Decorate It – A Colorful Dessert Table

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My birthday was last week, and I decided to fulfill my own birthday wishes by
creating the ultimate colorful sweets table so my friends and family could
celebrate along with me. I was sure to fill the table with all sorts of colorful treats and party decorations. Follow along for more details on how I styled this colorful geometric sweets table with help from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores.
Let’s begin with the table itself and then work our way to
the desserts. I began with a white backdrop and white table cloth (I used white
home decor weight fabric
for my table cloth. Just hem the ends and it’s
ready to use) so that my colors would really pop. On the wall behind my table I
used pieces
of colored foam
that I made
. And at the base of the table I piled in balloons, paper
, tissue
paper poms I made with tissue paper
, and honeycomb balls in my color palette of bright!
Now for the treats! To insure maximum sugar overload I made
everything from cake decorated
with fondant
to sugar cookies decorated with food
coloring markers
(decorating their own sugar cookies would also be a fun
party activity for all the guests).


In addition to the abstract art sugar cookies, I also made a
few watercolor geometric shape cookies to match my sweet table backdrop. Just a
few white iced sugar cookies and a few colors
of spray food coloring
is all it takes to create these amazing cookies!
Just spray the food coloring on in small bursts in different spots.


I loved the way the cookies turned out so much that I also
decided to spray a few white iced donuts. How fun?!
I used the same food coloring spray along with Wilton push pop
to create a marbled frozen mousse pop. You can find the details
for those here
. In order to prop the pops up on the table I used more craft
and covered it with colorful strips of adhesive
. Then I just poked the pops into the foam for an easy display.
Once I had all my desserts in place on various cake stands and plates, I filled out the table with colorful plates, plastic ware, colorful cups, and even a mini candy station filled with sixlets in pink and orange to match my color theme.



I hope you love this colorful sweets table as much as I did! It was definitely the perfect birthday celebration for this color and sugar lover!


P.S. You can find the tutorial for the DIY cake stands I used on the sweet table here.

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  1. kelli

    August 22nd, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    i'm loving this! such inspiration for my daughter's upcoming birthday!



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