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Party Planner says: 3 Tiered Stands are Great for Party Buffets
A 3 tired server is one of my all time favorite items to use on a buffet table at a party or event. The menu can be anything from appetizers to main course to desserts. It's so versatile. It holds the food for your guests but a whole lot more, too.
They are also great from a design standpoint. They allow you to put into practice 4 of the most common decorating basics:
- Varying Heights
- Textures & Colors
- Use Odd Numbers
Vertical Height -
Go Up! If your buffet table is small, using vertical space will allow you to get all the food on the table but still accessible to your guests.
You can utilize the space under the 3 tiered server as well. Fill it will more food options, greenery or florals or other decor that goes along with your theme or color scheme.
It's also pleasing to the eye to follow lines that go up and down.
With these stands, I can layer items easily. The concept of the stand already has a base of layering in that you place a plate or platter over the metal stand. This can be carried further by adding decor, fabric or more foods at the base of the stand.
Textures & Colors -
My stand is made of metal while the plates I use are glass or ceramic. These are two different textures and colors already. By changing up the color of the plates to go along with your theme or color scheme, I am adding another element from design basics.
Fabrics or greenery at the base of the stand with decor or food added also gives me more colors and textures.
Odd Numbers -
Somewhere, a long time ago, it was determined that odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye. These 3 tiered stands are a perfect way to incorporate that design/decorating guideline.
With something as simple as a 3 tiered stand, you can make your party buffet or candy table stand out and be remembered. I use mine all the time! (See the pictures below).
It's definitely a piece a go back to party after party. They are wonderful gifts, too. For weddings, housewarmings, bridal showers, birthdays and more!
My 3 tiered stand is old so it doesn't have the awesome bling the one on the right has. But, I don't know what I'd do without mine, I use it so often. Do you have a favorite 3 tiered stand?
The style of this 3 tiered server is both modern and traditional at the same time. The rectangle shape of the plates makes it more modern while the swirls of the metal work gives it a more traditional look.
Sometimes, you need a bowl rather than a plate. I use mine for chips, dips, crackers and even shrimp and cocktail sauce!
Other times, you just want a traditional 3 tiered plate stand. They are actually very versatile. Plates, pies or party platters look very nice displayed on a rack like this.