What makes celebrations even more fun besides booze and dancing? Dessert! And one of the easiest DIY buffet tables that you can make is a cookie bar! We also made this to be “pandemic friendly.” Not a lot of guests “touching” the food and less contact.
Whether you are throwing a micro or intimate wedding (a backyard event, perhaps?), a bridal or baby shower, a cookie bar with scrumptious nom noms will elevate your event and will give your guests a needed sugar rush.
We listed below some tips for the easiest and super-budget friendly DIY cookie dessert bar to help you. We also added a few extra steps and details to make it, so there’s less touching and contact.
Easy cookie dessert bar: Quick DIY (also budget friendly!)
- Get some cookies! (of course!)
- No-sweat / Elevated Presentation
- Cookies To Go
- Looking to serve it plated?
Let’s go over these ideas in detail!
1. 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 every many you want, from your trusted baker.
2. No-sweat Presentation
There are various ways to serve these babies and present 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.
3. Cookies To Go
An alternative to presenting the cookies on the bar (and pandemic-friendly at that) is to place them in small white bags so your guests can bring them home. You can easily personalize these bags by ordering custom stamps online. These stamps are very petty, and you can use this for all your wedding stationery, so it’s definitely worth the buy!
4. 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.
If you need help with just setting up or serving plated food that you’ve already purchased and needed someone to prepare and serve it, there are staffing companies like Staff Shop that lets you 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!
Remember that you might want to consider having coverage, like wedding/event insurance, to give you extra peace of mind if you are serving alcohol.
✔️ SAFETY PROTOCOL EXTRA TIP: Together with having your guests and yourself wear a mask and practice social distancing, you can also rent stanchions together with signs to ensure physical distancing is practiced. To take things further for extra safety, you can also rent clear dividers (you can also decorate it!) to put in between tables. Another option is to provide clear face shields that they can still wear, should they need to take the mask off to eat and/or drink. Adding extra preventative measures is always a good idea.
Check with your local government and public health officials about any guidelines, protocols, policies, and/or regulations that you need to meet if you will be holding an event.
DISCLAIMER: We’ve rounded up suggestions that are pandemic friendly. However, please note that it is still your responsibility to practice safety protocols, Covid-19 event guidelines, and constant hygiene, and if need be, consult your local public health professional and abide by your government mandates. We do not guarantee that your event will be 100% safe, as all safety practices are ultimately up to you and your guests.
**The execution of your event using our guides will depend on how open you are to alternatives, other options, and unexpected products/design/ideas. It is suggested to do a concept trial and set your comfort level to make it a much easier and faster execution.**