If you’re hosting friends and family for Thanksgiving, you might want to set up a Pie Bar for dessert complete with different forms of pie, whipped cream, and pre-scooped ice cream for those who like it à la mode!
I set up my pie bar with four different pie flavors: Brûléed Maple Pumpkin Pie, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies, Sweet Talkin’ Purple Potato Pie-in-a-Jar, and Cranberry Peach Hand Pies drizzled with a Ginger Glaze.
Having pie-in-a-jar is great in case guests wish to leave the party early, but still want dessert! Simply snap on the lid and send your guests home with dessert for later.
I set my dessert table with the different types of pie on varying cake plates and pedestals to make the desserts easy to grab along with a drink dispenser, glasses, plates, forks and spoons, and of course whipped cream and ice cream! The whipped cream dispenser is awesome because you can set it right out on the table and it still looks classy instead of setting out a store-bought can of whipped cream. However, if you purchase one, don’t forget to order some N2O chargers that are not included in the box.
If you want to serve your pie à la mode, the easiest way to serve ice cream on a dessert table is to pre-scoop it into cupcake liners and serve in a cupcake pan. Simply pre-scoop before the party and keep the pan chilled in the freezer until you’re ready for dessert.
And last, but not least, I kept the decorations easy and fun with flowers, a pie sign, and a pumpkin pie garland.
The pumpkin pie garland is easy to make using felt, rick-rack and pom-poms. I wanted to add a bit of color, so I made a few slices pink instead of the traditional orange.
How to make the pie garland:
1. Simply cut large felt triangles a bit larger than you want.
2. Next you’ll lay them all out along a piece of twine and fold the tops of each triangle over the twine and hot glue each of them down so the pie triangles are hanging on the twine. Cut off the overhanging bits.
3. Next, hot glue a piece of rick-rack to the top of each pie triangle to make the crust, then glue a pom-pom onto the center for the whipped cream. Hang and you’re done!
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