How to create a dessert table for your child’s birthday


Jungled themed dessert table for kids

A dessert table is a fun and creative way to make your child’s birthday party extra special, and gives the guests plenty of options if they don’t like the flavour of the birthday cake. Not only does a dessert table add to the overall aesthetic of the party, but it also provides a sweet treat for all the little guests. Here are some tips for creating a dessert table that will make your child’s birthday celebration even more memorable.

Decide on the theme

The first step in creating a dessert table is to choose a theme. This will help you determine the colours, decorations and types of desserts to include. If your child has a favourite character or hobby, you could base the theme around that. For example, if your child loves unicorns, you could create a unicorn-themed dessert table with pastel colours and a unicorn cake as the centrepiece.

Other ideas could include their favourite football team or TV show, animated cartoon characters or their favourite band, or you could go more abstract with an animal, dinosaur or space themed party. If it’s not a surprise party, you can always ask the birthday girl or boy what they’d like the theme to be.

Pick a colour scheme

Once you’ve chosen your theme, it’s time to pick a colour palette to tie everything together. You don’t need to stick to one colour but opt for shades that work well together. For example, if you’re having a beach-themed party, you can choose desserts and decorations in blues, greens and yellows which will amplify the theme further, with tablecloths, banners and paper plates in similar shades.

Choose your desserts

The fun part of creating a dessert table is actually choosing which desserts you’ll have and making sure there are plenty of options for everyone to enjoy. You want to have a variety of treats, such as cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops, with jars of sweets too. To make it easy for guests to identify the desserts, create labels for each one. It will also help guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions to know which desserts they can eat.

Make it Instagram-worthy

Once you have your desserts, it’s time to set up the table. You can use a tablecloth or a runner that matches the theme and colour scheme you’ve chosen, as well as cake stands, tiered trays and other fun serving dishes to display the desserts. Play with different heights and make sure everything looks inviting, so the kids have fun working their way through all the different options. You can also add decorations such as balloons, banners and signs to make the table look even more festive, or amp up the theme with toys. You can also create a focal point for your dessert table with a fun and creative backdrop.

Bring in a helping hand

If you are making the desserts yourself, make sure to choose recipes that are easy to make and can be prepared in advance. But if you don’t want to be up all night before the party baking, we recommend calling in the professionals to handle it for you. You want to have at least four to six different options to satisfy everyone’s tastes and if you’re serving a large crowd, make sure you have enough of each dessert to refill plates when they’re empty.

Creating a dessert table for your child’s birthday party is a fun and creative way to celebrate their special day, and the kids are sure to love having a variety of options to pick from. Don’t forget to snap some pictures and enjoy the sweet treats with your child and their friends!

At Cakes by Robin, we offer a range of desserts that are custom made to suit the occasion. Why not get in touch with us today to discuss your child’s party and see how we can help you create a dessert table they’re sure to remember.

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