Yum! I don’t know about you, but I love a good dessert buffet. It’s like finger food heaven with all of the different options; something sweet for everyone’s taste. Fortunately, dessert buffets are becoming more and more popular for many wedding receptions, either in place of the traditional wedding cake or in addition to it. Consider things like mini pies, macaroons, gourmet caramel popcorn, or mini root beer floats. Here is a gallery of dessert buffet ideas to get you inspired.
A dessert bar can be a great do-it-yourself project, whether you like to bake or not! One fun idea is to ask your family and friends to bake or make one of their favorite desserts to contribute to your sweets table. Each dessert can be labeled with a fun candy buffet sign such as “Grandma’s Cookies” or “Aunt Marisa’s Macaroons”. This is an especially good idea if you are on a budget, which accounts for most of us. You can also fill glass candy buffet jars with some of your favorite assorted candy. Easy and colorful!
Fruit can also add a beautiful and colorful touch to your table, and won’t require much preparation. In fact, the fruit doesn’t necessarily have to be meant to eat. You can use it to add splashes of color that go along with your wedding theme. For instance, if you are having a summer wedding with a yellow color palette, you might opt to use unpeeled lemons in a nice jar or bowl, or perhaps apples to tie in with your country fall wedding.
Whether you are going for rustic chic or elegant and gourmet, your dessert bar can be personalized and fun! A lot of brides are using untraditional items in place of a table cloth covered tables, such as a large wine barrels, antique dining room tables, or even a large antique pulling cart. A little bit of sugar makes everything sweet, so why not get creative and make a unique dessert bar of your own? You might also like these dinner buffet ideas.
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Cute cupcake wrappers are a cheap and easy way to add a little charm to your dessert table: