10 Serving Platters Perfect For A Spring Party

Take any spring fete to the next level with these stylish platters.

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Serving platters
Clockwise from top left: (1) Maria Flor Torte Dahlia, $95; lucysmarket.com (2) Glenna Platter, from $68; anthropologie.com (3) Bamboo Melamine Platter, $50; brookeandlou.com (4) Large Rectangle Serving Tray in Hawthorne, $48; riflepaperco.com (5) Southern Living Astra Collection Glazed Oval Platter, $42 each; dillards.com (6) Tidbit Tray in Cobalt, $75; lucysmarket.com (7) Dansk Vandvid Ceramics by Niels Refsgaard Large Serving Platter in Lines and Dots, $40; food52.com (8) Linen Piatra Platter, $85; handmadestudiotn.com .

HECTOR MANUEL SANCHEZ

When it comes to party food, step one is the menu, but step two is the presentation—and we’re not just talking about setting a pretty table. Once you’ve prepared your dips, chips, sliders, and a crowd-pleasing baked brie, then you have to figure out how to take it from the kitchen to the table. What you need is a serving platter, or rather, multiple platters. 

Arrange pretty platters across your buffet to show off your hard work in the kitchen and make every tasty appetizer and snack accessible for guests’ grab-and-go needs. With such an array of platters, party food can be arranged neatly and elegantly so that everyone at the party can easily load one of everything onto their plate and get back to mingling. We’ve curated our favorite serving platters for a gorgeous buffet. Featuring flowers and playful colors, these platters are especially suited to a springtime bash, but can be easily repurposed for year-round use. As good-looking as these platters are, they’ll make your party food look even better.

Bordallo Pinheiro Maria Flor Torte Dahlia

Bordallo Pinheiro Maria Flor Torte Dahlia

Lucy's Market

We like to think of this option as a flower crown in platter form. A whimsical, colorful tray is just the thing to serve up fresh fruits, veggies, or a dish that you're particularly excited to show off.

Price at time of publish: $95

Anthropologie Glenna Platter, Small

Glenna Platter

Anthropologie

The weathered, textured finish on this classic white platter makes it anything but a typical white dish.

Price at time of publish: $68

Brooke & Lou Bamboo Melamine Platter

Bamboo Melamine Platter

Brooke & Lou

On this platter, bamboo detailing is both elegant and functional: It forms sturdy handles to help you get your full platter from the kitchen to where the party's happening.

Price at time of publish: $52

Rifle Paper Co. Large Rectangle Serving Tray in Hawthrone

Large Rectangle Serving Tray in Hawthorne

Rifle Paper Co

Serve up a springtime snack on this platter, and you're sure to get rave reviews. We're not sure which will bring in more complements: Shrimp on Seasoned Crackers with Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese or the floral platter it's served on.

Price at time of publish: $48

Dillard's Southern Living Astra Collection Glazed Oval Platter, Boxed in White

Southern Living Astra Collection Glazed Oval Platter, Boxed

Dillard's

This platter from our signature collection is the serving basic that any host needs. It also comes in rustic shades of blue and teal.

Price at time of publish: $42

Terrafirma Ceramics Ceramic Tidbit Tray Cobalt Honeycomb

Ceramic Tidbit Tray

Lucy's Market

If dinner will be served on your blue and white china, then the pre-dinner course calls for a platter of the same color scheme. This lovely, patterned platter can also be used to hold bread, rolls, or a side dish with the meal to be served family style.

Price at time of publish: $75

Dansk Vandvid Ceramics by Niels Refsgaard, Large Serving Plate (Lines and Dots)

Dansk Vandvid Ceramics by Niels Refsgaard

Food52

Bring a fun platter into the equation like this beauty. We love the Large Serving Platter in the Lines and Dots patterns because it's funky and fun without being so over-the-top as to send your buffet spread into chaos.

Price at time of publish: $40

Handmade Studio TN Linen Piatra Platter

Linen Piatra Platter

Handmade Studio TN

Perfectly imperfect, this platter is handmade and gets its beauty from its unique, heirloom quality. It's glossy, classically white, and textured elegantly like linen.

Price at time of publish: $85

Southern Living x Nellie Howard Ossi Collection Rattan Octagonal Tray

Southern Living x Nellie Howard Ossi Collection Rattan Octagonal Tray

Dillard's

Use this platter's sturdy handles to navigate your best sweet tea out onto the porch for guests to enjoy. It comes in a smaller 12" size or larger 18" to meet your appetizer needs.

Price at time of publish: $65-85

Southern Living x Nellie Howard Ossi Collection Glazed Bird Platter

Southern Living x Nellie Howard Ossi Collection Glazed Bird Platter

Dillard's

Break out this stunning serving tray for your next spring event for the finishing touch to complete your buffet. Its prettily glazed bird and floral pattern is just right for the season.

Price at time of publish: $42

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