This year, I'??m going to throw a holiday party. And I'm not talking about a party for kids. This one is going to be for adults. Since I won't be serving up paper plates that means it'??s time to dust off my serving platters, champagne flutes and cheese plates. Okay, who am I trying to fool? We used to live in a one-bedroom apartment, so I returned all that serving stuff we got as a wedding presents. I do own a lot of boring white plates and bowls. So, I'm going to invest in a few decorative trays to add polish to my party and I can continue to use the trays year-round. (Yes, so now you see my ulterior motive.)
I have been drooling over iomoi's custom, lucite trays for years. Pick from dozens of uber trendy designs, monogram fonts and several sizes. Prices start at $150.
I'm loving the above Everglades Faux Croc Tray ($49.95) to serve champagne on New Year's Eve! It would also dress up a bookcase and keep misc. items handy.
This ottoman tray from Furbish would add drama and style to any room. At 21'' around, theSpotted Ottoman Tray ($95) is a great size for a cheese plate or any fancy treat you want to serve at your parties. I would definitely keep this tray out year-round.
I love this simple acrylic tray for its classic design as well as how it is perfect for organizing items in any room in the house. The Format Tray ($39.95) could even hold the goody bags at the door. Wait, do we have goody bags at grown-up parties?
Serve your fanciest drinks on the Mirage Tray ($79.95). I love the mirrored base and beveled mirrored squares along the edges give the tray plenty of sparkle.
I'm starting to think, that you really can'??t have enough trays. I want one as a make-shift bar on my buffet table, another for Hors D'Oeuvres on the ottoman and one more tray to hold utensils, napkins and cups at the kitchen table. And, maybe, that make-shift bar can be permanent. (Oops, did I really just let that slip?)
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