Trend Alert: Donuts

Donuts are so popular right now for dessert tables as well as traditional brunch buffets.  Maybe because they are so budget friendly, or because everyone seems to love them, or because their shape lends itself to many fun display options.  With that in mind I thought I’d put together a few suggestions for serving up everyones favorite doughy treat.

Decorative manzanita “trees” have been used for everything from hanging note cards to hanging crystal droplets.  Why not use it to make a hanging donut tree?  What a fun centerpiece for the table or buffet and all you need to do is tie them on using bakers twine or ribbon.  My kids loved this and actally wanted to just bite them right off the string!

A pretty way to dress up the base is to insert some pretty, hardy flowers like carnations.  These hold up well without water so just cutting the stem down and tucking them into the weighted beads that are holding the branch in place is all you need to do.

The Pastry Pedestal is not just for cupcakes & truffles.  Use them to display small donuts or donut holes in a vase filled with foam to hold the pedestal.  Cover the foam with color coordinated candies like these Good & Plenty’s and you are all set for a pretty buffet.

I found this thread spool holder at Michaels months ago and immediately thought it would be fun to use for a donut display.   It would be such an unexpected idea for your guests to see.   Can’t you see this for a “cute as a button” baby shower with lots of sewing props to carry out the theme?!

No matter what your favorite donut is, think about interesting and creative ways to present them to your guests.  Bon Appetit!

{All photos by Celebrations At Home}

 

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. The thread display is BRILLIANT!

  2. Every time I go to Joann’s I want to purchase thread spool holder just because I think it’s so cool, but I couldn’t think of what to do with it (besides hold spool)…. I LOVE this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Love the idea! And i adore the way they are displayed! x

  4. Thank you ladies! Glad you like the ideas!

  5. Oh my, this is TOO CUTE! Love these ideas!

  6. Even I have joined in on the trend! I’ve got the yummiest donut cookies! You have to check them out ;)
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1990716374883&set=a.1306657993851.45038.1452590502&type=1&theater

    Love your ideas as well!

  7. Donuts are so fun and inexpensive! Love the way you displayed them on that spool holder, Chris!!!!

  8. Great ideas! I have yet to use donuts…you are inspiring me to try it!

  9. J’adore ça!
    Très jolie!
    Bisou!
    Chris ( Brèsil)
    http://www.chria.com.br
    http://www.amaischria.com.br -blog

  10. Amy {Blowout Party!} says:

    Cute ideas! I love donuts hanging from a tree!

  11. Great ideas Chris! I love the Pastry Pedestals with donuts!

  12. First off – love your new site, it looks GREAT! Secondly – I desperately want a donut right now. Thirdly – love the ideas, especially the “spool holders!!” genius!

  13. Stephanie@cre8tive says:

    I just love this new trend! I want to have a coffee and doughnut party now for my friends just to display them like that. Yeah these photos make me want a doughnut bad!, a couple of Fridays ago, it was national doughtnut day, I should of done it then.

  14. Oh I’d totally get into that thread spool display! Love the idea Chris!

  15. Locksmith Boise says:

    This is great! They would be a hit in children’s parties. My son surely loves donuts because of the sugar coating. He devours the sugar first and the bread part later.

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