Dessert Table Goals

Dessert tables are a huge trend for events and special occasions currently and are definitely having a bit of a moment!

They can add a unique addition to your event and create a real wow factor and focal point too, with so many ways to dress and incorporate a dessert table into your celebration you can really create a statement and tailor it to your theme or colour scheme.

In this post we give an overview of our picks of the must haves to include in your dessert table of dreams!



I mean, who doesn’t love a Donut! No dessert table would be complete without a donut display. Use a tabletop donut wall for a hanging display or cake stands, crates or decorative trays or boxes for stacked displays. Donuts can be iced in the colours of your theme or personalised, you could also make them an interactive feature with a pick your own toppings style station. You could also display the donuts in personalised or colour matched paper bags for an extra decorative touch.

Cake pops

Cake pops are a great way to add decoration to your dessert table, you could have a selection of flavours displayed on single tier cake stands to add height to the display and having them made with patterned sticks and colourful sprinkles or edible glitter is a fun way to add colour too. Incorporate little decorations or bows to match your colours or theme or have personalised or branded tags attached to the sticks for an extra detail. If they are giveaway items, have them wrapped in a clear or patterned cellophane.

Pick and mix sweets

Pick and Mix is always a crowd pleaser! Use a selection of decorative jars or pots to display them with little scoops for your guests to help themselves, have some coloured striped paper bags ready for them to fill up. You could also use sweets in the colours of your theme to compliment the colour scheme or have them pre-bagged up with personalised or branded stickers or labels as well. Add things like personalised or colourful lollipops to add height and chocolate is always a good idea too! Personalised or themed bars, bags of truffles or novelty chocolates are great additions.


Cupcakes are a staple addition to any dessert table, tiered or single cake stands set up In different areas of the table with a variety of cupcakes look great and can really pull the theme together using icing in the colours of the scheme and toppers and decorations to bring the theme to life. Cupcakes can be personalised or branded and can also make a great interactive option where guests can pick their own toppings. They could also be individually wrapped or boxed or displayed in cupcake bouquet for a unique display.

Candy floss and Popcorn

These are particularly good for kids’ parties, retro or fairground themes or summer party style events. They are a fun item to include on your dessert table and look great in a display. Striped boxes for the popcorn add a really retro touch or have it bagged up with a personalized tag and for the candy floss have it on pretty patterned sticks in a standing display to add height and texture, you could also incorporate edible glitter to the candyfloss or add it to cocktails, prosecco or drinks for extra decoration on the glasses.


Fruit is a good option to include as it offers a healthier choice for your guests but also helps to add colour and flavour. Chocolate or yoghurt dipped strawberries on platters or trays look fab and can also be decorated or have a selection of fruit to dip into a chocolate fountain or dipping station for something interactive. Fruit skewers or platters add lots of colour and give variety, a fruit platter or display would be great for a tropical themed table too, you could also have mini fruit salad pots or pots of strawberries and cream or other variations. Fruit can also be used to decorate other aspects of the table and cake stands as well.

Check out some of these fab dessert table themes for inspiration:

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