Some of the best parties are just for two. Whether you are planning a get-together with your someone special or an afternoon chat with an old friend, having a snack on hand is a must. Setting it up beautifully on your porch on a warm summer day makes it even better. Here is my recipe for a quick, easy, and gorgeous cheese party for two.

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First up, the snack. Naturally, cheese is what comes to mind. The Extra Sharp Cheddar from Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite go-to cheeses. Its rich, full flavor makes it pair really well with in-season summer fruits. As you can see, I’m serving it with cherries and grapes. I also include some crackers and pepperoni for that classic flavor combination.

A Cheese Party for Two via Inspired by Charm

A Cheese Party for Two via Inspired by Charm

Next, the table setting. I’m a huge fan of pulling accessories, new and old, from around my house to create a unique and interesting tablescape. To give my table a little height and drama, I set a slate cheese board on an old soda create. Not only does this add interest, but my cheeseboard doubles as a centerpiece. The slate surface also is a perfect spot for making little notes and drawings with chalk.

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A candle in a gold lantern adds sparkle and picks up touches of gold in the napkins and flatware (I told you I am obsessed with anything gold these days).

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A washi tape flag (Just add a piece of washi tape, sticky sides together, to the end of a stir stick and make a v-cut in the end) is a fun element and lets your guest know what kind of cheese he or she will be enjoying.

A Cheese Party for Two via Inspired by Charm A Cheese Party for Two via Inspired by Charm

To complete the look, I put a natural element at each place setting. Plants create a welcoming touch and are a wonderful way to finish off a tablescape. This potted succulent can even double as a  favor for your guest to take home to remember your afternoon. How sweet is that?

A Cheese Party for Two via Inspired by Charm

A Cheese Party for Two via Inspired by Charm

Using things you have around your house keeps a small get-together inexpensive and ensures a personal look. As you know, I love mixing new and old. The old crate paired with the touches of gold literally gives me designer goosebumps. I love it. Well, that’s all the advice I have for today. Plus, my afternoon date is about to arrive. I’m off to enjoy some conversation, cheese, and maybe a bottle of wine.   Cheers, friends!

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Comments

  • Rebecca at

    looks like a cool set up, I love the washi tape flag!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much! It was fun.

      xo Michael

  • Tabitha at

    I love the simplicity of this, it’s absolutely perfect & totally doable.

    I do not understand why I just discovered you. It’s evident I have needed you in my life — to help me commit to design in my own home! I’m always able to help others decorate, style and diy… but when it comes to MY house, nothing is ever done or finalized because I have commitment issues!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, totally doable – and pretty too! Awww, it always feels good to be needed. I understand your commitment issues. I face them too. Just put on your brave pants and take a few risks while keeping some things flexible for change. You can do it!

      xo Michael

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