Cookie Dessert Station Wedding! A DIY guide to elevate your wedding dessert game. Setting up a DIY cookie decorating station. Curating the ultimate cookie collection for your wedding. DIY ideas to elevate your wedding cookie dessert station.
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A Cookie Dessert Station is not only a delectable addition to your wedding but also a budget-friendly and customizable option. The versatility, personalization, and interactive nature of this sweet station contribute to a memorable experience for both you and your guests.
By embracing the DIY approach, you not only save costs but also infuse your wedding with a personal touch that reflects your unique style and tastes.
This charming addition not only adds a sweet touch to your celebration but also allows for a personalized and budget-friendly experience. In this DIY guide, we’ll explore the pros and cons of having a Cookie Dessert Station at your wedding and share creative ideas to help you make it a sweet success.
We listed below some tips for the easiest and budget-friendly DIY cookie dessert bar to help you out!
PROS AND CONS:
Versatility and Variety
PRO: A Cookie Dessert Station offers a wide range of flavors, shapes, and sizes. From classic chocolate chip to elegant macarons, the options are endless, catering to diverse tastes.
CON: Guests with dietary restrictions may find limited options unless a variety of cookies are carefully curated. Unless you also provide
Interactive and Engaging
PRO: Guests can interact with the dessert station, choosing their favorite cookies and even customizing them with various toppings or fillings.
CON: The interactive nature may require additional staff or organization to ensure a smooth flow and prevent long queues. Someone has to watch the station to ensure that it is fully stocked at all times.
PRO: Opting for a Cookie Dessert Station can be a cost-effective alternative to a traditional wedding cake. Ingredients for cookies are generally more affordable, and the DIY aspect can further cut costs.
CON: There is a need to plan everything more carefully and purchase the products according to the number of people.
Cookie Dessert Station Wedding: Quick DIY (also budget-friendly!)
Get some cookies! (of course!)
There are plenty of delicious cookie recipes that you can get online (or maybe you can also use an heirloom cookie recipe to make it more special) to bake at home. But of course, the trouble-free route is to order different types of cookies, how many you want, from your trusted baker.
Depending on your preference and time constraints, you can either bake the cookies yourself or purchase them from a bakery or store. If baking, consider recruiting friends or family members to help with the process, or make the cookies in advance and freeze them until the wedding day.
If buying, be sure to place your order well in advance and confirm the pickup or delivery details with the bakery.
Our favorite and easiest way to go is to purchase cookies in bulk!
No-sweat Presentation (elevate your cookie dessert station wedding)
Decide how you want to display your cookies at the dessert station. You can use tiered trays, platters, or decorative stands to showcase the cookies in an attractive and accessible way. Consider adding signage or labels to identify each cookie flavor and provide guests with a brief description.
Set up a central table with various cookie types displayed in attractive containers. Include small cards with the name of each cookie and any special ingredients or stories behind them.
There are various ways to serve these babies and present them as a cookie dessert bar, but the easiest *and still pretty* way is to set them up on a tiered serving stand. Arrange the pieces, and you could also place labels beside them for your guests’ convenience.
TIP: If your table is against the wall, avoid a round-tiered serving platter so that your guests won’t have to reach far into the back! If everything is front-facing using a rectangular or square table, the easier it will be for your guests to pick and get what they want!
Cookies To Go
Provide guests with small, personalized bags or boxes to fill with their chosen cookies as wedding favors.
An alternative to presenting the cookies on the bar is using it as your wedding favor! Place them in bags and arrange them towards the door so your guests can take a bag on their way out!
You can easily personalize these bags by ordering custom stamps online. These stamps are very petty, and you can use them for all your wedding stationery, so it’s definitely worth the buy!
Cute pairing (cookie dessert station wedding)
Enhance the experience by offering a selection of milk or flavored milk for guests to pair with their cookies. Milk “shot glasses” are a cute way to present these!
How about making it a milkshake for a more filling option?
Consider unique milk alternatives for those with dietary restrictions.
Looking to serve it plated?
Oh, yes, you can! If you have been here for a bit, you know we love to elevate ordinary ideas.
Set up a separate area with icing, sprinkles, and other toppings for guests to decorate their own cookies. This adds an extra element of fun and creativity.
The easiest way to elevate is to add a drizzle of chocolate on the side of the plate.
Also adding a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, and fruits will make a full dessert idea! With these plated cookies, it is important to note that you would want to use soft-baked cookies so that your guests can use their forks easily and take a bite!
Using easy dispensers or servers can help your cookie dessert station a little more self-help.
Get small wine buckets filled with ice or ice packs and use them to store the ice cream tub and the scooper!
If you need help with just setting up or serving plated food that you’ve already purchased and need someone to prepare and serve it, there are staffing companies that allow you to hire a server so that you won’t need to worry about other things needed to be executed on the day of the event.
Pair this cookie bar with a sangria bar! Perfect combo for your cocktail / after-hour fun! This concludes our Cookie Dessert Station: DIY Guide!
You can always elevate the look and feel of any station you set up by leveling up the presentation and styling!
When you plan to DIY your food, include storing, prepping, cooking, serving platters, serving utensils, set-up, utensils and flatware, food circulation, bussing, and cleaning (garbage) into your plan and costs as these can easily add up.
But by taking a hands-on approach and curating the cookie selection yourself, you can control costs and avoid the premium price associated with custom cakes.
Many decorative elements, such as jars, trays, and signs, can be repurposed for other parts of the wedding or future events.
Some venues charge additional fees for cutting and serving a wedding cake. With a Cookie Dessert Station, this cost is typically eliminated.
We’re here to guide you, as always! Cookie Dessert Station: DIY Guide: Enjoy lovelies!
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