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How to Set Up a Pie Bar for Thanksgiving

If you’re hosting friends and family for a large Thanksgiving meal, you might want to set up a pie bar for dessert with different types of pie, whipped cream, and even pre-scooped ice cream for those who like it à la mode! Don’t worry, I’ve got all the details on How to Set Up a Pie Bar for Thanksgiving below as well as a DIY for a cute Pumpkin Pie Garland!

I set my pie bar with 4 different forms of pie: Brûléed Maple Pumpkin Pie, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Cookies, Sweet Talkin’ Purple Potato Pie-in-a-Jar, and Cranberry Peach Hand Pies drizzled with a Ginger Glaze.

I loved how the purple sweet potato pies turned out! Plus, having a pie-in-a-jar is great just in case guests wish to leave the party early, but still want dessert! Simply snap on a lid and send your guests home with dessert for later!

But my favorite “pie” on the table were these Apple Pie Cookies! Maybe it’s because I love both apple pie and cookies, but these were just so easy to eat and they were delicious!

I set the dessert table with the different types of pies on varying cake plates and pedestals to make the desserts easy to grab along with a drink dispenser, glasses, plates, forks, spoons, and of course whipped cream and ice cream!

The whipped cream dispenser is awesome because you can set it right out on the table and it still looks classy instead of setting out a store-bought can of whipped cream. However, if you purchase one, don’t forget to order some N2O chargers in case they are not included with the dispenser.

If you want to serve your pie à la mode, the easiest way to serve ice cream on a dessert table is to pre-scoop it into cupcake liners and serve in a cupcake pan. Simply pre-scoop before the party and keep the pan chilled in the freezer until you’re ready for dessert.

And last, but not least, I kept the decorations easy and fun with flowers, a pie sign, and a pumpkin pie garland.

You can get the DIY craft tutorial for the DIY Pumpkin Pie Garland right here. 

What types of pie will you serve for Thanksgiving? 


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