Candy buffets have been popular for several years now at weddings and I've put several fun and colorful ones together. A new trend is a cookie buffet. Actually these have been popular for years being a long standing tradition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now, I grew up in Pittsburgh but moved away as a teenager. I don't remember this tradition, but others have assured me it started there!
Another dear friend had a son getting married over the holidays in California and she and her husband hosted an informal open house the beginning of January in Arizona. They chose to do a nacho bar, a cookie buffet and a hot chocolate bar. I volunteered to help set up and this is how the cookie buffet turned out...
I made a chalkboard sign for the table.
The bride's colors were turquoise and red so we tried to stick with that.
I did a mixture of cake plates and glass canisters for the cookies,
and made labels for each flavor.
We did ten cookie varieties - chocolate chip, lemon bars, ginger snaps, snickerdoodles, peanut butter, peanut blossoms, iced sugar cookies, Mexican wedding cookies, dark chocolate white chip and pirouettes. I recommend planning on 3-4 cookies per person.
Here I am all set up and ready for guests. This is the kind of dessert buffet that is fairly easy to pull together if you like to bake - or have friends that do!
I like to join these parties