An easy way to serve your guests during a dinner party is by employing a buffet. It makes serving time swift and ensures everyone gets some choice in what they eat. It’s also another great opportunity to have some more fun decorating! I’ve used a buffet many times for dinner parties and I always enjoy preparing the presentation, giving it some personality and style. It’s very easy to do this with a buffet. Just think of the food being the star of the show and the table is the stage. I’ve gathered some great tips and ideas to help you plan a beautiful Christmas buffet table.
Christmas Buffet Table Decorating Ideas
1 Dedicate one table to beverages and a quick snack or appetizer so guests can start mingling as soon as they arrive.
2 If you have a lot of desserts, a separate table for them is very convenient for guests and helps keeps a flow going so the main buffet table doesn’t get cluttered or cause a traffic jam.
3 Kids and adults alike will have a blast with a DIY hot cocoa bar, where they can choose their own ingredients. You can get these adorable premade printables from Printabelle.
4 Keep all your dishes in the same color scheme for consistency. In this photo, they have a clean buffet of white and silver so the food can stand out.
5 Choose a theme and plan the menu and decorations around it. Below, the theme is inspired by the song Baby It’s Cold Outside. Winter elements such as frosted trees and snowflakes on the table and a menu full of warm comfort food bring this phrase to life.
6 Change up your Christmas buffet by doing a brunch with breakfast favorites such as pancakes, waffles, and yogurt parfaits.
7 Label food so there is no confusion among guests and do so creatively. I love this handy chalk board table runner.
8 Offer a mix of healthy options (such as delicious fresh fruit) with the desserts so guests have a choice.
9 Use alternating levels to lift food up on a buffet. This will not only make more room for the food, but also make it more visually appealing.
10Hang decor over the buffet table for some extra pizzazz, such as white paper globes, snow flakes, or ornaments.
Which of these Christmas buffet table ideas would you most love to try?