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Unique Appetizer Serving Trays and Plates

Updated on November 18, 2014

Unique Serving Trays

Looking for unique appetizer serving trays and plates? I have some unusual dishes as well as some fun plates for your favorite hors d'oeuvres. I love to entertain and having the right food and presentation can make such a difference.

Add color and personality while hosting your guests. I've also included some recipes, including dips that you might like to try as well as a video that teaches how to make sushi.

Image by MoToMo at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

The Ex Tray

The Ex Skewer Set with Unique Black Holder and Tray
The Ex Skewer Set with Unique Black Holder and Tray

Isn't this unusual? Definitely good for a conversation starter. This would work well with small cubed appetizers such as cheese cubes or pineapple cubes, as well as small meatballs or cocktail franks, to name but a few.

 

Crab Serving Tray

Caffco International Dana Wittmann Large Rectangular Ceramic Serving Platter, Crab
Caffco International Dana Wittmann Large Rectangular Ceramic Serving Platter, Crab

This serving tray is perfect for crab cakes or any other type of seafood appetizer. I love both the colors and the design.

 

Making something for the big game?

Football Serving Tray

Football Stadium Chip And Dip Sports Serving Set
Football Stadium Chip And Dip Sports Serving Set

A very common appetizer for football games or football themed parties are just simple chips and dip. Isn't this a cool way to serve them? It really keeps with the fun of the theme.

 

Need some dip recipes?

Dip Recipes

Having the right dip can really help when you're entertaining. I hope you like these selections. Onion dip and Guacamole are particular hits in my house, although I'm partial to the bacon and cheese dip with Ranch.

Whale Serving Tray

Tray - Glass Whale Platter - Glass Whale Tray - Nautical Serving Platter - Serving Platters
Tray - Glass Whale Platter - Glass Whale Tray - Nautical Serving Platter - Serving Platters

Serving an appetizer from the ocean? Add some fun with this whale serving platter. This would be great for oysters, or shrimp kabobs.

 

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Try cooking your shrimp in a wok. You can add your favorite sauce to the wok for added flavor. Another idea is to check with the store you're purchasing the shrimp from. Sometimes they offer free marinade that they'll add to the shrimp before wrapping it up.

Shrimp image by Rusty Clark via Getty Image at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Deviled Egg Platter

Portmeirion Botanic Garden Devilled Egg Dish 12-Inch
Portmeirion Botanic Garden Devilled Egg Dish 12-Inch

Most deviled egg platters are plain, which is why I like this one so much. Not only is it shaped like an egg, it's so decorative, too.

 

Ingredients

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • Paprika

Instructions

  1. 1. Cut hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise and scoop out the yolks.
  2. 2. Mash the yolks.
  3. 3. Mix the yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper together.
  4. 4. With a spoon, fill the eggs.
  5. 5. Sprinkle the tops with Paprika.
  6. 6. Chill and serve.
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Three Tier Server

DUBLIN Crystal 3-Tiered Rectangle Server
DUBLIN Crystal 3-Tiered Rectangle Server

Isn't this elegant? Imagine it filled with stuffed mushrooms or meatballs, just to name a couple. It will surely bring beauty to your table setting.

 

How about a sushi boat?

Sushi Boat

Wooden Sushi Boat 25 1/2 in.
Wooden Sushi Boat 25 1/2 in.

Isn't this a great way to serve sushi? It's such a natural look. You can almost imagine the fisherman on it and the freshness of the food.

 

Sushi Boats on eBay

Take a look at this deal.

Need a cookbook?

Sushi Cookbook

Sushi For Dummies
Sushi For Dummies

Learn everything you need to know about how to make Sushi. Sushi doesn't have to be costly and this book gives you great pointers as to how to make your own.

 

Now for some appetizer plates!

Cheese Appetizer Plates

BIA Cordon Bleu Assorted Cheese Plates, Set of 4, Gift Boxed, Fromage
BIA Cordon Bleu Assorted Cheese Plates, Set of 4, Gift Boxed, Fromage

Serving wine? These would go beautifully for the occasion. They can be especially fun for wine tasting.

