A Spoonful of Inspiration: Dessert Tables for Fall

Bright and Fun Sweet E's Table

Bright and Fun Sweet E’s Table

As I have a wedding to go to next week, I’ve been on Pinterest a great deal planning my own dream wedding.  Nothing wrong with being prepared, right?  I have since learned that I want every goody bar possible at my wedding.  Bring on the candy tables, the ‘make your own mac and cheese’ table, and let’s not forget the ‘create your own sundae’ table.  But for the sake of time, and my sanity, let’s narrow the options down a bit, shall we?  If I were to be having a fabulous fall wedding, these would be my top three picks.

Cute, bright, and oh, so delicious.

Cute, bright, and oh, so delicious.

Pumpkin Themed Table

The idea for a table can start from anything.  Take one idea you really love, and expand on it.  Take our amazing cheesecake pop for example.  They put me in the mood for more and more pumpkin.  Pumpkin cake pops, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice cupcakes (all found at Sweet E’s– wink, wink)  are all permissible at this table, but let’s not exclude pumpkin drinks or non-sweet items.  I love pumpkin everything, and there’s nothing wrong with that.   Don’t be afraid to mix sweet treats with savory dishes!  Does it all have to be pumpkin?  No.  You could add some sweet potato or chocolate dishes to the mix and still keep with the spirit of autumn- it’s all about tying it all together with the colors and levels of your table.

A warm, and cozy table for those cool fall nights.

A warm, and cozy table for those cool fall nights. Picture by Kojo Designs

Hot Cocoa Table

Give me the option to customize whatever I eat or drink, and I am all over it- sometimes to disastrous results.  There is something extraordinarily delightful in personalizing what you’re about to consume.  Start with several flavors of hot chocolate ready to dispense, and have jars of goodies ready to be added.  Some fun ideas for add-ons are: spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, a dash of chili powder), marshmallows, peppermints, or flavored syrups.  A fun favor to give out at this table is a hot chocolate popcorn mix.

Pour a bit of coconut oil over already popped popcorn, and sprinkle your favorite hot chocolate mix on top.  You can pour this into a bag to shake up, or mix it with clean hands.  Add pretzels, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Yum, Yum!

A Pinterest pic. that inspires my nostalgia, as well as my inner pyro.  Keep an eye on those Kiddies though.

A Pinterest pic. that inspires my nostalgia, as well as my inner pyro. Keep an eye on those Kiddies though.

S’more Bar

There are quite a few ways to pull this table off.  One option is to allow guests to roast their own marshmallows, and create their s’more from there.  This works if you are comfortable with the sticky mess that comes with this option, as well as providing a means to burn things.  This option is suitable for most outdoor receptions, and receptions that won’t have a great deal of unattended children running around.  Though, in that case, an attendant can always be hired to do the burning for everyone.  This option is probably not suitable for large weddings.  The waiting time for each marshmallow times the 100+ guests is something I know I wouldn’t want to deal with. But, there is still hope!  For larger parties, s’mores can already be prepared, as well as, chocolate dipped marshmallows with graham cracker dusting, or s’more themed sweets.  Here at Sweet E’s we have an amazing s’more cupcake!

Nifty s’more gift packages can be made by including 4 square graham crackers, 2 chocolates, 2 marshmallows, and 2 long skewers that guests can take home to make their own sweet treats.

 

There you have it!  Dessert tables aren’t restricted to weddings at all.  If you have an event coming up this fall, any of these tables would be an excellent addition to any party.  I hope you got a bit inspired by these table ideas.  I know I now have to go eat at least five cupcakes from the store.

I’ve got my eye on you, s’more

A little taste of childhood.

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