Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Party Theme Boards on Pinterest



Looking for polka dot party inspiration?  Be sure to follow our boards on Pinterest!

Choose from parties by color, season, theme or crafts to get your DIY party ideas flowing on our Polka Dot Market Pinterest Boards.

I've been pinning a lot to our "Summer FUN!" board this week.  I'd love to know what you think!

I would love to follow you too - come join the Pinterest party and see how many "polka dot parties" we can find.  There's a bunch!

Happy Pinning!  -Sally

Monday, December 16, 2013

Snowman Soup Party Favors

 
Throwing a winter or snowman-themed birthday party or need a fun Christmas gift for teachers and neighbors?  Give bags of Snowman Soup this year that the kids can make!
 
There are oodles of great Snowman Soup free printables on Pinterest, but this poem and free tag from Simply Kierste is my favorite.  Her kit includes a store-bought hot cocoa mix package, mini marshmallows, chocolate kisses and candy canes.  View the full post and print your Snowman Soup poem tags.
 
Another way to personalize this favor is to mix-your-own hot chocolate with an easy recipe from Christy Jordan at Southern Plate.  If you need to make a lot of Snowman Soup packets to give or deliver to friends, neighbors and teachers, this may be the best route for you!  Christy's Snowman Soup recipe requires instant powdered milk, powdered coffee creamer, chocolate milk powder and powdered sugar.  Now that is a fun recipe for the kids to help with!
 
Other supplies you'll need for your Snowman Soup gifts are:
  • Clear cello bags, Ziploc baggies, brown paper lunch sacks or mason jars,
  • Chocolate "kisses", mini marshmallows and candy cane "stir sticks",
  • Printable poem tag, ribbon, twist ties, hole punch or tape,
  • And your choice of homemade hot cocoa or packages from the store!
Enjoy and keep warm with a mug of delicious Snowman Soup!
-Sally

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

4 Cute Fall Themes for Kids

Hosting a party this fall with your kids?  Here are four of my favorite FALL themes for birthday parties, neighborhood cookouts, school festivals and wedding or baby showers for you to enjoy!
 
#1 - Fall Apple Orchard Party Theme
Fall is definitely a time for apples, lots and lots of apples!  So this Apple Orchard Party with Printables by Lia Griffith is the perfect party theme for boys or girls.  It includes ideas and printables that would fit in with a farm-theme too.  What about bobbing for apples, caramel apples, painting with apple stamps and decorating with bushels of apples?  See more of this precious apple-inspired farm party on Lia's blog (don't miss the "YEE HAW!" burlap banner:
 
 
#2 - On the Farm Party Theme
"Welcome to the Farm" party by BabyBites with some of the cutest party food containers and signs I've seen!  Pair red gingham with white tables, straw, burlap, leather or wood for an "instant" farm party look.  Don't miss the cow pinata:
 
 
Let's continue the Farm Theme ideas with blue gingham, real tractors, BBQ, popcorn and lots of hay at this adorable Tractor and Barn Party by Blessings & Raindrops:
 
 
#3 - Pumpkin Harvest Party Theme
Visit 5M Creations for Carsyn's Fall Festival Pumpkin Birthday and a peek into her cute party details like this chalkboard entrance sign, haystack, painted pumpkins, corn maze and the hayride tractor:
 
 
Continuing the Pumpkins Theme, I couldn't resist sharing these beautiful photos and tutorials for Mini Pumpkin Favors and Mini White Pumpkin Invitations from Dandee-Designs:
 

 
#4 - Sunflower Fields Party Theme
Renee's Soirees threw a fantastic Sunflowers & Burlap birthday party for her friend's daughter, with "fields" of ideas for us!  You'll love the sunflower cake pops, vibrant party printables from her Etsy shop, sunflower lollipops and jars of yellow and brown M&M's.  Her sunflower seed packet favors by Martha Stewart are available at the Home Depot too:
 
 
Fall is a great time to host an outdoor party for your kids.  I hope these four theme ideas will help you start your own "inspiration board" too.  Visit us at www.polkadotmarket.com for the cutest polka dot party decorations on the web!
-Sally