April 15th, 2010 |

Dessert Divas Cocktail Party

dessert divas partyI’ve been in the mood lately to host a little gathering with my girlfriends.  A chance to catch up and enjoy some springtime cocktails.  With all of my friends having young children, it’s easier to get together after “bedtime”.  Which is the perfect excuse to host a dessert party!  I love the idea of a focused menu – no need to worry about appetizers, dinner and dessert – just pull together a well-edited menu of desserts.  (my favorite part of any meal, anyway!)

I’m looking for a new color palette to play around with and love the tangerine orange mixed with shades of grey.  I’m LOVING the hanging backdrop behind this dessert table from My Sweet & Saucy!  This is a simple and inexpensive way to add a touch of drama to your table, and really define the space for your dessert table.  You could easily craft this project using  scrapbook paper and grosgrain ribbon.  Try repeating the patterns from the scrapbook paper by lining your platters and cake plates with the same paper.

If you want to send your friends home with a little something – I have two ideas that are perfect!  First, prepare individual bunches of tulips (wrapped in kraft paper with a sticker saying “thanks for coming!”) and present them in a big bowl at your front door for people to take as they leave.  Second, these cocktail jelly beans from Beau-Coup are the perfect companion for a dessert/cocktail party!

Images: dessert table and cake (mysweetandsaucy.com), dress (jcrew.com), drink bottles (helennorman.com), tulips (brides.com)

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