Tablescape Tuesday: Dessert Buffet

Justin and I love to host our friends during the holidays but it is often so difficult to find a night that suits everyone’s schedules.  After battling the busy holiday calendars we all have, Justin and I settled on hosting a Saturday night dessert party that started at 9 p.m. and continued on until midnight.  It was a great way to meet up with friends after they had attended the dinner parties, office parties and children’s parties that they had committed to.  Here are a few of the details:
We decorated our dining room table with Vintage Santa Claus figures in shades of pink and red.  They are so charming!  We also wrapped a candy covered garland around the various desserts.

I filled silver bowls and serving pieces roses in shades of pink, red, and peach and also stuck giant Christmas Lollipops into the oasis as if they were a natural part of the arrangement. 

Vintage Christmas trees, some in pink and some in green, were scattered down the middle of the table for height.   Various sizes and heights of serving pieces were used to display all of the desserts which ranged from pies and cakes to candies and cookies. 

Christmas crackers were handed out at the door.  They were filled with candy (as if our guests needed any more sweets) and good luck charms. 

A big bouche de Noel was added to honor my husband’s French heritage. 


  1. Krystal Schlegel on December 17, 2010 at 3:57 am

    This is adorable!

  2. Tiffany from HOLIDAY on January 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    SO cute! Love all the sugary details. xo

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