Dessert Bar questions! PICS

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I would incorporate the macarons as part of the dessert table. Add larger bags and there’s your favor. I too have been giving thought to having a dessert table or a sweet and salty table as a favor. I think food is the way to anyone’s heart 🙂 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We’re going to have a candy bar but lately I’ve also been thinking of incorporation some desserts into it as well. When coming up with favor ideas, nothing seemed like a good idea to me because I wanted to give something that my guests would truly enjoy. So when we decided on the candy bar, it was a no brainer what the favors would be.

My issue was that I wanted to have something sitting on everyones plates – it’s more personal and fills up the table nicely, so I decided on having boxes instead of the bags. These are a couple of examples, depending on which size we end up going with.

If you don’t want to include the macarons in the actual dessert bar, you can do something similar and just put a couple of them inside to get people started.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Love this idea. I’d love to include boxes and bags to go. !! So cute!! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I don’t think it would be too much at all, the macaroons look amazing!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

cls9q:  I would def price out the macarons first… They are pretty pricey because they are such a difficult dessert to get “just right” (easily $2-4 each in our area), and may make the decision for you. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

cls9q:  I don’t think it’d be too much having the macarons as the favors and then the dessert bar on top of that. I actually think that sort of separation makes it more clear that the dessert bar is meant to be more of a snacking area and not a replacement for favors.

I don’t know details about your wedding, but my concern would be that after dinner + cake, guests could potentially not be hungry enough to snack at the dessert area. That’s one thing I think of when I imagine myself going to your wedding, though I’d probably love to take some of the dessert bar treats home for the next day. 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee

cls9q:  Ah, well then go for it! I can say, we had a cocktail reception and we also had a dessert bar like you posted above. I think we had enough actua food for about ~18 bites per person, and then about ~12 bites of dessert per person (not including the three tier cake). Even with people devouring what we had there, we still had SOOOO much left. So, I would either go a little less on the dessert table if you do the macarons, or just make the macarons part of the actual dessert table itself (although I totally get the aesthetic factor of the cute boxes!).

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