Menus & Entertaining

How to style a buffet table

Author: Canadian Living

Menus & Entertaining

How to style a buffet table




Sweets, bobbetteandbelle.com; cake stands and serving dishes, rosannainc.com. Photography by Angus Fergusson

After friends and family polish off your incredible sit-down Easter feast, surprise them with a gorgeously styled dessert buffet. A small table or sideboard is the perfect spot to display a variety of confections, such as cookies, cakes, macarons and squares. For this springtime tablescape, we selected sweets in a pastel palette and showed them off on pretty serving dishes and cake stands of different shapes, sizes and heights. The finishing touch? A beautiful arrangement of hydrangeas and berries.

Help yourself
Squeezing everyone around the Easter dinner table can be tricky. How about serving the meal buffet-style instead? Keep things running smoothly by placing dinnerware, flatware and dishes in this formation. Whether your guests are lining up for firsts, seconds or thirds, everything will be within easy reach.


1. Plates
2. Main course
3. Side dishes
4. Condiments
5. Dinner rolls
6. Cutlery
7. Napkins
8. Glassware

For more entertaining tips, check out how to stock a bar cart.

This story was originally part of "The Buffet Way" in the March 2016 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!
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