How about a Mini Valentine’s Dessert Table!
Love is in the air and so is sugar! It’s been one gigantic sugar rush around here for the last month and there’s more to come. Small tables like this are the right size for small families, school and office parties. Décor plays a big role in carrying out the theme and creating a visual impact. Hit up your favorite dollar store and make use of those craft store coupons.
Mini Valentine’s Dessert Table Details
A smaller table would have been ideal but I used a six-foot table because it was already set up. Moving the desserts and décor to the center made it look fuller. The table is typically covered with an ivory polyester cloth. I left it on and used this hot pink sheer panel as an overlay.
The backdrop is a 4×8 sheet of contractor’s insulation that I had cut in half. It’s covered with black fabric that is held in place with thumbtacks. Easy peasy! I like using fabric because it’s easy to store. Yes, it has to be ironed but it’s no biggie. I found the fringe garland on clearance at the craft store and hung it from the top of the backdrop. The tissue paper hearts also came from the craft store and were 50% off. I intend to use those many more times.
The Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies were the only thing I baked for this table. I didn’t even have to make the dough. My daughter Samara sells a ton of these cookies and brought it home with her for Christmas and I froze what we didn’t use. After the cookies baked and cooled I dipped one end in melted white chocolate and gave them a light coating of pink and red sprinkles. They’re displayed on a small white cake stand.
When I made this Conversation Heart Popcorn I knew it would be hard to resist. The popcorn is covered with melted candy coating that I tinted with pink and lavender candy color gel. It’s the same method I used here. I tossed in a few conversation candy hearts and served it in pink ramekins that sit on a white tray.
My candy filled pop bottles are fun and easy craft that your kids or grandkids could easily help with. It’s also a good way to repurpose those empty bottles.
- 3-washed and dried bottles with caps
- Decorative paper cut into strips
- Glue gun and glue stick
- Decorative clothespins
Remove the labels, wash the bottles and let them dry. I used my Cricut to cut the labels to
8 ½ x 2 ¼, but they’d be easy to do by hand.
Use double sided tape to adhere label to the bottle.
Fill with candy. Special note: It took 1 ½ bags of each of the candies to fill the bottles.
Once the bottles are filled and capped, apply hot glue to the back of the decorative clothespin and stick it on the front of the filled bottles. These would make nice gifts for teachers, co-workers, or to have on your desk. Just think of the decorative possibilities for different holidays and occasions.
A few decorations plus a few sweet treats and you have a mini Valentine’s dessert table. Use these tips for any holiday or celebration. If you have some ideas on dessert tables that you’d like to share please leave them in the comment section. Happy Valentine’s Day!
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