So here’s Part 2 of my birthday Bash. In Part 1, I talked about the unique invitations and for this post, I want to talk about the dessert table and the food served.
I had a vision in my head on what I wanted my dessert table to look like and I was fortunate enough to have people help me bring it all together and make my vision come to life. My colour scheme from the invitations to the party was yellow and pink and I decided to stick with it with everything that I did. It made it easier to have a colour scheme rather than a particular theme because its easier to coordinate colors! I found a lot of my supplies from Spotlight and from a party supply shop Pink Frosting.
The coloured plates, napkins, tablecloths, balloons, pink paper pom poms were all from Spotlight while the coloured lollipops, little cases for the fruits, striped straws, pink and yellow buckets and the pink and yellow lanterns were from Pink Frosting.
Here are some tips for making a dessert table stand out:
- Create an atmosphere. Use decorations to enhance the table and make it come to life. I added “keep calm and eat a cupcake” canvas which picked up the entire table.
- Use different heights to place your items. I used boxes and stands and underneath the table-cloth and placed the lolly jars, vases and macarons on so that the table doesn’t look so “flat”.
- Balloons aren’t just for kids parties! They are for all ages! Just be careful of “over doing” it as balloons can easily make an area look too crowded. I went for to simple floor bases with 5 balloons on each. I placed these on either side of the dessert table.
- Keep it simple. It’s easy to go overboard with lolly jars and lots of little treats, but keep to the basics! If you have a colour scheme, make sure that theres a balance of both colour and one colour isn’t overpowering the other.
- If you can, try and set up your table the night before so that you have time to re-organise things if you’re not happy with the layout. Its better to have time the night before rather than on the day! It took me almost 2 hours to get it exactly the way I wanted! :S
The macarons (made by Faaiza from Modest Munchies) were flavoured Lemon lime cheesecake and white chocolate and raspberry. Yummy!
The cookies were made by myself as a little take away favor for my guests.
The beautiful cupcake bouquet and the cake were made by Maryam (from Maryams Kitchen) Vanilla flavoured cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and the cake was red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Yum!
I filled these little cute cases with rockmelon, watermelon and honeydew, scooped out with a melon ball scooper. The mini coloured forks I found at the bargain shop. The cookies were made myself and using white chocolate and a cupcake topper mould, I was able to get a beautiful design and stick it on to each cookie and colour it with luster dust.
Chocolate! Yumy! with marshmallows and strawberries!
Strawberries and cream dessert!
For lunch, I kept it light with some mini beef burgers, chicken spring rolls and the rest was catered out to nandos (chicken skewers, BBQ bites and chicken wraps.
The beverage table had tea, ice tea and bottles of water (labels courtesy of dear husband :)).
Happy Reading 🙂