Creating a tablescape for a buffet can set the tone for the party (good or bad!). From candles and flowers to creating varying heights for your serving pieces, you know how to decorate a table for a cocktail party or holiday soiree.
If you’re hosting a hungry crowd this Sunday for “The Big Game,” you may consider skipping decorating your table. After all, it’s a casual event — no big deal, right? But remember, no matter how big or small the party, thoughtful table decor makes your guests feel appreciated, like you went the extra mile (or yard, as the case may be) for them.
Here’s an idea that uses a few craft supplies you may already have on hand to create a simple yet fun and effective tablescape for your game day feast. Cover the table with a simple green tablecloth (this one is from my Christmas stash). Use white ribbons to create yard lines, as many as you like. Here I used white adhesive-backed felt letters (about $3 to $5 at craft stores) to spell out football-related phrases. Touchdown, Go Team, Go Fight Win, Sack Em, Play, Kick, Pass, Rush … you get the picture. (Or, you could put numbers by the yard lines, beginning in the middle of the table with 50 and working your way to the ends in increments of 10. ) Here I added a couple of “flags on the play” with yellow napkins in lieu of flowers.
All in all, it was easy to pull together in just a few minutes and I think it looks quite cute.