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{Mary Poppins Theme} Jolly Holiday Dessert Table

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mary poppins theme dessert table and party invitation

I can’t believe it, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured a Mary Poppins theme before! I’m so glad Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie had one to share with us… check out this fantastic Mary Poppins inspired “Jolly Holiday Dessert Table” she dreamed up. With it’s whimsical illustrations and clever treats, this glittery birthday party is “practically perfect in every way”!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Adorable penguin & “spoonful of sugar” cake pops
  • Amazing invitations with fantastic illustrations of Mary & the kids!
  • Detailed carousel horse fondant toppers with golden poles & jeweled saddles

mary poppins theme dessert table with chimney sweep cotton candy

mary poppins theme dessert table

mary poppins party spoonful of sugar cake pops

mary poppins theme dessert table carousel cupcake topper

mary poppins theme dessert table with penguin cake pops

mary poppins theme dessert table with pink sparkly glitter food labels

mary poppins theme dessert table sweets

mary poppins chalk packaging design

mary poppins theme dessert table printable thank you card

mary poppins party circles


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Danielle

I couldn’t wait to see this dessert table all come together! I was a super fan of the fun and wonderment of Mary Poppins when I was a kid, and was so excited to be able to translate such a classic into a super dainty, sweet and modern day dessert table. I hope these ideas can show your fans how to take this old fashioned tale and turn it into a contemporary and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious bash!

I really wanted to bring out the fun and whimsy of the movie in everything on the table, from the desserts to the printables. I opted for a large vintage drawing of the carousel scene as the backdrop. I incorporated a sweet striped pattern into the printables, vintage classic scenic sketches from the movie, and I made the words look like they were flying right of the page by curving certain lines of text.

Of course my amazing vendors and their beautiful items is what made this table come alive. Cuddly Penguin cake pops were a big hit, and “spoonful of sugar” cake pops couldn’t have been sweeter!

Other sweets included, delicious vanilla frosted cupcakes, some of which were donned with the most darling carousel horse fondant toppers made by the talented Miss Brittany of Edible Details, “Let’s go fly a kite” sugar cookies, “Chimney Sweep Smoke” cotton candy, “Fiddlesticks” pixie stix, “Tuppence” Gold Chocolate coins, & Pastel colored m&ms fileld the centerpiece jars.

When I was a kid, we couldn’t go to Disney World with out eating at the Character Breakfast at the Grand Floridian Resort’s, 1900 Park Fare restaurant. Characters like Mary Poppins herself ;-) Bert, Cinderella and others joined you in the vintage carnival themed dining room, while you nibbled on Mickey shaped waffles. My sister and I’s favorite thing to order was the Purple Penguin drink on the Menu. A fizzy, purple concoction with a purple swizzle stick stirrer! Now that I think about it, a little much for a 9am breakfast (what were our parents thinking letting us have this), but it was our favorite, we were on vacation, and the sugar rush couldn’t hurt for the day filled with waiting on hour long lines in the hot Florida sun. Maybe my parents did know what they were doing :-)

I couldn’t resist recreating this childhood favorite for this dessert table!
Vintage style milk glasses were filled with purple tinted lemonade, wrapped in a doily, adorned with a lavender rock candy swizzle stick.

For favors, little ones received Mary Poppins coloring pages, and treat bags filled with sidewalk chalk. The toppers gave Bert’s instructions for a “bit O’ magic”, “You think, you wink, you do a double blink, you close your eye’s and jump!” They also received JUMBO pixie six with a whimsical “Thanks for Poppin’ Over” favor tag!

I have to say styling this table was “Practically Perfect in Every Way!”

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

12 responses to “{Mary Poppins Theme} Jolly Holiday Dessert Table”

  1. I love Marry Poppins and this is adorable!

  2. Paula T. says:

    This is so adorable & very nicely done!

  3. I want this party — Mary Poppins is my FAVE!! Love it :)

  4. Bettijo B. Hirschi says:

    I want this party! Mary Poppins is my FAVE!

  5. I love how every piece of food is related to the movie like the spoon full of sugar cake pops. The invitation is also very fun!

  6. This party makes me soooo happy! I love all the play-on words for the food. Super cute!

  7. This party makes me soooo happy! I love all the play-on words for the food. Super cute!

  8. Jenna Roesner says:

    Words cannot even describe how beautifully done this party is! Can you tell us more about the backdrop? Is it hand painted?

  9. Hollie says:

    This Mary Poppins-themed party is filled with charming touches… a beautiful tribute to a classic motion picture!

  10. Ann Jacuzzo-Abbott says:

    so cute… old fashioned

  11. Heather says:

    Just beautiful!