Purple Themed Party: a purple dessert table for a purple themed party, and purple party decor ideas.
This past weekend my Mom and I hosted a bridal shower for my cousin who is getting married in a few weeks. The colour of her wedding is purple, so we made that the theme of the party.
Easy Purple Party Decorations
My house is fairly neutral, so it was easy to add purple accents every where and create a real purple feel for the party. We added lots of purple candles.
I have a lot of milk glass, and used it as the candy bowls for the purple candies on the desert table, and as vases and accent pieces.
We also picked up a BIG bouquet of purple balloons, which the kids loved after the party.
We had some special purple accessories for the bride-to-be to wear.
My cousin’s name is Jessica, so I made a big “J” out of foam core and silk flowers. I was really pleased with how it came out. We also used different purple ribbons in lieu of streamers, so pretty!
Purple Party Drinks
We set up the drinks in the kitchen. There was tea and purple punch, made of grape juice and ginger ale, served in beautiful purple wine glasses.
Purple Party Food
- Purple Fruit Tray
- Purple Marshmallows
- Blueberry Trifles
- Purple Candy
I made vanilla cupcakes with purple frosting and added some cute flags to decorate them. The cupcake flags from white toothpicks, assorted purple ribbons, and purple pearl beads. I love how they turned out and the cupcakes were delicious!
Purple Fruit Tray
- black cherries
In the background you can see the purple fruit tray my mom made with fresh grapes, blueberries, black cherries, and figs. She also made a purple dip with black cherry yogurt, and cool whip. Yum!
Also included were my homemade purple marshmallows -find the recipe here.
I also made some individual blueberry trifles. They were made in small glasses which made them really easy to serve.
To make them I layered cubes of pound cake, custard, a blueberry layer made of blueberries cooked in a little sugar, water, and cornstarch, and a final layer of whipped cream, with a fresh blueberry for garnish. They tasted as good as they looked!
Purple Candy and Sweets
- purple cotton candy
- caramel corn in purple paper cones
- grape l>iquorice
- purple wrapped chocolate truffles
- Hersey’s dark chocolate kisses
- chocolate covered blueberries
- candy stick lollipops in purple.
- chocolate covered pretzels with a purple chocolate drizzle
The rest of dessert table consisted of different kinds of purple candies and sweets. My favourite was probably the purple cotton candy. We served it in small shot glasses on a purple platter, so pretty and whimsical! Top Tip: Don’t put it out ahead of time, cotton candy looses it’s fluff after being exposed to the air and humidity a little while -wait until the last min. 😉
I was lucky enough to find cone holders a few days before the party. The individual paper cones are made out of two shades of purple card stock, and filled them up with caramel corn and vanilla clodhoppers.
I think this is great idea when doing a colour themed dessert table, sometimes if the serving pieces are in your colour, like the paper cones, the actual food doesn’t have to be and it will still fit in nicely.
Milk Glass Serving Pieces
The rest of the candy was served in my collection of milk glass candy dishes, and it really helped to tie the whole look together. As well, the footed bowls were a great size for a small gathering.
The candy we used was grape liquorice, milk chocolate truffles wrapped individually in purple foil, Hersey’s dark chocolate kisses also wrapped in purple foil, chocolate covered blueberries, and candy stick lollipops in purple.
I made the chocolate covered pretzels better fit our purple food theme by melting some purple candy melts and drizzling them with it.
It was a purple paradise!
You might also our recipe for Homemade Purple Marshmallows.
Also check out White and Purple Dessert Table here.
You might also like our Lilac Inspired Table here.