An Easy Dessert Bar Idea

Spring is FINALLY here (ish) and I could not be more excited. Don’t you just feel like winter drags on.. and on.. and onnnnn… ? I know I talk about the weather a lot but honestly as a Midwesterner that just kind of comes with the territory. Especially since I’m from Arizona and until 3 years ago, “cold” just wasn’t really a thing for me.

An easy dessert bar idea -- plus a donut wall DIY!

When Pocky asked me to put together an easy dessert bar idea I said HECK YES as fast as I could. Do you blame me? I need some color in my life, especially in the form of sugar. Yes, I eat pretty healthy normally, but it’s all about balance, right? Especially when I’ve already done a Whole30 challenge this year… I’ve earned some sweets!

You won't believe how easy this donut wall is to put together. Instructions inside!

I can’t tell you how easy this dessert bar was to put together. It would be perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, brunch, random Tuesday, etc.

Here’s what I used:
– A donut wall (keep scrolling for instructions)
– Some serving platters (these, these, and these specifically)
– Some candy jars (less than $10 each at Target)
– A water carafe (this was $3 in the Target dollar section… I know right?!)
– Some fun treat bags with washi tape (treat bags also from Target)
– Paper plates (c/o Paper Source)
– Fresh ranunculus from Trader Joes
– Candy, donuts, cookies, and Pocky

An easy dessert bar idea -- plus a donut wall DIY!

You want your guests to take home treats, right? I know I don’t like to have all of it sitting in the house after everyone leaves. Except I shot this post myself and it’s still all in my apartment… ANYWAYS. Treat bags are a perfect way to make sure everyone takes their share home!

Tips for putting together your own easy dessert bar

You can't go wrong with a good donut wall DIY!

Making this DIY Donut Wall ASAP! So easy!

I feel like this is Homer Simpson’s dream blog post.

Tips for putting together your own easy dessert bar!

Seriously, how cute is this dessert bar?!

Every dessert bar needs some Pocky. ;)

Every dessert bar needs some Pocky. ;)

Pocky sticks just beg to be arranged in a fun pattern, am I right?

Seriously, this DIY dessert bar is SO easy and really inexpensive! Tips in the link!

Seriously, this DIY dessert bar is SO easy and really inexpensive! Tips in the link!

Tip: arrange Pocky in a fun pattern!

Banana, strawberry, and cookies & cream flavors of Pocky, all lined up in a row.

Blooms and a donut wall. I love this combination.

Okay yeah I need to make this donut wall ASAP! Instructions saved in the link.

Cookies c/o Matt’s Cookies. Thanks friends! Also, my roommate was super jazzed about us having a real life cookie jar from now on. It is the ultimate test of self control. ;)

My washi tape collection was put to good use!

A DIY dessert bar to sweeten up your next party.

How cute is this candy pedestal jar??

A DIY dessert bar to sweeten up your next party.

All signs point to a sweet day. ;)

An easy dessert bar to sweeten up your next party. Plus, instructions for making a DIY donut wall!

This donut wall is almost too good to eat. Almost.

Here’s how you make it:
– Buy a piece of pegboard from Lowes or Home Depot (I think this was like $10)
– Buy a few wooden dowels (check to make sure they fit in the holes) and have someone at the hardware store cut them into 2.5-3″ pieces (I had to do this part myself with Home Depot’s wood-cutting station, but it was pretty easy, promise!)
– Using a mini paint roller, paint your pegboard in your desired color (pink, duh)
– Space out the pegs (I did them 6 holes apart each) and hammer them in if they don’t fit easily
– Hang your donuts and ‘gram the heck out of your new donut wall!
Bonus: stick some pretty flowers through the holes (randomly) to add even more color! 

I got the DIY instructions originally from Oh Happy Day.

What do you have coming up that you could make a donut wall for? I’d love to see pictures!

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