Rain Or Shine: Two Ways to Style a Vintage Garden Dessert Party

Spring is in full swing and while Springtime parties can be so much fun, but they can also be a little bit tricky.  The weather here in Texas can change in an instant, and your beautiful garden party can be ruined, so it’s always a good idea to have a back up plan.

Today I’m going to show you how making a few simple changes can help you create an amazing desserts party indoors or outdoors!

Shabby Chic Dessert Table Set Up - the Outdoor Version. Come see how to take your party from outdoors to indoors with just a few changes. It’s all about styling a dessert party two ways - by Event Planner Mint Event Design in Austin Texas www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable

A little background- my daughter was having her dance team over for a sweet desserts party at our house.  The weather had a 50 percent chance of rain, so I decided to prepare for both just to be safe.


The Outdoor Version

For the outdoor version I decided to set it up in my backyard, using our greenery wall as the backdrop, then I added a cute sign that says ‘desserts’, from Studio Noel.  This party was all about desserts, after all!

Setting up your party outdoors can be super easy. Use greenery as your backdrop and simply add a cute sign with script letters and you have the best spot for the dessert table. See how to finish setting up your dessert party outdoors on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable #outdoorparty

Her dance team is called Carolina’s Classics, so I wanted this table to have a very vintage vibe.  

Find out how to set up a garden party with a vintage vibe. Loving this barely frosted party cake with the pretty font cake topper and florals. See how to finish setting up your dessert party outdoors on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable #outdoorparty #partycake

I used the color scheme of pastel blues and pinks, along with shabby chic furniture and stands.  Then I added some gorgeous florals too.

This vintage inspired garden party has so many great ideas. Click to see how to create your own outdoor garden party (with an indoor version too) on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable #outdoorparty

I used a small white desk as my party table this time.  It has chipped paint, and was perfect for this vintage set up.  I also used a blue overturned drawer as a stand, I always like to use things in new and unexpected ways.

Love the idea of using a drawer as a cake stand at parties! So smart! From Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Add pastel florals to create a vintage feel to your dessert party. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com

Our focus was on sweet treats, and we had some really delicious desserts this time!   Sweet Carousel Cakes here in Austin, created these beautiful sugar cookies in our party colors and gave them all a floral theme.  We also served pink and blue macarons, cake pops, and pink jelly beans.  

Desserts in your party colors are a must-have. These pretty pastel sugar cookies and macarons are perfect for an outdoor garden party. See many more garden party ideas on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #macarons #sugarcookies

Sweet Carousel Cakes also baked this lovely naked cake which I adorned with a gold metallic cake topper from Fun on Paper.  I just love the topper!  

Unfrosted cake and metallic gold topper. Love this style for garden parties and even bridal showers. See more garden party ideas on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #partycake #caketopper

The Inside Version

Now let’s move inside- My indoor party used a farmhouse style blue cabinet as a table. This table sits right there at this place, so it was just easy to remove my daily decor and change it to a dessert table. 

Rain or shine, your party can still be fab! Find out how to take your party indoors when you have bad weather. See all the garden party ideas from Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable

I used a gold hoop with attached florals to create my backdrop.  I added more florals this time, because it’s always nice to bring a little of the outdoors in.  

Create a quick and easy backdrop for your dessert table with a gold hoop that you add florals to. See all the garden party ideas from Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable

I used pink and white cake stands to hold my cake, cookies, and macarons.  Don’t you love macarons, they always feel so fancy!

Macarons are always a good idea for party desserts - they always feel so fancy. Come see all the shabby chic and vintage vibe party ideas from Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #macarons

We kept the indoor table small, since it was in my dining room.

I like a small party area, it’s a reminder that no party is too small.   Every celebration no matter how big or small is worth creating something beautiful.

Rain rain, go away! Don’t miss these tips on how to move an outdoor party inside on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable
Simple is oh so pretty. A simple barely frosted party cake with a pretty gold topper and a simple floral embellishment makes a huge statement. Click to see all the vintage garden party ideas from Mint Event Design in Austin Texas www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty #desserttable #partycake

It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a 200 person wedding or just having a few friends over for desserts, indoors or outdoors. Mint Event Design can help you celebrate them all!  

Stacked macarons are a fun dessert table presentation. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Vintage Garden Party Sugar Cookies. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Beautiful mason jar cookie. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com

What Springtime celebrations are you planning?  Let me know in the comments below!

Vintage garden party dessert ideas. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Floral cookies for a garden party. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com
Gold cake topper. As seen on Mint Event Design www.minteventdesign.com

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Rain or Shine - Click for the Top Party Planning Tips on how to set up a dessert party indoors or outdoors. No more need to worry about the weather when planning a special event. Party Styling Ideas by Event Planner Mint Event Design in Austin Texas www.minteventdesign.com #dessertparty #partytips #partyplanning #partyideas #diyparty

Vendor Credits

Baker: Sweet Carousel Cakes
Cake topper: Fun on Paper
Wood Dessert Wall Sign: Studio Noel

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