Dessert Station {Cocktails & Dreams Hen Party}

Desserts are always so easy at parties! I always do more sweet treats than savoury…for my sister’s Cocktails & Dreams Hen Party I would say I had an even balance of savoury and sweet…maybe…!

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Even though I love making cupcakes, I didn’t make these ones, but bought them from the supermarket instead. Why? Cos I was lazy this week :P There was lime & coconut, strawberries & cream and banoffee pie flavours. I prettied them up by inserting a cocktail umbrella into them – instant tropical stylin’!! They were lovely cupcakes, with a nice surprise filling in the centre. I also had some sushi rolling mats which I laid out to sit the cupcakes on, they fit the theme well doncha think?!

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I set up the dessert station in one corner of my kitchen. Oh how I long for the day when I have nice walls!

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

You can see my Pineapple & Coconut Upside Down Cake at the back – yum, yum,yum!!

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I put more cocktail umbrellas into the cute ice-cream sundae glasses I bought, along with a sundae spoon.  Ice-cream was in the freezer ;) I had various toppings for the ice-cream – sauces, cherries (that I forgot to hide away when taking this pic!), banana chips, coconut flakes and wafers. Dessert lovers heaven!

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I thought I’d also slot this photo in here, the cutlery/napkin bundles that I made up for the party food. These are seriously my new favourite party thing! Decorating wooden cutlery, then tying together with a paper napkin – easy to store and easy for guests to pick up :)

Dessert Station at The Purple Pumpkin Blog