Ideas for decorating a buffet table include creating a minimalist decoration with simple garnishes or highlighting the random colors and textures of the different foods. Select a theme such as sports, the beach or the Old West, and decorate the table accordingly.
Be playful with accessories such as plates and napkins by buying them in bright colors and arranging them in shapes such as fans or circles. Use unusual dishes such as leaves, shot glasses and Chinese takeout containers to display the food. To create a clean and neat buffet, use simple white trays in similar sizes to showcase colorful food. Elevate them at different levels for variety.