Christmas Themed Dessert Buffet

One of the best parts of Christmas is the desserts! Whenever I attend or host a holiday party, there are always tons of desserts to choose from. While the desserts themselves are gorgeous, I wonder why more people don’t put a little more time and effort into displaying them in an eye pleasing manner. It’s not hard and you don’t have to be a designer or decorator. Adding height, unusual containers and some decor you already own is all it takes.

For instance, I made 3 versions of dessert buffets — It’s a Candy Christmas, Merry Retro Christmas and Christmas Elegance — to give some photo examples. (They are all located at this article – Christmas Dessert Buffet Ideas).

Check out the photos below and then visit the article for more in depth information. Then, you can impress your family and friends this holiday season with your decor saavy!

Mandee

Candy Christmas

Christmas Sleighs

Merry Retro Christmas

 

 

Christmas Balls Tree

Christmas Balls Tree

Christmas Balls Tree - Ornament Tree

Why make a Christmas table decoration? Because they are fun, versatile and beautiful! I used to make these for fundraisers and craft fairs and they are still my favorite Christmas centerpiece. You can place them on your dining room table, fireplace mantel, holiday food buffet or coffee table during the holidays for a bit my spice to your season. For complete, step by step instructions, check out my article Christmas Balls Tree.

They are not hard to make and will last for years to come. They also make wonderful gifts! What do you get for grandma or the neighbor? Design and make them in any color scheme that chrismas ball ornaments are made — so they match any decor. I have also made them in brown, gold, burgundy and copper for Fall and Thanksgiving. Any shape foam can be used. Have fun with this — off to make another one myself! 🙂

Mandee

Buffet Tiered Stands

Tiered StandYou will find one of my favorite things to decorate is buffet tables. They can add so much to an event’s decor and hey, your gonna serve food anyway… why not make it attractive? Decorating Buffets or Buffetscapes (as we call it in the catering industry) is a very simple concept – present your food in an attractive manner.

One way to make your buffet table space do double or triple duty is by using vertical space — go up! Tiered stands are perfect for holding your food and making it look good! Below are two of my favorite stands. One is a traditional tiered stand and the other uses both horizontal as well as vertical space but frees up space underneath it for complementary items like condiments.

Tiered stands allow you to add decor underneath them like greenery or flowering silk bushes to add character or re-introduce your theme in a unique and attractive manner.

My first choice is this stand:

It’s different in that it’s not the typical round tiered stand. It features a chrome rack and decorative glass platters for serving just about anything. The platters have sides so you don’t have to worry about food falling off. It is $27.52 at Amazon. Click the following link for more specs and technical stuff:
Godinger Dublin 3-Tier Server

My second favorite is due to my love of all things with BLING!

Set of Three White Iron and Glass Cake Stands
White standsThis is a set of 3, beaded dessert stands. This one is a bit more at $107.08 but you get three for the money and can use them individually or all together. I look at it as an investment. It can even be loaned it out to a friend or family wanting to snaz up their buffet for a wedding or other event.

Until Next time…

Mandee

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