datestampDec 7, 2008

Delectable Desserts

I got to put together a fun dessert table for a church get together last week.  I was totally inspired by Amy Atlas.  I want to be like her, to have a reason to have a table like hers at my house permanently.  In the beginning I just was going to do everything red and white but then decided to add in a little green, per my friend Amy's advice.  I wish that I could take better pictures and just snapped a few quick ones before everyone got there......just to prove that it actually happened.    

My original plan was to buy some silk hydrangeas for the table backdrop but after pricing them out, I realized that it wouldn't be very practical for our budget.  I googled tissue paper flowers and was amazed at all the great ideas out there.  Martha Stewart had some amazing ones and after reading a ton of tutorials, these are the ones I came up with.  They were super easy and really added a pop to the table.  And at $5 total, much easier on the budget.

I found this great wrapping paper at Hobby Lobby and had to incorporate it into the table, the gift boxes added some height and color.

White fudge covered oreos on a stick

Yummy Christmas goodies in vintage style candy jars with a scoop adorned with ribbon and a large jingle bell.

Now......I just wish I wasn't so overwhelmed by decorating my house.  A table is manageable, fun, and simple to do.