Creating a Thanksgiving Dessert Buffet on a Budget
Entertaining can be overwhelming, but after you prepare a delicious meal, take some of the pressure off yourself and create a dessert buffet. Let your guests help themselves!
Make a Visual Impact
Raise the dessert bar by using cake stands and tiered dessert trays to elevate two or three sweet selections. Hacking a single-tiered cake stand is as simple as turning a wide bowl upside down and placing a plate or tray on it—the width helps create a stable base for the plate—and placing a heavy object in the center of the plate keeps it from tipping. You can even DIY a multi-tiered tray by making two or three plate and bowl layers.
Decorating on a Budget
Decorate your dessert buffet with the same creativity you bring to your Thanksgiving table and the rest of your home. This is your opportunity to go all out to make it a celebration centerpiece using warm fall colors and natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, greenery, and flowers. Take a walk around the neighborhood and see what beautiful branches you might have in your own backyard that you can decorate with.
Labeling is great, and it enables you to indicate “no nuts” or “dairy free” in each dessert. If you have people over who have food restrictions, they immediately know what they can or can’t eat.
Keep it Small
Bite sized desserts are great because they are easy to serve. They add an extra level of visual appeal and your guests will be more inclined to try more than one thing because the pieces are so small!
Complete Dessert With Coffee
Make sure to have enough cups and stirrers for your guests, and for an added touch put out sugar cubes and a variety of creamers and sweeteners. Folgers® Coffee is a great addition to a dessert buffet because it comes in various forms and roasts, satisfying all your guests’ coffee needs! It’s been a part of family traditions since 1850.