Nothing says “Summer is Here” quite like strawberry season and with summer comes more options of hosting that fun, summer-themed event! Whether you are throwing a “Berry 1st Birthday Party”, Mother’s Day Brunch, or strawberry afternoon-themed tea get-together you can not go wrong by having a Strawberry Dessert Buffet. It is sure to be the hit of your event!
Strawberry Dessert Buffet
Dessert Buffets are fun because it allows your guests to choose what they like and leave what they don’t. Depending on the theme of an event you have attended I’m sure you have seen Candy Buffets, Chili Bar Buffets, but a Strawberry Dessert Buffet puts a fresh spin on a fan favorite. Make a few of these recipes or make them all! Your guests will love trying all the different ways strawberries can be made into tasty desserts.
There is so much you can do with strawberries that there should be no shortage of options for a strawberry dessert bar. Whether you are doing cakes, jams, donuts, or serving bowls of fresh berries! Even with serving fresh berries, you can dress them up by adding bowls of yogurt, ice cream, or a fondue of multiple flavors of chocolate sauce. For the purists, they could also be eaten alone.
Pink Chocolate Covered Strawberries
An easy tried and true strawberry classic will always be the chocolate-covered strawberry! They’re easy to make and are the perfect finger food. Get creative and change up the color of the chocolate like these Pink Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. Fun but easy dessert if you’re asked to bring a dish or just short on time.
Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets
Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets are not only delicious but adorable! There may not be a better combination of fruit and vegetables than when sweet strawberries and tangy rhubarb meet. When you add in a buttery crisp crust and you won’t find a pastry that is more sublime.
Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfaits
If your Strawberry Dessert Bar is for a baby shower or Mother’s Day Brunch then these Pretty-in-Pink Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfaits are darling, adding a feminine touch to your event. They are light, fresh, sweet, and so easy to make ahead of time.
Strawberry Cake Pops
Made from scratch Strawberry Cake Pops are universal and can be used for multiple events. They are ideal for Strawberry Themed Birthday Parties, Valentine’s Day, Baby Showers, Gender Reveals, and more. They are super moist, perfectly sweet, and bursting with strawberry flavor. If hosting a gender reveal party use a neutral color icing and let the pink strawberry cake reveal the surprise! Display your
Mini Strawberry Bundt Cake
Scared to DIY when it comes to your making a cute cake? Don’t be! These Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes are so cute and easy to make. The individual servings make it perfect for a shower. If you have your guest list planned ahead of time you will know exactly the amount of Bundt cakes that will be enough for your event.
Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Sweet and fluffy homemade Strawberry Cupcakes with Buttercream Strawberry Frosting are the perfect pairing! These cupcakes are made from scratch with a homemade strawberry puree in both the cupcakes and frosting! Giving your guest a flavorful surprise.
Vegan Strawberry Cake
For those with food allergies or different dietary requirements, this easy Vegan Strawberry Cake recipe has fresh berries and the best vegan strawberry frosting! It’s the best homemade vegan cake ever!
Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
Nothing goes better than peanut butter and jelly and these Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Strawberry Jelly Frosting are no exception! This recipe combines the classic flavors of peanut butter and jelly sandwich in cupcake form. Cupcake batter is mixed with peanut butter and is topped with a homemade strawberry frosting for the perfect party treat. Please be mindful of anyone attending your event that may have nut allergies by asking ahead of time and if not possible ensure these cupcakes will be away from other foods to prevent cross-contamination and include a sign indicating the allergen.
Don’t Forget Presentation!
Now that you have an idea of what strawberry desserts to offer at your Strawberry Themed Party it’s time to start thinking about the presentation. You will want to make sure that your desserts are appealing to the eye. Such as choosing whether you will serve your parfaits in mason jars or champagne flutes. Get creative with the cake pops and arrange them in a bouquet or individually wrap each one in cellophane. You will want to decide if you want to serve your cupcakes or bundt cakes on single or triple-tiered plate stands. Add pops of color by adding coloring coordinating cake serving plates and utensils. If you do decide to go with the mason or parfait jars you can dress them up by adding a cute ribbon or your cute sticker thanking your guests for attending.
Final Tips for Your Strawberry Dessert Party
- Plan a head with a menu and a check list for what to do the month before, week before, day before and then the day of the party. That way nothing gets left out or forgotten. This also helps makes the process as stress-free as possible.
- Now that you have your menu and will be serving foods with nuts or other allergens ensure that those allergens are on a seperate, smaller table away from the other foods to prevent cross contamination.
- Have enough space and a large enough table to display all of your desserts without everything being too cluttered. This also helps with presentation.
- Use multiple items to display the desserts, such as plate stands, upside down wooden crates, etc.
- Have your drinks on another table on the other side of the room. This encourages guests to mingle.
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