Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge

Robot Birthday Party Dessert Table [Boy Bash]

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I love this robot birthday party on a budget!

Every Tuesday, 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, make themselves or already own.

How fun is today’s Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submission? It is a robot themed dessert table by Courtney of Buttercream Bling. I can’t get enough of the robot she created as the vertical element (as Amy Atlas says) for the dessert table. I also like how the green and orange of our collection pops against the white table cloth. Check out all of the fun photos from Erica Williams Photography.

In Carrie’s Own Words
I instantly knew I wanted to make a robot for the table so that is where most of my concentration went. I started in my pantry, looking for any cans and boxes i could use. I was able to make the robot from everything I had on hand except for the spring arms which i cut a slinky in half for and a foil pan for his head. I think it makes such a great centerpiece for the table and it was so much fun to make! I really wanted some bursts of silver incorporated in this set up. So I put a lot of time into coming up withcreative ways to get that silver represented. The Capri Suns backward were a very cost effective and super easy way to add the shiny details. The next thing I put my focus on was the background. The foil pan I bought for the robots head, came in a pack of 4 so I thought it would be great to use the remaining pans in another way. So i tried them out on the background and really liked the pop if metalic silver they provided. I also relized the lid to these pans were also silver so i put both parts, along with a simple banner together to make what I think its a very fun and affordable background.

What I spent:

Expenses: $35
2 small vases $2
Aluminum Foil $1
Foil Pans $1
Twizzlers $1.88
M&Ms $2.48
Circus Peanuts $1.14
White Dipping Chocolate $3.00
Cupcakes $2.88
Capri Suns $2.08
Slinky $3
Runner Fabric $1
Sucker Sticks $2
Pipe Cleaners $2
Cardstock for Banner $5
Printing $5.00

Courtney Miller, operator of Buttercream Bling Cupcake Boutique and Picture Perfect Party Designs

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.