Keep your breads contained in long bread baskets lined with linen napkins that will help catch crumbs and make clean-up easy. It's best to keep the bread toward the front of the table along with butter and butter knives to keep guests from reaching over taller items.
Nothing's more traditional than a New Orleans-style beignet. Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs turns this classic French Quarter treat into a warm bread pudding to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Wine and cheese parties are all about enjoying the fine things in life with family and friends over conversation. Turn your coffee table into a wine pairing station by laying out cheeses, breads and wine glasses for your friends to serve and sample as a group.
Since many kids are picky eaters, it’s easier to present their favorite foods in fresh ways than it is to encourage them to try something new at a party. Put a clever twist on the classic meat and cheese tray by creating sandwich kabobs with meat, cherry tomatoes, basil, cheese and white bread. This can also be turned into an activity by setting up a kabob station and letting each child create his or her kabob.