th[1]Asking folks to fill their own plates doesn’t have to mean you don’t want them to be impressed.  It’s the little things that can help make a gathering look like you went out of your way to make sure your guests know they are important….I borrowed a flatware caddy to store folks, knives and spoons for a holiday gathering at our home…..and after packing it up to return it to it’s lucky owner I realized I had to own one myself….since using this one was so impressive I didn’t want my family and friends to think I didn’t care as much for them this year as last!  Search the internet for “flatware caddy”….and keep searching.  I found the above in bronze for almost 1/3 of the price of several websites.

http://www.Goldinger.com   $49.99  had the best price I could find.

Happy entertaining!