Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dessert bars, buffets, tables: All pretty for the party

From wedding showers, weddings, baby showers, graduations, family reunions or 4th of July parties, there are lots of reasons to prepare a beautiful display of desserts. Whether you call them dessert bars, buffets, or tables, they will all feed a crowd, and add to the decorations of your celebration.  They might even be a focal point for your party.

There are a few key elements to remember when planning a successful dessert buffet.
  1. Pick a theme (ex. trains, flowers, princesses, 4th of July)
  2. Select one or two main colors. Unless you have a rainbow theme, lots of colors will likely look unpolished and unsophisticated.
  3. Create height using several levels. Use cake stands, boxes, vases, and other display stands of varying heights.  You can also hang decorations on the wall, and from the ceiling or chandelier.
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Forest Dessert Buffet-Project Wedding-Camille Styles Events
Flickr/Camille Styles

Flickr/Stacy Reeves

Candy Bar by Amy Atlas

Dessert Bar

Princess Birthday Dessert Buffet-Amy Atlas-Camille Styles
Flickr/Camille Styles

yellow candy buffet

Flickr/Camille Styles

baby shower
Flickr/BambinaMia Angela Rudy

Shabby Chic Baby Shower
Flickr/BambinaMia Angela Rudy

Train themed dessert table
Flickr/Cake Inc. Janelle Dedini

Preppy Dessert Table
Flickr/Shauna Younge Dessert Tables

o´apple blossom

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  1. I wish I had the skill to create just one of those - wow!


  2. I hate you for your beautiful yummy desserts! I want! :) (And I don't really hate you.)

  3. All the fantastic dessert displays make me want to throw a party just so I can have one!

  4. How can anyone decide on which picture is best. All I know is it makes me hungry. And it is too early for dessert. Maybe I'll go steal a cookie.

  5. those are gorgeous and beautifully done. i am speechless!

    hope you will take a peek at my WW entry here SISTERS

  6. Gorgeous table-scapes! Love that many feature our favorite food, cupcakes!

  7. Oh, now I want to plan a party!!!

  8. Beautiful pics. Especially that pink one with the frames!


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