09/29/2011 08:26 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Organize Place Settings With A Ribbon (VIDEO)

When it comes to entertaining buffet-style, there's always the problem of efficiency. Namely, how to get everyone through the buffet without at least one guest holding up the line. One way to make a buffet run smoother is by bundling up place settings, which eliminates the "treasure hunt" for one knife, fork and spoon. Sure, you could wrap them in a napkin, but entertaining expert Elaine Griffin takes a prettier approach by using ribbon to bundle place settings.