Dessert and Candy Buffets

Also known as candy bars or dessert bars, these tables full of goodies are becoming more popular for all types of events.  Not all people like cake, so it’s nice to offer an alternate dessert choice such as cookies, tarts, bars and fruit.  The kids (young and old) also love the Candy buffets.  Filled with sweets of all different sizes, shapes and colors.  When there is a dessert buffet set up for after a meal, I like to have it screened, then remove the screens surrounding it to show off the display of goodies – a sweet surprise, so to speak.  Make sure to have extra plates or bowls of goodies to re-stock from.

dessert bar with heart shaped tarts

dessert bar with heart shaped tarts

A great Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, salad, bread, green beans is topped off with rich desserts or luscious fruit

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Valley Catering tasting event

I was invited to attend Valley Catering’s annual Tasting event.  This is where newly engaged couples as well as their parents and different businesses are invited to come and taste a variety of different dishes that they have prepared.  The event took place at the Club house, which is their headquarters, kitchens and also a small indoor-outdoor venue.  It is a very nice setting with courtyard that will seat up to 200 outside and 120 comfortably inside.  Different stations were set up which included horsd euvres , Salads, vegetable side dishes, a main entrée/meat station and a candy/ dessert station.  In the middle of the room were round tables that they had decorated with different table settings.  I will post them on the next blog.  I got the opportunity to chat with the owner, Mary and she said that her staff could prepare just about any type of meal from basic to barbecue to very formal affairs.  They do weddings, memorial services, lots of meetings and conferences and lunches as well as other events.  Valley Catering can do meals for as few as 20 or as many as 1200.  I also visited with the head chef,  and some of the other staff. Also on display were flowers from Celebration Floral and Place cards, table signs and invitations by Enchanted ever after. All of the elements combined made for a very nice event. You can check Valley Catering at their website at