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Designing Beautiful Dessert Tables (Part 5 of 5): Decorative Pieces

Julia Chan

Hi all,

We've done it! We’ve made it to the final series on dessert tables.  Looking back, we've covered linensbackdropsdesserts, and cake stands – all important elements of a beautiful dessert table.  And now, last but not least-- decorative pieces!

These personally chosen items are often overlooked, but they can make a huge difference to the overall appearance of your table and are the final touches that bring the entire table together.

Can you spot the special details on the table below?

              Photo Credit:  Lemonade and Lenses

              Photo Credit: Lemonade and Lenses

What would the table be without the gold and white star balloons, the wooden crates, the dessert toppers, the fresh flowers, and the vases? Without these small details, the table would look bare, and boring. 

                      Photo Credit:  Lemonade and Lenses

                      Photo Credit: Lemonade and Lenses

Choosing decorative pieces is really your opportunity to let your personality shine. Your guests will take note of those personal touches. They transform an “ok” looking dessert table into a fabulous one!

Just think of the endless options you can choose from:  framed personal photos, decorative signs, balloons, candles, place cards, crates, fresh flowers, vases, banners or bunting!  

We recently had a dessert table booth at the Gay Vanity Wedding Show at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco, and our decorative pieces included rhino and giraffe figurines, lattice wooden crates, gold bunting, brass candlesticks, and fresh flowers. See how these unique pieces add character?  

Check out the table below. The use of fresh flowers, brass candlestick holders, and white vases complements the desserts, softens the appearance, and brightens up the entire table.  All of that, with just a few additions!

As we’ve said before, remember to keep your overall theme in mind, and when it comes to decorative pieces, stick to the age old adage that less is more!  It's easy to go overboard so a good rule of thumb is to remove a few pieces from the original plan, just to avoid overcrowding.

Well there you have it!  This brings us to the end of the Designing Beautiful Dessert Tables series. We hope you enjoyed these articles and found them helpful!

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Have a sweet day!

Julia :)