The cool weather makes it perfect these days to have family and friends over. A pretty table setup would be ideal without you having to prepare weeks ahead or spending too much. Here’s an idea that will make the gathering more memorable and festive.
Present your usual fare of sandwiches wrapped like pretty giant candy and use patterned, colored wrapping paper as table toppers. The paper table toppers are practical for after-party cleanups. Here’s how:
Clear or colored cellophane
Wax-coated wrapping paper or thick fiber tissue paper used by florists
Colored yarn or ribbons
Sliced loaf bread
Rolling pin or any smooth cylindrical instrument like a drinking glass
Roll a slice of loaf bread flat with a rolling pin or drinking glass.
Spread your filling evenly on the flattened bread.
Roll the bread to one side.
Cut your cellophane or wrapping paper/fiber tissue enough to cover the rolled bread, leaving at least two inches on either side.
Wrap your rolled bread and secure the ends with a piece of yarn or ribbon.
Arrange your sandwiches on a plate.
Tip: If you’re feeling more creative, you can cut the ends into strips or punch patterns for added detail.
Patterned wrapping paper of your choice
Tablecloth or fabric enough to cover your table
Cover your table with tablecloth or fabric.
Spread out your wrapping paper on top, overlapping the corners or edges.
Tip: Use plain fabric as your tablecloth and printed wrapping paper as topper.
For printed tablecloths, plain-colored paper is a great compliment.
For floral-patterned tablecloth, try checkered paper.