Dessert Buffets and Sweet Tables for Parties - Tips and Tricks
January 19, 2016
Planning your party is a lot of work. Maybe it's a birthday, or more specifically, a bar/bat mitzvah, quincenera, sweet 16, or even the big Sunday game. Whatever it is, there is no reason to hold back on that dessert buffet! Even if it's simple and your guest list is small, a sweet table for your party is more than delightful. Make it easy on yourself and get a sweet table ordered for your party. Get involved and make a DIY dessert buffet all on your own. You can even pick out some baked goods at the grocery store. There are no rules, just make sure it's sweet.
Here are some tips and tricks which I find really useful for times like these.
1. Bite sized portions - this makes it easier for guests to have each dessert you decide to serve up. This is especially convenient if you have younger guests. Smaller portions also mean less crumbs = easier clean up. Now that's pretty cool.
2. Embrace simplicity - no need for fancy souffles and triple layered cheese cake (unless you really want to, nobody's stopping you). Ice cream sundaes with pick your own toppings is always awesome. Lollipop bouquets aren't that hard to make either.
3. Choose a theme - there's just something so charming about themed parties. Think cookies in the shape of flowers or footballs. Get frosting in your favorite team's colors. Order some M&Ms with your anniversery date on them. You get the jist now, right?
4. Add a backdrop - so maybe you think this is too much work. How terribly wrong you are! Something as simple as a picture of the birthday boy or girl works. Hang up a color coordinated curtain or simple wall decals.
5. Don't go TOO crazy - it gets tough when you're going to be the host for a large group of people. To keep your dessert buffet more clean cut, limit your dessert options and colors. If you have multiple flavors of a certain treat, you can even label them for guest convenience.
6. Use your space efficiently - what I mean by this is you can incorporate height into your sweet table styling. You can buy cake stands and dessert trays to display your desserts on. Wrap boxes in wrapping paper and use it as a stand. Be as innovative as your heart desires.
These tips, while simple, will help guide you to building better sweet tables for parties. Ultimately, you can become the sweet table expert you've always wanted to be. You can even ignore all the tips and do your absolute own thing. Just make sure your dessert buffet has enough for everyone please! Nobody likes an unsatisfied sweet tooth. Check out some of these sweet tables by the one and only Desiree for inspiration. (;
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