Christmas Dessert Table Ideas
DIY Dessert Tables for Christmas Parties and Weddings
It's the holiday season and time for dessert tables! For all the family parties, company get-togethers, fundraisers and other events this season, why not create a beautiful, do it yourself dessert table (dessert buffet) or, Buffetscape.
Dessert is most everyone's favorite part of the meal anyway -- creating a gorgeous table to show off your favorite holiday dessert recipes will only add to the festivities.
Sadly, we have evolved into a casual society -- paper plates, plastic forks, paper napkins; line 'em up and serve'em. Taking a little extra time to display your desserts in an eye pleasing manner will be appreciated by your guests. With Christmas table decoration ideas and items you already have, you can create a memorable dessert table. Items such as garland, tiered stands, holiday signs, ornaments, candles, small themed trees, and Christmas centerpieces make the task easier than you think!
All Photos belong to Mandee Sears -- Please obtain permission before using -- all rights reserved
Hang on tight to your sleigh as we fly by a few fun Christmas Dessert Buffet ideas:
Merry Retro Christmas \ Merry Vintage Christmas
It's a Candy Christmas
Gather Your Elegant Décor for an Elegant Christmas Dessert Buffet
An elegant Christmas party usually uses a base color of black or winter white. Then you add rich reds and greens and accent with gold and/or silver.
Alternately, use whatever color scheme you come up with that's different but still rich and elegant -- red and purple, all gold, gold and silver, wines and winter whites, etc...
Décor could include beaded trees, silver/gold serving ware, fancy ornaments, crystal or acrylic garland and candles.
An Elegant Christmas Dessert TableClick thumbnail to view full-size
Cool Cone Trees for Your Dessert Table - Green
Cone Style Christmas trees are some of my favorite to use on a dessert table. The height and colors ad so much to the design as well as not taking up too much space! Try some yourself!
Gather Your Retro/Vintage Décor for this Theme
Retro - Vintage Christmas Dessert Table
Décor items to use for a retro or vintage style dessert buffet can include:
- retro signs
- gift wrap
Gather them together and let's start building!
Merry Retro/Vintage Christmas - Christmas Dessert TableClick thumbnail to view full-size
Retro Christmas Card Tablecloth - for Your Retro Style Dessert Table
Linens are a fun accent and base for your dessert table. If you are going with a retro vibe, this cloth can be used as an overlay over a red, green, white or even silver base cloth. It brings in that vintage Christmas green color I just love! You will be styling with this cloth on your dessert table.
Retro Christmas Signs for Your Dessert Table
As you can see from the pictures above, I love to use retro style signs to accent my dessert table. They really seem to bring the theme to life and add a bit of whimsy. Prop them against something sturdy on your table or hang them as a backdrop for your table. Either way, you'll love the fun they bring to a good old fashioned style Christmas dessert table.
Use a hat box,
a jewelry box, a pot or a pan.
Use a large bowl or phone book
or a number 10 can.
Just remember to vary the heights!
Have you attended a party with a gorgeous dessert buffet?
Gather Your Supplies for a Candy Christmas
For this style dessert buffet, gather any ornaments, garland, dishes, fabrics and, of course, candy that you want to use. Also grab items for risers and any tiered stands you can find.
We are going to create some peaks and valleys and then fill them with candy theme décor and make your desserts look fantastic!
The candy trees in the photo are really easy to make. Instructions for them are here: Gumdrop Christmas Tree.
It's a Candy Christmas Photos - Christmas Dessert BuffetClick thumbnail to view full-size
Cake Pedestals - Cake Stands - Essential for a Dessert Table
For a Christmas or Candy Christmas theme, this cute elf themed cake stand will work beautifully.
(Pssst... I know a certain elf that will love this cake stand!)
Candy Style Christmas Bowls
This set of 3 bowls with a candy theme are perfect for your Candy Christmas! they are microwave and dishwasher safe -- are 48 oz, 27 oz. and 14 oz. You will find many uses for these bowls over the years!
Candy Christmas Garland for Your Dessert Table
Drape this candy garland all over the table -- around the platters, stand and bowls to add some whimsy to your candy Christmas dessert table.
I use mine every year!
Holiday Tiered Stands - Make Use of that Vertical Height!
Add some festive holiday spirit to your dessert buffet with one of these holiday inspired tiered stands.