Everyone loves getting closer at the dessert table, from your eight-year-old cousin to your eighty-year-old grandma. Still, getting it just right takes a certain amount of skill.
The price of catering for a party doesn’t have to be too high to be a problem, but it can be. Costs can quickly add up when you have people over. There are some options that can be helpful and won’t break the bank.
The first thing you can do is ask other people for money. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want, whether it’s a main dish or a dessert.
Also, don’t be afraid to ask them to stay on topic. If you really want to be in charge of the food but don’t want to seem too picky, ask your friends to bring simple dishes like fruit platters, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies.
The second way to save money is to choose sweets that don’t have a lot of ingredients that are very expensive to buy.
Tips and advice on how to design a dessert table
Even though traditional wedding cakes are still the most popular choice, dessert tables are becoming more and more popular. We can totally see why, since sweets are the best!
When setting up a dessert table for your wedding table decoration, there are a number of different things you will want to think about. These include what you will serve, how you will serve it, and how you want it to look.
Your baker should be able to give you some ideas and suggestions, and we’ll do the same for you. Read on for tips and advice on how to design a dessert table.
Keep color in mind
Keep the containers simple and understated if the dessert table has a lot of color, and vice versa.
You can also add color and pattern with the backdrop, flowers, linens, and ribbon (Godiva lets you design some very beautiful ones!).
Level up! Using a variety of containers with different heights, like cake stands, platters, and apothecary jars, to hold your treats will make your dessert table look better.
Ensure easy replenishing
When you start to run out of sweets, it’s helpful to have more nearby (we like to keep them under the table if there’s a tablecloth) so you can quickly replace them.
If you are the host, ask a trusted member of your family or group of friends to help you keep an eye on things.
Coordinate your colors
It’s important that the table where desserts are served fits in with the rest of the decor. If you don’t want to use the same colors as the rest of your home’s decor, use colors that go well together or use different shades of the same color to create an ombré effect.
Put the dessert table where there is plenty of space around it so that your guests can help themselves and enjoy your hard work without feeling crowded.
Putting your table so that it faces a window or a plain wall is always a good idea. Your photographer will also be able to get some great shots if you give them some space around the dessert table they will be using.
When feeding a big group of people, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make sure everyone is satisfied. Cut the portions into bite-sized pieces to make them easier to eat and handle.
If someone tries your dessert and doesn’t like it, it’s not a reflection on you if they throw it away.
Also, there is no limit on how much guests can eat or drink. Whenever you bake cookies, make them as small as you can.
Use shot glasses to serve desserts like mousse or pudding for a classy look. With this method, you can also change the display in a more aesthetically pleasing way.
Use a backdrop
A unique background can completely change how your dessert table looks, and the photos that come out of it will be gorgeous.
Depending on the theme of your gathering, you can make a unique background in a number of different ways by using things like drapes, balloons, ribbons, flowers, and so on.
Use jars to display your treats
Jars are timeless and can be utilized on a dessert table at any event. They make it easy and effective to show off all the delicious sweets and treats you’ve made.
Jars with different sizes and shapes can be used to add a bit of variety to the event. The fact that you will be able to reuse the jars you purchased for your celebration both in your own house and at other gatherings in the future is a significant advantage of making that investment.
Create a mix of sweets and mini desserts
Your guests will enjoy the variety of sweets and small desserts you give them to choose from.
You can show off your small sweets on cupcake stands or platters, or you could try something new, like wooden cutouts or candelabras. If you do this, it could show that you are very creative.
Add a finishing touch
Add the finishing touches to your dessert table by adding a few small things that go with the theme of the party as a whole.
Things like flowers, confetti, empty picture frames, and wooden figurines can be used to make your dessert table stand out.
It’s easy to put together a dessert table for the next party you host, and your guests will remember it for a long time.
Pinterest is a website that will give you a thousand different ideas that you can mix and match to make a tasty ending to your next event.
You can find a lot of ideas online, and one site that will help you do this is Pinterest.
Label your Desserts
We suggest putting labels on your desserts, unless it’s clear what they are (like sugar cookies and chocolate cake), in which case you can skip this step.
The guests know what they are eating, which is especially helpful for those who may have food allergies.
When setting up your dessert table, keep in mind that if everything is on plates, the table will look boring and flat.
You can also use things like cake stands, crates, and platters to add height and depth to your table.
The finished product will look more interesting and make it easier for guests to find and choose desserts from a spread.
Dress Up your Table
Don’t forget to add a few more things to truly make the table stand out now that you’ve worked out all of the details about the sweets and the serving pieces.
The addition of candles or whimsical linen is a terrific way to spruce up the look of the table. Check with your florist to see if they have any spare flowers that might be added to your table setting.
When the formal photographs have been taken, the bouquets of the bridesmaids can be stored on the dessert table until they are needed again.