8 Stylishly Sweet Dessert Table Themes

Dessert tables continue to rage on as the perfect accompaniment to today's stylish weddings, parties and events. How do you develop a theme for your dessert table? Do you start with an amazing cake stand, or a thrift store find, or that cake design and/or decoration you've been dying to make?

Here are eight beautiful ideas for sweetly themed dessert tables. Get inspired to start baking and decorating!

Photo by Krista Mason.  Desserts by Sweet & Saucy Shop.

Fanciful pink, gold and mint dessert table:

From the glittery gold table confetti to the matching cakes and cute bow theme, this fanciful and fun dessert table sparkles and shines! I like how each dessert has an element from another dessert, bringing the whole table together with whimsy and a sense of feminine playfulness.

Photo via Sweetapolita

Chevron and mustache dessert table:

Rosie at Sweetapolita created this adorable chevron pattern and mustache-themed dessert table spread for her nephew's baby shower. The bright lemon-yellow and electric blue color theme is beautiful. And, check out the simple and modern chevron cake featured as the centerpiece, created using Jessica Harris's techniques taught in  Clean & Simple Cake Design .

Photo via Coco Cake Land 

White and bright cake table:

Sometimes a great unifying force for a fun and modern dessert table is matching cakes and cake stands. A simple palette of bright primary colors provides a minimal but fun feel!

Photo via Oh Happy Day

Donut tower dessert table:

Not a fan of cakes? Donut despair-- host a killer donut party! Use donut holes as your centerpiece, croquembouche style. Just fill some matching vintage platters and bowls with your favourite donuts, throw up a little decor and you're all set.

Photos via Cake Walk Bake Shop 

Fiesta themed dessert table:

So many fun, clever ideas featured in this outdoor colorful fiesta! I love the use of fringed and dingle-ball trimmed cake stands, the many colors and patterns, and of course the amazing ruffle pinata cake .

Photo via Call Me Cupcake 

Vintage pretty in pink dessert table:

Sweetly romantic, this feminine vintage-feel dessert table uses a shabby-chic white side table and peeled-away silver cans as vases. Flowers look rustic and freshly picked from a garden, and the desserts are piled on a mishmash of cake stands all at varying heights.

Photo via Mara Dawn  

Ice cream social themed first birthday:

Everything about this sweetly designed first birthday party shines: silvery details and a cool as ice color palette. There was even a white sprinkles covered mini-smash cake that looked like a snowball. Visit Mara Dawn here to see the whole spread and get inspired!

Love is sweet dessert table:

Love is sweet and so is this adorable and perfectly charming dessert table by Stevie for Shop Sweet Lulu , with little cotton candies, a pedestal of glazed donuts and sparkly decor in pink and gold.

Now, what a dessert table needs is a standout confection. Perhaps it's a gorgeously arranged pile of donuts with its own garland, or a stunning tiered cake made with the help of the incredible cake designers of Bluprint!'

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Tell me about your ideas for dessert tables or show off one you've created!

October 20, 2013
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