Raising The BAr
Help Yourself

By Michelle Buhr • Photography by Brian W. McDonald

Southerners are known for over-the-top entertaining, but we’re also known for our creative displays and tablescapes. In that vein, it’s impossible not to love the current trend of raising the bar on fun and expectations by arranging almost any event as an array of beautifully designed “help yourself” menu selections.


The “bar” setup lends itself to endless options for color, form and taste—and runs the entire range from high to low and whimsical to traditional. Better yet, it’s not necessary to make every item from scratch to be a hit; however, if you are able to go the extra mile by making a few things, that effort will truly raise the bar on your event, delighting guests young and old... [subscribe to read full article and see more photos]