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Nothing is better for a party or picnic than cheese and crackers. I always serve both at my get togethers and they always go fast. There are so many options when it comes to making a cheese and crackers platter, so you can pretty much do anything you want. Take a look and you'll see exactly what I mean. When it comes to an easy appetizer and preparation that only takes minutes, cheese and crackers are definitely the way to go.

1. Keep Them Separated

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To keep your crackers from getting soggy, display them on a separate platter so they stay crispy. That's my best piece of cheese and crackers advice.

2. Add Some Fruit

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Fruit pairs really well with cheese and crackers so go ahead and pile a whole bunch nearby. Grapes are especially wonderful.

3. Make a Fun Presentation

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This entire display looks appetizing and I certainly wouldn't be able to resist loading my plate.

4. Try Something Sweet

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For a sweeter version of cheese and crackers, try cream cheese on graham crackers. Add fruit for color and flavor.

5. For the Kids

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What kid wouldn't love to find this in their lunchbox? The cream cheese is whipped with the peanut butter so you can't see it, but you can sure taste it.

6. Wrapped Cheese

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If you're going to have a bunch of little hands reaching for the cheese, consider laying out wrapped pieces to keep things clean.

7. Make Some Labels

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If you're going for a fancy presentation, use some small markers so everyone knows what kind of cheese they are getting.

8. For Lunch

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Cheese and crackers make a great addition to any lunchbox, don't you think?

9. Pile It up

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Don't be afraid to really pile it up of you expect lots of guests. That way you won't be going back for refills all the time.

10. Make It Fancy

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This whole spread looks yummy and gourmet at the same time. Who could resist this?

11. Lots of Combinations

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There are so many things you can mix and match with your cheese and crackers to make them taste great and look wonderful at the same time.

12. Small Spread

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If you're only serving a couple of people, keep things simple by putting it all on one tray.

13. Another Great Kid Idea

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What a fun way to serve cheese and crackers to kids! And it would be so easy to put this together.

14. Lots of Choices

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There are so many things on this cheese and crackers platter that I almost don't know where to start. I guess I would probably have a little of everything.

15. Try a Cheese Ball

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A cheese ball is easy to serve and looks great surrounded by crackers.

16. Creamy Cheese

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Make a creamy cheese spread so your guests can just dip and go.

17. It's so Easy

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See how easy this is? Just dip a big scoop and you don't even need a plate. You might want to use a spoon though, to keep the mess to a minimum.

Don't you just love cheese and crackers? What's your favorite combination? I love good old cheddar on sesame crackers, but there really isn't a mixture that I wouldn't eat. Do you plan on putting together a fabulous cheese and crackers display for your next party? You won't be sorry and neither will your guests.