8 Stylishly Sweet Dessert Table Themes

Dessert tables continue to rage on as the perfect accompaniment to today’s stylish weddings, parties and events. How do you develop a theme for your dessert table? Do you start with an amazing cake stand, or a thrift store find, or that cake design and/or decoration you’ve been dying to make?

Here are eight beautiful ideas for sweetly themed dessert tables. Get inspired to start baking and decorating!

Pink-Themed Dessert Table
Photo by Krista Mason. Desserts by Sweet & Saucy Shop.

Fanciful pink, gold and mint dessert table:

From the glittery gold table confetti to the matching cakes and cute bow theme, this fanciful and fun dessert table sparkles and shines! I like how each dessert has an element from another dessert, bringing the whole table together with whimsy and a sense of feminine playfulness.

Blue-Themed Dessert Table
Photo via Sweetapolita

Chevron and mustache dessert table:

Rosie at Sweetapolita created this adorable chevron pattern and mustache-themed dessert table spread for her nephew’s baby shower. The bright lemon-yellow and electric blue color theme is beautiful. And, check out the simple and modern chevron cake featured as the centerpiece, created using Jessica Harris’s techniques taught in Clean & Simple Cake Design.
Bright White-Themed Table
Photo via Coco Cake Land 

White and bright cake table:

Sometimes a great unifying force for a fun and modern dessert table is matching cakes and cake stands. A simple palette of bright primary colors provides a minimal but fun feel!

Table with Doughnut-hole Cake and Doughnuts
Photo via Oh Happy Day

Donut tower dessert table:

Not a fan of cakes? Donut despair– host a killer donut party! Use donut holes as your centerpiece, croquembouche style. Just fill some matching vintage platters and bowls with your favourite donuts, throw up a little decor and you’re all set.

Outdoor Fiesta Dessert Table with Colorful Flags
Lighting Candles on Cake on Fiesta Dessert Table
Photos via Cake Walk Bake Shop 

Fiesta themed dessert table:

So many fun, clever ideas featured in this outdoor colorful fiesta! I love the use of fringed and dingle-ball trimmed cake stands, the many colors and patterns, and of course the amazing ruffle pinata cake.

Vintage Pink-Themed Dessert Table
Photo via Call Me Cupcake 

Vintage pretty in pink dessert table:

Sweetly romantic, this feminine vintage-feel dessert table uses a shabby-chic white side table and peeled-away silver cans as vases. Flowers look rustic and freshly picked from a garden, and the desserts are piled on a mishmash of cake stands all at varying heights.

Green-Themed Ice Cream Dessert Table
Photo via Mara Dawn 

Ice cream social themed first birthday:

Everything about this sweetly designed first birthday party shines: silvery details and a cool as ice color palette. There was even a white sprinkles covered mini-smash cake that looked like a snowball. Visit Mara Dawn here to see the whole spread and get inspired!

"Love is Sweet" Dessert Table with Doughnuts

Love is sweet dessert table:

Love is sweet and so is this adorable and perfectly charming dessert table by Stevie for Shop Sweet Lulu, with little cotton candies, a pedestal of glazed donuts and sparkly decor in pink and gold.

Now, what a dessert table needs is a standout confection. Perhaps it’s a gorgeously arranged pile of donuts with its own garland, or a stunning tiered cake made with the help of the incredible cake designers of Craftsy!’

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Tell me about your ideas for dessert tables or show off one you’ve created!

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