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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.
When Val told me the direction she wanted to take for her Boy Bash on a Budget Challenge submission, I was very intrigued. Rock and Roll combined with mad science, with a color palette of silver, green and purple — talk about cool. When she sent me the names she wanted to go on the food labels for her dessert table, I was sold. How can you go wrong with treats called atomic drum sticks, electrified guitar strings and plasmatic lollipops? Love it! You can hear more about the party in Val’s own words at the end of the post.
In Val’s Own Words:
I wanted to put a little twist on the Mad Science collection. thought about a rockstar scientist and immediately the name of the band came to me “The Mad Scientists!” I based my tablescape around The Mad Scientists playing for a conference for Science professors. They had to have a VIP lounge! I used a tablecover from Party City and found some coordinating fabric from Jo-Ann’s to use as an overlay. Using paper products can go a long to help keep your theme cohesive and decorate on a budget. I found some cardboard guitars at Michael’s, spray-painted them silver and used the paper products to jazz them up. I also found test tubes at Old Navy that had watches in them. The cashier said they had extras and that I could use them. Score! I bought some sixlets to put in them and used as favors on the table. I couldn’t resist doing a small dessert table to add to the theme. I used budget-friendly sweets like licorice, oatmeal pies, lollipops, etc., that color co-ordinated and had a big bang for small bucks. For the backdrop I simply took a piece of styrofoam and some streamers and wrapped it around. Easy peasy!