11 Platters to Use at Your Next Party

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With summer well underway, entertaining is at the forefront of our minds. Whether you're hosting this month's book club or having a small dinner party, display is key. Ceramic platters and salvaged wooden boards can seamlessly elevate your charcuterie board or dessert presentation while multitasking as a beautiful kitchen decoration. Here, we highlight 11 worthy options including several that pay tribute to New Orleans.

platter 1

Magnolia Oval Serving Tray, $65, Home Malone, homemalonenola.com

For more formal occasions, this hand-painted tray with a 22k gold rim deserves the spotlight. Although safe for food, we recommend sticking with easy clean items like bread and cookies.

platter 2

European Charcuterie Board, $119-135, Frontgate, frontgate.com

Create an unforgettable charcuterie arrangement with the help of this crafted creation. When you aren't hosting, the board serves as a sophisticated centerpiece.

platter 3

Carved Teak Serving Stand, $108, Terrain, shopterrain.com

For a sturdy, yet stunning addition to your kitchen, choose this carved version. It works as a platter as well as a stand for plates and bowls.

platter 4

Big Easy Maple and Walnut Board, $185, Nola Boards, nolaboards.com

The New Orleans-made board can be used for chopping or cheese. We love the blend of shades and the option for engraving.

platter 5

New Orleans Map bar Board, $29.50, Etsy, etsy.com

This handmade platter is the perfect housewarming gift for a new kitchen. The blank side should be employed for cutting while the map side is best for serving.

platter 6

Watermeter Cheese Board, $50, Home Malone, homemalonenola.com

This shiny platter is perfect for smaller New Orleans-based gatherings. The tray comes in multiple colors and is perfect for holding just a few snacks.

platter 7

LG Pelican Cutting Board, $30, The Historic New Orleans Collection, hnoc.org

Show off your New Orleans pride with a maple wood board featuring the pelican. Based off of a 1956 pen and ink drawing, the tray's detail is a treat in itself.

platter 8

Footed Teak Serving Board, $48-58, Terrain, shopterrain.com

This elevated style is perfect for snacks, cheese, or sweets at your next event. 

platter 9

Olive Wood Cheese Board, $55, Lizzie Fortunato, shop.lizziefortunato.com

For a rustic chic board, this option from Lizzie Fortunato fits the bill. It is made in Kenya and looks just as good in use as it does on display. 

platter 10

Nola Skyline Cutting Board, $12.95, Fleurty Girl, fleurtygirl.net

We love the condensed skyline featuring famous spots like St. Louis Cathedral and the Superdome. This option from Fleurty Girl also makes great wall art!

platter 11

Nola Ouija Board, $95, Dirty Coast, dirtycoast.com

This limited edition board is ready for any kind of party, spooky or not. With options like "yeah yah right" and "ya heard?", it's hard not to appreciate this cheeky variation of the game.