How To Host A Desserts-Only Wedding Reception

Are you looking for ideas on how to host a desserts-only wedding reception in DC, MD or VA?

Wedding receptions aren’t one-size-fits-all anymore. Today’s couples want to customize the event to reflect who they are.

Here's some ideas for how you can host a desserts-only wedding reception in DC, MD, or VA that will remembered for a long time.

 

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desserts only wedding receptionWow your guests with cake, candy, pies, pops and a bit of bubbly.

Since dessert is the focal point of this type of reception, serve the most amazing, delicious cakes, pies, cake/pie pops and candy you can afford. Be sure to taste test all baked goods. Decide upon buffet or dessert cart service (where guests are seated and waitstaff bring a variety of desserts to their table from a cart or platter.)

A few years ago, we provided espresso bar service for a bride and groom who both loved coffee. They actually met at a coffee shop! They also both loved "games" so all of the desserts had a "game theme" and the wedding cake actually looked like legos!

Kick off your event by passing champagne and espresso martini shooters (more on this in a minute). This mini-cocktail hour gives guests time to mingle and for the DJ or band to get the party started. We also suggest a limited bar service.

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An equally important element in hosting a desserts-only wedding reception is great coffee. A specialty coffee station or bar goes perfectly with a desserts-only reception. Maui Wowi DC is one of the best choices in the Washington DC area when it comes to serving handcrafted, specialty coffees to your guests. A plain old cup of joe served from a percolator or air pot just won’t do on one of the most important days of a couple’s life together.

Here’s a sample wedding menu we suggest:

SPECIALTY COFFEE MENU FOR A DESSERTS-ONLY WEDDING RECEPTION

CAFÉ DELLA CASA
ESPRESSO TOPPED WITH A CAP OF THICK, FROTHED MILK

CAFÉ MOCHA
ESPRESSO WITH A SHOT OF CHOCOLATE TOPPED WITH A CAP OF THICK, FROTHED MILK

CAFÉ LATTÉ
ESPRESSO WITH GENTLY STEAMED MILK

ESPRESSO ROMANO
RICH, INTENSE, DARK ROAST WITH A SMOOTH BODY

MACCHIATO
ESPRESSO WITH A DOLLOP OF FROTHY, FOAMED MILK

Typically, we start with this menu and customize it with syrups, seasonal drinks and toppings as well as designing signature drinks named after the couple, their hobbies or the theme. Kosher and non-dairy options are available.

Starting your reception with a round of passed espresso martini shooters is a great way to boost your guests’ energy level and get the party started. This is possible if you have an espresso bar as well as a bartender serving alcohol, which is a service we can offer.

Now you know how to host a desserts-only wedding reception. Remember, there’s lots more to making your guests feel welcome at your wedding reception, but serving fabulous food and fantastic coffee is a great place to start.

TO DO:

1. CONTACT US: To learn more about Maui Wowi's specialty coffee bar service for your desserts-only wedding reception or special event, contact us at aloha@mauiwowidc.com or 301-523-3600. We serve the Greater Washington DC area. Or, fill out our online quote request.

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