May 29

How to throw a Fancy Donut Party

Move over cupcakes, donuts are here and it’s hard for anyone to compete with warm sugary fried bread. (I mean, have you ever put a donut in a microwave?) These delicious treats are so good they need a party all their own. Enter: a fancy donut party. This spread was very easy to put together and I like things that are easy but have a big effect. A donut bar would work great as a dessert table at a wedding or even a shower. Here is the DIY for the donut hole croquembouche. (Or for a more casual party don’t forget the Donut Tree.)

Instructions for making a fancy donut party.
Materials Needed: Vintage Ceramic Vessels, parchment paper, donuts (see the DIY for the donut hole croquembouche right here.)

Step 1: Collect old vessels from Flea Markets and Ebay (I’ve collected mine over the last five years. Usually the items are $7-$20. Try searches like this one.)
Step 2: Order donuts. For this spread we ordered: 250 donut holes, 4 dozen mini assorted (adorable), 2 dozen glazed, 1 dozen assorted
Step 3: Line the vessels with parchment paper
Step 3: Pay close attention to the landscape of the table and height of each dish. Vary the heights by adding a subtle white box underneath or by stacking the donuts very high.
Step 4: Stack donuts by type and size in each dish.

Photography by Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Crafting and Styling by Jessica Heywood + Alison Piepmeyer

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