Today, I want to share with you an easy Valentine’s Dessert Buffet you can pull together for your family, friends, coworkers or loved ones in no time!
If you had a chance to read yesterday’s post, you already know holidays like Valentine’s Day always seem to sneak up on us. Every year, we’re left scrambling to come up with a fun adventure or a special gift at what feels like the last minute. So, this year, we decided we wanted to do something festive yet simple to celebrate the day.
We mulled around a few ideas before we finally decided to create a Valentine’s Day dessert buffet for my bestie S’s coworkers, some of the hardest working network engineer and architect nerds around. They’re all crazy smart, have an interesting sense of humor and most of them have known each other for years.
I told S I would pull together everything that was needed for the dessert buffet and I promised to keep the ingredients ready-made and easy to transport from the parking garage to the break room. I found all of these food items the grocery store and you can probably find them at your local grocery store too.
Now, I won’t be sending my vintage Haviland dishes to be used on the Valentine’s Day dessert buffet at S’s work but I wanted to show you guys how you could easily set up something like this at home for your family or even your girlfriends if you’re hosting Galentine’s Day.
I paired the dainty dishes with a rustic feed sack to stand in as a table runner and added a few farmhouse inspired valentines.
Then I used a three-tiered wire stand to help hold some of the ready-made treats. Do you guys use a treat tower when you’re entertaining? I swear this thing comes in so handy. We use it all the time!
To keep the treats easily accessible, I filled valentines inspired cupcake liners with super simple goodies. Things like mini pretzels I drizzled with candy melts, frosted animal crackers,
salty, sweet, and spicy pecans from our family’s pecan grove. You can find the recipe we used here. They are so good!
I also dipped milk chocolate Milano cookies in candy melts and rolled them in crushed pistachios for all the sweet and salty fans at the office.
Once the treat tower was filled, I added some licorice whips
and of course, you can’t have a Valentine’s Day Dessert Bar without having conversation hearts.
I mean, seriously you guys, you can pour various bags of candy in pretty crystal and glass containers in no time!
I couldn’t think of a better drink to add to the dessert buffet than strawberry milk, accented with a mini red velvet powdered donut and a heart straw.
Since the rest of the table was really festive, I decided to keep the flowers simple and neutral. It doesn’t get much more relaxed than flowers in Ball jars, right?
No playing, you guys, it took me longer to shop for the food items than it did to pull this entire Valentine’s Day Dessert Buffet together.
Of course, it took a tiny bit of planning, but I know S’s coworkers are really going to enjoy a special treat and if you decide to do this for your friends or family they’ll enjoy it too.