Love + Chocolate Shop Dessert Bar
Here are a few top tips to make your DIY dessert bar a hit at your wedding or other event from event planning expert Amy Atlas:
- Dessert bars are as much decorations as they are yummy favors, so you’ll want to have enough treats to create an abundant presentation.
- A varying selection of large and small glass vases, bowls, and platters makes a charming dessert bar presentation.
- Choose five to ten varieties of chocolate and other treats and purchase several pounds of each depending on the size of your wedding and the look you are going for.
- Small Chinese foodstyle take-out containers, vellum or clear plastic envelopes tied with ribbon, or pretty tins make excellent containers for your dessert bar.
- Hard or wrapped candies work well in warmer climates, but the best choices are treats/chocolates that you personally love and think your guests will appreciate such as Leonida’s Belgian Chocolates.
- Possible treats for great dessert bars include petit fours, marizpan confections, shortbreads, toffee, chocolates, saltwater taffy, jelly beans, hard candy sticks, rock candy, chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate-covered cherries, almonds, pretzels, and espresso beans.
- To make sure things stay clean and well stocked throughout the wedding reception, ask an attendant to check in on the dessert bar every 30 minutes or so to replenish confections as needed.
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