We are on the eve of Thanksgiving and I have a feeling that a few of you {myself included} might be looking for a last minute dish to make tomorrow.  Some years the holidays sort of sneak up on me.  I know they are coming but time flies by so fast that before I know it…we are days away {or even the night before}.  That is why I like to have a few things like this up my sleeve.  These over the top plates will look like you have spent hours on them but in reality…it was a quick trip to the grocery store and a few minutes of time.

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Both the Savory and Sweet Plate I am showing you are full of delicious everyday items but you can tailor them to fit whatever your family likes.  There are not any rules.  You will just need a good variety, so that there is something for everyone.  I also suggest a dip of some kind.  I love taking them to a party, giving them as a hostess gift or even just making them when people come over anytime.  We love to play cards and so it works great to have a plate full of goodies to snack on while you play.  I hope both of these give you some inspiration for your holidays and all year long.

5 from 1 vote

Savory & Sweet Party Plates

Party Plates of finger foods that can be found right in the grocery store. 

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6


Savory Plate

  • breaksticks
  • pretzel rounds
  • cherry tomatoes
  • green olives {stuffed with blue cheese}
  • hummus
  • dry salami
  • mozzarella cheese {cubed}

Sweet Plate

  • pound cake {cut into strips}
  • pretzel rounds
  • fresh raspberries
  • dried apricots
  • Hershey Kisses
  • chocolate sauce


  1. There is not a right or wrong way of making these.  I began with the dip in a bowl and then added items around the bowl in a design that I felt would be pleasing to the eye and inviting, so that guests want to dig in!

Recipe Notes

  • Combine a Sweet and Savory Plate by using a larger platter.

1 Comment on Savory and Sweet Party Plates

  1. 5 stars
    Love this idea!!! Simple but looks amazing. Will definitely be using this in the near future!!! Thanks June

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