Craft That Party: Disney Descendants Birthday Party

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Disney Descendants Birthday Party

Disney Descendants fans, grab your poisonous apples, magic mirrors and wands, and get ready to throw one seriously awesome and evil birthday party!

The Descendants of some of the most villainous characters in Disney history are sent to live on the Isle of the Lost until Prince Ben, the teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle decided to change this ruling. He invites Carlos, son of Cruella De Vil, Jay, son of Jafar, Mal, daughter of Maleficent, and Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen to live on Auradon and attend his school called Auradon Prep. 

There are so many great characters in this movie, you can easily pick your favorite to base your party around. I focused this party around the main characters Maleficent and her daughter Mal. They both wear lots of purple and black, so I chose to use those as my main party colors.  If you look closely you will find hints of the other characters here too!

I try to think outside the box when looking for serving ware, tablecloths and backdrops to coordinate with my Birthday Express party supplies. My tablecloth is a fuzzy black comforter, the backdrop is a curtain panel, and my Maleficent's head piece is sitting on an upside down trash can! I loved the sparkle accent and metallic silver look it brought to the table. I hung two black paper chandeliers on either side of the table and used an over-sized cardboard frame to display Maleficent's hat as a work of art. 

I found white pedestal candy jars at my local thrift sore and filled them with blue and Purple sixlets. I then placed these two Disney Descendant cake toppers (Evie's gold compact and Mal's gold coronation tiara) on top of each filled candy pedestal. 

I kept desserts simple, a DIY-ish birthday cake, candy bar, and candy apples. To create purple poisonous apples, I simply dipped melted chocolate on the pointed end of a small wood dessert stick (sold in the dessert section next to cake pop sticks), and place into the center of the apple. Let dry, then dip the entire apple in the melted chocolate, and tap off excess chocolate. Immediately add sprinkles, candy, nuts, or any other embellishments to the candy apple, then place on wax paper to let dry. 

Last, you need a birthday cake! I grabbed my fairy godmother wand and wished up this cake. Well, not exactly. I bought a cake at the store and did my own DIY magic to it. I wanted it to look less traditional, more fun, and a little messy and evil. Here's how I did it...

Find a basic, store bought cake. Remove all existing decorations. Melt desired colored chocolates. I used bright purple, black, and lime green. Melt a small amount of chocolate in the microwave on medium low heat (30-60 seconds). Stir and splatter directly on cake. Repeat with other colors to create a layered splattered look. 

The lovable Carlos, son of Cruella De Vil would approve of these dog bone crayon cases! Each dog bone case holds six different color crayons inside. Wouldn't they make great party favors?!!!

I hope this inspires you to conjure up a little party magic of your own! 

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