As I’ve mentioned on my Christmas blog post, we’ve always celebrated the holiday season at a nice hotel resort in the city. That’s where I would usually see wonderful buffet table settings including charcuterie board offerings. So I said to myself, why don’t I try to recreate that here at home and have that nice hotel resort buffet feel? Perhaps, I can already use some materials we already have here inside the house, and the rest, I can buy at the store? So that’s what I did!
I just want to document here the layouts I’ve made. The idea came to me right after Christmas. I didn’t want to order any more food from Food Panda. We also didn’t want to cook. But I love to decorate and arrange things so having charcuterie boards on the table sounds perfect for what I didn’t want! Lol! So if you’ll check my Christmas blog post, there really is a huge difference in terms of the look of our buffet table. The two table settings we had last Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were nothing compared to how pretty our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s table settings were. I didn’t know I could do such an instagrammable and Pinterest-worthy charcuterie table decor. What do you think? Is it just me? Or aren’t these charcuterie table settings so pretty?
Now, I’m more confident to do more table decors in the future! We’ll be leaving for Oslob in about a week (we will buy our boat tickets and pay for our container van and truck rentals tomorrow) and my head is already swimming with ideas for parties we can do in the future — an outdoor barbecue at Oslob New Village, an outdoor movie night kind of event, Garden Easter Egg Hunt for kids, Halloween Party, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at the resort — and I’m willing to do all the party decor and table setting designs! So exciting!
Anyway, for now, here are the DIY charcuterie table settings I did:
Dec. 29 Initial Table Design
Dec. 30 AM Redesign of the Charcuterie Table Setting
Dec. 30 PM Advance New Year’s Eve Party Actual Charcuterie Table Setting
Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Party Charcuterie Table Setting
What do you think guys? This is the first time I did a charcuterie table setting and I feel pretty proud of myself. The table itself is not fancy. It’s one of our training tables actually. But the way I’ve arranged the food on our table made it look so classy, for us at least. I’m just so happy I got to do this. Maybe someday we’ll live in a fancy home we can call our own and we’ll do more fancy stuff. But for now, being together, moving forward to a new adventure as a family team, and enjoying the ride we call life, that’s more than enough for us. We feel so blessed as it is and we’re forever grateful to God for not forsaking us.