Take your wine and cheese party to the next level with this open water-ready set-up. No boat, no problem!

By Coastal Living

Set the Scene:

Don't settle for traditional cheese and crackers! To create an elegant platter, cut cardstock into pennant shapes, label with cheese varieties, and glue to wooden picks. Serve with berries and honey on a pretty board.

Serve this: Baked Goat Cheese

This effortless appetizer only uses six ingredients, and is so easy to make. The simple balsamic vinaigrette gives this baked goat cheese a tangy and fresh flavor. Top with chopped pecans and serve with toasted baguette slices.

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Get the Gear:

Dreamy sunset-inspired hues mixed with pretty textures (metallics, blonde wood) are the name of the game for this seaside soirée. 

Mercury Row Homer Peach Ombré Outdoor Throw Pillow, $46; Bezzazz Turkish Towel, $35 (It's so versatile: Use it as a towel, blanket, or shawl!); Sferra Festival Cocktail Napkins, $7

Cost Plus World Market Olivewood Cheese Knife Set, $25; Leif Shop Pink Marble Serving Board, $78; Carved Solutions Anchor Ice Bucket, $42

Harlow and Grey Blush Stripe Party Plate, $8 (for 8); Galleyware Teal Green Nesting Wineglasses, $24 (for a set of 4)