Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Spring Tablescape Blog Hop - Dollar Tree Dessert Station

Welcome to the Spring Tablescape Hop - Please visit the fabulous tablescapers at the bottom of this post for more inspiration!

I thought it would be fun to challenge myself in the Dollar Tree and purchase items to set a dessert station for Spring:

I set up the dining room buffet for a little dessert luncheon for my friend's daughters.....

....with pink plates and lots of treats....

....chocolate candy bars, mini lemon cupckaes, mini strawberry bundt cakes, Peeps.....

....a few faux flowers in a vase gifted to me by MacKenzie-Childs....

....pink lemonade and bunny hats...

....my Nana's depression glasses with bunny ears straws....

....cute bunny bags filled with napkins and plastic flatware ...

...and jelly beans!!

It was fun to mix all of the inexpensive disposables with a few of my special MacKenzie-Childs ceramics...

...these pieces are painted in such pretty spring colors!

I'll be buying a few more of these "bunny bags" to fill with treats for my grandsons!

I am looking forward to spring and warmer weather!

And setting this buffet table certainly gave me "Spring Fever"!

Wishing you a Happy Spring!

As pictured on my buffet, this is a handcrafted ceramic, small Taylor Odd Fellows vase, perfect for a petite presentation of posies.   
Find it here, on sale: MacKenzie-Childs Taylor Bud Vase  

Act like a bunny and hop around these blogs for some fabulous table setting inspiration:

Home is Where the Boat Is - Cottontail Farms
Everyday Living - The Blessing of Easter
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - One Happy Bunny
Bleu Belle Interiors - Spring Brings Joy
Living With Thanksgiving - Easter Fun
Hyacinths for the Soul - Springtime Pleasures
Celebrating Everyday Life - How to Style an Elegant Easter Brunch Table
The Painted Apron - Carrots and Cottontails
Pandora's Box - A Dollar Tree Dessert Station YOU are here
My Thrift Store Addiction - Egg-cited for Spring Breakfast Table
Celebrate and Decorate - Spring Table Decor
Red Cottage Chronicles - Blue and White Tablescape for Spring
Thrifting Wonderland - Spring Forward Tablescape

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. I think you have a better dollar store than we do! I was just there the other day and didn't see those cute bunny bags but I'm trying another! It's adorable!

  2. What an adorable dessert station--I love all the darling accents like your straws and bunny flatware bags! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. What a darling idea and I love the results. So many cute items from the Dollar Store, love those bunny bags and napkins. I really must visit one of the local stores here........

  4. Dessert stations are such fun and you have done a great job. Can't believe you found everything from your local Dollar store. I especially liked the glasses and straws. the plates with their scalloped edges are very sweet and emphasize the pink in the other accessories. Sweet treats are perfect in this setting.

  5. What fun Patti! Your dessert station is Adorable! A buffet of Spring eye candy and sweet treats! All the goodies you found at the Dollar store mix so well with your MKC pretties! The straws are my favorite, too cute!! This is such a fun idea, I love everything, it makes me want to run to the Dollar store and have a party! πŸŽ‰πŸ‡πŸ₯³

  6. Brilliant, Patti! It's so much fun to mix high end with low end, and your styling proves it's certainly is anything BUT low-end. Well done! Your friend's kids (and your grandsons) will love all these details. Happy Spring!

  7. This is so cute, Patti. I think it's great that you can mix Dollar Tree goodies with MacKenzie-Childs. Too cute! Everything looks pretty. I love the giant pitcher. I regret not getting that piece! I know the little girls enjoyed themselves. This is a darling idea. Our Dollar Tree is no more, BUT we have a Five Below. I need to go in there and see what they have for spring! Happy Spring!!!

  8. Patti, oh my gosh - you are so creative! How great are your dollar tree finds mixed with your beautiful M-C pieces and depression glass ware to create the perfect buffet. I love it that you spent only $12.50 for it! I'm sure that your friend's daughters and your grands were absolutely thrilled with your dessert bar - I know I would be. Happy spring to you!

