4 Ways to Style Your Candy & Dessert Buffet

We’re loving the party trend of candy and dessert buffets!  Don’t worry, nothing will be replacing the beautiful wedding cake or themed bat & bar mitzvah or party cakes anytime soon.  Rather, the dessert table has gotten much bigger to make room for a variety of sweet treats.

Dessert tables are another area where you can get creative, and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Top 4 Ways to Showcase your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party Candy & Dessert Table

Dessert Table Buffet Bar


Pink Dessert Table

Candy Buffet, Orange & Pink Dessert Table

CandyWarehouse shows how you can have fun with color with this pink and orange candy table example.  Check out their 5 Tips for The Perfect Candy Buffet.

Blue & Green Candy Table

Candy & Dessert Buffet Table, Photo Backdrop, Blue & Lime GreenFlorie Huppert Design made this blue and lime green candy table into a party statement piece!  The photo backdrop added warm personalization while bringing out the blue hues in the color scheme.  View more from this blue and green bar mitzvah here.

Silver & White Dessert Buffet

White and Silver Dessert BuffetSilver and white is an elegant color palette for any affair, and this example found on Pizzazzerie uses matching pinwheels for a dazzling effect.  View more ideas for Decorating with Pinwheels.

Pink Ombre Dessert Buffet

Ombre Dessert TableOmbre is a hot trend in centerpieces and cakes.  Showcase the cool color effect with your desserts like this example from Catch My Party.

Teal & Pink Dessert Table

Teal and Pink Dessert Table

Teal and pink are a great color combination, and these desserts found on Decor8 look almost too good to eat!  Almost…

Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding Venues & Vendors

2. Get Creative with your BACKDROPS

Fun Signage

Blue & Green Bar Mitzvah Candy BarBalloon Artistry showcases the guest of honor’s bar mitzvah logo with bright balloons, linens and eye-catching LED lighting.  According to Shaina Fine, “our candy buffets are beautifully arranged using your choice of fun, popular candy. Our custom signs incorporating the theme or logo of the event really pull it all together to make for a great display and the perfect way to end your event.”

Patterns & Texture

Beautiful Backdrop Dessert TableA creative backdrop can transform a cake or candy table into something magical.  The combination of stripes, streamers and pom poms from Love & Lavender adds dimension to this beautiful table.


Colorful Candy Buffet with Balloons Backdrop NYCSwank Productions highlighted an already stunning backdrop with colorful candy at varying heights and playful balloons!

Confetti Streamers

Bright Confetti Candy & Dessert Table BackdropA simpler option is confetti streamers, like this one from Amy Atlas. Vibrant colors coordinating with your desserts can bring the look together.

Wall Decals

Wall Decal Dessert TablesThere are literally endless wall decals you can choose from to add drama to your backdrop or showcase your theme.  Find a decal, or have a custom decal created, to match your cake design, like this example from Amy Atlas.

Candy Wall

Candy Wall for a Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 & PartyLet the candy be the backdrop! This fun Candy Wall from Interactive Entertainment Group lets make your guests feel like kids in a candy store…literally!


Dessert & Candy Table Centerpieces of White Orchids at Ariana Waterfalls NY

And don’t forget a stunning centerpiece! Ariana Waterfall Caterers made this wedding dessert table stand out with a tall arrangement of cascading white orchids.

3. Incorporate your party THEME:

Pink Sweet Shoppe Bat Mitzvah Candy Buffet Table

Your candy bar can showcase your event theme, or have a theme of its own! Balloon Artistry created Angelina’s Sweet Shoppe, coordinating colors and sparkly signage, so no guest would miss this sweet ending.

Love Theme

Love Theme Dessert TableA love-themed dessert buffet is the perfect way to end a wedding. Amy Atlas adds heart labels and a love backdrop with a bright pink and blue color palette.

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Dessert BuffetShowcase your winter wonderland wedding or party with an ice blue and white dessert buffet, like this example from Sheek Shindigs.

Carousel Dessert Table

Carousel Dessert TableFor a carnival theme, or any affair, a carousel table, like this one from Amy Atlas, is a fun and creative way to display your desserts.

4. Highlight your unique DESSERTS:

Dunkin’ Donuts Bar

Dunkin Donuts Bar Mitzvah, Sweet 16 & Party Fun Foods by Interactive Entertainment Group

For the ultimate ending to a party, this Dunkin Donuts Bar from Interactive Entertainment Group is the perfect choice!  These professional-looking displays can be set up to reflect the guest of honor’s favorite establishment, such as Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and more!

Classic Candy Buffet Table

Classic Candy Buffet TableNostalgic candy such as rock candy and lollipops are highlighted by Wedding Dates with a clean striped backdrop and flag banner.

Healthy: Fruit Veggie Dessert Table

Fruit Veggie Dessert TableDesserts don’t have to be unhealthy.  Guests might be more inclined to eat the healthier options with a creative display like this one from Austin Wedding Blog.

ACandyStore.comDecorating your dessert table is really an area where you can experiment and let your creativity flow.  It’s really hard to go wrong, since EVERYONE loves a dessert buffet!

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Check Out: How to Set Up a Candy Buffet

Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman

  • http://www.sweetido.com Brandy Blackford

    I love the carousel themed table! Can’t wait to try out a few of these inspirations at one of our upcoming events. Gorgeous!!!

  • Wanda Sumlar

    I have also been loving the dessert buffet trend. It is another way to really add that WOW! factor to any event. These are great ides.

  • http://SportStickersDecals.com Thurman

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about party trends.

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