Delectable Desserts

Since bar/bat mitzvahs are all about kids, it’s no surprise that sweet treats hold a prominent place in the festivities.

Some children even choose an entire candy-themed occasion with candy adorning everything from the décor to the dance floor.

Here are some different ideas if you want to add some sweet fun to your simcha!

1 S’mores Dessert Bar
Set up a table top marshmallow roasting station with Sterno cans set in terracotta pots or a metal trough filled with rocks. Include graham crackers and assorted candy bars for guests to make the perfect s’more.

2 Doughnut Station
Who doesn’t love doughnuts? They can be arranged on trays or hung from dowels on a pegboard. You can serve a variety of donuts or serve plain and provide frosting and sprinkles for guests to decorate their own. Another option is to serve doughnut holes in paper cones for a grab-and-go treat.

3 Cupcakes and Cake Pops
Cupcakes and cake pops are also a favorite when it comes to desserts. Offer guests different sprinkles to adorn pre-frosted cakes or place out frosting and have a whole do-it-yourself decorating area.

4 Candy Wall
Many party vendors offer these setups that include 10 tubes of candy of your choice. You can match your color scheme or just pick some of the kids’ favorites. Custom labels and personalized candy bags are usually included.

5 Candy Sushi
Looks like the real thing only it’s made with sweets. Rice Krispie treats are an excelent substitute for sticky rice, and other ingredients can include Swedish fish, licorice string, gummy worms and fruit rolls. The sushi can be incorporated into the dessert bar or as a sweet treat for guests to take home.

6 Popcorn Bar
For those who prefer salty with their sweets – a popcorn bar fits the bill. Set out bushels of popcorn with assorted powdered seasonings or have small candies like M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, Junior Mints or chocolate chips as mix-ins.

7 Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Nothing is better than building your own ice cream sundae! Keep the ice cream options simple with vanilla or chocolate and go wild with topping varieties. Offer a mix of berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries), coconut, granola, candies, chopped up candy bars, nuts (if allergies are not a concern), toffee bits, cereal, sprinkles and of course hot fudge and caramel sauce.

8 Nitro Ice Cream
If you want ice cream and entertainment go for nitro! This ice cream is made right in front of you using a rapid freezing process which also creates a cold fog. The liquid nitrogen quickly freezes the fat and water particles in an ice cream base, with temps plunging downwards to -321 degrees Fahrenheit. Offer various candies for mix-ins or toppings.

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