Dessert tables have become a popular feature at events such as baby showers, birthdays, and weddings. It adds a fun touch to the day or evening and there are so many creative ideas that you can play around with.
Setting up a beautiful dessert table is easier than you might think too, you simply need to know where to start and how to get the basics right.
Below are a few tips to help get you started.
- Coordinate your colors
Your dessert table should blend in with the rest of your décor. If you don’t want to use the exact same colors as the rest of your décor, opt for complimentary colors or use different shades of the same color to achieve that ombré effect. You can achieve this through colored icing on your desserts or edible luster dust. You could use a variety of nuts for a more natural neutral color option.
- Space matters
Place your dessert table in an area that has lots of space for your guests to help themselves and admire your work. Placing your table against a plain wall or window always works well. By making sure that your dessert table has some space around it, your photographer will also be able to get some great shots. To create additional space on your table use cake stands in various heights that match your theme to elevate your design.
- Use a backdrop
A creative backdrop can change your entire dessert table around and it makes for amazing photos. There are a number of ways that you can create a unique backdrop using items such as drapes, balloons, ribbons or flowers; it all depends on your event’s theme.
- Use jars to display your treats
Jars are classic and can be used on a dessert table at any event, giving you a simple yet effective way to display all of your delicious sweets and treats. Use jars of various sizes and shapes to change things up a bit. The great thing about investing in a few jars for your event is that you can use them in your home afterwards or even at future events.
- Create a mix of sweets and mini desserts
Give your guests a good mix by offering a variety of sweets and miniature desserts. Balancing flavors and textures on your table is important. Opt for some savory, salty, and crunchy options to compliment some of the sweeter, softer flavors. Display your miniature desserts on cupcake stands or platters or use something completely different such as wood cut outs or candelabras. This is one way that you can get really creative.
- Add a finishing touch
Give your dessert table that perfect finishing touch by adding some small details that fit in with your theme. Items such as flowers, confetti, empty frames or wooden figurines are all items that will give your dessert table a bit of personality and really make it stand out.
Setting up a dessert table at your next event is easy and is always something that your guests will remember. There is a lot of inspiration to be found online, Pinterest being one website that will leave you with a thousand ideas that you can mix and match to give your next event a sweet ending.