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Create Your Own Crostini Bar

Pulling together a few great cheeses, fruits & staples, you can create a crostini bar, perfect for pairing with wine.

Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings

For most gatherings, we have weeks to plan & prepare for guests. Sometimes, however, you just want to take advantage of beautiful weather & a free evening at home to host friends or neighbors – especially in fall! It’s one of the most picturesque & enjoyable times of the year.

create your own crostini bar from staples for an impromptu gathering

For easy entertaining, I pulled from things I already have including cheesecloth for a table cloth that is disposable & glassware for nuts & breadsticks.

Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings

A piece of card stock leaned up against a glass serves as a menu for guests to create their own crostinis. A snip from the garden adorns the menu for added decor. The “cheese plate” doubles as a centerpiece with champagne grapes draped over the edge & a few candles nestled in. There’s no need for a fussy flower arrangement!

Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings via Julie Blanner & La Crema wines

I used a sprig of mint to garnish the crostini platter.

Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings

Serve a variety of cheeses, jams, honey, nuts & fruits for guests to create their own favorite combinations. I always enjoy seeing what guests love & trying new things myself!

a beautiful cheese plate that doubles as a centerpiece

Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings

the best crostini recipes & a crostini bar for easy entertaining

Above is a ricotta, honey & mint crostini, a delightfully sweet pairing. For more creative crostini ideas, visit Waiting on Martha’s recent post Crostini 7 Ways.

The best crostini recipes

Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings

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Create your own crostini bar for showers, celebrations & impromptu gatherings

Julie Blanner

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