Sweet or savoury, hot or cold, whichever types of sauces or dips you decide upon, go to town with the sauces or dips you are serving at your snack platter party.
With the main feature of the snack platter party foods being sauces or dips (or both) you do not have to provide such a wide variety of snack platter ingredients. Keep your ingredients few and simple, and let the party guests enjoy trying out the different sauces or dips.
Your snacks should either be on sosatie sticks, or on toothpicks (or provide sosatie sticks and toothpicks) or you can provide individual small containers of sauces or dips (for hot sauces provide ladles for moving helpings of hot sauce from larger containers like fondue pots into the smaller containers.)
Or your snacks can be long strips of food that don’t need sosatie sticks or toothpicks, or at least should be foods that can be picked up and dipped without dipping fingers too. Party guests can just use their fingers to pick up their foods and dip them into the sauces or dips that are in their own small individual containers.
The idea is not:
to have snacks on platters surrounding a central small container of dip or sauce that party guests will constantly dip their foods into and make a mess or have foods dipped in and dripping with dip or sauce on their plates.
The idea is:
to have a few each of a wide variety of dips and sauces in small containers, perhaps displayed on their own platters, that party guests can pick up, place in the centre of their own plates, and then arrange their own chosen snacks around the dip or sauce. Each party guest can replenish the snacks on their plate, or choose a different dip or sauce for the centre of their plate, throughout the party.
You can find a list of small containers you might like to use for your dips and sauces on the Individual Snack Servings on a Large Snack Platter page of this site.
Dips and Sauces ideas:
sweet chili sauce
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