Wedding Reception Dessert Ideas

May 31, 2019

Traditional wedding cakes make be fine for some couples, 

however, more couples are looking for something different. They want something that stands out and makes their celebration unique. Dessert bars are a very popular option. They are often presented in a buffet style setting. A great alternative for picky eaters or those who are just tired of seeing the same things at every wedding they attend.

Here are a few fun dessert bar ideas:

1. Make your own s’mores

S’mores are a favourite treat for many outdoor enthusiasts. Having a station where guests can make their own s’mores allows them to be as creative as they want to be. It can bring back great memories of camping or just sitting around a campfire singing songs and telling stores on a beautiful summer night.

2. Mini cupcakes

Cupcakes are another popular trend. They are seen frequently at birthday parties, anniversaries and other celebrations. There are a lot of cupcake recipes online for delectable treats that you can make yourself. You can also hire someone to do all the work for you. There are professionals who are experts at creating custom cupcakes and presenting them in an atmosphere that’s sure to impress your friends and family members.

3. Classic candy

If you or you spouse has a sweet tooth, why not make that a part of the wedding reception? There are several retail and online retailers that have a large selection of current and classic candies. You can add them to the dessert table at the reception, place candies on each table or add them to gift bags for each of your guests.

4. Ice cream sundaes

Another fun alternative is having a station where guests can make their own sundaes or ice cream cones/bowls. Add fruit, nuts, sprinkles and other toppings for added fun! You can have everything available at the reception or cater an ice cream truck to serve frosty treats for your guests.

5. Milk and cookies

A time-honoured classic that’s perfect for people of all ages! You can make cookies using recipes that have been in the family for generations or place an order at your local bakery. There are endless ways to present them, too.

6. Mini pies

Pies are another old-fashioned choice, a great alternative for couples who want more than just the traditional wedding cake on their special day. There are many creative ways to display and serve them. You could even have family members and friends bake their own pies or contribute some of their favourite pie recipes at the wedding dinner.

7. Donuts

Donuts are another favourite. There are many kinds to choose from – you can go with some of the more traditional flavours, or try something totally new. Offering different options for your wedding guests can help make your wedding even more memorable.

These are just some of the many ways that you can make your wedding dessert bar a success. Take some time to think about what kinds of sweet treats that you and your guests will enjoy. You can also check into options for people who have gluten, wheat, peanut and other food allergies. A good dessert bar can take a bit of time, effort and money to produce, but seeing the satisfied smiles on your guests’ faces can make it all worthwhile.