DIY Buffet and Food Presentation Ideas

flatware display

flatware display

With the wedding season that will soon reach its height, I thought it would be a great ideas to share amazing details for the DIY brides-to-be. But these are so simple to make that you could use them for a stylish picnic or a baby shower.

Flatware Sleeves

Get inspired by how this flatware is served. This look is perfect for an outdoor event. I suggest that you put everything on a clear cellophane bag closed with a custom made sticker. Design the sleeve to fit your bag.  At best, make select a bag that is tall enough so that you do not have to fold the napkin.

Stylish Cookie Kebab Presentation

lemon-meringue cookie kebabs by martha stewart

It is easy to reproduce this superb presentation. The people at Martha Stewart Weddings did it by first lining a deep-enough serving tray with a sheet of Styrofoam. Then, poke the skewers through so they stand upright, and cover with a layer of candy. Depending on your party theme, you could use sesame seeds or colored glass beads to  cover the Styrofoam.

Citrus Sugar

citrus sugar fruit salad

A sure way to enhance a simple recipe is to bring to the next level the finishing touch. Here a citrus sugar adds panache to a fruit salad. Making your own citrus sugar is easy. All you have to do is to mix in a food processor (using a small bowl) zest of 1 orange, the zest of 1 lime and one mint sprig to 5 or 6 tablespoons of superfine sugar. You can also add a teaspoon of grapefruit zest. Decorate the fruit salad with a few mint leaves. Double or triple the recipe so you can display a jar or two of citrus sugar next to your serving plate.

+ Tendence 2010 Exhibition – photo by  Jean-Luc Valentin
Lemon-meringue cookie kebabs by Martha Stewart Weddings – Spring 2011 edition
+ Zeste Dec. 2010-Feb. 2011 edition