Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It is essential to have some sort of a backdrop for your dessert table in order to create a distinct space for this focal point of your event. White, plain walls are so bare and boring, but if that's all you have to work with then there are solutions. One idea is to hang something from above. Depending on the type of event, this can include anything from tissue paper or tulle balls, paper lanterns, light bulbs, or flowers. Make sure to use fishing rod when hanging your decor in order to create more of an illusion. Another idea is to hang something on the wall behind the table. For example, you can use a large piece of patterned or solid colored fabric or even a painted piece of plywood. You can even use foam board covered in fabric or wrapping paper. If all these options seem a little too ambitious for you to attempt than you can simply use some sort of table props to fit the concept of your event. Maybe a tall vase with branches or a painted picture. Get creative and have fun with it!!

Sometimes just using subtle acccents of color can really make an impact. Color scheme and patterns are really important in the overall look of the table. This table is the perfect example of not going overboard with colors, but rather just making sure that there is some pop of color throughout. Notice that texture and pattern can easily make up for a lack of color. The cake, cupcake holders, and hanging paper balls all add subtle elements of color, texture, and pattern in a simply elegant manner.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I LOVE to label everything on a dessert table! My husband always asks, "don't people already know what the dessert is?" Well of course they do Mr. Practicality, but labelimg definitely adds to your play on color and concept and allows you to create so much more visual appeal. Make sure to choose a font that goes along with the concept of the party and always keep the font style cohesive for all labels. Also, layering the labels with different colored and textured paper looks even more amazing! Check out these plain white dessert boxes that look so much nicer with this patterned label sticker that reads "Sugar & Spice Everything Nice." Loved incorportating this lattice pattern on everything including the custom invitations by Proskalo.

Always thinking of new and original ways to display dessert. Check out these chocolate dipped pretzels I hung on a jewelry rack that I painted to match the color scheme of this event. It is so easy to do and it adds height and uniqueness to the table. Love!!

Luv Bug Cookie Company personalizes their gourmet chocolate chip cookies for any occasion. By far the best cookie I have ever tasted in my life! I use their cookies all the time to personalize dessert tables and as favors for the guests. Check them out at luvbugcookies.com

Hansen's Bakery continued the Yo Gabba Gabba craze with this amazing cake! If you could only taste this picture!

Hansen's Bakery customized these cupcakes for the Yo Gabba Gabba themed party! So fun and colorful!!

Labeled this licorice jar "Lion Tamer Whips" to go along with the circus themed birthday extravaganza. Have fun with your labels and get creative when coming up with the text especially for kid's birthday parties!!

Chocolate dipped jumbo marshmallows on a stick covered in rainbow sprinkles...HEAVENLY! What could be more appropriate for a carnival birthday party! Make sure to select dessert options that go along with the concept of the event. It makes it so much funner for your guests to indulge.