Placing summertime party fare underneath netting creates a festive tropical display that also keeps pests from crashing the fun! Sugary snacks are especially appealing to bugs, so it’s best to shield any type of sweet food—from fruits to puddings to pies—under a simple screened cover (as shown).
*What you’ll need: *
Bamboo Food Tents, $6 each, BedBathAndBeyond.com (In a pinch, substitute a screen-style colander)
Optional: Self-adhesive flowers (from the craft store or starting at $4.25 for 36 pieces, OrientalTrading.com)
To do: Place foods in a tented basket or, in a pinch, cover a bowl with an overturned screen-style colander borrowed from your kitchen cabinets. Optional: Boost the tropical appeal of your food tent with stick-on flowers.
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