Welcome to my DIY budget friendly dessert table. Please don’t think I’m a cheapskate. I like to think of myself as frugal. That being said I set out to put together a low cost dessert table in addition to using serving pieces and paper products to round out the traditional red-white-blue color palette for the July 4th holiday.
For the goodies shown here I went on a pantry and freezer raid to make use of what I had on hand. I did the same with the serving pieces and decorations. The items that I bought came to approximately $20.00. Not bad if I say so myself.
The striped table overlay is 2 yards of fabric that I know will be used multiple times. I’m working on a tutorial (this scares me) to show you how I put the paper fans together.
The cake stand holding the cake pops was white. It was one of the items in my previous post. Nothing like a can of spray paint to change things up a bit. I cut my heavy duty straws in half and placed them over the lollipop sticks for the cake pops. Love them!!
As much as I love cake truffles they are a royal pain in the hiney to make. I’ve been using a silicone mold to make them and this time I took it a step further and used a candy mold. I will keep trying until I find the mold that is the perfect depth. The ones here that appear to be a bit more decorative were made with a cookie mold. Not bad, but not perfect. That being said, they were crazy tasty.
How about these doughnut sandwiches. You know you’ve got it bad when you make a doughnut sammi. Thank you Georgia @ Comfort of Cooking for this wonderful idea. I split the doughnut in half and filled them with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries. The best of semi-homemade!
Then there are the ice cream sandwiches on a stick. Ok, how cool is this. Cut an ice cream sandwich in half, apply sprinkles and insert a stick. Easy peasy.
I am over the moon happy that I discovered the wonders of scrapbook paper. Find the appropriate pattern, roll it into a cone and stuff it. Yes, I am a happy camper!
As I’ve said before the dollar store is a party stylist’s best friend. I have had these flag glasses for-ever!! Don’t you love the almost optical illusion with this one? They are perfect for filling with candy.
I’ve told you before about my love affair with Big Lots. I’m sure the workers there think I’m crazy. I’m in there every Friday like clockwork. That’s where I found the blood orange sparkling soda. As a side note let me tell you these sodas mix perfectly with vodka. #getmypartyon!
I think I had a momentary flash of guilt when I found these protein bars in the pantry.
This is part one of my July 4th celebration. Next I’ll take you for a walk on the more sophisticated side of the holiday. Take Care!!
**I’ve added all of these pictures plus a few more into my portfolio.