This was a really fun party to plan! I got to help a dear friend turn a very rough event location into a great place to celebrate a 20 year high school reunion. The plan for food was very casual, so we need to come up with decor to go with the theme: school colors green and yellow. Since it was being hosted in northern Minnesota and the food was casual, we wanted to find a style that would match that – fun and a little country.
After a lot of searching, we landed on the green fabric as the basis for our theme. To keep the casual country style, we decided an aged fence was the perfect backdrop to our treat table. The next big element was the frame. This frame was on it’s way to the donation center when we saved it for this great use. I printed the year on plain white cardstock with black letters and then trimmed to equal size and hung by 1″ yellow ribbon from the back of the frame before hanging to the wall.
We had a very small budget, so we utilized ready made treats. What I have learned over the years, is that you can create some fun dessert tables by utilizing treats that are easily accessible at mass and grocery stores. The cupcakes were a simple mix of chocolate and vanilla with white frosting. We added a few sprinkles in the theme colors and placed each cupcake in a floral cupcake wrapper. We included cream puffs, brownie bites and cheesecake bites: 3 of my party go-to items. Cakepops are a bit time consuming, but always a huge hit. Plus, you can make a 4-5 dozen for less than $10. We added Zen party mix and a variety of candy. We also included 2 types of popcorn: white cheddar and white chocolate covered popcorn. Popcorn is always a hit and very inexpensive. We also added green and yellow apples to baskets on the table. I thought the apples added some whimsy and another pop of color.