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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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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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See all cookware & tableware

Now it’s time to bring on the major flavors

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

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See all cookware & tableware

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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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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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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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 limited warranties and your right to return the products will be lost.