Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge

Pirate Birthday Dessert Table [Boy Bash]

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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.

This is going to be the last Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submission that we feature this year (we have a few more lined up to post in January). It will probably be our last blog post of the year as well. The past few days have made it apparent that I want to take some extra time to spend with my family. But I am super excited that we’re ending the year with a Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submission that uses a collection we haven’t even photographed yet –Rachel’s new pirate collection. This pirate themed birthday dessert table was created by Alexis of Sugar Sweet Buffets and I love that it looks bright, airy and gorgeous. She really played up the lighter elements of the collection’s color palette — which we plan to do as well — and it works to create a unique look for a pirate party. More about this table from Alexis herself at the end of the post.

More about this pirate themed dessert table from Alexis herself:

I love your new pirate party printables and I really like that they are not your typical red, white and black colour scheme. The aqua in them reminds me of the beach and a tropical island, so I went with a “shipwrecked/beach pirates” theme. 
I tried to use as many things from around my home as possible to save money, like all the shells and starfish and also used sand from my kid’s sandpit. My son and daughter also love pretending to be pirates, so I raided the toy box and used a few things as props on the table.The bottled water, sixlets, jelly beans, push-pop containers and m&m’s were left over from a party the weekend before that I didn’t want to go to waste. Raffia and rope were purchased from the dollar store and used to dress up the cake stands and candy jars to give them more of a pirate feel.

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.