If you hadn’t considered throwing your own fun little dessert party, we suggest you do it now! It takes the pressure off of you to cook an elaborate meal—or five—and makes the planning part something to look forward to.
In short, a party themed around mouth-watering sugary treats is the perfect opportunity for those who like to entertain and want to have a good time while at it.
If you’re looking for ideas on getting started, we’ve got you covered.
Here are the ultimate tips on hosting the perfect dessert party!
Warning: The baked delights might not be the only things you’ll be doling out. Be prepared to out your party secret at the end of the day because after following our tips—the requests will come pouring in!
Think Of A Theme
Nothing spells success for a dessert party like a well thought-out theme. Incorporating one will give the colorful buffet table a life of its own.
Don’t hold back—let your imagination run free and come up with unique, interesting ideas. It’s important to keep your intended guests in mind, though.
The following are some egg-cellent (sorry, we had to) dessert party themes:
- Brownie Bar:This is similar to ice cream bars but instead of serving ice cream, you dish out pans of delicious home-made brownies. To offer variety, bake a batch meant to be served with decadent scoops of ice cream and turn them into ice cream sundae brownies. Yum!
- French Pastries:Macarons, éclairs, madeleines…the options are virtually endless when it comes to themes based on French treats.
These delights are best served with some champagne on the side. If there are little ones running around, provide a hefty supply of sparkling apple cider and you’re good to go!
- Tropical Treats: It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of summer or the dead of winter, there’s no one who wouldn’t enjoy a cool, tropical-themed party. You might want to try dishes like pineapple upside-down cake, coconut cream tarts and key lime pies. Can someone say delicious?
Now that you’ve landed on a theme, it’s time to invite your guests.
Personalize Your Invitations
If you want attendees to remember your party as refreshingly different, tread the road less traveled and personalize your guest invitations. They are the perfect way to add a timeless, whimsical feel to the gathering. For proper planning, ask those who RSVP to tell you about any dietary restrictions. This way you can add additional treats for guests with food sensitivities.
Arm Yourself With The Right Ingredients and Tools
Having the proper gear is half the battle, friends.
A dessert party is all about the beautiful colors, designs and of course, taste. All this is not possible with sub-standard baking ingredients and decorative tools. Do a quick kitchen inventory to ensure you’ve got all the must-haves on hand.