6 Tips for Creating the Perfect Dessert Table

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

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Dessert tables are beloved by everyone, whether it's your 8-year-old cousin or 80-year-old grandma. But there is a bit of an art to perfecting it. We partnered with Godiva (which has a medley of dessert table-worthy options to choose from!) to bring you tips for ensuring your dessert spread is a hit.

1. All about variety. Dessert tables are the perfect excuse to taste multiple flavors and treats. Five to seven options is the sweet spot you want to hit (pun intended). And because not everyone is a chocaholic, make sure your menu is mixed.


2. Keep color in mind. If your dessert spread has pops of color, keep the vessels neutral, and vice-versa. You can also bring in colors and patterns with the backdrop, flowers, linens and ribbon (Godiva has some beautiful ones that you can customize!).
3. Level up! Using differing heights to house your sweets, such as cake stands, platters and apothecary jars, will ensure your spread is visually interesting.

4. Label accordingly. Don't feel like you need to label all options, but if there are multiple flavors or if a dessert contains nuts, you'll want to create a label to alert guests.


5. Ensure easy replenishing. Keep extras close by (we like storing them under the table if there is a linen) for quick restocking when sweets run low. If you're hosting, pinpoint a reliable friend or family member to help keep an eye on it.

6. Include confections with meaning. Whether it's your grandmother's famous chocolate chip cookies or a type of dessert you shared on your first date, it's always a nice touch to include a special meaning.

And if you'd like to bring some Godiva goodness into your own celebration, they're currently hosting a major promo that saves you 15 percent when you spend $200 now through the end of the year!


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