Most of you have probably heard of the amazing Amy Atlas.
Her dessert tables are famous for being absolutely stunning! Here’s just a few favorites….
Now i’m guessing her budget is a weee bit more than mine or yours… but she is perfect inspiration!
If you want some concrete tips for creating looks like hers for less check this out…….
$40 Grocery Store Dessert Bar
and i LOVE how it turned out!
Her Grocery List
1 bag of large marshmallows
2 bags of heart shaped chocolates (on sale!)
2 boxes of sugared doughnuts (on sale!)
2 boxes of Oreo Cakesters (my immitation whoopie pies)
some mini yogurt pretzels (aka yotzels!)
6 dollar store jars (favors)
Mini cupcake mix with frosting and cherries (FYI: my boyfriend made the cupcakes)
Total Cost: $40.00
And for some more inspiration here are some real life dessert bars & candy buffet tables..
click title for the details!
Here’s some basic tips and tricks from RealSimple.com to create a Candy Buffet:
“To help create a full look to your buffet when you’re on a tight budget, use other decorative “filler” items on the table around the candy jars. Paper lanterns, flowers, flower petals, and picture frames are great “filler” elements. You can even sneak in some jars of inexpensive, coordinating cookies to help fill space and create a decadent, abundant look to the buffet.
Use a variety of types of candies – individually wrapped, unwrapped with a hard candy shell (i.e. m&m’s, skittles), hard candies, gummy candies, lollipops, old-fashioned candy sticks, etc.
Purchase candy at bulk candy stores – either local or online (see Resources below). If it’s possible for you to buy bulk candy locally, bring your containers into the store with you to make sure you purchase the correct amount.
If you’re ordering candy online, be sure to place your order well in advance so that you have time to stage the buffet at home before the party and order more candy if necessary. You also want to avoid rush shipping fees, as bulk candy can be very heavy!
Consider your environment. For example, if you’re having an outdoor wedding in the summer, you may want to avoid chocolate, yogurt-covered malt balls, and other types of candy that can melt in the heat.
To narrow down the wide selection of candies available, which can be overwhelming when you’re deciding on the candy “menu”, focus on creating a buffet that matches your party colors and/or theme.
Use different shapes, sizes, and heights of containers, and make sure their mouths are wide enough for guests to scoop candy from. Cylinder vases and apothecary jars are widely available in home/craft stores (Target, IKEA, Michael’s, etc.) and online, and it’s also great to check discount stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls.
Embellish containers with ribbon, custom labels, and other decorative embellishments.”
even if you don’t have an event to plan right now… it’s still fun to look at all the yummy prettiness!
But If you are planning a dessert bar/candy buffet and need help with labels shoot me an e-mail and visit my etsy shop, Pretty Paperie, for personalized printables to help create the look you want! menu cards..cupcake toppers..water bottle labels..all of these would make your table lovely and personalized!