This party has lots of fun details, so it's going to be broken into three different posts. Today, we will start with the Dessert Table.
For the table skirt and table backdrop, my wedding sari was used. First, the table was covered with a white tablecloth. Then, I pinned the sari to the white tablecloth, so it fell to the floor. It was then wrapped behind a piece of painted beadboard, and draped down over the front of the board. I pleated the sari, to make the backdrop resemble the front of a sari dress.
We served Ras Malai, dumplings made from paneer cheese soaked in sweetened milk flavored with cardamom, and Jalabi, deep fried batter that is soaked in syrup, catered by Masala Restaurant. The two tier, gold dusted, lotus cake was made by The Twisted Sifter. I took in a copy of the invitation and she matched it wonderfully. I made the rest of the desserts -- Oreo Truffle Pops, Indian Spiced Rice Krispie Treats, Cranberry Chai Cupcakes and Coconut Burfi Truffles.
One of my favorite parts of the dessert table was the sign, that read, "The Sweets Table will Open at 7:00". Several of the younger kids asked me the time before I realized they were wanting to know if the dessert table was open! But, they all waited patiently and finished their dinners before they indulged in sweets.
Tomorrow, I will post about the tablescaping! The Printable Golden Indian Party Collection, used for this party, is now available in my Etsy Shop.