Anytime we host a party we always want to have at least one big focal point. For our favorite things party we decided to make that the dessert table. I knew that I wanted to have the food in my family room because I find that if the food is in the kitchen most people will stay there for the majority of the party and it just isn’t as comfortable. So we decided to move a desk into my family room and hope that would encourage people to gather there instead. It worked out perfectly!
We started with a color palette of magenta, soft pink and gold. I knew that I wanted something large to go above the table to draw a lot of attention. My original idea was to create a large sign with the words “love it” outlined in gold finishing nails. I bought a thin piece of 4×4 oak from Lowe’s and several boxes of nails for under 25 dollars. I loved the color of the wood and the grain. It added a nice neutral to our bright color palette.
But alas, not all my ideas are good ones. After using an entire box of nails and spending about an hour I hadn’t even outlined one letter. So I went with plan B and hand cut and glittered the words “love it”. I used a cursive font I had on hand, printed it backwards on to card stock and then cut and glittered it. This would be a lot easier if you own the Silhouette or the new Cricut. But it turned out well and I finished it all while watching a movie.
Just the sign alone felt a little to plain so we added hand cut hearts we cut from glitter paper and hung them with gold bakers twine and some paper fringe I made from wrapping paper (these Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors work well), as well as some fairy lights for a little twinkle.
It always important when displaying food to use different height levels to add interest so we used pink and coral hardback books and old ticket rolls we already had on hand. Add the beautiful desserts and the table was done!
Our guests loved it and it was the perfect gathering place during the party.