‘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….


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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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 has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


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