Dessert Table Styling 101

My youngest son Spencer, just turned one. And as I thought about birthday themes, one stuck out in my mind- Time Flies. Because it really did! And so it began…

The first step in creating a cool {themed} dessert bar-is to choose a color scheme or theme, obvious right! I wanted to give off a cool retro airplane look-mission accomplished! Below are 5 tips on how to create a very cool dessert bar, plus some awesome photos of the dessert table and beyond!

 

1. Don’t over crowd the dessert table. Give every dessert its moment! Let guests actually see the yummy sweets…
2. Stay within a color palette of your chosen theme all the way thru.
3. Add a bit of whimsy to your table by using cake + cupcake toppers
4. Play around with different vessels that add height, like cake stands and glass jars. This creates depth within the design.
5. Include special touches like simple tags + signage. Vinyls are a great way to create a clean look and tie it all in!

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Crazy for Spring

Hi Everyone!

So excited for Spring! And to celebrate, we curated a playful tablescape (of course!). And I’ll show you how to put it all together, as we offer you tablescape hacks to make this a fun and easy process!

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My first stop was to the local florist. I headed over and grabbed the freshest blooms they had. Gorgeous Ranunculus, garden roses and blush roses. I wanted to create a bright vibrant table so I chose vibrant colors that would compliment each other. You wont have to buy too many flowers-just use smaller vases and fill with a couple stems in each. Don’t forget sprigs of small flowers/filler in case you’d like to use it as a placecard or a special touch. Florals here are local from Scarsella’s

We love this Tri Tri Again fabric from Minted – They have tons of amazing fabrics to choose from-you can order table runners in any of them-even throw pillows to match!

*Tablescape Hack: Stock up on a couple different tablecloths and runners, ready to pull out when you throw a brunch or dinner party. Cloths and fabrics can really inspire creativity! And they complete the overall look-always transforming the table!

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*Tablescape Hack: If you want to add even more depth to your tablescape-use throw pillows or a colorful throw blanket and toss over the top of the chair.

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You can also add pretty edibles to the table/plate, creating a playful (and yummy) touch! It can be showcased right on the plate or on a cake stand nearby.

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Now-how to pull off the above tabletop look!  Lay out different size plates, even chargers if you have them. They don’t have to match-mixing it up can work just as well if you don’t have a full set of plates. These gorgeous plates are from Anthropologie and very cool wire chargers from CB2

*Tablescape Hack: Set up for your party well in advance so you won’t be scrambling last minute-especially if you decide to cook yourself! Move furniture around at least a couple days prior (if possible) and pull out all tabletop items so you can start setting them out. And in case you need something extra, you have time to go out and buy it!

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Choose glassware that compliments the look-it could be everyday glassware mixed with something a bit more special-my husband gave these to me last Mother’s Day (he knows the way to my heart!) Anthropologie

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Keep a roll or two of string+ribbon around if need be, to tie springs or placecards together. I love using suede string-adds a bit of texture.

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Don’t forget the silverware! Here I used a mismatched set which throws in a vintage vibe! Silverware can be a fun tabletop piece as well. My favorite-anything gold!

*Tablescape Hack: You don’t need an excuse to buy tabletop items! Shop sales, in vintage stores and online-STOCK UP! You will be more inclined to throw a party and for those impromptu gatherings, you won’t have to worry about the table settings!

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Hope you enjoyed! Have a great Easter weekend:)

xoxo

Jess

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