(Closed) Dessert only Reception??

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3266 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsSchee:  It is perfectly polite to host a dessert reception as long as you have it at a non meal time (which you are).  You may want to mention on your invite something like “dessert reception to follow” or something like that.

There is nothing impolite about hosting something that you can afford that has some type of refreshment and snack.  That is what is required for good hosting.

Post # 4
9631 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I love that idea, and you are having it at a non-meal time, I agree with PP though, write dessert reception on the invitations so people are prepared. And have lots of different options 🙂

Post # 5
5962 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Perfectly kosher!  It’s the snacking hour, people will love it! 

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think this is a good idea. 1pm is a non-meal time, so people should be okay with just snacks/desserts

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s perfectly fine because of the timeline you have.

Post # 8
11351 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

As prior posters noted, as long as you’re having a desserts-only reception at a non-meal time, it’s completely appropriate.

Post # 9
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think it’s a great idea! You might also want to have a few none dessert items such as veggies, cheese board etc for folks who don’t have a sweet tooth. And if that isn’t something you can/ want to include then just desserts will be just fine I bet!

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