Dessert Table in Red, White, and Blue Party Theme

A delectable dessert table in red, white, and blue for a Travel Party theme. I hosted a sweet 16 birthday party for my friend’s daughter and had SO much fun creating this dessert table with pennant banners, gumballs, and lots of candy for her guests to enjoy.

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30 Minutes
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Paper Plane Garland. I folded paper plans from red, white, and blue paper and strung them on twine to create a fun garland which I used on this dessert table as well as one of the game stations. I was SO easy and brought the theme throughout the house.

  • Step 2

    Banner. The “Enjoy the Journey” leather pennant banner was created with the remnant leather from the passport covers. Triangles glued onto white cord. I cut out the words using my Silhouette and taped them onto the leather.

  • Step 3

    Here’s an overview of the dessert table. I should have taken my flower arrangements off the wall… d’oh! I was so busy trying to get everything ready, I didn’t notice them until I saw the pictures. Silly me.

  • Step 4

    Airplane cake topper. If you’re in a pinch, you can fold tiny airplanes, string them on thread, and glue onto lollipop sticks.

  • Step 5

    Cake. I bought a 2 layer, white iced cake from Kroger for $12. Placed red gum balls around the bottom. The cake topper are sugar cookies on sticks! I then taped navy and white polka dot ribbon to the front of my cake plate.

  • Step 6

    Cloud Balloons. I purchased these cloud balloons from Oriental Trading company and had them aired-up at Party City. I used these balloons throughout the party as they brought the perfect ambiance to this “travel” party theme. I tied them to mini-water bottles with travel themed wrappers on them.

  • Step 7

    Cookies. I purchased the Cloud and Hot Air Balloon cookies from Sweet Tooth Cottage. I had them bake the sugar cookies onto sticks so I could use them as cake toppers and dessert table decor. I LOVE how they turned out. I covered green floral foam with white paper and popped the cookies into them.

  • Step 8

    Party Printables. I used two sets of travel themed party printables. Only because they were both SO fab, I couldn’t decide on just one. HA!.

    For the dessert table the 2″ circle punches used as accents on the glass candy jars are the Paper Airplane Birthday Party Printable Kit by LePartieSugar.

  • Step 9

    I must give a huge thanks to Emily Decker who took most of these amazing photos! Tip Junkie loves to promote women in business. {high fives}


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