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Fun Ways to Use a Tiered Galvanized Tray


Out of all my trays, the tiered galvanized tray is my favorite and a must for entertaining. It can be used for every season and so many holidays, and creates more open space on the table. It also adds height!

Galvanized material is great because it pairs well with any season, holiday or event. It can have a rustic vibe, or make it modern by using different metals with it, like brass and gold.



Below are a few fun ideas to do with a tiered galvanized tray!

Tiered Galvanized Summer BBQ Tray

Sodas, chips, hot dogs (or burgers) and sauce, all on one tray! This is such a fun way to serve BBQ for a summer cookout. When serving a lot of people, switch it up and fill the bottom with hot dogs, middle with chips and sauces on the top!


Wrap the hot dogs or burgers in parchment paper, brown paper or picnic basket liners for a fun diner look.

Tiered Galvanized Ice Cream Tray

Does this not scream summer or hello birthday party?! A tray full of ice cream sundae treats stacked in a tall galvanized tray. It instantly looks festive, in the tray, with stacked cones and a variety of ice cream flavors to choose from. It’s like a mini ice cream shop!

How to Make an Ice Cream Tier

  • Choose a variety of your favorite pint-sized ice creams for the bottom tier. Add crushed ice to keep them cold.
  • The middle tier is all about toppings! Sprinkles, whipped cream, hot fudge and caramel sauce, cherries and whatever else you like on your ice cream that you can fit!
  • Top tier is for cones! Lots of cones! Waffle cones, cake cones, sugar cones, chocolate covered cones. We found these adorable sprinkle-dipped cones that are the perfect little bowl for a scoop of ice cream.
  • Add napkins, mini spoons and an ice cream scooper to the tower.


Here’s a list of the items we used for our ice cream tier:

Fancy Sprinkles – the best sprinkles!

Small 4 ounce clear jars from Food 52 for fudge and caramel

Napkins from Sugar and Cloth

Waffle cone bowls from World Market

Mini colorful bowls from Anthropologie for cherries

Mini wooden spoons from World Market

Brass ice cream scooper Food 52

What is Galvanized Steel Made Of?

Galvanized is the process of adding a protective zinc coating that’s applied to steel or iron to prevent rusting.

Does Galvanized Steel Rust?

Galvanized steel does not rust since the zinc acts as a protective coat and prevents rusting.

Tiered Galvanized S’mores Tray

This is a very easy way to serve s’mores. The presentation is beautiful and deliciously tempting, everyone will be roasting a marshmallow!

Load the bottom tier with large marshmallows! You can do flavored marshmallows too!

Second tier is all about the cookies that sandwich the s’more together. Classic graham crackers, chocolate wafer cookies, pizzelle cookies are great options.

Third tier is for the chocolate! Place ALL different types of chocolate bars out for guests! From dark chocolate to white chocolate to Reeses Peanut butter Cups (those are so good on a s’more!), it’s fun to have options and create unique s’mores.

Items for a charming s’mores tray!

  • Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Variety of Chocolate Bars – Classic Hershey’s to high end chocolates. Mix it up for fun!
  • Roasting Sticks
  • Napkins
  • Chocolate, Caramel and Peanut Butter Sauce!


Galvanized Tray Tiered

Here are some good options for three-tiered galvanized trays.

Pottery Barn Galvanized Stand – This is the one we have and use. Love how they used it for drinks too!

Jobe Decorative Galvanized Serving Tray – Wayfair

A&B Home Market Square 3-Tier Stand – Walmart

Black Galvanized Three Tier Stand – Pottery Barn

Metal 3-Tier Stand – World Market

Delbrio 3-tiered Serving Tray – Amazon

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3 responses to Fun Ways to Use a Tiered Galvanized Tray

  1. May 30, 2019

    I love using galvanized metal trays! These styling ideas are so cute.

    1. Eden
      May 30, 2019

      Thanks Jordan!! They are so versatile!

  2. May 31, 2019

    LOVED these ideas. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I can’t wait to integrate these ideas into my festivities.

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