We have between 1 hour and 90 minutes for total set up which includes mini dessert tables, tablescapes, crafts and activity stations. Must unload all items and set up and I am working as fast as my body will allow me to finish on time. I've never been late but usually finish with only minutes if not seconds to spare! I was fortunate this past Sunday, the client was a photographer so I finally got some good pictures to show you of a signature party. I generally do not have time to take photos of my work due to the minute guests arrive...I go to work some more! Here is a picture of a mini dessert table.
I use a transportable and lightweight backdrop for all my dessert tables. This one is for my princess or fashionista table. What is it??It's a garmet rack that I got from Walmart. I break it down into 2 pieces when transporting (top and bottom). I simply tie various colors of pink boas onto the top frame of garment rack...viola instant backdrop!
You can use store bought items and dress them up for your dessert tables! Take prepackaged Rice Krispie treats, cut in half and dip in melted Wilton Candy Melts. Cute and easy and the kiddos love.....so do the adults!
Of course, we always have cakepops from my cakepop diva and friend, Jenn from Heavenly Cakepops!
Kiddos love the marshmallow pops especially the strawberry marshmallows like these.
One of my best Hobby Lobby finds was this princess carriage. It was on clearance for $10! It used to be a brown metal color and I spray painted it white. It's quite large and makes an awesome centerpiece. Sometimes I fill it with a Styrofoam ring with fresh flowers with the tiara on top.
I generally do Princess and Knights party when it is a mix crowd however Tara wanted Pirate and Princesses. I really like the combo! Thanks Tara from Tara Gaffney Photography for the awesome photos and allowing Maddycakes to be a part of such a special day for Grayson!