Around the back of the house, two spacious seating areas give guests plenty of room to stretch out. While the adults enjoy casual conversation and a drink on the porch, the kids can tumble and play on the grassy lawn.
The outdoor entertaining area of this South Florida home is completed by a covered dining and kitchen area. Neutral-toned stone pavers lend a harmonious feel to the space as it continues along the walls and kitchen island. A formal cooking area is completed by a mosaic stone backsplash with professional stainless steel equipment, and a white stone kitchen island with plenty of room for entertaining. Additional seating is provided through the use of a matching contemporary glass dining table and chairs.
If you're throwing a formal buffet, cloth napkins are most likely the perfect fit; however, if you're looking for a more casual, low-maintenance buffet, it's best to use upscale paper napkins and cups. Many paper goods retailers offer a wide variety of punchy colors and graphic patterns that can help give your buffet a cohesive color scheme.
The best seats in the house are yours in this boy's bedroom with its wall-filling mural putting you right in the thick of game night excitement. A large mural like this one can be a great way to open up a smaller space.
One of the main reasons why professional caterers using folding banquet tables for their buffets is the ability to use the area below the tables to house additional supplies. Once you've got your collapsible banquet table, pick up a tablecloth long enough to touch the floor on the front and the two sides. Leave the back uncovered for easy access below.
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.
Display any sticky or messy foods inside of casserole dishes. This will keep them contained and neat while also soaking up any wetness or messy crumbs which will be knocked around or loose when handled by guests.
Risers and vessels are both excellent elements for adding personality or conversation-starters to your buffet. Use a combination of wooden, acrylic or metal risers paired with unique vessels such as antique strainers or copper colanders.
Keep your range of height flowing so that the highest elevated items sit towards the back of the table and the smaller, squatty dishes sit towards the front. This will allow you to place any condiments or accoutrements below and in front of the elevated dishes so guests can garnish them once they're pulled off of cake stands or risers.