I’m so excited to introduce our new “Charming Party Basics” series sharing the essentials from a party stylists’ little black book. Party themes come and go, and trends are ever changing, but these Charming Party Basics are the staples that find their way into our parties time and time again.
First up is the perfectly-sized Cuatro Medium Platter from CB2. The simple and sleek lines of this particular rectangle tray make it a perfect blank canvas for serving up anything from cupcakes to veggies. We recommend having at least four of these platters, luckily they’re just $3.95 a piece (I know… total steal, right?!). The small and large platters from CB2′s Cuatro collection are also nice, and we love how the three sizes are designed to fit together, but the medium one is the definite must have.
BONUS: A regular, letter-size piece of paper is large enough to create a liner for this platter, and we love using printable tray liners — like this red polka dot freebie tray liner — to coordinate with party themes.