July 8, 2010

Party Trend: Dessert Tables

As you might know, dessert tables are quickly becoming the most popular party feature. I have seen so many creative and exquisitely designed dessert tables around the web over the last few months. I have the urge to throw a party just so I can design one myself! Who am I kidding? It’s my love for candy and sweets that is drawing me to these tables as well!

Creating a gorgeous and delicious dessert table is not quite as hard as you may think. I know, I know -- It’s a little intimidating when you see professionally designed tables by event planners like Amy Atlas. Trust me… You too can create a dessert table that is one of a kind, and you can do so with items from local craft, retail and grocery stores! Bride Scouts blog posted a tutorial on designing a dessert table with regular grocery store items. The table {shown below} is beautiful, and looks like a million bucks.

Grocery Store

Other resources for vessels, decorations, candy and desserts include your local baker, gourmet grocery store, bulk candy store, craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby, and home stores like Pier One, World Market and The Container Store. Antique and thrift stores are also a great option for unique vessels. The possibilities are endless! It is probably best to stick with a theme or color scheme when designing your dessert table. Make it the focal point of your event, and guests are sure to marvel at your creation before they dive in after the goodies! Make sure you set small bags out for candy. Customize candy bags to fit your theme with personalized stickers -- FineStationery.com has hundreds to choose from!



Red and White


Have you created your own dessert table for a recent event? What stores did you find helpful when it came to shopping for your necessities?

Dessert tables (from the top): Grocery Store Dessert Table by Bride Scouts, Candy Store Dessert Table by Amy Atlas, Racecar Dessert Table by scissors.paper.cake, Red and White Dessert Table by Holy Sweet, French Dessert Table by Amy Atlas