Put the silverware, napkins, and cups at the end of the buffet line, not the beginning.
It's a simple tip, but one that makes a difference. How many times have you juggled a napkin and a clutch of silverware while trying to scoop up some mac and cheese? Put that cutlery and the stack of napkins at the end of the line, where people can grab them without worrying about dropping a full plate.
Better yet, if you're setting up tables for your buffet, put the silverware on the tables themselves, laid out in place settings or bundled in Mason jars, handles up.
What are your best tips for successful buffets and party flow?
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