEL, on a table with a blue cloth.
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Next, go for the greens

Chop your veggies and arrange them neatly in an eye-catching display of delicate glass vessels.

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Glasses including FLIMRA and IKEA 365+ holding chopped raw vegtables like carrots and radishes on a SMÅÄTA chopping board.
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To make the meal a bit more filling

Add a few warm entree items and sauces. We might be biased, but our cheese pies, meatballs and veggie balls are all tasty options.

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Chopping boards lined up on a blue table cloth filled with cooked food including PAJ OST and ALLEMANSRÄTTEN meatballs.
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Lastly, add the finishing touches

Those little nibbles that always manage to disappear the fastest, like olives and nuts. And for an decorative element, run some chain lights along the edges of the chopping boards.

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A row of chopping boards in the centre of a table holding food like fruit, bread and cheese with SÄRDAL lights along it.
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We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.