Tabletop Tuesday: Hosting A Charcuterie Party

By Libbie Summers
Photography by Anna Heritage
Print Material and Design Assistance by Katie Brooks

I have one cocktail party mantra…
Don’t offer a lot of choices. Just provide a lot of the choices you do offer.

This charcuterie party was a perfect example of my mantra in action. I sat 12 charcuterie stations on handmade cutting boards around a long conference table in the clients offices. All the stations had the same set up. Affordable brown kraft paper covered the conference table while a French linen table runner made it’s way down the center. Mercury glass candlesticks with simple white taper candles as well as small vases of flowers sat atop the runner. Guests could stand at any place at the table and choose from something wonderful to eat…salami, pate, pickled vegetables, cheeses, nuts, olives, mustards, relishes and bread. The talented Katie Brooks made signage to hang off all the mason jars filled with homemade goodness and give shout outs to our clients.
But where the heck are the libations you may be wondering. There were two full bars in the client’s lobby AND a bourbon tasting bar alongside this table.

Charcuterie Cocktail Party from Libbie Summers
Setting a charcuterie table from Libbie Summers
A charcuterie party from Libbie Summers
Line up of orange flowers from Libbie SummersDSC_0091
Charcuterie Party from Libbie Summers


One comment

  1. Libbie, your charcuterie boards are a culinary form of art! And thank you for the opportunity to collaborate on the design elements of this delightful event!! Lots of love!

    Comment by Katie Brooks on February 26, 2015 at 12:03 am

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