My Favorite Party Prop: Cake Plates

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Cake Plate Party Prop

What is it about including a Cake Plate party prop on your food table that “elevates” your dessert treat from traditional fare to the STAR of your party? Having just one (or 14, in my case) in your entertainment stockpile provides the focal point for any special occasion smorgasbord.

Until recently, I never thought of a cake plate (or cake stand) as a party prop, but that’s exactly what it is. Just as the menu is central to entertaining, the pièce de résistance for your food table is a gorgeous Cake Plate. Can you picture it …. how your fabulous dessert will take center stage when displayed on a pretty cake plate? Selecting (just) one involves a myriad of choices – so, let your imagination run wild!

Cake plates are made from all kinds of materials – china, milk glass, silver plate, wood, or plastic. They come round, elongated, oval, or square; they can be smooth or textured, opaque or see-through; brightly colored or white. I’ve seen great party cake plates on Amazon and other online shops, or at Pier 1 Imports, Crate&Barrel, Target, and HomeGoods stores, but my favorite plates were found at our local antique store. Scour the internet, swap meets, or garage sales – you’re sure to find the one (or twenty) perfect Cake Plate.

Cake Plate Party Prop

Here is a tiny bit of my collection of cake plates, in action! Dinosaur printable party, Airplane printable party, Pillow Fight printable party and of course, the Mini Golf Mod Stripe printable party.