A sweet table, like its name might suggest, is a table filled with sweetness.
It's an american trend, and I would go as far to say that it's an art in itself: one that our sisters at Oh Happy Day have mastered to perfection.
Most importantly, a sweet table must be prepared in advance. You will need to choose a specific theme and develop it so that each element acts as a vital part of your chosen theme. Then the sweet treats will only make it better!
So here are our 3 steps for setting a sweet table, adhering to the rules of art (according to us):
CHOOSE A THEME
Your choice of theme is crucial because this is what is going to give life to your table. A theme can be a colour, a season, a cartoon character, a city, etc... The theme can be linked to the occasion (a pastel sweet table for a baby shower), or completely random (a summertime sweet table for new year), it's up to you.
You could be inspired by current trends or the season, for example: Tropical, Unicorn, Summertime, Pastel, Tutti Frutti, etc...
The final result will be seamless if each element of your sweet table is linked to the chosen theme: we therefore recommend a main theme so that all of the elements match eachother and there is an aspect of coherence (a pretty mess, yes/a big pile of rubbish, no).
SET OUT YOUR ITEMS
1. Put all of the straws into a cup.
2. Make an arrangement of cups.
3. Place the cake front and centre, on a cake platter so that everyone can see it (unless it was a failure).
4. Set up a pyramid of honeycomb balls.
5. Scatter some confetti, some little toys, etc...
THE FINAL TOUCH
Your table is (nearly) ready! For a really successful sweet table (with the "wow" factor guaranteed), "overflow" the table by attaching bunting above the table, or allow some balloons to float by the sides. The idea is to fill out the table as much as possible in order to give it some volume.