Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The coolest contraption for your next barbecue

I discovered the coolest way to keep food cold at an outdoor party: meet inflatable serve ware.  Have you seen this stuff before? My neighbors used it at our annual block party and it was so cool!

These buffets are like mini-kiddie pools for your serving table. Fill them up with ice and nestle potato salad, fruit plates, drinks- whatever you need to keep cold!  They are bright and fun, provide easy access for loading up your plate and are less bulky an awkward than serving out of a cooler. The best part is they are inflatable, making them easy to store. You can find them at party supply stores.  The polka dot buffet is from Birthday Direct.  The striped red version is from Birthday Express

They are also available at Oriental Trading, Amazon, Target and more. Just search for "inflatable buffets" online and you'll have many options.  Prices range from $10-$20 each. Isn't this the coolest serving contraption {pun intended}?! 

1 comment:

  1. This is waaaay better than the huge (regular sized) kiddie pool our last neighborhood BBQ was served from. I'll have to check it out!