Whether you are hosting a bridal shower, baby shower or the next holiday gathering, you can learn how to style a buffet with just a few simple tricks.
At Tabletop Trends we spent an afternoon styling a bridal shower buffet. We feel your buffet should be eye-catching with color, height, beautiful food and stylish serveware! These simple tricks will make your buffet look as good as a caterers.
Height & Color Elevate Your Buffet to a New Level
Look at the difference between the two photos. The first is simple and pretty; the second is so much more colorful and appealing with the different levels.
How to Style a Buffet Like a Caterer
Here are our simple tricks on how to add height and color to your buffet.
Use simple props such as Rubbermaid containers or a stack of books.
Cover props with table scarfs (we use Pashmina scarves) by just draping softly over and around the props.
Use cake stands to add additional height. Tissue paper pompoms are an inexpensive and great way to add pops of color to your buffet. We displayed the pompoms on cake stands and glass apothecary jars.
Food that is artfully garnished and displayed on unique and attractive serveware adds eye appeal to your buffet.
Display a menu as a courtesy to your guests.
All serveware shown is available at Tabletop Trends. Remember, a beautiful spread will make guests feel special.
Directions for Tissue Paper Pompoms
Tissue paper pompoms are so easy to make and add great color to your buffet!
Follow these four simple steps to create these beautiful colorful pompoms
1. Stack 8 sheets of tissue paper together
2. Make 1 1/2 inch wide accordion folds
3. Tie in the center with floral wire or ribbon
4. Separate layers by carefully pulling away one layer at a time