How to Set Up a Dessert Table
June 09, 2017
Dessert tables have become a signature display at bridal showers, weddings, and baby showers. They are the perfect way to channel your creative styling skills and create a beautiful focal point for your guests to admire. Setting up a flawless dessert table may seem like a daunting task but we are here to help your picture-perfect inspirations become a party reality. Planning a dessert table has never been easier using any of our 3-Piece Cake Stands.
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1. Choose your space wisely
Place your dessert table against a plain wall or a window with a view. You'll want to make sure there is plenty of "working space" for your guests to serve themselves and admire all aspects of the table comfortably. Your guests will likely take their time, making sure to take in all of the eye candy!
2. Harmonize Colors
It's important to create harmony within your dessert table design. Choose your colors and stick to a gradient (ombré) of shades or find complementing colors. Lucky for you, we offer all the colored dessert trays your heart could desire! We even offer interchangeable ribbon laced cake stands in our collection of dessert stands.
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3. Design your backdrop
Frame your dessert table with a backdrop to create a cohesive and polished look. Get creative with your backdrop- drape curtains, arrange balloons, or add wall decor to existing blank walls. A backdrop will really improve the composition of the table and help create beautiful photographs to be cherished for years after the event.
4. Design with height in mind
If you look at any picturesque dessert table you'll notice each dessert element has been placed with thought. Adopt a "high-low-high" or "low-high-low" design for your table. A "high-low-high" table has has the tallest or highest items on either side of the table and the shortest or lowest item in the middle. A "low-high-low" design places the shortest or lowest desserts on the ends of the table and the tallest or highest item in the middle of the table. Our 3-Piece Glass Cake Stand Set is the perfect way to design dessert tables with height in mind; with 3 different options to choose from when it comes size, these cake stands can hold most small and standard sized cakes, desserts, or décor pieces. Available in Gold, Silver, White, Rose Gold.
This dessert table features a "low-high-low" design.
5. Serve mini desserts
Mini desserts like cupcakes, cake pops, muffins, and other small bites create the classic eclectic dessert table look. Mini desserts are fun to display on cupcake stands, cake stands, platters, and even candelabras! This is your time to let your creative side shine and think outside the box. We love the look of cake pops on our 12-Piece Crystal-Draped Cupcake Stand.
6. Display candy with Apothecary Jars
Apothecary jars shape a signature dessert table design and are versatile for every event. Stately apothecaries will add shape, height, and style all while serving a purpose of holding loosing candies like Jordan Almonds or mints. Apothecary jars are versatile; invest in a few for your dessert table and find places for them in your home in between events. Use apothecary jars in the bathroom, living room, and on a vanity for holding cotton balls and makeup brushes. You can find apothecary jars at your local craft store.
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7. Add Floral Decor
Add the finishing touch of fresh flowers to bring your dessert table to life. Fresh cut floral arrangements are perfect for adding color and personality to every dessert table. You don't need to be a florist to add bud vases, gathered flower vases, or snipped flower heads to your dessert trays and cake stands. It's that easy!
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Setting up a dessert table for your next party or event is fun and easy with Amalfi Decor dessert stands and home decor. What do you love most about dessert tables? We'd love to hear in the comments below!