  9. Every detail makes this very inviting. I saw Deb post that same bunny bag. It's so cute. Our $ store didn't have them. They will be fun for the grands! What will you fill them with?
    Happy Spring!

  10. Adorable. You'd never know any of it was from the dollar store. I'm sure your Nana would be thrilled to know you're using her pieces. Everything works perfectly together.

  11. Your post is darling and so creative. Our dollar store probably does not have any of these items. I am going to look. You could be their ambassador and they need one as talented as you!
    As always your MKC pieces are delightful! Your treats are very inviting also. Hope your trip was good. Happy Easter.

  12. This is an adorable dessert station with your dollar store finds and of course, you beautiful MKC pieces. I don’t think my dollar store would have any of these items. What fun for your grands to enjoy! Happy Spring!!

  13. Kari @ Me and My CaptainMarch 22, 2023 at 4:28 PM

    Hi Patti...so happy to see your MKC pieces....I would be shocked if you set a table without one or two pieces as you have such a lovely collection. Mixing them with dollar tree finds is genius. Rich Man/Poor Man kind of thing and that makes for a perfect and very interesting mix. I am sure your little guests will enjoy each and every selection you have made. It is amazing what pretty scenarios one can dream up.... with just a little imagination. Great job as usual and Happy Spring and Easter.

  14. I always admire your beautiful collection of MacKenzie-Childs Taylor Ceramics, so fun that you mixed them with Dollar Tree finds for a Spring/Easter dessert station. Those straws and party hats are the cutest! Happy to join you at the table again and hop with you. Happy Spring!

  15. What a great idea, Patti, to mix the Dollar Tree items with your MKC pieces. Dollar Tree really does have fun items. Thanks for inspiring me with these cute ideas.

  16. Patti, I'm sure your neighbor's daughters will be delighted at the dessert station you've prepared for them! All the details are adorable from the straws to the bunny bags. They'll be intrigued by the ceramic pieces that match the spirit of the party. So fun hopping with you!

  17. Patti, I always enjoy seeing how you make use of your McK-Child's ware. It is perfect for such a cute dessert buffet with all of the delicious treats. The pink depression glass is one of my favorites. I have always wanted to collect these gorgeous pieces. It is amazing how charming mixing Dollar Store items with playful McK-Child's serving pieces can display an over the top, festive dessert buffet. I can't wait to receive one of those bunny bags myself! Happy Easter!

  18. Patti, your dessert buffet is so fun! Oh my gosh, those straws are adorable! We need dollar stores like that in Canada! What a great idea using the bunny bags for flatware, napkins and jelly beans! You have such a fun collection of McKenzie Child's pieces. The treats look so yummy, I wish I was a guest too! Happy Spring :)

  19. Patti, very cute table. My, how the kids must have loved this. The bunny hats and the bunny straws are darling. Gotta love the dollar store.

  20. So cute!! I bet the kids are going to squeal over this!! The bunny ears are adorable. I love when I see MKC mixed with Dollar Tree items, seems like such a juxtaposition!! Have a blessed Easter and a wonderful spring!!🌷🌼🌱

  21. This is absolutely precious and perfect for spring! What a beautiful and fun dessert buffet you have created! I know the girls must have enjoyed it. The sweet treats look scrumptious. Happy spring! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  22. Patti, it's amazing what you can do with Dollar Tree items! I love your sweet dessert station. The pastel MacKenzie-Childs pottery has a whimsical look that's perfect for a kid's party. It was fun hopping with you. Happy Spring!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

  23. Patti! Your table is so adorable and fresh! What a fun challenge!!! I really love your china and the jelly bean bags are adorable!

    It’s so fun to party with you!!

    xoxo, Jennifer at CelebratingEverydayLife.com

  24. What a cute idea! You challenged yourself and it turned out SO cute! I am sure the girls were (or are) going to be delighted! The MacKenzie Childs pieces were the perfect pairing for all of your fun finds!! Happy Easter!

  25. The Easter party buffet is amazing, so festive and fun!