Christmas Dessert Table
This dessert table is part of the Elf Laundry party plan that we have… free for you! We created this Elf Laundry themed party and have the complete how-to for you! Now you have no excuse, you just have to do it. We’ve done the planning for you! Today, we’ll show you how to set up this amazing Christmas dessert table in shades of red and green. Not to worry if you don’t own the exact items you see on this dessert table, we’ll give you the menu and a road map for setting up a table of your own… with items you have in your own house.
Dessert Table Set Up
Setting up a table just for desserts has become a popular trend and a great way to entertain. The food becomes a part of the party décor and makes the event feel so special. Tiny tidbits of a variety of desserts allow the guests to nibble and sample. Here is a complete plan for setting up a table for your own party. This dessert table feature is great for the holidays, because you can just set it up and fill it with new desserts whenever the fancy strikes. Whether you are planning a party or it’s just the family, this will be a precious addition to your Christmas décor. Get your Elf Laundry cupcake wrappers while they are still in stock for the season to complete this look!
Start with the table. A simple folding table pushed against a wall works beautifully. Before setting the table in place, we hung a red velvet fabric on the wall as a backdrop for our dessert table. Then, we put the table in place and draped it all the way to the floor with a solid green fabric. Don’t worry that the fabric doesn’t cover the entire table, just use masking tape to secure the fabric to the top of the table so that the bottom edge just skims the floor. Next use a festive wrapping paper and unroll it across the top of the table. We used a fun red and white wrapping paper.
Now, look around your house for items of varying heights, or items that can be stacked to create the height. These items you collect don’t necessarily need to be cake tiers and the such. Maybe you have beautiful candle sticks or hurricanes. Lamps, vases, planters, and other home décor items are also great choices. For our table, we used jumbo gumball machines for height on either side of a retro metal cart. The idea is to put the items with height in the back and arrange them across the table. It doesn’t have to be perfectly symmetrical, just balanced.
For the next level, look for items that are shorter that the first set. For our table, we used empty metal cans and hot glued two cardboard cake circles together. Then glue the cake circles to the tops of the cans. Finally, we attached the pom-pom garland around the edges.
Front and center, we placed a low tray filled with decorated sugar cookies. This could be anything from a platter to a low profile bowl or a similar tray.
The desserts themselves are really very simple, and can be swapped for your favorites if you like.
Our Christmas Dessert Menu:
* Sugar cookie cutouts- elf hats and socks
* Chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting
* Oreo cookie bundles
* Cotton candy
* Brownie pops
* Oreo pops
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