We've all been to the holiday party with the lackluster spread: You know, the one with the sad-looking shrimp cocktail and the flimsy plastic deli trays? We're pretty sure that science backs us up on this: food tastes better when it's served from a beautiful buffet. Right, science? This year, let's build a food table that's delicious, decked out and — dare we say — glamorous.
Set a sparkly mood
All you need is a little shimmer to make for a festive party backdrop. Which is why we like a LOT of shimmer. A metallic garland is a must, candles are a luminous no-brainer, and we love a good string of lights. You can even steal some of your gift-wrapping tinsel to use as a cake topper! A simple color palette, like basic black and white, makes a sophisticated backdrop. And we are all about mixing metals – gold, silver, copper, rose gold – bring it on.
Vary Your Verticals
Eat with your eyes
Glitz and glam aren't just for decorations. Whatever you're serving, give it a little extra love, and it will become a crucial part of the decor: Choose the perfect macaron colors, find gold-wrapped chocolates, finish your cake with a dusting of shaved chocolate and a bow, and put workaday snacks like popcorn and chips in bowls fit for a festive feast.