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Quick Tips on How to Create a Stunning Dessert Table

Are you planning a special event or party and want to impress your guests with a gorgeous dessert table? Creating a stunning dessert table doesn't have to be complicated.

With a few simple tips, you can design a sweet and visually appealing spread that will leave everyone amazed. Here are some easy-to-follow steps to help you create a dessert table that will be the talk of the party!

Quick Drape Tie Tutorial For Rectangular Table

Dessert tables are a crucial element in events and celebrations, adding sweetness and delight to any occasion. Here is an easy and elegant DIY dessert table idea that won't break the bank. This tutorial uses the light turquoise satin rectangular 90"x 132" tablecloth.

Step 1: Add A Tablecloth

add a tablecloth

Set up your table with your preferred tablecloth and make sure it is evenly draped.

Step 2: Lift the middle part of the tablecloth on both sides

Lift the middle part of the tablecloth on both sides

Lift the middle part of the tablecloth on each side of the table up and over to the center of your table leaving two corners of cloth hanging.

Step 3: Tie the corners

tie the corners

Take those two corners hanging and tie them together on top of the table.

Step 4: Drop the tied part and repeat

Drop the tied part and repeat

Once you have them set, drop the tied corners to the floor and let your tablecloth drape over it leaving a clean table finish.

For a more detailed look at this DIY tutorial, check out the video here:

Learn How To How to Elevate Dessert Tables with Tiered Cupcake Stand

Consider balance and symmetry when arranging desserts on the table. Place taller items at the back and shorter ones towards the front. This creates an organized look. Avoid overcrowding the table, as it can make it difficult for guests to navigate and enjoy the treats comfortably.

Or better yet, use our 3-tier dessert stand in gold to create an elevated space on your tables so you could showcase your desserts better. By using this you can make the arrangement convenient for guests and give your table an improved look.

Step 1: Attach the dials

Attach the dials

Start by attaching the lower dials to one of the rings. Use a hex key to tighten it in place. Continue by adding the rest of the dials for the rest of the ring.

Step 2: Attach the shelves

Attach the shelves

Attach the shelves to the ring, both the top and bottom tiers. Again, use a hex key to tighten the bolts.

Step 3: Attach the final piece

Attach the final piece

Attach the back circle piece to the rest of your stand to complete the look.

Complement the 3-tier stand with some gold round cake stands, where you can not only use it for cakes, but for other desserts as well. It should look like this:

elevate dessert table with tiered cupcake stands

For a more detailed look at this DIY tutorial, check out the video here:

Things You Need To Consider When Decorating Your Dessert Party Table


thinking of a plan

Start by selecting a theme for your dessert table. Whether it's a birthday, wedding, or holiday celebration, having a theme will guide your choices and make everything come together cohesively. 

Popular themes include rustic, vintage, modern, and seasonal. Once you have your theme, stick to it when selecting decorations, desserts, and colors.

Next is to select a color palette that matches your dessert table ideas. Limit yourself to two or three main colors to keep things visually pleasing. 

Coordinated colors will make your dessert table look polished and well-planned. For example, if you're going for a beach-themed party, consider using shades of blue, sandy beige, and hints of coral.

For the supplies, you can check out CV Linens for tablecloths on sale. We offer wholesale table runners, linen tablecloth clearance, and more. 

Dessert Table Decoration Ideas And Dessert Arrangement

cupcake and cakepops

Choose decorations that enhance your theme. Simple and elegant decorations often work best. You can use items like table runners, banners, balloons, or flowers. Make sure the decorations don't overcrowd the table. There should be enough space for the desserts to shine.

Create a focal point on your dessert table with a centerpiece. This could be a beautifully decorated cake, a tiered cupcake stand, or a decorative dessert tower. The centerpiece adds a wow factor and sets the tone for the entire table.

Create visual interest by varying the height of your desserts. Use cake stands, dessert risers, or even overturned boxes covered with coordinating fabric to elevate some of the treats. This adds depth to the table and prevents it from looking flat.

Sweets Table Ideas

dessert table
party dessert table

Offer a variety of desserts to cater to different tastes on your party dessert table. Include a mix of textures and flavors, such as cakes, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, and small pastries. Having a range of choices ensures that there's something for everyone.

Small Details To Complete Your Dessert Table Party

boho wedding table

Small details count. Use napkins, utensils, and other party supplies that match your theme. Make sure that what you add complements the party’s aesthetics. These details might be small, but can give a huge impact when you see everything put together.

Use eye-catching containers to display your desserts. Glass jars, vintage trays, and elegant platters can add charm to your table. Again, make sure the containers match your theme and color combination.

Some organizers wouldn’t notice this but the use of proper lighting spells a world of difference. Natural light is best, but if your event is in the evening or indoors, consider using soft, warm lighting to make the desserts look even more tempting.

Personalize Your Round Table Dessert

round table dessert

Add a personal touch by including a few homemade treats. Whether it's your grandma's famous cookies or your special recipe, these goodies can create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Don’t forget to label each dessert so guests will know what they’re about to eat. You can create simple, stylish labels with the names of the desserts and any relevant information, like allergen details. You can also use themed signs or decorative cardholders to make the labels stand out.

Add a gold cake table or a gold table overlay to add more glow to your table setting. Or better yet, you can also try out this rose gold sequin table runner for shimmer and character to your event.

Keep an eye on the dessert table throughout the event. Replenish desserts as needed, tidy up any spills, and ensure the table looks fresh and inviting.

Encourage guests to take photos of the dessert table. Create a designated hashtag for social media sharing, allowing everyone to relive the sweet memories.

Creating a dessert table doesn't have to be stressful. Our step-by-step guide will give you an idea of how to decorate one. Also, our provided tips can guide you to put up an impressive display that will leave your guests impressed. Remember, the key is to stick to your theme, keep it simple, and let your creativity shine through your choice of desserts and decorations.

Here are a few recent CV Customer Creations to take some inspiration from:


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