 

Italian Appetizer Plates

4.65" Italian Inspirations Winners Appetizer
4.65" Italian Inspirations Winners Appetizer

I find these scenes to be so beautiful. Perfect for any appetizers, but especially good if serving any Italian food.

 

Aren't these unique?

Fun Appetizer Plates

Boston Warehouse Earthenware Snowy Owls Cocktail Plate, Set of 4
Boston Warehouse Earthenware Snowy Owls Cocktail Plate, Set of 4

Don't you think this would be amusing for a ladies get together? I really enjoy the sayings on each one.

 

Seafood Appetizer Plates

Loveramics Treasures of the Sea 6-Inch Appetizer Plate, Set of 4
Loveramics Treasures of the Sea 6-Inch Appetizer Plate, Set of 4

This is a wonderful choice for any kind of seafood appetizers. They're made of porcelain and are both oven and dishwasher safe.

 

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Sushi Plates

Sushi for Two Set_Namako Blossom G280B
Sushi for Two Set_Namako Blossom G280B

A touch of nature awaits with these pretty song bird appetizer plates. I love the inspirational feel they give off.

 

There's more!

Penguin Appetizer Plates

Boston Warehouse Penguin Party Shaped Plate Set
Boston Warehouse Penguin Party Shaped Plate Set

You have to admit that these guys are adorable. They are just the right plate for serving any kind of a cold appetizer or if you are serving appetizers during the cold months of the year.

 

Pretty Appetizer Plates

Le Souk Ceramique Side Plates, Set of 4, Sabrine Design
Le Souk Ceramique Side Plates, Set of 4, Sabrine Design

Can't you just imagine serving grapes and cheese on these appetizer plates? They have a terrific fresh feel about them.

 

Need buffalo wings recipes?

Party Appetizer Plates

Lolita Love My Party Wild Child 7-Inch Melamine Appetizer Plates, Set of 4
Lolita Love My Party Wild Child 7-Inch Melamine Appetizer Plates, Set of 4

Planning on serving some bar-be-cue type appetizers such as buffalo wings or ribs? These would be the perfect appetizer plates to go along with any kind of bar-be-cue appetizers.

 

Sushi Appetizer Plates

Japanese Poem Appetizer Plate Set - SQBK
Japanese Poem Appetizer Plate Set - SQBK

I really think the Japanese poem adds such a lovely touch to these plates. It's a wonderful way to serve your guests sushi.

 

How to Make Sushi Video

Easy to follow instructions.

What kind of appetizers do you like to serve?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: LOL

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I'm a muncher as well.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Dusty2 LM: I love shrimp.

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      Very nice selection of serving trays and plates for appetizers. Appreciate you sharing the recipes as well as the tips. The shrimp really looked tasty WriterJanis! Thank You for stopping by my Chocolate Ice Cream with Tofu Recipe lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Hope you give the tofu chocolate ice cream a try and enjoy it. Bon Appetit!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Neat appetizer serving trays!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I am a muncher so I often prefer to have a meal of appetizers rather than a traditional meal. These appetizer dishes are gorgeous.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Small an salty. This way guests have more space AND motivation for some drink.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @CoolFool83: Cool!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DecoratingMom411: Thanks!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DarrenVeronica: I love those, too.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: You and your food obsession!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I serve all kinds of appetizers. I have an appetizer tray that looks like a wooden Coke case. I get compliments every time I use it.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: That sounds like a fun tray.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      I owned a football serving tray just like that one! These are really nice.

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      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      Great serving tray selection.

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      DarrenVeronica 4 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea there was so many different serving trays and plates available. Some of them are really neat, and I love the Sushi boats :-)

      Darren

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I don't like to serve them. I like to eat them :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: I appreciate the compliment.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: Sounds like a fun time at your book club.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      You have remained me the event i went to buy appetizer plates with mom. In this lens you have a very beautiful appetizer plates.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I love the favorite wine appetizer plates! They would be perfect for when I host book club. Oh, and I serve loads of different appetizers, but I'm especially partial to almost anything made with puff pastry.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: Isn't it adorable?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DuaneJ: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DuaneJ: Thank you!

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      These trays and plates are really cute. I love the penguin one!

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      DuaneJ 4 years ago

      These are neat serving trays!