10 No-Cook Instagram Worthy Memorial Day Party Platters

posted: 05/22/17
by: Katie Morton

Long summer weekends mean entertaining al fresco. However, when the summer sun is heating up, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in a hot kitchen. Have no fear; we've got you covered with these beautiful, bountiful party platters. Did we mention that not a single one of these require cooking?

1. Superfood Rainbow

This lush fruit platter is almost too gorgeous to eat. Pomegranate, kiwi, and blueberry make for a stunning, healthy display. For an all-American red, white, and blue twist, use apple slices, blueberries, and strawberries instead. Add store-bought yogurt dip on the side for additional flavor.

2. Europe Countryside on a Plate

Artisanal breads, farm-fresh cheeses, and cured meats make for a rich appetizer. Arrange long endive leaves on top for gourmet, aesthetic beauty.

3. Fresh Seafood Tower

Did you know that many grocery stores or seafood shops will actually cook your seafood for you in-house? Pick up fresh shrimp, mussels, and clams for outrageously decadent party treats. Add stone crab claws and lobster if you're feeling flush! Since you're outside, no seafood bibs required.

4. Everything Under the Sun

Make your party prep one step easier by piling all your nibbles on one towering plate. Assorted fresh fruits and honey are the sweet component. Savory and salty chips and pretzels add crunch. Meats and gourmet cheeses add umami. One platter = done! How lovely is that?

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5. Wrapsody Rhapsody

Make your own wraps out of any of your favorite sandwich fillings--rotisserie chicken, veggies and hummus, or sliced deli meats and spreads. An assortment of wraps is an excellent choice for a delicious, simple party platter.

6. Raw Vegan

Nature's veggie rainbow lends itself to stress-free entertaining. Vegan friends and the health conscious alike will dive into this delightful offering of beautiful vegetables.

7. Antipasto Platter

If you're short on time, you can pre-order cheese and meat antipasto platters. Add sliced bread, crackers, olives, and assorted nuts around the edges to round out the presentation.

8. Mediterranean Flavor

Grapes leaves, hummus, and assorted kebobs are guest favorites. Serve with sliced baklava for dessert and sweet, crisp wines for a complete Mediterranean theme.

9. Shrimp Cocktail

Mouthwatering shrimp cocktail on party skewers is a sure crowd-pleaser. Serve with classic cocktail sauce or a spicy Thai dip for a savory twist. Garnish with lemon wedges and lemongrass for a fresh, easy, no-cook dish.

10. Dessert Platter

Party meals should always end on a sweet note. Arrange your favorite sugary treats on a platter for a sweet ending to your event. Marshmallows and dessert skewers can be dipped into rich chocolate or melted caramel sauce.

No-cook party platters mean less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your guests. With our suggestions, you can host a no-cook Memorial Day gathering with ease and style. Cheers to a fabulous, stress-free party!