Every Tuesday till early September we're going to be featuring a budget themed dessert table or tablescape from the talented women who have graciously volunteered to take on our Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge. And we're even going to throw our own work into the ring from time to time and follow the same budget confines. Every participant gets the Spaceships and Laser Beams Collection of their choice + $50 for a dessert table or $20 for a tablescape. They can also use anything they are able beg or borrow or make themselves.
Tuesday is seriously the best day of the week around here as I LOVE featuring all the fabulous Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submissions. Today's is a gorgeous vintage fishing birthday party tablescape from Jenny of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line. If you follow Jenny's work, you already know that she has boatloads of creativity. And her vintage fishing tablescape, which features Janelle's collection, doesn't disappoint. The paper lanterns sprayed to represent bobbers, the "catch of the day" on the back of the chairs (which is actually the fish from our guest book) and the tackle box for favors are amazing DIY projects.
In her own words, Jenny says:
I wanted to create a grassy fishing area similar to how the ponds look where we fish. I spray painted Dollar Store paper lanterns to make oversize fishing bobbers and hung them above my centerpiece. I created the table centerpiece using a box, dollar store grass and reeds, and the Spaceships and Laser Beams Vintage Fishing Printable Collection.
I borrowed some fishing gear (a fishing basket, reels, and bobbers) from my husband and added some woven baskets to the table. I wanted to keep the table fairly simple, rustic, and masculine.
All our "caught fish" were proudly strung with jute and displayed on the backs of each chair. (The fish from our guestbook! - Stephanie)
If the budget would have allowed, I would have bought tackle boxes for each child as a favor. However to save money, I found small containers at the Dollar Store (10 for $1) that looked like containers fishermen use for bait, flies, and other fishing gear. I filled the small containers with gummy worms and displayed them in a real tackle box instead.
I used real dishes on this tablescape because I loved the idea of wrapping the chargers in brown and teal yarn. It seemed to fit the vibe of the fishing collection. Silverware was wrapped in white napkins and tied with jute and a 1 inch circle from the collection.
Each place setting also had a bottle of water wrapped with a bottle wrap from the collection and "reel 'em in" sticker on the cap.
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