Silver & Lilac Wonderland
What wonderland would be complete without a buffet of tantalizing treats?! A pretty silver and purple dessert buffet takes center stage in this party theme.
You don't need to spend a ton of money either… when it comes to dessert buffets it's all about presentation!
For this buffet, we started with a simple white table cloth, then topped it with a silver glitter runner (purchased at Michaels for about $8) and a white feather boa, which is reminiscent of snow and gives the buffet a soft, wintery vibe.
Next up, a fun mix of purple and silver trees, pillar candle holders, silver lanterns, glass bottles, and other decorative accents (all found at HomeGoods) were used to create a festive backdrop for the buffet. The pillar candle holders acted as pedestals for plates of sugary treats and helped to create varying levels of height to the dishes, which is an important attribute for any buffet.
To keep the treats budget-friendly & easy, we made our own cupcakes and cookies (using boxed mixes and ready-made dough), then added a few store-bought treats like biscotti and chocolates.
White cupcakes were baked in silver liners and decorated with both white and chocolate frosting and sprinkles. Slice-and-bake sugar cookies were dusted with powdered sugar (using a sifter), and store-bought white-chocolate dipped biscotti cookies were arranged in a circle to create a "snowflake" look and interspersed with squares of white Cookies-n-Creme Hershey bars . Last but not least, gourmet chocolates where spread out in contemporary rows on white plates.
More party decor ideas:
Use bunches of glittered silver twigs and white feather boa to embellish fireplace mantles, and flat surfaces.
Display decorative bowls and plates on silver or clear acrylic display holders.
Decorate white frames with large rhinestone craft gems.
Embellish silver glittered pillar candles with pretty bands of purple ribbon and craft rhinestones.
Let there be light! Add lots of white tea lights in clear or silver holders to the dessert buffet, the fireplace mantle, and other flat surfaces. Light up stair banisters, indoor plants, doorways, and any other areas you can think of with white twinkle lights…. super festive and wonderfully inexpensive!
Silver Moroccan Lanterns, Purple Glass Bottle, Purple Pillar Candle Holders, Mirrored Pillar Candle Holder, Polar Bear, Glittered Silver Pear, Silver Tree, Glass Purple Tree, and Silver Bird Candles, Decorative Purple Bowl (on fireplace mantle), and Glittered Silver Pillar Candle - all from HomeGoods
Silver Mesh Table Runner and Purple Ribbon - Michaels