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I think that we all can agree that it has been a long winter. Who’s ready for a treat?
This treat bar only takes 20 minutes or less. And the best part is that I can customize it for any event. The styling of the treat bar is flexible for an impromptu gathering, a book club meeting, a pre-prom treat at home while taking photos, or any other event that I can imagine that needs a quick and easy treat option.
Since I’m over winter and ready for spring, I styled this one with spring colors and flowers.
Tips for a 20 Minute Treat Bar
#1 Choose items with different heights/sizes. If all the serving trays or bowls are exactly the same height and size, then it can be a bit awkward trying to place them. The more that the items look “matchy-matchy” the more obvious that it is if an item is off or uneven. For this particular treat bar, I’m sectioning off a corner of our table with a decor tray. I’ve added a cake platter for a bit of height. This also allows me to place items on the tray and underneath cake platter to take full advantage of the space. The mason jar of flowers gives another height element.
#2 Pick finger foods, when possible. Keep it simple and carefree with a utensil-less treat bar. Whole or cut fruit pieces will typically work, as will other sweet treat items.
#3 Utilize decor pieces for utensil holders. In this case, the mason jar made a great napkin dispenser. Look around your home for decor items that you already have that can pull double duty as a holder or dispenser.
#4 Remember, this doesn’t have to be huge! Celebrating every day events should be fun, playful, and no-stress. Make an effort to not get bogged down with a Pinterest-worthy tablescape. Rather, focus on creating a brief spot where your family or guests can grab a quick treat while chatting and enjoying one another’s company.