When it comes to holiday entertaining, a giant party platter is a great option that allows you to prepare everything in advance and then spend all your time enjoying the company of family and friends. Just put the party platter in the middle of a kitchen island, a dinner table, or a coffee table and let everyone dig in.  No one will go home hungry!

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Download Your Free Party Platter Guide

To make it easy for you to plan for and arrange the ingredients, I prepared a free printable Party Platter Guide PDF file that you can download.

Store this guide on your mobile phone or print it out and take it with you to the grocery store as a visual list of everything you need. Then, use this handy guide as you put together your own giant party platter.

A large platter, like the one I put together in the Giant Party Platter video, will serve about 8-12 people.  Enjoy!

Optional Party Platter Ingredients

After you set out your giant party platter, all you need to add are the beverages. However, if you want to customize your ingredients further, here are a few ideas.

You can also choose to put in other ingredients that you know your family and friends might enjoy, especially regional delicacies. For example, since I’m in Central Texas, I added cinnamon pecans to my party platter.

And you can also add pickles to your party platter to help as a digestive. If you have time to make homemade pickles, here are a few videos you can choose from to make quick or fermented pickles.

If you decide to make and water bath can bread and butter pickles, you can also give your extra cans of pickles away as Christmas gifts at your party.

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More Holiday Recipes

Here are a few more recipes you can make for a delicious holiday dinner. Add your giant party platter, and you’ll have a magnificent dinner party planned for your family and friends!

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  1. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Katie and family. Thanks for sharing this party platter planner. (Say that fast three times. Haha)

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