I had the opportunity several weeks ago to provide a cookie table at a Working Women of Tampa Bay event in Dunedin, held at Art from the Heart Cafe. Let me just go on a side note here and tell you that if you don't know about Working Women of Tampa Bay, you need to. It's a fabulous group of women that I absolutely love being a part of.
So back to my table. I wanted it to be more than just a table with trays of cookies. I mean, that's plenty, I know, just put out some cookies and most people are happy. Just not me. This was a women's event. I wanted the table to be pretty, and the display to be special.
So here's what I did . . . I took several panels of lime green fabric and spread them out on the counter. I like adding color underneath my food trays, just for fun. Then I raised a couple of the cookie trays on flower pots (go figure, I used what I had to work with). Adding different layers when setting up a food table is just a fabulous way to go. Adds dimension, and just looks beautiful.
Then I took one of the picture frames I sell in the store, and put in one of my favorite photos. A picture of a little boy who comes in regularly, wearing a shirt that says "Happiness is a cookie in each hand." I love giving my table a personal touch, so this was perfect.
Because this was a business event, I wanted to give out plenty of business cards. Instead of the usual stack of cards on the corner of the table, I did this . . .
I have this display for some of my fall merchandise, and this pretty little tree worked perfectly for holding business cards. I even had some women ask how they could make it on the tree. So sorry, it's only for me. All me.
The evening was so much fun, with everyone eating cookies and painting pottery. Happiness all around. After all, "happiness is . . . ."