‘Build Your Own Banana Split’ Dessert Bar

build your own banana split_bar

I have a fun product to introduce you to today, from one of your favorite shopping outlets – Etsy of course! These wall decals from evgieNev are a fabulous room decorating item that I had the opportunity to sample, but I wanted to show you how you could use it for party decor too. Using the “tree with monkeys” decal I was inspired to create a banana split bar perfect for a baby shower or kids birthday party. Backdrops for dessert tables are the hottest thing and this is an unexpected touch that makes a statement. Check out the details below….

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Details of the party design and concepts:

  • Using the decal as the inspiration and focal point, I chose the color scheme to match the artwork: brown, green, and yellow.
  • Add a whimsical touch by “hanging a sign on the tree” that invites guests to make their own banana split. This one was created using a wooden piece from the craft store and covering with coordinating paper.
  • I always look around the house to find interesting vessels to serve food/drinks from. Here I used my tiny fish bowl vases to serve dry toppings from {chocolate sprinkles & heath bar sprinkles}. An apothecary jar holds bananas, and small carafes hold chocolate and caramel syrup.
  • Hanging drink monkeys make an adorable addition to the side of our sundae glasses.
  • Wrapping the can of whipped cream keeps the look unified and only takes seconds to do.
  • One of my favorite tips for serving ice cream is to pre-scoop balls and place in the freezer until ready to serve. These were served in a pedestal glass dish and stay frozen for quite a while. Add a ribbon flag to the ice cream to add some color for the display.
  • Chocolate dipped bananas make a nice addition to the table and offer an alternative to the banana splits {kids love these}.

There you have it – 7 tips for setting up an unforgettable banana split bar, thanks to the inspiration from evgieNev wall decals. I think the decals would make for a fantastic “photo booth” too! Of course you can also use the decals for children’s bedroom decor ; )

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This is a sponsored post. Styling Services provided by Celebrations At Home.

About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. How cute! I like EvgieNev on FB.! Thanks!! : )

  2. It’s tough to pick my fave design, I love all of the different looks of the trees… I am slightly partial to the decal w/ the little frog under the umbrella! Thanks!! : )

  3. Deanna, 5-9 Events says:

    I love the red tulips decal!

  4. Deanna, 5-9 Events says:

    New facebook fan!

  5. I love the great party idea with a decal as a centerpiece! I especially love the Baby Nursery wall decal of the Fairyland Tree. You could put in on any color wall, and it would still look magical.

  6. I love the Children Wall Decals – Fairy Tree with Flowers and Stars

  7. I “like” the evgieNev Facebook page

  8. I adore the growth chart tree!

  9. Christine says:

    I really like the windy tree with birds and the outer space theme one. They are so cute and would be great in a nursery.

  10. Vinyl Wall Decals – Elegant Cherry Blossoms Branch Wall Sticker – Children Baby Kid Nursery Boy Girl – BRCB010L

  11. Shannon Thompson says:

    Halloween Wall Decal – Spooky Tree with Spiders and Flying Bats

    i love this one.. we have a spooky house and this would just look perfect in either our foyer or kitchen

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  12. Shannon Thompson says:

    like the evgieNev Facebook page

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  13. Shannon Thompson says:

    tweeted
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  14. The Flying Dandelion and Fairy Trees are simply delightful!

  15. charissa f says:

    love the whispering tree decal

  16. charissa f says:

    follow evgie on fb

  17. charissa f says:

    tweeted about giveaway

  18. They are all so cute!! My son would love the under the sea design. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Christine French says:

    Love the Dragonflies Sakura Cherry Tree Branch!!!

  20. I love this idea! Banana splits were always my favourite way to eat ice cream as a child.
    I looked on her site and loved the outer space one – I can imagine being inspired to do a fun “space” birthday party with that one. Or the “once upon a time” decal… that one inspires so many fairytale ideas!
    I’m not a US or Canadian resident but can I enter for someone else? I have a few friends with kids in the US who would love to be surprised with this!

  21. I follow via email. The red tulips decal is very cute

  22. Love the simple style of the birch trees

  23. Follow evgie on facebook

  24. I love the Windy Tree and Birds design!

  25. I liked them on FB. Thanks!

  26. Susan Krauss says:

    I would use the “Tree With Birds-Birdland” decal in my laundry room to brighten up an otherwise dull and tedious activity!

  27. Susan Krauss says:

    I liked Evgie on Facebook.

  28. Susan Krauss says:

    I shared Evgie with my friends on Facebook

  29. I love these wall decals and the beautiful colors! The large wall decal with the birch trees has to be my favorite.

  30. I liked them on FB!

  31. love their Cherry Blossom Tree Design!

  32. Like evgie on Facebook!

  33. Love all of the designs, so hard to choose!

  34. Liked Evgie on Facebook!

  35. Love them all!!! I like evgie on facebook!!!

  36. I like the vinyl wall quotes.

  37. I liked Evgie on Facebook.

  38. I need to win this LOL I have a little monkey who’s bday is in February and this would be perfecto!

  39. I just liked Evgie on Facebook!

  40. I’ve also shared the giveaway on Twitter :)

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