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Dessert parties mix tasty decadence with fun times. This type of event is appropriate just about any time during the afternoon or evening, especially when you want to have a party in between meals. These suggestions can help you figure out the specific details:
- It’s okay to indulge your sweet tooth before dinner. After an active day of bike riding, golfing or picnicking with friends, invite guests to your house for a late-afternoon dessert.
- You can also open up your home to an afternoon of sweet surprises by hosting a potluck dessert party. Ask each guest to bring a favorite dessert to share (with recipes included, of course).
- Consider hosting a dessert shindig at your house after an evening out with friends. In general, dessert parties need only last a few hours, so it’s the perfect way to end the evening.
- A luscious dessert spread is a great reason to throw a party, but you can also make another occasion, such as a shower or birthday party, a sweets-only celebration.
- To make room for the desserts, arrange several small tables dressed in pretty tablecloths or transform your kitchen island or dining table into a buffet setup.
- Pre-slice desserts, but don’t worry about setting out individual servings.
- Add a savory touch to your party with an assortment of cheeses. Select a variety from sharp to creamy to appeal to all tastes.
- Set out a variety of cut fruits, pound cake or cheesecake bites. Use fondue pots to warm caramel, chocolate and fruit sauces so guests can choose their own flavorings.
- If some guests don’t know each other, encourage conversation by putting an interactive spin on the party. For example, create a sundae station with a few flavors of ice cream and several toppings so guests can make their own treats.