The creative geniuses over at Hostess with the Mostess have made a Hunger Games themed dessert table. However, this time it’s all about the Capitol.
When I first sat down to figure out what direction to go with a Hunger Games inspired theme, I was honestly overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. There are so many different elements to the book (with such a drastic visual contrast between them) and so much opportunity for creativity. I definitely wanted to get the Arena and “Girl on Fire” elements in there, but couldn’t resist all the inspiration from The Capitol either: theatrical makeup, huge hats, Cinna’s gold eyeliner, President Snow’s roses….you get the picture!
So, instead of trying to mesh everything into one design, the solution was to make The Capitol its own thing and bring those elements to life in a “Capitol Inspired” Dessert Table. The Capitol is used to being “separate” from the rest of the world anyways, right? ;)
Here are just a few of the items for this dessert table:
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
– Shimmery “Capitol Couture” cupcakes topped with theatrical, glitter lined eyes & lips
– Nightlock berry bites, rock candy & mosaic bites that lend an “edgy” look to the table
– Teal & gold Effie Trinket inspired cake, topped with an enormous flower of course!
– FREE Printable movie quotes, including Peeta’s infamous “frosting” remark
– DIY backdrop featuring diagonal stripes and spray-painted flowers
CAPITOL COUTURE CUPCAKES
The artistic & theatrical makeup is one of my favorite things about the Capitol “style”, so I wanted to find a way to incorporate it somehow. The solution: dramatic eyelash and lip toppers for the cupcakes! These are printable details included in the free downloads, and we added sparkly gold “eyeliner” to the eyes (á la Cinna) and lip liner to the lips. The liner is simply craft glue + fine glitter. You can really use any flavor of cupcake you like, but it would be extra cool to do a CINNAmon cupcake with the gold-lined eyelashes!
The white plates that the cupcakes are served on are also “splattered” with a little bit of body shimmer powder. Another fun way to add makeup to the table!
GEOMETRIC FLOWER BACKDROP
The fabric on the backdrop is actually a shower curtain that I already owned – but you could use any gray fabric or event sheets to achieve the same base. The charcoal gray felt very “industrial” to me and really made the bright colors from the desserts and paper details pop. I added 3 stripes of silver ribbon to one corner to play up the futuristic/industrial vibe, then used safety pins and glue dots to add a random cluster of spray-painted flowers.
You can see all of the ideas for your Capitol dessert table HERE.