I’m all about the dessert so when I plan a party, it’s hard for me to narrow it down to just one! Naturally, I love a dessert bar. It sweetens up the decor and adds anticipation for the rest of the meal. Plus, I love the guests’ ooohs and ahhhs as they investigate. This is especially great for kids – they light up when they spot the sweets, and it’s a great bribe to behave until the end of dinner!
Tip: finish cooking the desserts before your guests arrive. When the guests spot all of the sugar and butter that goes into some of these sweet treats, it can hold them back from fully enjoying the desserts later on. No reason to make your guests feel more guilty!
My dessert bar this time included vanilla cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting, chocolate cream and banana cream pudding, treats for Japanese girls day (cherry blossom marshmallows, puffed rice, strawberry Pocky), and a cheese round topped with honey and dried fruit.
For more ideas for a dessert bar, check out my Cocktails & Canape Party last year!