I hope you enjoyed the little picTORIal peek into Stella’s fifth birthday party that I shared last week. We all had such a fun time celebrating with Buggy. As promised, today I am sharing all of the majorly pin-worthy dessert and food table details. In my opinion the dessert and food tables should be the focal points of any party—they are not just tasty and beautiful, but they also give you so much room for creativity within your party theme. When it comes to cupcakes, cake pops, and food it’s go big or go home in our family. So check out all the edible goodness below. But be forewarned, you may get a sugar rush just looking at theses brightly colored confections…
My friend Jill Keenan of Babycakes helped me do an amazing dessert table—all garden inspired. We got white lattice fence from Home Depot for the backdrop, and used lots of gardening pots for dessert décor, and the “soil” was crumbled chocolate cake. Amazing cupcakes! And Ali from The Sugar Lab made amazing sugar flowers as cupcake toppers! Thanks to Instagram—that’s where we met!
Jena from milkPOP drew the Stella’s Garden sign for me because she’s a fab artist with amazing penmanship.
Girlie rainbow colors with a nod to gardening goodness was my inspiration
One of my favorite décor details: planted wellies
Cupcake, anyone? These amazing flower-topped treats were made by The Sugar Lab. The petals were all edible and all sugar.
A good garden is an abundant one!
More tasty sugar petal details mixed in nicely with fresh cut flowers
Yes, they were as good as they look!
The giant sugar peony Ali made especially for Stella (it’s Stella’s face flower) and she even sprayed it with edible peony fragrance! How cool is that?!?
Stella requested rock candy as part of her dessert table.
Hattie loved the cake pops!
These special treats were created and made by the birthday girl herself. Stella, already a self-proclaimed Craftista and baker, came up with the recipe herself. Her vision was a fruit loop parfait in mason jars complete with yogurt and pink whipped cream. She made them all (with my help) the morning of her party, saying, “Mom, my friends are gonna love these special ‘Stella’s Treats.’” And they did!
A close-up sugar shot
It’s also a tradition in our family to get a cake from Hansen’s Cakes—the cake makers in Hollywood. I had a Hansen’s cake at every one of my birthday parties as a little girl, and I’m of course continuing the tradition with my four babes.
Frosting, flowers and butterflies
My girls enjoying their cake with the flower balls we worked all morning crafting. Such fun and fragrant centerpieces. We made these with floral foam balls sunk in water and then adding stemmed carnations until covered. The complete details are featured in my book, celebraTORI.
Here’s the blooming food table backdrop that my friend Jess made. This fun DIY involved a canvas (repurposed from Liam’s last b-day), some blue fabric for sky, and paper flowers (typically hung at parties). Dean and I made all the food, and served it atop real grass in rainbow colored cups and boxes.
Great food is great food but presentation is everything! Found these plastic containers in the $1 row at Target. Perfect Mac ‘n Cheese pots!
Mini corndog flowerpots for the little ones and Brie bites with edible flowers
Who can refuse a mini corn dog on a stick in a bed of green coconut and a mini flower pot? Super cute for kids!
All in the display! Love these flea market found crates
The lemonade rainbow on a vintage bar cart. We had all flavors of lemonade including pomegranate rose, passion fruit, peach, ginger rosemary lemonade, minty limeade, Buggy’s blue raspberry lemonade, and lavender plum lemonade. I found the cute floral paper straws on Etsy.
Zevia donated all their natural flavored sodas in all the rainbow colors. Looked great on table!
I hope you enjoyed all of these yummy and dramatic details.
Have you ever put together a dessert or food table for your little ones?
Let me know what it looked like in the comments below.
P.S Stay tuned for the documenTORI video from Stella’s birthday coming up soon.