Dessert Parties!!! Tell me

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by morozco5, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. morozco5

    morozco5 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Considering having a dessert party where have you had yours?!
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. daisygirl902

    daisygirl902 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,433
    I had mine at EPCOT Upper UK - it was phenomenal! Disney sure knows how to throw a wedding celebration - the food was great, we added on small glow cube centerpieces and glow sticks, the whole thing was so much fun!

    If I had my choice to do it all over again I'd do UK lower, but we had a fantastic time, it was great. I've almost arrived at the Dessert Party in my Trip Report actually!
     
  4. morozco5

    morozco5 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Cant wait to see read details!
    Ok Lower UK... why would you change your location?

    Anyone else?
     
  5. daisygirl902

    daisygirl902 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,433
    Only because lower has a wider unobstructed view, so that you can get pictures without people in the background...I didn't dislike my location by any means, I just liked the lower better...
     
  6. disfan melissa

    disfan melissa Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    89
    We had a UK Lower dessert party. If you are thinking about a dessert party I say go for it! I was on the fence about having one during most of our planning. We ended up doing it the night before our wedding and it was amazing!

    The view of the fireworks is really fantastic and it is such a thrill for guests to have VIP seating (and snacks!) while everyone else around the park is searching for a good spot to watch.

    The only regret I had was that we didn't have any photography since it was the day before the wedding. We do have some shots that our guests took but I think with a professional photographer a lot more would have been captured.
     
  7. morozco5

    morozco5 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    i keep reading great things about the dessert parties that it's made me consider having one. I had no intentions of having one at the beginning of my plans but i totally do now!!! Ok so lower uk is preferable... How many people did you have? Do you mind me asking how much it came out to?
     
  8. KristiLyn

    KristiLyn Fab Five Member!

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Messages:
    2,387
    Thank you so much for asking this!! You must have read my mind. We were looking to do some sort of dessert party after the wedding as well!
     
  9. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    13,121
    We're booked at Sago Cay Pointe.

    Although 'dessert party' might not be exactly the way to explain it as we've added a lot of savoury foods too!

    We're having lots fo glow centrepieces and glow sticks and stuff. I can't wait!!
     
  10. disfan melissa

    disfan melissa Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    89
    Since we had the dessert party the night before our wedding, not all of our wedding guests had arrived yet so we had 20 people. I was going to have the glow cylinder centerpieces and decided not to pretty last minute to save some $. I have no regrets about cutting that out.

    From our BEO (we added a few desserts to the All About Chocolate menu to customize):
    Illuminations Viewing Fee @ 12.95 per guest: 275.84
    1 venue package @ 250: 266.25
    20 All About Chocolate buffet: @26.40 per guest: 682.98
    1 outdoor set up fee @ 75: 79.88

    Total: $1304.95

    We did get $ back for the viewing fees after the wedding since most of our guests had park passes.

    We had our guests arrive at the front entrance to meet the guide. The guide was amazing and very helpful -- even had to go back to the main entrance a few times since we had some guests show up late. We did not provide any transportation since most of our guests were staying at the Contemporary and could easily take the monorail over.
     
  11. daisygirl902

    daisygirl902 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,433
    I think mine came to about $1750 with the photography. I had a pretty maxed out menu for the 20 people in attendance - it was awesome...plus I added on small centerpieces and glow sticks. For more details on the menu and the price check out my PJ...
     
  12. SheilaHeartsDisney

    SheilaHeartsDisney Yay Me!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    700
    So the viewing fee is only if you don't have tickets to get into the park???
     
  13. pixie921

    pixie921 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,317
    Right. If your guests have tickets that they're using that day anyway, you won't have to pay the viewing fee for them.
     
  14. daisygirl902

    daisygirl902 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,433
    Yup - we didn't pay a viewing fee, because all of our guests had an extra day on their ticket...it's actually cheaper to upgrade the ticket in a lot of cases than to pay the viewing fee!
     
  15. SheilaHeartsDisney

    SheilaHeartsDisney Yay Me!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Messages:
    700


    That is awesome. I have been going back and forth about having a dessert party and worried that people had to buy a park ticket if they wanted to come to the dessert party. I'm sure most of my guests would go to the park while they are there too so that's good that I won't have to pay the viewing fee for those with tickets
     
  16. morozco5

    morozco5 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    OMGosh! It's soooo do-able! I was considering it for 20 people too only because I'd like for it to be an event for our immediate fam and bridal party... do you guys think that's horrible??? I hope not! besides a lot of people probably wont make it until Friday... we'll see but I am so excited for a dessert party!!

    Does anyone have menus? My planner emailed me a packet but it only had like 4-5 options...please share them if you do!
     
  17. geek+nerd

    geek+nerd DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    880
    We are doing one for 16 people the night of the wedding. It seems that a lot of disbrides have customized their menu, and based on that, we did the same.

    We were quoted a price 0f $32/pp for the following:

    fresh fruit
    cheesecake bites
    chocolate chip cookies
    black and white cookies
    chocolate peanut butter marshmallow squares
    chocolate covered Mickey rice krispie treats
    chocolate covered pretzels
    s'mores

    If you search the board, you'll find lots of sample menus. Also, don't forget to read people's PJs for more info.
     
  18. morozco5

    morozco5 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    has anyone had a wishes dessert party!?
     
  19. torsie24

    torsie24 Mummy to a perfect princess.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Messages:
    13,121
    My DP is going to be a wishes one.

    There are no longer menus for them, mine has been completely customised by a chef at the Floridian. It's the food I'm most excited about for the day! We basically told them all of our favourite foods from around WDW. It's come to about $48pp for the menu.

    Remember with a wishes DP you have to pay for the audio feed too. :)
     
  20. morozco5

    morozco5 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    where in MK are you having it and do you mind me asking... how much was the audio feed?
     
  21. Firefly09

    Firefly09 going through Disney withdrawals

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    470
    I don't think the Wishes DP is actually in MK. The locations that I know of are at the Grand Floridian.

    How long do the DP's last? Does it start say 830p with fireworks at 9? And do they start gently ushering you out the door once the fireworks are over?
     

Share This Page