Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge

[Boy Bash] Jungle Birthday Party Dessert Table!

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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.

I am just in love with today’s Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge feature. How cute is the giraffe that Stefani of La Belle Parties created for her jungle themed dessert table? And I love how she created a neutral base and then used pops of color that are pulled from our Wild Child jungle birthday collection, which was designed by Catherine. Says Stefani “I love the bright colors in the lion collection so I knew I wanted to create a table with natural elements and pops of color.”

“I decided to use the party circles to make a garland for the front of the table.The colors look great against the burlap! I love adding words to my tables so I carried the word roar from the party circles throughout the table and which doubled as a great way to bring in more color.”

“I kept the treats sweet, simple and homemade. The backdrop was created with 4 grass skirts and a roll of packing paper all from The Dollar Tree.”


“I painted a wood frame to mimic the leaf patterns in the printables, backed the 6″ welcome sign with packing paper, cut some fringe in it and attached it to the outside of the frame.”


Items I had:
paper mache letters
packing paper
leaf garland
Items I purchased:
grass skirts – $4
colored paper – $1.50
food – $16
Items I Borrowed:
safari hat from my 3 year old

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.