A Charleston Garden Dessert Party

Spring brings the best of Charleston gardens with the fragrance of jasmine filling the gardens! I recently helped my mom host a group of her friends to a dessert party in her Charleston Garden. Come take a look…

Charleston Garden Party

Come along and take a peek inside the garden dessert party. I’m sharing table details, what we served, and more!

Downtown Charleston Garden Party

Charleston Garden Party Table Details

We knew we wanted to keep the colors bright and festive for spring so we decided on this pretty pink and green block print tablecloth. I absolutely adore it and know I’ll get lots of use out of it over the years.

Charleston Garden Party Flowers

The green ginger jar vase in the center was a find from Modern Manor in Mount Pleasant, SC. While I love and own lots of blue and white ginger jars, the soft fern green color is just perfect for spring!

We filled the urn with lots of vibrant pink flowers like tulips, ranunculus, calla lilies and more! The colors blended beautifully with the pink in the tablecloth!

charleston garden house

Spring really is the best time to visit Charleston because it’s not too hot and everything is blooming! Meandering the downtown streets full of charming gardens is just dreamy.

Like any good southerner, we pulled out our favorite silver trays and platters for serving. Many of them were my grandmothers, and I love that I can one day pass them on to my girls. Oh they stories they could tell!

Charleston Garden Party with Desserts

Charleston Dessert Party Menu

We weren’t hosting a very large crowd, but we wanted enough of an assortment of dainty sweet treats to fill the table. Here’s what we served:

  • Charleston Pralines
  • Mini Pecan Pies (recipe found in my book, The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook)
  • Chocolate Cake Bites with Fudge Icing
  • Assorted Macarons
  • We added a little silver bowl of mixed nuts too!

I had calligraphy food cards made from HeirloomInk Studio on Etsy, and I adore how they turned out! The good news about these cards is that I can save them to reuse again and again should I be serving these desserts in the future!

We also served champagne and lemon water on a side table in the garden. It was a lovely afternoon entertaining with my mother.

If you have any questions about anything you spot in the pictures, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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  1. Linda Gardepe says:

    It looks beautiful! Can you share the recipe for chocolate cake bites with fudge frosting.
    Thank you

  2. Janice Locke says:

    Your garden party sounds fun and looks lovely. I love that you enjoy using silver platters! I hope your girls will enjoy them, too. Do you mind sharing the source for the napkins? Iā€™m a bit flamingo obsessed!šŸ’• I have your cookbook and enjoy your recipes.

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