Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge

[Boy Bash] Construction Party Tablescape

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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, make themselves or already own.

One of my favorite things about today’s Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submission? That it incorporates both savory and sweet food! This construction themed birthday party tablescape was created by Anna and Jodie of Zesty Events. They threw it in honor of Anna’s son Maximus, was so excited that all this fuss was made over his 4th birthday. (LOL) The other thing I love? Th at they did this party on a $20 budget. Amazing. And it really shows what can be done on very little. The spent all their monies on food and then begged and borrowed the rest (or used a lot of what they already owned.) All the details from Anna and Jodie are at the end of the post.

In Jodie and Anna’s own words:

It was so much fun and dare I say a real challenge to design a boy’s party theme with a budget of $20. We loved the construction printables, the truck designs are really gorgeous and the shade of blue used just made everything POP.

We decided the way to a boy’s heart is through his tummy, so the whole budget went on food. We then found things around the house to use with the pantry being our first point of call. In there I found lunch bags that were used for placemats and favour bags. The favour bags were placed on a ladder for industrial appeal, which we borrowed from my husband. We also had some left over orange plastic cups from a previous party we had so we used them and added some of your printables to those as well.

The dais was built by my husband, who is the building and maintenance industry. He used timber found in the shed and he also treated it with a food grade wax, named Treatex. Therefore it was safe for the food to be placed on the dais. He also so kindly provided us with the safety tape that we outlined the place settings on the table.

The breakdown of budget:

Items we borrowed:

  • Trucks our own, we actually had too many to choose from.
  • Cups
  • Ladder
  • Tape
  • Dais
  • Cake platter

Items we purchased:

  • $10 Pop top drinks, sausage rolls and pies (we love ALDI)
  • $3.80 Cake and icing (the Aldi cake mixes for .75c are great, amazing comments over this cake)
  • $3.15 Chocolate crackles
  • $2.50 Frankfurts
  • .50c Sauce

Total $19.95

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.