We got our first official snowfall last night. While it was a mere dusting of snow, everyone in our house was *S*U*P*E*R* excited. My youngest was practicing her snow angels in bed before she went to sleep and my boys were planning how they were going to spend their day sledding, making a snowman, and drinking hot coca. Needless to say, everyone was a little disappointed when they woke up this morning and realized what a "dusting" actually meant (and looked like). The excitement of our first snowfall, even though it was minor, sent me on a search for some winter themed party inspiration. Among all of the great ideas out there, I think that I found a real gem. Back in 2009, The Inspired Bride and Bake It Pretty joined forces to create this beautiful Winter Wonderland Dessert Buffet.
Aside from loving the table's simplistic feel and it's soothing color scheme, I adore the fact that it was designed with YOU in mind. Maddy (of The Inspired Bride) specifically designed this Winter Wonderland Dessert Buffet to be "an attractive but attainable dessert table for anyone looking to add this popular treat onto their wedding, bridal shower, or even a holiday party". In addition to her original post about the dessert buffet, she created 7 additional DIY posts detailing specific elements of the table so that YOU can recreate it, element by element, or use it as a base to build upon with your own creativity. LOVE IT!!!!
Maddy's posts include DIY directions for all of the desserts featured on the buffet, including the cupcakes, brownie pops, marshmallow pops, and the candy display.
Love the Winter Wonderland centerpiece as much as I do? There's a post on creating that as well!
And don't forget treat bags for your guests to stash some of the leftover goodies in to take home and enjoy later!
The Inspired Bride and Bake It Pretty did a wonderful job of inspiring me to create a winter celebration this season. I hope that you are feeling inspired as well. Now there are no excuses....you have everything that you need to host a fabulous winter shindig....get to work!