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Dessert Party  Back to Events

Put a sweet spin on the usual festivities by making desserts the center of attention. A spread of contrasting and complementary flavors, textures, shapes and sizes can make a party more than just desserts.

Whether you whip up a crème brûlée from scratch or bake brownies from a mix, an eye-catching display of desserts creates instant elegance. To ease party prep, look to your neighborhood Publix Bakery for a selection of scrumptious sweets that will add a 'wow' factor to any spread. 

As with any party, there should be something for everyone. Serve lighter sweets such as fruit to balance the rich desserts, and offer a few low-fat or sugar-free items for guests who may be counting calories or have special dietary needs.

Because you won't be serving a traditional meal, keep in mind these dessert party suggestions. And make sure you have beverages to complement your sweet treats. Offer a selection of hot and cold beverages and check out our suggestions for dessert wines.

Menu Made Easy 

Here's where we've figured out courses and servings for the party. Scroll down to see the Publix selections we suggest, then add appropriate sizes and/or quantities to your Planning List based on the estimated servings per course (see chart). If you're interested in other options, you may click View All to see everything else available by course. Or, you can use our Plan a Menu tool to build your own menu for the event.

# of Guests: 8 to 12 16 to 20 26 to 30
Course Recommended # of Servings
Appetizer 8-12 16-20 26-30
Desserts 20-30 40-50 65-75

The recommended servings are meant as a guide and not an exact calculator. Please consider that many factors may require you to make adjustments: the mix of adults and children, time of day, length of event, etc.

Appetizer   View All
Imported Artisan Cheeses


A spread of fine European cheeses ranging from a mild and creamy Camembert to a sharp, firm English Cheddar. Served with an assortment of seasonal berries and grapes.

(M) 16 - 20 Servings $59.99


Desserts   View All
New York Style Cheesecake
New York Style Cheesecake


With a fabulous taste that originated in the Big Apple, this dense, rich dessert is made with cream cheese and eggs for a purely decadent experience on its own or with your favorite topping. Serving ware shown not included.

6-7 Servings $8.59


Chocolate Lover's Delight
Chocolate Lovers Delight


An elegant and impressive way to glorify chocolate. Four layers of moist chocolate cake are filled and frosted with our rich chocolate fudge icing, and then topped with ganache and glazed strawberries. What a good idea.

8-10 Servings $21.99


European Specialties
European Specialties


Miniature cannoli, cream puffs, and éclairs, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

(S) 10-14 Servings $22.99
(M) 18-22 Servings $29.99


Reminder Items Select All

Details, Details
Extra help is here: We've made a list of items you may want to have on hand for this particular event. Check those you'd like to be reminded of when you go shopping, and then add to your Planning List along with your Publix selections.

balloons flowers serving dishes
champagne ice thank you cards
condiments invitations utensils
cups/glasses napkins whipped cream
decorations nuts wine/beer
disposable camera plates

  • Set out knives and serving utensils for each dessert so guests avoid unintentionally mixing flavors and detracting from the original taste.
  • Decrease portion size as dessert selection increases: If you're serving six desserts, cut smaller slices than if you were serving four. This way guests can sample everything before they're full.