Wow Your Guests with Easy Cake Hacks and Gorgeous Party Tableware

The cake, party tableware and the food are an important part of any celebration. These small businesses have caught my magpie eye and I think they’ll also inspire you! So let’s put some wow into your cake decorating and some oooooh onto your party table!

The Cake

As beautiful as they are, you don’t need to spend a fortune on a hand sculpted cake by a professional.  Little Bird Craft Party cake toppers do all the talking for you. All you need to do is make or buy your cake and pop the cake toppers in them. 

I particularly love using cupcakes to give to guests at the end of a party instead of a slice of cake. After all, who wants a soggy bit of cake stuck to a napkin – yuck! 

Unicorn cake toppers

Sprinkles

OMG, bespoke sprinkles through the post – who knew that was a thing?  Well, it is and The Happy Mail can hook you up with some mighty fine sprinkles for your cakes!  Sprinkle them on your cupcakes or celebration cake or they’d be amazing as part of a dessert station too.

Sprinkle mixes for cakes

Disposable Party Tableware

Say goodbye to boring white paper plates and say hello to disposable party ware you’ll certainly want to display on the wall!  The Jelly Rabbit offer so many beautiful paper plates and wooden cutlery to choose from, I’m not sure where I’d start.

Pink dipped wooden party tableware

China Hire

If you’re based in Dorset, Fifteas Weddings and Events offer a beautiful selection of vintage china for hire. It can be used for any occasion whether it’s a wedding, birthday, christening or even a corporate event.

The china can be used to create the mismatched look mixing pretty floral cups & saucers with complementary shades of pinks, blues, greens, yellows and gold. Not only will you have a gorgeous set of crockery to serve your food on, but you don’t need to wash up afterwards!  Whoo hooo!

Party tableware to die for! Vintage tea cups and saucers for afternoon tea

Hopefully, that’s your party tableware and cake nailed, make sure you check out my blog about unique party favours to end your party on a high note!

I’d love to hear what tips and tricks that you recommend for making your party table special. Or do you have any cake shortcuts?

My Little Pony Party – The Little Details

A Rainbow Pony Party

I styled and hosted a My Little Pony Party for my daughter’s 6th birthday and it was so much fun! I must admit, I’ve never been a big fan of character birthday parties and all the branded gear that goes with them. So I took the MLP theme but added a huge dose of rainbow decorations and added the occasional branded ballon or napkin.

Party Decorations

The decorations were all themed around Rainbow Dash and her rainbow mane. So lots of bright bunting, streamers, tissue paper pom-pom clouds, and table confetti were the order of the day.  I was particularly pleased with the rainbow we created, with the simple use of crepe streamers (although it did put my brother through slight trauma trying to get it all even to fit the gap).

Rainbow pony party decorations. Rainbow table confetti and party ware, pom pom clouds and crepe rainbow.
Rainbow table confetti and party ware, pom pom clouds and crepe rainbow.

The Party Table

I decorated the party table with a plain white table cloth and sprinkled large tissue paper circle confetti down the middle.  I used rainbow and My Little Pony napkins and found these awesome plastic bottles with straws from Home Bargains.  They were so good as there were no drinks spillages and I can use them again.  I finished the look with a few foil balloons.

Rainbow Pony Party Tea

For the party tea, I used cardboard lunchboxes from Party Delights and they were so effective!  They saved a lot of time and there was a lot less wastage.  Inside I put 2 finger sandwiches, a yoghurt tube, a small packet of raisins, and I found some cute cardboard muffin pots to put a few cocktail sausages and sausage rolls.

Easy party tea!
Easy party tea!

Sweet Treats and the Cake

Dessert was a selection of small cakes, some great rainbow cupcakes and these brilliant rice crispie cakes lollies that I found on the Capture By Lucy blog.  My daughter absolutely loved making them for her friends.

Cake collage
Beautiful rainbow cup cakes, easy cake pops and a Rainbow Dash masterpiece!

The birthday cake was made by a good friend and inside there were layers of rainbow sponge (I was so busy running around at the party, consequently I didn’t get a photo of that).

Party Favours

As you might already know, I like to make party favours a bit different (without spending a fortune).  Befitting of the rainbow theme we gave each party goer a small tin of rainbow paints (from Amazon) and a strip of rainbow laces wrapped in a belly band of pretty paper and a thank you tag.

Rainbow pony party Paint pallet party favours
Paint pallet party favours

Craft Parties and DIY Party Kits

Finally, if you’re local to Dorset, you can book a Pony Craft Party with me. If you’re not local or want a small party, I’ve created a beautiful DIY rainbow pony craft kit, perfect for a DIY craft party at home or as a gift for a horse-crazy child.

Want to learn more? see what Chelsea Mamma thought about my MLP craft party making manes, tails and decorating pencil cases.

Pony craft kit, including pony mane and tail making and pencil case decorating

I had a ball planning and designing this party and the birthday girl had such fun!   Find out all about the party games and activities here.
Friendship is magic … (as the My Little Pony motto goes!)…