When Spaceships and Laser Beams announced a challenge recently, I KNEW I wanted to be a part of it. The challenge was to use $50 and any one of the Spaceships and Laser Beams printable sets to create a dessert table. Picking just one was the hard part, but I chose Vintage Toys, knowing that I had a lot of my parents old toys and some vintage style newer toys.
I used my dad's old baseball mitt, yo-yo, and Marx UFO toy/box. I also used my mom's old tricycle (which was later mine). My vintage PEZ gun, my vintage style Coca Cola Cooler, and a few of my sons' toys. I had several vinyl checkerboard table cloths left over from another recent event, so I used those on the table, and an old American Flag as the backdrop.
Since I was in the middle of a major kitchen remodel, I used store bought treats exclusively. I bought a 6 pack of cupcakes, a mini cake, Cracker Jacks, Hostess Baseball Cupcakes, and a mini apple pie from my local grocery store for less than $25. I also ALWAYS buy red candy on clearance after holidays, so I used some of my stash candy and gumballs. I found some lollipops that looked like the old fashioned style rocketpop popsicles on clearance at Toys R Us for just a dollar each. I picked up some cotton candy from HomeGoods for just $3. Finally, I used some left over Pop's Soda Shoppe Cream Soda and attached a star shaped straw from Old Navy and S&LB tags with star ribbon.
I truly had a great time assembling this party! I cannot believe that I spent less than $40 on the entire table. We had 14 guests and had desserts left over!
Apple pie, cupcakes, mini cake, cotton candy, cookies, and candy
Less than $40!
Cracker Jacks and Pop's Soda Shoppe Cream Soda with a star shaped straw.
What People Ate
We grilled traditional BBQ foods before dessert, and the guests ate watermelon, candy, cotton candy, cookies, cupcakes, and pie with ice cream
What People Drank
Lemonade, water, and soda