buffet-layouts
David Sonntag
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27 Apr 2015

Fantastic Buffet Layout Ideas from Around the Web

We’ve been seeing a lot of catering pics recently, and with outdoor snacking season upon us, I realized we hadn’t done a food post in a while. Or hey, maybe I’m just hungry. Here are five inspiring buffet layout designs from smart and creative decorators around the internet.

Dangling in Mid-Air

There’s something kinda Neverland about plucking your food out of the air, and definitely something whimsical about eating it off a swing. If you’ve got some scaffolding to work with, you can create a gorgeous gardens-of-Babylon or country backyard feel, like this one from Elizabeth Anne Designs:

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Rustic Piles

Three cheers for abundance psychology, that cornucopia effect that wipes away attendee inhibitions and encourages high-piled plates. Plus, something about a big ol’ mess speaks to the joyful anarchist within us all. Doesn’t this pic by Inspired by Charm make you wanna break every diet you’ve ever been on?

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Or how about this gorgeous mess by Seven Layer Charlotte:

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Chalkboard & Slate Labeling

Nothing goes quite as well with modern-vintage as scrawled-on-a-slate food labeling. I know, I know, it’s trendy. But we’re not sick of it yet. We snagged this pretty thing over at Brit + Co, in their nifty post about creative food stations:

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Lifestyle blogger Ramsey nails it:

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OCD Flat & Square

Gotta love hyper-organization, and all that food really pops on stark serving dishes. Here’s a gem from Colin Cowie Weddings‘ photo inspiration finder, an ultra Type-A table layout that does everything right:

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A French country take on the same idea from Bright Bold Beautiful:

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Food in a Cabinet

This idea from Austen & Carissa’s wedding over on Wedding Chicks would be rough to pull off for anything large-scale unless you’ve got the capability to fabricate your own furniture installations, but with a guest list under 500, this is gorgeous:

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Same sitch with the Murphy Bar over at Thisoldhouse.com, a small-scale idea that would be fun to convert for a larger event. We’re thinking several dozen of these, or a much bigger one:

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Got buffet layout ideas? Tell us in the comments.

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