Pemberton Heights Block Party

This week I’m sharing a dessert table I had the opportunity to style last summer.  My friend Olga, owner of Polkadots Cupcake Factory,  was going to be serving her delicious desserts at a neighborhood block party, and wanted to present her treats on a beautifully decorated table.  I’m always happy to help out a friend, so of course I jumped at the chance.

Love this upscale dessert table, the combination of colors and textures is fabulous! I can totally see this for a girl's baby shower, a bridal shower or even for a girls party. Styled by Carolina from MINT Event Design in Austin, Texas

The block party was an annual event held in one of Austin’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Pemberton Heights.  Located just minutes from Downtown Austin, Pemberton Heights is full of beautiful and historical homes. I wanted to make sure our dessert table matched the feel of the neighborhood, so I included a mixture of copper, marble, silver, with pops of coral and pink for a touch of whimsy.  I always get my inspiration for any event from one thing, this time it was definitely the color scheme. Once I had figured out what colors I would be using, everything was based on that.

Gray and peach touches on a dessert table, includes a gorgeous balloon garland and a variety of desserts. Styled by Carolina from MINT Event Design i Austin Texas

The day of the block party started with a huge rainstorm, and I thought the event was going to be cancelled.  Thankfully though, the clouds parted and we were able to get everything set up without any problems.

Macarons and other desserts served at an Austin neighborhood block party, styled by Mint Event Design.

Olga was serving a variety of treats including cupcakes, macarons, and petit fours along with lemonade.  I wanted to highlight the different desserts choices by using cake stands of different heights, colors and finishes.

Pumpkin macarons on a beautiful dessert table.
Who doesn't love macarons!? Love the different colors and mixture of textures on this dessert table!
Colorful desserts at Pemberton Heights annual neighborhood block party. Styled by Carolina from MINT Event Design in Austin Texas.

I wanted to add a few table tent cards to help everyone find their favorite treats, so I asked Nathalie of Press Print Party, if she could design the food tents for me, with my color combo and she did an amazing job!

Fun, Modern and colorful dessert table idea.

To add some texture to the table and put it over the top, I added gray fur and a tassel banner.  I asked my friend Darlene of 16 Tassels to create the tassels for our table, and she customized them to fit our color scheme.  

Gray and Peach tassel banner, lovely decorations for a dessert table.

For even more texture, I used a mixture of different metals, like the copper cup holding the paper straws, and marble on the cake stand.  I love how the combination of our color scheme and the different textures make this dessert table feel even more upscale.

A chic lemonade stand idea, served with a variety of desserts.
Macarons at a neighborhood block party

The block party lasted about three hours, and Olga’s desserts and lemonade table was definitely the hit of the party!

Even though I styled this table for a block party, it would be a perfect fit for a bridal or baby shower, or even a girl’s birthday party!

Gray and peach dessert table at an Austin area neighborhood block party with a balloon garland and a lemonade stand.

Vendor Credits

Desserts:   Polkadots Cupcake Factory,

Tent Cards:   Press Print Party, via Etsy 

Tassels:    16 Tassels, via Etsy 

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Gray and Peach dessert table, perfect for any girl's party, baby shower and bridal shower. Showcases a balloon garland, styled by Carolina from MINT Event Design in Austin Texas