Spaceships and Laser Beams Boy Bash Budget Challenge

Jessica R By Jessica R  in 4th of July


Party Recap

When Spaceships and Laser Beams announced a challenge recently, I KNEW I wanted to be a part of it. The challenge was to use $50 and any one of the Spaceships and Laser Beams printable sets to create a dessert table. Picking just one was the hard part, but I chose Vintage Toys, knowing that I had a lot of my parents old toys and some vintage style newer toys.
I used my dad's old baseball mitt, yo-yo, and Marx UFO toy/box. I also used my mom's old tricycle (which was later mine). My vintage PEZ gun, my vintage style Coca Cola Cooler, and a few of my sons' toys. I had several vinyl checkerboard table cloths left over from another recent event, so I used those on the table, and an old American Flag as the backdrop.
Since I was in the middle of a major kitchen remodel, I used store bought treats exclusively. I bought a 6 pack of cupcakes, a mini cake, Cracker Jacks, Hostess Baseball Cupcakes, and a mini apple pie from my local grocery store for less than $25. I also ALWAYS buy red candy on clearance after holidays, so I used some of my stash candy and gumballs. I found some lollipops that looked like the old fashioned style rocketpop popsicles on clearance at Toys R Us for just a dollar each. I picked up some cotton candy from HomeGoods for just $3. Finally, I used some left over Pop's Soda Shoppe Cream Soda and attached a star shaped straw from Old Navy and S&LB tags with star ribbon.
I truly had a great time assembling this party! I cannot believe that I spent less than $40 on the entire table. We had 14 guests and had desserts left over!


Party Highlights

  • Desserts

    Apple pie, cupcakes, mini cake, cotton candy, cookies, and candy

  • Budget

    Less than $40!

  • Party Favors

    Cracker Jacks and Pop's Soda Shoppe Cream Soda with a star shaped straw.

  • What People Ate

    We grilled traditional BBQ foods before dessert, and the guests ate watermelon, candy, cotton candy, cookies, cupcakes, and pie with ice cream

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade, water, and soda


Party Helpers



  • Samantha  E

    Samantha E wrote:

    Very cool! I love it!!! Great use of props! Love, Samantha's Sweets

  • Jessica R

    Jessica R wrote:

    Thank you!! <3