Southern Charm Tip #228: Obey the Laws of Buffet Feng Shui

March 20, 2013 | By | Comments (13)
Southern Charm Tip #228: Obey the Laws of Buffet Feng Shui

Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner

As much as we love to talk about place settings and centerpieces here at Southern Living, we know that the hardworking star of most get-togethers is the buffet. It’s where the munching, mingling, and general merriment of the party kicks-off. But it can also be the site of traffic jams and head scratching (Am I really supposed to use this little tablespoon to scoop out salad? ) No more. We’ve masterminded the anatomy of the perfect buffet. Hang on to the annotated figure above and use it as an easy reference the next time you entertain. Your guests will thank you!


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  2. windella

    I love these idea.I like to put the utensils,napkins on a separate table.

    January 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm
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  7. Claudia

    The point about putting utensils (and drinks and napkins) at the end of the line is my favorite. It’s a pet peeve of mine to have to juggle all those items during the buffet line while trying to fill my plate.

    May 9, 2013 at 5:39 pm
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  9. Jim Brams

    Perhaps YOUR guests will thank you?

    March 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm
  10. JustNess26

    Reblogged this on My life on Random.

    March 22, 2013 at 11:03 am
  11. se nu

    Wonderful post, We are awaiting listen to more compared to you!!

    March 22, 2013 at 7:12 am
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  13. Susie {aka Mrs V}

    A flat table is a boring table! thanks for sharing these easy to follow tips and wonderful graphic. Have a beautiful first day of Spring and a very Happy Easter!

    March 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

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