25 May

A Romantic Yellow & Gray Dessert Table

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

This lovely, VINTAGE-STYLE DESSERT TABLE by Katie and Alice from KaLice Events was originally created for a wedding, but would be beautiful for an engagement party or vintage-inspired bridal shower as well!

50 handmade paper rosettes made for a stunning backdrop (great DIY idea for any theme!), and pretty accents like shimmery butterflies, lace doilies, love birds, and hanging crystals looked stylish & romantic in a palette of yellow, white and warm gray.

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Read on for more lovely photos and all the creative details…

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party

Yellow and Gray Dessert Table - Wedding or Engagement Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Alice

“The bride approached KaLice Events about designing a dessert table for her wedding {in Georgia}.  She’s a big fan of doilies and wanted us to create a vintage-style dessert table in the colors of yellow, grey and white.

In order to incorporate the bride’s favorite dolies into our design, we decided to go with paper rosettes (aka lollies) as the backdrop for this dessert table.  We did a mix & match using dollies and vintage looking paper and handmade over 50 paper rosettes in various sizes!

To go along with the Butterfly theme that the bride had used for her table number design and wedding favors, we added some “butterflies” as accent decor on a few of the paper rosettes, and also on the mini cups that held our homemade desserts. The handmade brownie flags are made out of Japanese Washi masking tape, which we adore!  The white dessert stands with hanging crystals – together with the miniature wooden chairs & bird cage – added a distinctive vintage feeling to the entire design, and a doily-adorned banner reading “The Sweet Bar” tied all the details together!

Since there was already a 3-tiered wedding cake at the reception, we focused on an assortment of delicious treats to compliment the cake. The homemade desserts included white/yellow chocolate dipped pretzels, mini red velvet cupcakes, mini brownies with personalized flags, marshmallow pops, macaroons, etc.”


– Dessert Table Design & Concept: Katie & Alice of KaLice Events
– Photography:  KaLice Events
– Homemade Sweets:  KaLice Events
– Miniature Wooden Chairs: JoAnn’s
– Mini Bird Cage: World Market
– Grey & Yellow Floral Table Cloth: Target
– Craft Paper: Michael’s & JoAnn’s
– Dessert Stands: Various local storeS

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Melissa SAYS:

I loove the gray and yellow so fresh and modern.

Reply May 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Jeanee SAYS:

OMG… I just fainted!!! So wonderful. My fav colors too!

Reply May 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Jules SAYS:

I LOVE this! I am hosting a baby shower this weekend and the colors just happen to be gray and yellow. I am totally going to use this as my inspiration for my dessert table. I also did a similar one for a bridal shower. You can do so much with this color combo!

Reply May 26, 2011 at 2:08 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Hi Jules –
Since you mentioned you’re throwing a yellow & gray baby shower, thought you might like to see this party too: http://blog.hwtm.com/2011/02/bird-inspired-baby-shower-yellow-gray/ :)

May 26, 2011 at 2:47 pm

katrina SAYS:

In love with this backdrop. Need to do a red one for Ni Hao party {thinking}

Reply May 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Annette SAYS:

love your color palette :) beautiful table

Reply May 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Terri SAYS:

wow Awesome!! Have to have the cake stands wit crystals. love the color combo and rosette background!!

Reply May 30, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Christine {BestWeddingSites} SAYS:

I love the simplicity of the grey and white – the yellow just adds that touch of fun and ties it all together. Amazing photoshoot and truly inspiring. Well done…

Reply June 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Tina SAYS:

Stunning! I currently have the very same table cloth in my dining room.

Reply June 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm

charlotte catering service SAYS:

This is amazing!! I love the color palette and the fans in the background are such a great idea. Nice find!

Reply June 3, 2011 at 11:28 am


Love this color combination!! Very creative. Question: where did you get the round silver card holders?

Reply June 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Leslie SAYS:

beautiful just beautiful! I love the shades of color.


Reply June 5, 2011 at 5:35 pm


Yellow and grey is one of my favorite color combo’s! This is such a beautiful party! I LOVE those cake stands with the diamonds and the paper flowers make such a beautiful eyecatcher!

Reply June 6, 2011 at 4:15 am

Katie SAYS:

Thank you so much for all the kind words. We are so thrilled to be featured on HWTM! We have decided to recreate this and you can purchase the same backdrop (or in different color) on etsy!

BCCA-We got the round silver card holders at Michael’s.

Reply June 15, 2011 at 6:34 am

maritza SAYS:

hola soy de MEXICO me encanto tu pagina felicidades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply June 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Kassia SAYS:

Hi, I love the colors and decorations so much. I want to make the collage of lollies for my wedding. Do you know how in the world they stuck them all together and what they stuck them on? I’m searching the internet for advice on how to do that and I’m finding nothing!! Any help would be appreciated.

Reply August 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm

KaLice Events SAYS:

Hi Kassia, we attached the rosettes using regular household tape. They stayed up on the wall without falling apart during the entire reception. Hope this helps!

August 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

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