Themed buffet or candy tables are quite an eye catching centre piece. From baby showers, engagement parties, milestone birthdays and kids parties; themes, characters and colours can set the tone of any party. Saturday was my eldest daughters’ 5th birthday. We celebrated with a Cinderella party, complete with a themed buffet table and matching backdrop.
A buffetscape is the presentation of your food – and drink if you wish, in a manner that is visually attractive and ties in with the theme of your event. Some refer to it as a buffet display or candy buffet (entirely made of sweets) and the stands and jars used to display the foods are just as important as the foods themselves.
There are so many different items, foods, objects and ideas that you could do for any candy or buffet table. The hardest thing for mine was making it age appropriate (I didn’t want to use glass containers for little people grabbing at the lollies) and deciding what to have on the table without overcrowding it. The best place to start is your budget and the age of the guests at your gathering.
What other way could we celebrate the 5th birthday of my little princess than a Cinderella Party (plenty if you ask me, but I’ve never really been girly). In true fashion, I went a little overboard with the theme…games, costumes [thanks to my mother-in-law], decorations – and this time the matching centre piece; a buffet table. As with any party the theme all started with the colour scheme and invitation. Once we decided that it was going to be more like the Royal Ball than any other part of the story, it was easy to create the party decorations, cake etc. around the blue, white and silver tones of Cinderella’s dress and glass slippers.
The last tip I have regarding the buffet is to go to a Confectioners store if you are trying to buy lollies in certain or single colours. Happy baking and buffetscaping! Sam @ CS x