5 Ways to Serve Food When Entertaining at Home

A few months back, I had a girlie party at home and thought of it being the perfect way to use my creativity to serve snacks, dinner and desserts.

Entertaining at home can be extremely stressful. We try to cater for all ages, sex and taste buds but more importantly taking into account allergies and diets (for example; vegan, gluten free, low carb).

It’s amazing how the serving dishes can change the entire outlook of the food being served. If I mentioned to you that I was serving cheese crackers with dips for snacks, jacket potato for dinner and trifle / mousse for desserts, you’re probably thinking there is no creativity in this at all. But that is exactly what I served!

There is no rule to how you serve your menu, and I honestly didn’t stress about what I was serving. But by carefully selecting the platters, bowls and colour theme, the food served made it extra exciting. This is where Black Qubd comes in. See our creative ways to serve food in your home.

black qubd entertaining at home

Ikea white tray

1. A Simple Platter Goes a Long Way

Funny enough, I ended up searching through my mum’s cupboards on the hunt for some serving trays (I really should introduce some into my range). I came across some very smart trays that were purchased from Ikea and Asda which fitted in with my theme quite well. The white trays from Ikea (image above) are large enough to hold 8 Gu dessert glass bowls that I served chocolate mousse and trifle in.

The red glitter trays from Asda worked well in serving crackers with various dips.

entertaining at home snacks


2. Toppings on a Swirl

I love our Black Qubd Swirl Tray. It’s really versatile and has 6 compartments where you can place different ingredients whilst you’re entertaining. On this occasion I used it for my cracker toppings. Previously the tray has worked for pizza toppings or holding various sweets.

pizza topping swirl tray black qubd

3. It’s a Star

Our white porcelain stars are actually candle holders which happened to be very popular over Christmas. They fit very well with the theme and I used them to serve snacks and hold a candle too.

white star candle holder

4. Go Square

The square bowls in our range are really versatile. Available in 3 different sizes and can be used for just about anything. Here we show the bowls being used to serve snacks such as crisps. The medium size bowls are perfect for this whereas the small ones are great for dips and chutneys. We also used the medium bowls for all of the ingredients for the jacket potatoes when the mains were served.

black qubd square snack bowls

5. And finally…recycle your GU desserts

Don’t you just love GU desserts but I also love collecting the glass bowls that the desserts come in. I think I must have collected over 20 by now but this was the perfect occasion for the bowls to come out and for me to make desserts in them.  I made trifle and a vegan chocolate mousse. You can find the recipe for the mousse here .

gu desserts recycle glass

So, whatever you decide to make, no matter how simple, have a think about how to serve your dishes using our funky bowls and creative ideas.