DIY Elmo Party: Dessert Table

IMG_4799You can create a simple, cost-effective dessert table for your party anywhere! We set up this Elmo party on a kitchen island.

1. Clear off the counter!


2. Hang a fun piece of fabric as a backdrop behind the table or counter.

3. Hang balloons from the ceiling over the dessert table. We found these polka-dotted balloons at Hobby Lobby, and added a marble to make them hang down straight.


4. Use colorful dishes and trays for food and desserts. We made a cupcake stand using plates and mugs in our red & blue colors.


5. Hang up a birthday banner and you’re done! Now you are ready to set out your food and let the party begin!



DIY Elmo Party: Easy Party Trays


Using silver trays that I found at the dollar store, I spray painted them a fun aqua blue to match the rest of the party decor. Be sure to always spray paint outside as the fumes can become a bit much. I also wouldn’t recommend putting food directly onto the trays unless you use a sealer. I used the spray painted trays for milk and treat cups, so no food was actually touching the paint. All of the party printables for this Elmo’s World Party are available in our etsy shop!



DIY Elmo Party: Treat Cups


Our Elmo Party was a little last minute and I didn’t have time to order colored treat cups, so I had to get creative. I found these plain white cups at Party City. Using the flat eraser on a pencil, I used craft paint to polka-dot them in the red and blue colors of the party. They were great for carrots and dip at the party, and the kids even ate the carrots!





DIY Elmo Party: Milk Bottles

I have had lots of people write asking me where they could find these tiny milk bottles. So today I am sharing my secret. Ready…IMG_4812

They are actually glass latte bottles that I get at Target! 


I know that some people have started selling similar ones on etsy, but this way you get the bonus of having to drink the lattes first 🙂 I wash them out and remove the plastic wrapping, and you’re ready to go! Before adding the milk, I dipped the end of the bottle into water, and then into a bowl of blue sprinkles. Add our Elmo water bottle labels and a cute straw (also being sold at Target now) and you are ready to go! Enjoy!