How to throw together a quick and easy red and white dessert party table.

Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #cbias #SmartFinal140th 

In honor of Smart & Final's 140th Birthday I threw together a little celebration.  I'm honored to be one of the #sfsmarties and love Smart & Final, particularly for when I'm hosting parties.  You can view some of the items we purchased for this party table on ThisMoment.

SmartFinal140thOn The Party Table:

  • Red Velvet Cake – filled with freshly whipped cream and topped with sifted powdered sugar
  • Twizzlers
  • Milk (First Street) – Red Straws (First Street) and Party Cups
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Starlight Peppermints (First Street)
  • Red Velvet Cookies
  • Apple and Cheese Danish Bites
  • Strawberries
  • Kettle Corn


To decorate I hung a rope above the table and lay folded napkins over the top to form a banner and placed a matching table cloth on the table.  These were from the twins 3rd birthday party.

Red and white party

Glass hurricane candle holders are fabulous for holding party snacks such as fruit and kettle corn.

Small trays can be turned into an instant cake stand by placing it on top of a candlestick holder.

Silicone baking cups are perfect for holding small snacks such as yogurt covered raisins.

When using a boxed cake mix, use apple sauce in place of oil – This tip is from Martha Stewart.

Red velvet cake


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Brandie September 4, 2011 - 6:08 pm

Beautiful! I love how it all looks!

Deal Fanatic September 4, 2011 - 6:41 pm

Seriously…could you be any more fabulous! I just lov eyour ideas to pieces. You can come to my house anytime to help throw parties 🙂 Awesome job!

Amy @ Dealusional September 5, 2011 - 4:15 am

Woooo! Love the color scheme and everything looks so. good. I want smell-o-vision on my computer!

Samantha @ A Little Simplicity September 5, 2011 - 5:22 am

Wow!! This looks amazing Tonya!! That cake looks absolutely delicious!!

Jules from a Little Bite of Life September 5, 2011 - 2:32 pm

What a fun party, and everything looks so good—can you deliver? I love the celebration colors!

NotQuiteSusie September 5, 2011 - 9:08 pm

Looks gorgeous- AND yummy!

Katherine marie September 6, 2011 - 10:17 am

Absolutely darling, festive and perfect!!! How do you keep up with your weight loss with all this sinful food? I could never have it in my house or I would gobble it all up!

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:24 pm

It's a little case of having a hard core trainer who works my butt off at boot camp 3 times a week :).

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Thank you 🙂

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Hmmm, don't think that whipped cream would make it :).  However, the next time you are in San Diego …

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:46 pm

Thank you.  And the cake was delicious :). 

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:47 pm

awww, thanks, you are too sweet.

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Thank you Brandie

Tonya Staab September 6, 2011 - 4:49 pm

You can't have cookies without milk, right 🙂

Laura September 6, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Great post! The red velvet cookies looks awesome. The glass of milk is perfect!

Nhung Tran December 1, 2011 - 3:03 am

look yummy, i’ve never tried red velvet cake before…


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