Ever throw a party, only to realize you don’t have enough serving dishes, and don’t want to spend mega bucks buying all new dishes just for one party?
Last year I planned an awesome surprise ice cream sundae birthday party for my husband, using the colors turquoise and red. I wanted to have tons of cute serving bowls for the ice cream sundae bar, with a different topping inside each bowl. I wanted the bowls to be turquoise with a little height, and look kind of old fashioned.
However, I didn’t have 18 dishes (for the 18 ice cream toppings) even close to looking like this, so I had to get creative!
I bought some of those cheap plastic bowls at the Dollar Tree that come in a pack of four (so 25 cents each), along with some cheap plastic champagne and margarita cups that came in a pack of six (so about 17 cents each).
Armed with my cheapo plastic ware and some spray paint and adhesive that I already had, I made some pretty cute turquoise party bowls, perfect for serving ice cream toppings at the party!
The most satisfying part is that during the party everyone was complementing me on the cute dishes, asking me where I found them 😉 They couldn’t believe they were made out of dollar store plastic goods, and that I had made them myself…
- Plastic bowls (Dollar Tree)
- Plastic champagne and/or margarita cups (Dollar Tree)
- Spray paint (any color)
- E6000 adhesive (or other comparable strong glue)
Another inexpensive way to serve dessert is by baking cake inside of baby food jars for individual party servings.
One of my favorite ways to decorate inexpensively for a party is with Duck Tape! Check out the zebra print Minnie Mouse birthday party I planned for my daughter, and how I incorporated zebra Duck Tape into the theme of the party!
You could also make this easy DIY cake pop and sucker stand for your next party!