Glass vs Acrylic – kid friendly party tables

So you’re after some party inspiration for the kids’ birthdays and you get on Pinterest. It’s what we do, right? You get caught up in all the beautiful images and decide you want to recreate a gorgeous and fun party food buffet or dessert table. There’s no doubt that the buffet/dessert table is a great option. It means you can create a wow factor and concentrate your decorating on a particular area, making a themed statement whilst guests big and small can help themselves to the exciting treats you’ve made or collected. When you look closely at the images you might see tall glass apothecary jars, vintage tea cups, detailed ceramic cake stands and more beautiful items. They look gorgeous and magazine worthy there is no doubt but when it comes to kids parties they can be an issue, sometimes dangerous and create stress for the parents and kids alike. Now, I love beautiful hosting props and vintage style cake stands and am a sucker for buying them but over the last few years I have also collected some acrylic versions that I use for kids parties so that no one is worried about broken glass or nervous about going near the food.

Some of my acrylic versions might not look as elegant but I guess it depends on what’s more important on the day.

The stand on the left is a gorgeous glass, the one on the right is an acrylic stand from Rhubarb.

The stand on the left is a gorgeous glass, the one on the right is an acrylic stand from Rhubarb.

My favourite glass drink dispenser, looks like a mason jar and is stunning filled with punch and sliced fruit.

My favourite glass drink dispenser, looks like a mason jar and is stunning filled with punch and sliced fruit.

Acrylic drink dispenser

This is an acrylic drink dispenser from Aldi.

glass milk bottles

Vintage style glass milk bottles, gorgeous.

Acrylic milk bottles

Acrylic milk bottles I found at the Reject shop.

This one is a diy one I blogged about in a previous post. I found an acrylic picnic ware martini glass and matching plate and put them tother to create a dessert stand.

This one is a diy one I blogged about in a previous post. I found an acrylic picnic ware martini glass and matching plate and put them together to create a dessert stand.

There are lots of materials you can use to host other than glass or plastic; bamboo plates and cups, wooden cutlery, paper plates and cups, there’s a rainbow of picnic ware out there, acrylic cake stands, vintage silverware is also a great option. Thrift shops have tons silver serving platters, cake stands and dessert plates. By collecting items over time you will end up with a versatile collection that takes the stress out of setting up a pinworthy party table fit for a kid.

Please note that this is not a sponsored post and all items I have purchased myself.

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