11 Classic Dessert Ideas for Parties

June 8, 2016

What are the classic dessert ideas for a party?

  1. Blueberry Cheesecake
  2. Vanilla Ice Cream
  3. Chocolate Cake
  4. Apple Pie
  5. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  6. Carrot Cake
  7. Caramel Mousse and Citrus Parfait
  8. Matcha Mousse Cake
  9. Crème Brûlée
  10. Salted Caramel Pots (with Popcorn)
  11. Raspberry and Elderflower Jelly

One of the best part about parties is planning it. From things like booking a venue in Manila, wedding catering, and arranging debut decorations, all of the details have to be scrutinized and prepared for months in advance. This may seem like a troublesome thing for most people however, planning parties are surprisingly fun. Some people even make a career out of it.

This is because it’s exciting, it promotes critical thinking and, in some strange way, may even bring family members closer together.

Planning the Event

At parties, one of the highlights of the event is the souvenir that people get to bring home. Many opt for random trinkets such as perfume or even a commemorative picture frame for posterity. However, another popular alternative is providing desserts as souvenirs for guests. The logic behind it is that giving people sweets to munch on is a better idea than giving them items that they may never use.

Sweets for everyone

However, desserts are not only good as souvenirs, but they’re also good for the event proper itself. Sweets are the perfect ending to a full course meal such as the ones prepared with love by Juan Carlo’s specialized staff. Here are some examples of some desserts that are tried and proven to be perfect for parties:

Blueberry Cheesecake


The perfect treat after a full course meal is definitely the blueberry cheesecake. This is because it achieves the balance between salty, fruity, and sweet. Made primarily with cream cheese and blueberries, these cakes are best served chilled and their creamy texture is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of palates.

Vanilla Ice Cream


Vanilla Ice Cream is another perfect dessert. But instead of being appealing because of complex flavors, this is so popular because of its plainness. It is the ideal accompaniment to fruits, pastry and sometimes even wine. The best part about Vanilla Ice Cream lies in its versatility because it is perfect for any occasion.

Chocolate Cake


The most basic of cakes, the chocolate cake can be found in most events and with good reason. It is the go-to cake flavor to satisfy most palates because it is creamy, affordable, and delicious. Children love it as much as adults which is why the demand for it is high. You can never go wrong with chocolate.

Apple Pie


While not a traditionally accepted “big event” dessert, apple pies are great because they are healthy, sumptuous, and a single serving is enough to satisfy anyone. They are affordable and easy to make with fairly common ingredients. Simply put, apple pies are great for events that aim to satiate the hunger of their attendees.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


One way to make the guests somehow feel at home at any event is to add some chocolate chip cookies into the menu. It may not be grand but this particular dessert makes a good serving that people will find interesting and dear to their hearts. Plus, everyone loves cookies, so why not?

Carrot Cake

carrot cake

It may be surprising to include this on the list but this particular cake will definitely satisfy the guests’ taste buds. However, to make this dessert work for an event, it’s important to note that the cake is cooled completely before frosting. Failure to do this will make the frosting melt which isn’t a good idea.

Additionally, to add more flavor, toast the coconut and nuts before adding them to the batter.

Matcha Mousse Cake


Being abreast with the current trend will help make the party more exciting and that’s why you should put in a matcha mousse cake in your event for everyone to devour. Given that matcha is a current favorite, this cake will bring the fun while contributing to a healthy diet.

Caramel Mousse and Citrus Parfait

An appealing dessert idea – especially for elegant events –  is a caramel mousse and citrus parfait that would definitely leave the attendees in awe. Layers of soft caramel mousse alternating with tiers of tart, tangerines, oranges, lemons, and grapefruits make it ooze to perfection. The combination of sweet and citrus flavor mounting over each other would definitely tempt the whole crowd.

Raspberry and Champagne Posset

Posset has been a killer dessert since the medieval times. It is a well-known British hot drink consisting of milk thickened with wine. Adding it to the menu may sound too expensive but it isn’t. You can make a cheaper version with champagne and raspberry. Attendees will definitely enjoy the smoothness and sweetness of this kind of posset.

Crème Brûlée
creme brulee

Looking for a way to sweeten the party? Then put this dessert on the menu list. Topped with a hard layer of caramel and with rich custard as its base, this burnt cream is the ultimate mood setter.

When serving this dessert, it’s best to sprinkle some caster sugar over each dish and spread it over with the back of a spoon to cover the top. Dampen the sugar using a fine spray and a blow torch to caramelize it.

Salted Caramel Pops (with Popcorn)

This dessert idea will definitely be the crowd favorite because it is easily customizeable. With popcorn at the top, a huger layer of creamy panna cotta at the middle, and a caramel puddle at its base, this magnificent dessert will definitely make a mark at the party. Sweet and salty but totally flavorful, this one’s totally too delicious to eat.

Raspberry and Elderflower Jelly

Because raspberry never gets old, here’s another dessert idea inspired by raspberries! This jelly’s very much bursting with berry flavor, floral scents, and the sparkling taste of the Italian wine, Prosecco. This will definitely move the attendees to a garden of paradise.

Key Takeaway

There are many more desserts that are perfect for all occasions. In fact, the real secret behind choosing the perfect dessert to serve is entirely based on the customer’s preference. Juan Carlo aims to please – if you are interested in serving the most sumptuous of desserts along with an unforgettable dining experience, kindly give our services a try!


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