Two weeks ago I hosted my first (and maybe only) ever direct marketing party. I’m not generally a huge fan of this sort of gathering, but I do love my Norwex cleaning products, so when a good friend decided to become a consultant, I thought, “Hey, why not?” and hosted her first party. And what do you know, it actually was a lot of fun!
Anyway, since my house was still decorated for Valentine’s Day, I decided to stick with that theme for the food table and here are a couple quick and easy tricks I used to achieve my V-day themed display.
Trick #1 – Scrapbook Paper Table Runner
This is a trick that I’ve been using at every party I’ve thrown for a while now. I take three sheets of scrapbook paper that tie in with the theme/colors of the party, lay them down on a diagonal across my kitchen island and secure them with a few tiny bits of double-stick tape.
Trick #2 – DIY Tiered Cupcake Display
It seems that you can hardly turn on the TV or log onto Pinterest these days without seeing a gorgeous display of cupcakes in some form or another. After all, cupcakes are the new black. I naturally find myself drawn to white ceramic stands (preferably with scalloped edges) in graduated sizes that can be stacked to create a tiered display. So lovely. But since I bake so rarely, it seems a waste of cupboard space to invest in a set. Especially when I know about trick #2.
One cake stand, plus a small plate, plus a ramekin turned upside down and voila again! Instant tiered cupcake stand for FREE!