How to Pull Together an Art Party Dessert Table Display {featuring Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe}

How to Pull Together an Art Party Dessert Table Display {featuring Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe}

Please Welcome
Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe

Kim Byers, owner and creative director of The Celebration Shoppe, started her company to offer moms an affordable and stylish way to host wow-worthy parties without all the stress. With custom print invitations, thank yous, party décor, DIY party printables, monogrammed birthday t-shirts and even melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies (packaged and shipped via her cookie partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage), The Celebration Shoppe coordinates and styles every collection to help inspire moms.

She also hosts a blog full of DIY crafts, treat ideas, real parties, and more. Her company has been featured in some fabulous publications online and off and she has even written contributing articles for Parents magazine, Mom magazine, Columbus Parent and more.

It is with great pleasure I welcome Kim today as she shares one of her genius displays to pull together for a dessert table.

How to Pull Together an Easy Art Party Dessert Table
Contributed by Kim Byers

I love hosting parties outdoors, especially when little ones are involved. It gives them plenty of room to run and play. And what better themed party to host outdoors than an art party?! It’s perfect for both genders, older ages, plus it keeps the mess… I mean their creative genius… outside!

I recently put together a number of ideas for just such a party: Art Party Crayola Crayon Craft, Create An Art Gallery, Art Party Photo Op, and Placecard Cookies & Creative Juice. But today I’m going to share how to pull together an easy art party dessert table.

I used two sizes of clear paint cans for serving dishes, mini easels (spray painted white for displaying the dessert tags) and bold damask blue fabric as our backdrop; all three items from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, and several of our new art party collection printables.

And although the table was full of yummy desserts and a few healthy treats (always important to give options even when celebrating), my very favorite are these palette cookies from our cookie partners at Sweet Tooth Cottage (available with the rest of the collection in the shoppe). Because they’re butter cookies, not sugar cookies, they’re soft and literally melt in your mouth. And the cake (flat iced with buttercream frosting), before it was embellished, cost me $5.99 per layer from my Kroger bakery. No stress. Love it!

Other treats included fun paint brush cake pops {thank you again Terri for testing and executing my idea so very perfectly!} and chocolate covered Oreos from Terri’s Treasures,

homemade cupcakes (I used Duncan Hines cake mix and Pillsbury icing since my youngest has severe dairy allergies and both are dairy free!),

marshmallow paint cans (I literally painted each marshmallow with a small amount of Karo syrup, just enough for them to be sticky, rolled them in colorful nonpareils and allowed them to dry overnight on wax paper. Be careful not to use too much Karo or your colors will run.),

bright gumballs (and the mini chocolates around the edge of the cake) from our friends at That’s So Sweet,

(and just one more picture of the gumballs because the girls were just too cute! Plus, the applique/monogrammed birthday shirt to the left is available with the art party collection in the shoppe. All the other girls were wearing clothes from Sew Jewell on Etsy.)

rainbow Twizzlers, apples and oranges.

I hope you find these ideas easy to execute for your next party or playdate. As always, I hope you’re inspired!
{Photography by Angie Arthur Photography}

To start planning your next party visit The Celebration Shoppe to browse more than 60 collections. And for regular inspiration visit Kim on her blog, like The Celebration Shoppe on facebook, follow her on twitter and now on Pinterst.

The Celebration Shoppe showcases countless party ideas and inspiration and is one of my all time favorite sites around. I think Kim is a creative genius and she openly shares all the details to help you pull together the best party possible. Her stylish online party shoppe offers complete party deigns for birthdays, gatherings and holidays that makes it easy and simple for busy moms to create a fabulous celebrations just like the pros.

I can not thank Kim enough for sharing her creative inspiration with us today!

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  1. thank you so much for featuring Kim form The Celebration Shoppe in your line up! We LOVE her!! She is so talented and down to earth in how she comes across to people!! Glad to see she got the recognition by another upstanding woman!

  2. So gorgeous! The colors just jump off the page. Who couldn’t have a good time at a party like this, with all the beautiful color?!! You are very talented and inspiring!! Thank you!

  3. Thank you Stephanie for having me and for the sweet closing. You, Kristen and Teri are making me blush. Thank you ladies!


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