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Sunday, December 5, 2010

{real parties} christmas dessert table

One of my best friends, Heidi, recently asked me to help out with a dessert table for a Christmas quiz night she was planning for the local junior tee-ball could I resist??

Working with a very limited budget (& timeframe), we created this gorgeous red, white and silver dessert table!!  

Guests enjoyed a delicious chocolate fountain with marshmallow snowmen, wafer sticks and sweet treats; jaffas, cool mints, chocolate santas and sour straps!! ...You will notice the chocolate fountain missing from the images...unfortunately I only had a few moments to snap a couple of shots after it had been added and they are all a little blurry...needless to say, it was delicious!!

I hope you enjoy taking a look and maybe even get some ideas for a christmas function you have coming up!!

I love the simplicity of the red, white and silver...the twinkle of the glass and baubles, the shimmer of the silver and the texture of the tissue snowflakes...

Heidi set the guests tables with a white tablecloth, silver wire tinsel running down the length, a tinsel christmas tree for the centrepiece, and place settings of glittered bonbons & santa chocolates... clean, simple & stylish!

JOY ...I think this beautiful little three letter word sums up the festive season perfectly...full of lovely, joyful moments spent with family and friends!

Baubles and glass add a gorgeous Christmassy sparkle!!

The sweet tissue snowflakes & daisies in the background were inspired by a gorgeous dessert table by The Party Dress, (spotted over at Mon Tresor) ...when I saw them I thought they would be perfect over the silver backdrop ... so naturally (with very little time to spare) I thought "oooh I can make those"...hmmm not quite so easy!! The smaller ones turned out the best, and I think if created with a double layer of tissue the large ones would work much better!!

Would anyone like a tutorial on these??
(UPDATE: snowflake tutorial now posted!)

Tanya x


  1. looks lovely tanya! love the simplicity and the christmas colour palette. well done x
    ps: would love a tutorial on the snowflakes!! :)

  2. absolutely stunning Tanya! WOW what a party that would have been! I would love a tutorial too...tho I would need to have a few minutes too ;)

  3. Would absolutely love a tutorial on these!!!! These make the decorations perfect...thanks for sharing your talents.

  4. Thank you all for your lovely comments!! I will aim to have the snowflake tutorial ready to post on Friday!! Tanya x

  5. Lovely collection Tanya & Aimee ... you have a new follower!

  6. This is beautiful. I love red & white & silver!

  7. My theme for christmas this year is red white and silver. I love all the details on this table and will just have to share on my blog.

  8. Thank you all for taking the time to comment!! It is so lovely to get feedback :) And such a lovely surprise for you to be sharing it on your blog, thank you Vicki!! Tanya x