Despicably Sweet Birthday Buffet

Last week was my little one’s 7th birthday. (I know, he’s not so little anymore!)  He quickly declared Despicable Me to be this year’s party theme. In case you’re not familiar, Despicable Me is a story about an evil man named Gru who plans to steal the moon with the help of his army of mischievous yellow Minions. It is an entertaining, animated kids flick for which there are no licensed party goods! Yes, you read me right, I couldn’t find anything anywhere for a Despicable Me party!

What’s a dessert stylist and avid party planner to do? Create a theme from scratch! I had a little help of course, but here’s the dessert table I put together.

Despicable Me Birthday Party

Let’s have a closer look, shall we?

Despicable Me Party Favors and Desserts

These were the Despicably Delicious Cookies created by Lisa at The Cookie Jar. She got Gru and his Minions down perfectly! Each child went home with one as a party favor. In the background are the Despicable S’mores created by Sweet Lydia’s. These incredible bites reminded me of the Scooter Pies I ate religiously as a child. Oh, so sinfully yummy!

Despicable Me Minions

I decided my son should have his own army of Minions so I made these Vanilla Cake Pops. Aren’t they darling? They look too innocent to want to steal the moon!

Despicable Cupcake Tower

If I had to choose, (and you really mustn’t make me) I’d say that the Chocolate Cupcakes filled with Vanilla Creme with the Despicable cupcake toppers and the outrageously delicious buttercream frosting in vibrant blue and yellow was my favorite part of the table. The kids couldn’t wait to get their hands on them! The graphics for the cupcake toppers, dessert labels and stickers (seen on the base of the Minions) were made by the wonderful gals at Anders Ruff.

The kids’ tables were set up with alternating bright blue and yellow plates and napkins and the party favor bags were in matching colors, each with an adorable Despicable sticker on them. I forgot to photograph these so I’ll just leave you with one last photo of the dessert table. ;) Leave a comment so I know you dropped by. I’d love to hear from you!

Despicable Me Dessert Table

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  1. says

    That is sooo fun! Something your son will remember forever! What a great display – I love the minnions! I bet the children were happy to bring one of the stunning cookies home!

  2. says

    Michelle, the sugar cookies were as yummy to eat as they were expertly decorated! The kids loved them.

    Not Just A Mommy! Thank you for your compliments. It was a little tricky without licensed party goods, but I actually think this came out better. ;) Thanks for coming by the blog. I love yours!

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