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Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker Dessert Table

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sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas

Tanya from Save the Date for Cupcakes sent over this DARLING Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker dessert table that she styled for a Holiday Fair held at a prestigious dance studio.

From gorgeous sugar plum fairy sugar cookies and pink glitter-nosed reindeer toppers to white chocolate ballet shoes displayed in shimmery “wands”, there are so many sweet details to be found here. And what makes them even sweeter: all of the proceeds from the table went to benefit Operation Shower!

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas

Read on for lots more sparkly pictures, plus details & vendor resources, as told by Tanya

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas


The inspiration for this Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker dessert table came from the children’s book The Nutcracker by Emma Helbrough. This version of the Nutcracker highlights the “Land of Sweets“.

I used a gorgeous Lavender Crinkled Charmeuse fabric for the backdrop, and draped the table in soft White Fleece to resemble “snow”. The presence of the Nutcracker Prince was very apparent as one stood guard at each end of the “Land of Snow“.

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas

White Chocolate Shimmering Ballet Shoes in Iridescent Wands displayed in a bed of snow stole the show!

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas

Beautiful sugar cookies made with edible images showcased the sweet Sugar Plum Fairy:

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas

Pink edible snowflakes and pink glittered-nosed reindeer garnished the table and cupcakes.

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas

Colorful snowflake & Christmas tree fondant toppers, white chocolate covered pretzels, and Candy Kisses also helped to bring our Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker dream to life!”

sugar plum fairy nutcracker party ideas


Styling & Photography – Save the Date for Cupcakes
Glittered Sugarplum Fairy Designs – Icing Designs
Iridescent Kandy Kone Wands – Celebrate TODAY
Snowflake/Christmas Tree Fondant Toppers – Two Sugar Babies
White Chocolate Ballet Cookies – Sweeties by Kim
Edible Reindeer’s/Snowflakes – Sweet Deja Vu
Sugar Plum Fairy Sugar Cookies – Queen of Tarts Cakes
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Pretzels Pleaze
Candy Hershey Kiss Bottoms – Posh Pixels Design Studio

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

16 responses to “Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker Dessert Table”

  1. This is gorgeous what an elegant table! love it

  2. Realy loving the reindeer cupcakes..YUM!

  3. Amazingly gorgeous! Tanya is oh so talented!

  4. Wonderful, its really great talent.

  5. kristy says:

    Glittery & gorgeous. Love the color palette. Beyond fab collab:)

  6. The little girl in me is swooning….beautiful! I always wanted to be a ballerina AND purple is my favorite color:) I wonder if my friends would be confused if I did this for my 29th birthday? lol

  7. So beautiful! I’m fainting from those cupcakes!

  8. Fabulous as always! Tanya does amazing work!

  9. Thanks, Jenn for the fabulous feature! I’m so happy to have collaborated with my sponsors to make the donation to Operation Shower possible!

  10. Kori Clark says:

    I love all of the sparkly details! Great job Tanya!!

  11. Diana says:

    The white chocolate ballet slippers are amazing. Gorgeous details!

  12. Jessica says:

    I love it all! The ballet slippers are adorable! Tanya, beautiful job! Your talent amazes me!