When sit down dinners are not possible, you can still create a pretty tablescape with this easy idea!
Here is a question I get a lot: “I don’t have a big dining room / I don’t have a dining room table and I need to serve my guests buffet style. How can I still create a pretty look and use a centerpiece?“. Well the answer is easy! Although you won’t be able to play with place settings or decorate in a more traditional way, you can still achieve a stylish look that will feel festive. Decorate the area where you will set out and serve your food – I call these the buffet stations. The image above illustrates a simple but special way for you to decorate them.
All you need is a pretty pitcher, some pussy willow branches or twigs from your yard and a few colorful hanging egg ornaments (you can string your own too). Add greens and a daffodil or two if you have them to make the arrangement fuller if that is your preference. Then make up a few pitchers and display them at your buffet stations. It won’t cost a lot and it will create a feel festive. The branches are perfect because they don’t take up a lot of space and give necessary height to your buffet. The colored eggs add a punch of color, but make sure to go monochromatic for smaller arrangements - it has more impact. Finally, remember all that gorgeous food you are making? Let it be the star!